Vidya Nadkarni, PhD

Vidya Nadkarni
Phone: (619) 260-4010
Fax: (619) 260-6840
Office: Kroc Institute for Peace & Jus 286A

Professor, Political Science and International Relations
Faculty Integration Coordinator, Engage TLC

  • PhD, University of British Columbia, Vancouver; Political Science
  • MA, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; International Studies
  • BA with honors, St. Xavier’s College, University of Bombay; History 

Vidya Nadkarni, PhD, joined USD’s faculty in 1990. Nadkarni teaches courses in the area of international relations and foreign policy. Her research interests center on the foreign policies of resurgent (Russia) and aspiring (China, India) global powers.

Areas of Expertise

Foreign policies of resurgent (Russia) and aspiring (China, India) global powers

Areas of Interest

Nadkarni teaches the introductory course in international relations every Fall semester and also offers upper-division and graduate-level courses in international relations theory, American foreign policy, and Russian politics and foreign policy. She has taught courses in USD’s Honors Program and has taught in the preceptorial program for entering freshmen for almost two decades. She takes pride and joy in her role in mentoring students.