Irfan Nooruddin

I am a professor in the SFS and have been at Georgetown since 2014. Before that I taught at Ohio State, where I was named a Distinguished Undergraduate Research Mentor. At Georgetown, I am the Director of the Georgetown India Initiative and work with the student-run Georgetown-India Dialogue. I study problems of economic development, democratization, and civil conflict in the developing world generally, and also research Indian electoral politics. I grew up in Bombay, India, and was educated by Jesuits from kindergarten through 12th grade before coming to the US to study. My parents live in Dubai and my brother lives in Hong Kong. You can learn more about me at