Prof. TV Paul Endowment 

A Cash prize of Rs. 5000 given to the student who secures highest marks in  B A Political Science instituted by Prof. T.V. Paul.

TV Paul is an esteemed alumnus of DB College Thalayolaparambu, having graduated in 1972-74 with a pre-degree and in 1974-77 (with)  a BA in Political Science.

With a strong commitment to supporting education and nurturing talent, TV Paul has generously decided to sponsor a prize of 5000 Indian rupees for the top scorer of  DB College in Bachelor degree in Political Science This award reflects his belief in rewarding academic excellence and encouraging students to strive for their best.TV Paul’s contribution not only honors his alma mater but also serves as an inspiration to current students, motivating them to excel in their academic pursuits.

Prof. T.V. Paul is James McGill Professor of International Relations Department of Political Science, McGill University (855 Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal, QC H3A 2T7, Canada E:; W: , Founding Director, Global Research Network on Peaceful Change (GRENPEC) Fellow, Royal Society of CanadaPast-President, International Studies Association, 2016-17

New Books: The Unfinished Quest: India’s Search for Major Power Status from Nehru to Modi(Oxford University Press), Spring 2024

International Organizations and Peaceful Change in World Politics (Cambridge University Press, Fall 2024).

The New Cold War and Regional Orders in the 21st Century (Georgetown University Press, Spring 2025)

Paul specializes in International Relations, especially international security and South Asia. He received his undergraduate education from Kerala University, India; MPhil in International Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Paul is the author or editor of 21 books, over 85 journal articles and book chapters, and has lectured at universities and research institutions internationally. His 7 authored books are: Restraining Great Powers: Soft Balancing from Empires to the Global Era (Yale University Press, 2018); The Warrior State: Pakistan in the Contemporary World (Oxford University Press, 2014, with multiple editions and translations); Globalization and the National Security State (with N. Ripsman), (Oxford University Press, 2010); The Tradition of Non-use of Nuclear Weapons (Stanford University Press, 2009); India in the World Order (Cambridge University Press, 2002, with B. Nayar); Power versus Prudence: Why Nations Forgo Nuclear Weapons (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2000); and Asymmetric Conflicts: War Initiation by Weaker Powers (Cambridge University Press, 1994).
Paul is the editor or co-editor of 14 volumes: The Oxford Handbook of Peaceful Change in International Relations, Oxford, 2021; International Institutions and Power Politics, with A. Wivel, Georgetown, 2019; India- China Maritime Competition, with R. Basrur and A. Mukherjee, Routledge, 2019; China-India Rivalry in the Globalization Era, Georgetown, 2018; The Accommodation of Rising Powers: Past, Present, and Future, Cambridge, 2016; Status in World Politics, with W. Wholforth and D. Larson, Cambridge, 2014; International
Relations Theory and Regional Transformation, Cambridge, 2012; South Asia’s Weak States: Understanding the Regional Insecurity Predicament, Stanford, 2010; Complex Deterrence: Strategy In the Global Age, with P.M. Morgan and J. J. Wirtz, Chicago, 2009; The India-Pakistan Conflict: An Enduring
Rivalry, Cambridge, 2005; Balance of Power: Theory and Practice in the 21 st Century, with J.J. Wirtz and M. Fortmann, Stanford, 2004; The Nation-State in Question, with G. J. Ikenberry and J.A. Hall, Princeton, 2003; International Order and the Future of World Politics, with J.A. Hall, Cambridge, 1999, 2000 (twice), 2001, 2002 & 2003; and The Absolute Weapon Revisited: Nuclear Arms and the Emerging International Order, with R. Harknett and J.J. Wirtz, Michigan, 1998 & 2000. In November 2018, Paul was inducted into the Royal Society of Canada as a Senior Fellow. In December 2009,
Paul’s Book, The Tradition of Non-use of Nuclear Weapons was selected for inclusion in the Peace Prize Laureate Exhibition honoring President Barack Obama by the Nobel Peace Center, Oslo. Power versus Prudence was selected as an ‘Outstanding Academic Title for 2001’ by the Choice Magazine and as a “Book for Understanding’ by the American Association of University Presses. In March 2005 Maclean Magazine’s Guide to Canadian Universities rated Paul as one of the “most popular professors” at McGill University and in May 2005
Paul became the recipient of High Distinction in Research Award by McGill’s Faculty of Arts. During 2009-12 he served as the Director (Founding) of the McGill University/Université de Montreal Centre for International Peace
and Security Studies (CIPSS) which he helped to co-found. He has held visiting positions at Stanford University; Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; Diplomatic Academy, Vienna; UC Berkeley; East-West Center,
Honolulu; the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey; Harvard University; and as the KPS Menon Visiting Chair for Diplomacy and Erudite Fellow at the MG University, Kottayam, India. In addition to being President, during 2009-11, he
served as the Chair of the International Security Section (ISSS) of the ISA; in 2013-14 as Vice-President of ISA. As ISA president, he spearheaded a task force on improving conditions of Global South scholars in international
studies. In 2010 he was appointed as the editor of the Georgetown University Press book series: South Asia in World Affairs. For more, see: