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School of International and Area Studies

Erstwhile UGC Centre for Latin American Studies/Department of International Relations

Year of Establishment : 2021

Office Phone : +91-8669609160

Email : [email protected]


  • The School of International and Area Studies (SIAS), Goa University, earlier the Department of International Relations, and subsuming within it, the erstwhile UGC established Centre for Latin American Studies, in existence and vogue for close to three decades, is anchored in the realm of Global and Area Studies, with a view since inception, to deepening and enhancing pedagogy and research, concerning the specialised disciplines of International Relations, Defence, Security, and Strategic Studies.
  • With a prospective core strength of twenty full-time faculty members, this School shall be the overarching entity, endeavouring to seed new innovative avenues, as also consolidate academic domain resources and policy relevant expertise, in International Relations, Strategic and Defence Studies, as also a curated Area Studies focus, in terms of a dedicated focus on South Asian affairs, China studies, East Asian affairs, the study of Israel and West Asia, Europe, and Latin America, not to mention a dedicated emphasis on Strategic Maritime Affairs w.r.t. to the Indo-Pacific, besides, and an abiding interest in Diaspora and Soft Power Studies.
  • Pursuant to the considered understanding that linguistic conversance and proficiency is integral to sound expertise in the domain of International Relations and Strategic Studies, the SIAS is currently offering Course Papers and Certificate of Proficiency programmes, in Spanish and Japanese languages, with the proposed addition of Mandarin, Korean, and Hebrew, on the anvil.
  • Longstanding faculty at the School, have already been engaged in teaching and collaborative research, as also through professional association, with peer academic institutions across South Asia, China, Europe, and Latin America, besides providing considered inputs to various agencies, such as the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India, MEA), the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (MP-IDSA), Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India, as also the Naval War College (NWC), at INS Mandovi, Goa, for the past decade and more.

  • Academic programmes leading to a Degree / Diploma / Certificate :

    Programme Programme Director Intake
    Certificate of Proficiency in Japanese LanguageSyllabus --
    Certificate of Proficiency in Spanish LanguageSyllabus --
    Diploma of Proficiency in Spanish LanguageSyllabus --
    M.A. International StudiesTime Table | Syllabus Dattesh D. Parulekar-
    M.Phil. Latin American StudiesSyllabus --
    Ph.D. International Studies--
    Ph.D. Latin American Studies--


    Name Designation Areas of Interest
    Clara AstarloaAssistant Professor (Tenure)Spanish Language, Latin American History, Arts and Culture, North and Latin American Literature, Creative Writing
    Aparajita GangopadhyayProfessorLatin American Studies, International Relations
    Almin Cicily JoseAssistant ProfessorPolicy Analysis, Governance, Foreign Policy, Diplomacy
    Yugank NaikAssistant ProfessorInternational Relations, Latin American Studies, New Social Movements, World Cinema and Decolonization & Identity
    Mukund NarvenkarAssistant ProfessorMaritime Security, International Relations and India’s Foreign Policy
    Dattesh D. ParulekarAssistant ProfessorInternational Relations and Area studies
    P.V. UnnikrishnanAssistant Professor / Visiting FacultyIntercultural Communication