Dr. P. Lazarus Samraj


Department of Politics and International Studies

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Prof. P. Lazarus Samraj, one of the leading Political Scientists and Political Analysts from South India is having more than 25 years of teaching and research experience at the University levels. Prof. Lazarus is known for his dedicated teaching, problem solving research, analytical ability and astute leadership skill. He had published eight books and more than twenty articles in national and international journals. He is credited with more than 50 popular current affair writings in prominent national dailies. He was instrumental in establishing the prestigious UMISARC and Centre for South Asian Studies at Pondicherry University and also by being the Head of the Department of Politics and International Studies, he started two years regular M.A Political Science at Pondicherry University. He has organized numerous national and international conferences and workshops at the University level. He is blessed with extra-ordinary communication skills in both Tamil and English. He is regularly involved in motivational and leadership programmes at college and University level. As a resource person he had been invited by a number of Universities to deliver key note address and special lectures throughout India. His lectures are specialized in Globalization, Pluralism, National Integration, addressing the menace of Terrorism, India’s Nation Building Experience, Democracy in India, Research Design, Leadership skill, Women Empowerment etc. which have attracted the admiration of many audiences. Prof. Lazarus is a positive humanist, working for world peace and inter-religious harmony.


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Notable Publications

An article on “Three Threats of Indian Democracy: Money, Media, and Corporate”, South Asian Journal of Socio-Political Studies, Vol. XVIII No 2, Jan-June 2018. (ISSN 09724613)

A Book on Democracy, (Tamil), Manivasagam Publication, Chennai, 2012

An article on “ Multilateral Strategy for Countering Global Refugee Crisis”pp in the book in Changing Contours of Multilateral Cooperation edited by Jayachandra Reddy, UGC Centre for Southeast Asian & Pacific Studies, SV University Tirupati , Andhra Pradesh, 2017, (ISBN No 978-81-926904-4-5)

A paper on “Fa Xian to Panchsheel: India- China Relations in the Age of Friendship and Cooperation”,The Indian Journal of Political Science, Vol.LXXVII No 4, October-December 2016. (ISSN – 0019-5510)

A paper on “Burma’s Ethnic Conflict and Peace Talks: Women League of Burma as Mediators?” Published (in May 5, 2015) Journal of The Institute of Asian Studies vol. XXV No. 2 March 2008, PP.111-145.

Awards & Achievements​

Awarded the Edwin Gilmour Award on 19th January 2006, at the 38th IAAS Conference held at Marathwada University, for the paper entitled, “Indo – U.S. Relations Reached a stage of Maturity?” presented at the 37th IAAS Conference at Coimbatore
Awarded a three week Middle Award by the Indo-American Center for International Studies Hyderabad to Work on “Terrorism and Indo-U.S., Cooperation” on 15th September 2000.
Awarded a Fulbright fellowship and selected as one of the peers to visit the American Defence Installations in 1997.

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