Prof. Kalyani Unkule is an Associate Professor, JGLS and Director (International Affairs and Global Initiatives), JGU. Having completed her BA and MA degrees respectively in Economics and Social Work, in 2007 she was awarded the Erasmus Mundus scholarship to pursue MA/MSc Global Studies at London School of Economics and University of Leipzig. Returning to India in 2010, she held positions in Government and consulting before joining Jindal Global University in 2012.
In 2011, Kalyani founded The Whiteboard Initiative to provide support for stronger Higher Education ties between India and Europe, with support from the European Commission and her Erasmus Mundus alumni community.
Currently she is also a member of the GLOBUS Horizon 2020 Research Consortium, the Jean Monnet Network's 'EUCROSS' ('The European Union at the Crossroads of Global Order') and The Global Working Group on International Students and Law Schools and remains passionately committed to promoting intercultural understanding and creating opportunities for educational exchanges between young people around the world. In her spare time she contributes columns on themes in spirituality to newspapers and blogs.