Curriculum Vitae

Rahul Sagar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics at Princeton University. His primary research interests are in the field of political theory. He has written about a range of topics in ancient and modern political theory including executive power, moderation, tyranny, and political realism. He is also interested in the politics and society of India, especially twentieth century Indian political thought. His first book, Secrets and Leaks: The Dilemma of State Secrecy was published by Princeton University Press in 2013. He has recently started work on a second book, entitled Decent Regimes, where he makes the case for respecting regimes--such as international trusteeships--that may not be fully liberal democratic, but provide greater stability and well-being than a democratic regime can in the face of troubled conditions. His work has been published in a number of edited volumes and peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Political Philosophy, The Journal of Politics, International Affairs, and Polity. He has a PhD in Government from Harvard University (2007) and a BA in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from Balliol College, University of Oxford (2000). He has been cited by or appeared on CNN, BBC World, NPR, ABCBoston ReviewChristian Science Monitor, Deutsche Welle, Forbes, and Today.