Source: East-West Center News
Meheroo Jussawalla, East-West Center senior fellow emerita, was recently honored by the Honolulu-based Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC). The international non-government group has created a new award in her name, the Meheroo Jussawalla Research Paper Prize. On 2010, the prize was awarded to Dr. Nir Kshetri, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina-Greensboro for his paper, “Cloud computing in developing economies: Drivers, effects and policy measures”.
Jussawalla is internationally-known for her contributions to the field of the economics of telecommunications. She has published 15 books, including a recent autobiography titled On Six Dollars to America, a Tale of Adventure, Courage and Reward, and has garnered several national and international awards for her work. Late last year she received the 2006 Technology Industry Award from the State of Hawaii and the Mayor’s Award of Recognition from the City of Honolulu for being named a 2006 Top 50 High Tech Leader.
Meheroo Jussawalla with former students, mentees and research collaborators. Top row (l-r): Thomas Cooper, Richard Taylor, A. Wong, Jaechon Park, Mark Hukill, Timothy Logue. Seated(l-r): Heather Hudson, Meheroo Jussawalla, Yale Braunstein
Richard Taylor, Palmer Chair in Telecommunications Studies at the Pennsylvania State University, says of Jussawalla, “Meheroo has been a mentor, colleague, editor, co-author, and adviser for many of us working in telecommunications research. We are greatly pleased that PTC is honoring her.”
(l-r) Richard Barber, Executive Director Emeritus, PTC; Heather Hudson, Professor and Director, Institute for Economic and Social Research, University of Alaska-Anchorage; Meheroo Jussawalla, Research Associate Emertius, East West Center, Dr. Yale Braunstein, Professor, University of California-Berkeley
Jussawalla has taught and lectured in the United States, Germany and India, her native country. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from India’s Osmania University. Jussawalla sits on the editorial and boards of directors of several industry publications and organizations.