Professor Naren Chitty is Associate Dean (International), Director of the Soft Power Advocacy and Research Centre (SPARC) and Foundation Chair in International Communication at the Faculty of Arts, Macquarie University
He is the author of Framing South Asian Regional Cooperation and editor of Mapping Globalization and Faces of Globalization. He is co-editor of Studies in Terrorism and Alternative Media. He has authored or co-authored several articles on soft power, public diplomacy and international communication and is currently co-editing a book on ‘Soft Power of International Communication’. He is the Foundation Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of International Communication, now in its 18th year and on the editorial board of several international journals including Asian Journal of Communication. Heis also Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Global Communication which is published in India.
Professor Chitty received his PhD in International Relations from the School of International Service of The American University in Washington DC where he was posted as a senior diplomat during the Reagan Administration. His undergraduate studies were completed at the University of Westminster in London.