Professor Amitabh Mattoo is a Professor of International Relations at Jawaharlal Nehru University and Honorary Professor at the University of Melbourne (founder and director of the Australia India Institute).
Professor Mattoo has been a Member of the National Knowledge Commission, a high-level advisory group to the Prime Minister of India. He was also the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jammu from 2002–2008. He received his Doctorate from the University of Oxford and has been a visiting Professor at Stanford University, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Illinois, and the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme in Paris.
He has been awarded the Padma Shri, one of India's highest civilian awards, for his contribution to education and public life. Professor Mattoo is Honorary Professor of the Australia India Institute's new centre in Delhi.