R. Sudarshan is the founding Dean of the Jindal School of Government and Public Policy in the O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonepat, India. He was a Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College, Oxford, where he obtained his M.Phil. degree. He was Senior Economist, Assistant Resident Representative, and Head of Human Development Resource Centre in the UNDP India Country Office and was Senior Governance Advisor, UNDP-Indonesia and Justice Advisor in the UNDP Oslo Governance Centre during. His publications include several books like Multiculturalism, Liberalism and Democracy (with Rajeev Bhargava, and Amiya Kumar Bagchi) and Income, Poverty and Beyond (with Raja J. Chelliah); articles, and UN policy papers.