Mahendra P Lama is Vice Chancellor of the Central University in Sikkim, India. He is a Member of the National Security Advisory Board of the Government of India, India –China Fellow at the New School University, USA. Prof. lama had been Chairman, Centre for South, Central, Southeast Asia and South West Pacific Studies at the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, a Ford Foundation Fellow at Notre Dame University, USA, and a Visiting Professor in Hitotsubashi University, Japan. He also held the post of Chief Economic Advisor to the Government of Sikkim with the rank of a Cabinet Minister. He has written ad edited and edited several books and scholarly articles and some of this works have been translated into Japanese, French and German Language.