Amrita Narlikar is president of the German Institute of Global and Area Studies in Hamburg, Germany, and professor at Hamburg University. Prior to coming to Hamburg, she taught at the University of Cambridge for 10 years and was also the founding director of the Centre for Rising Powers at the University of Cambridge from 2011 to 2015. Amrita specializes in international political economy, with a focus on international trade and multilateral negotiations. She has published extensively on different aspects of the politics and economics of the WTO and the rise of new powers. Her area of expertise includes the study of multilateral deadlocks and breakthroughs and how fair and sustainable globalization might be achieved. She has a D.Phil. from the University of Oxford and a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge.