Pawan Agarwal is currently education advisor at India’s powerful Planning Commission. He earlier served as Director in the Ministry of Human Resource Development, as well as Financial Advisor and Coordinator of new initiatives of the University Grants Commission—a position in which he developed substantial expertise in higher education policy and practice, and gained a broad understanding of the issues and challenges faced by India’s universities and colleges.
Dr. Rajib Maity is an Assistant Professor, IIT Kharagpur, which is one of the leading, globally recognized institutes in India. Dr Maity received his doctorate in 2007 from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.
Nevin Wilson, a medical doctor by training, heads the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (The Union) South East Asia regional office in New Delhi. Over the past 20 years he has managed the provision of primary healthcare to tribal communities in South India and complex public health programmi
Mahima is a writer and journalist and has worked in print, video and online. She has written for The Indian Express, Sunday Guardian, PBS World Focus and has also worked on video programming for Al Jazeera and PBS.
Dr Rajeev Anantaram is Senior Associate Editor at the Business Standard Newspaper based in New Delhi. Previously he was Senior Fellow at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations and Senior Associate and Head at CRISIL Limited, both in New Delhi. He has also worked and taught extensively in the Un
Dr Supriyo De is the Officer on Special Duty to the Chief Economic Adviser, Dr. Kaushik Basu in the Ministry of Finance, India. He has a PhD in Economics from the University of Sydney and was a recipient of the EndeavourInternational Postgraduate Research Scholarship.
Dr Mandira Kala heads the legislative engagement and support function at India’s PRS Legislative Research in New Delhi. PRS is an independent non-partisan research institute providing support to all Members of Parliament on legislative and policy matters. Dr Kala also coordinates the Legislative Assistants to MPs (LAMP) Fellowship Program where young graduates are trained as legislative assistants and placed with an MP assisting their parliamentary work for a period of ten months.
Prasenjit Kundu is an alumnus from two premier Institutes in India, IIT Kharagpur and IIM Calcutta where he obtained his B. Tech (Hons), and he is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School Executive Program. He is currently President and COO of Globsyn Skills Development Limited and former Chief Operating Officer of Apollo HealthHiway Limited.
Harsh is a Reader in International Relations in the Defence Studies Department at King’s College London and former lecturer in the Department of Defence Studies. He is also an Associate with the college’s Centre for Science and Security Studies and an Affiliate with its India Institute. His current research is focused on Asian security issues.
Australia India Institute-Observer Research Foundation Chair
Ashok Malik is an Indian current affairs columnist who writes for The Times of India, Hindustan Times, The Asian Age, The Pioneer and Tehelka. He has also contributed to international publications such as Forbes and YaleGlobal Online.