Jon Dorschner

About Jon Dorschner

A native of Tucson, Arizona, Jon P. Dorschner earned a PhD. in South Asian studies from the University of Arizona.  He currently teaches South Asian Studies and International Relations at his alma mater, and publishes articles and books on South Asian subjects.

From 1983 until 2011, he was a career Foreign Service Officer.

A Political Officer, Dr. Dorschner’s career specialties were internal politics and political/military affairs.  He served in Germany, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nigeria, the United States Military Academy at West Point and Washington.

From 2003-2007 he headed the Internal Politics Unit at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India.  In 2007-2008 Dr. Dorschner completed a one-year assignment on an Italian Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) in Tallil, Iraq.  From 2009-2011 he served as an Economic Officer, in Berlin, Germany.


Areas of Study

Teaching, Writing, Research, and Public Speaking

Study of South Asia in the following disciplines:

International Relations
Political Science
Area Studies

Administration of Academic Study and Research Programs

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Contact Information

Jon Dorschner
Telephone: 520-204-1538


PhD. - University of Arizona - 1981 - Oriental Studies

MA - University of Arizona - 1977 - Oriental Studies

BA - University of Arizona - 1975 - Major - History, Minor - Religion

Dissertation Title

Alcohol Consumption in a Village in North India

Courses Taught

POL 361 - International Organizations

GPSV 442 - International Law

POL 464 - South Asia and International Relations Theory

GPSV 312 - Contemporary International Politics

GPSV 443 - Armed Conflict and Conflict Management

GPSV 450 - Politics of South Asia