Sai Felicia Krishna-Hensel

Director, Global Cooperation Initiative


Professor Sai Felicia Krishna-Hensel, is presently Director of GCI (Global Cooperation Initiative) a discussion, research, and policy development group of scholars, policy makers, and scientists. She is an anthropologist and geographer trained in India and the United States. She has taught at the faculties of the University of Delhi, the University of Virginia, and Auburn, Montgomery, USA.  She is the author of several volumes and is widely published in the fields of urbanization and globalization. She previously served as Director of IGSI (Interdisciplinary Global Studies Research Initiative), Center for Business and Economic Development, Auburn Montgomery. Professor Hensel has been actively engaged with the International Studies Association for over a quarter century and has been President and Program Chair of the Comparative Interdisciplinary Studies Section of the International Studies Association during this time. In recognition of her long and continuous service she was awarded the title of President Emeritus for Life.  She has been a Fulbright fellow and was elected a Life Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society for her contributions to the study of colonial urbanization.  She was honored with the Millennium Distinguished Service and Scholar Award in 2007.