Sudershan (Sudie) Chawla, Emeritus Professor in Political Science, Passes Away
Sudershan (Sudie) Chawla, Emeritus Professor in Political Science, died at his Westminster home on January 10, 2011
Dr. Sudershan (Sudie) Chawla came to California State University, Long Beach in 1962 and played an important role in both the university and the Department of Political Science until his retirement in 2002. Between, Dr. Chawla served as Chair of the Department of Political Science from 1968 to 1971. He held degrees in three disciplines: Math and Natural Sciences, English Literature, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Ohio State University. His teaching and scholarly research focused on International Politics and was primarily concerned with topics related to Southeast Asia and India. In addition to authoring, as well as editing, several publications, Dr. Chawla was essential to the formation of the Asian and Asian American Studies program. After retiring, he continued to show a strong interest in campus-related matters. Dr. Chawla enjoyed attending the Department’s 2010 holiday party and was among the last guests to leave.