Varun Sahni is Professor in International Politics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He speaks regularly at National Defence College (NDC) and was Jury Member of the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding. He writes on nuclear deterrence, regional security, emerging balances in the Asia-Pacific, evolving security concepts, emerging powers, international relations theory, technology, river waters, and Latin America. He has held visiting posts at important universities in Mexico City, Washington, DC and Canberra.
Conferred with the prestigious VKRV Rao Prize in Social Sciences for 2006, he has served as the 10th Vice-Chancellor of University of Jammu and 8th Vice-Chancellor of Goa University.