Punit Arora is a Professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership in the City University of New York. His research examines critical organization and lifecycle events, and his dissertation on corporate bankruptcy was a runner up for the Wiley-Blackwell Outstanding Dissertation in Business Policy and Strategy Award at the 2012 Academy of Management. Prior to joining academia, Arora served in leadership positions with governmental, business and international organizations. A former member of the prestigious Indian Civil Service, he has advised business and development organizations in over 50 countries. Arora holds a PhD from Syracuse University.