Dr. Chhibber is a Professor of Political Science at UC Berkeley, in addition to serving as the Director of the Institute of International Studies. He is currently pursuing two current research projects. The first focuses on the influence of religious practice on perceptions of political representation. The second examines governance from the perspective of the citizen. He received his Ph.D. from UCLA, and his M.A. and M.Phil. from the University of Delhi. Dr. Chhibber has authored and co-authored several books including The Formation of National Party Systems: Federalism and Party Competition in Britain, Canada, India, and the U.S. with Ken Kollman, and Democracy without Associations: Transformation of Party Systems and Social Cleavages in India, both of which have won Leon Epstein Awards for best books published in the field of political parties and organizations. He also holds the Indo-American Community Chair in India Studies and the Class of 1959 Chair at the UC Berkeley campus.