Dhruva Jaishankar is Fellow in
Foreign Policy Studies at Brookings India in New Delhi and the Brookings
Institution in Washington DC. He is also a Non-Resident Fellow with the Lowy
Institute in Australia, and is a regular contributor to the Indian and international media on international affairs and security. His research examines India’s role in the international
system and the effects of global developments on India’s politics, economics,
and society, with a particular focus on India’s relations with the United
States, the Indo-Pacific, and Europe.
Jaishankar was previously a Transatlantic Fellow with
the German Marshall Fund (GMF) in Washington DC from 2012 until 2016, where he
managed the India Trilateral Forum, a regular policy dialogue involving
participants from India, Europe, and the United States. From 2009 to 2012, he
was programme officer for Asia with GMF. Prior to that, he worked as a research
assistant at the Brookings Institution in Washington and as a news writer and
reporter for CNN-IBN television in New Delhi. In 2015-2016, he was a Visiting
Fellow with the South Asia Programme of the S. Rajaratnam School of
International Studies at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
Jaishankar holds a bachelor's degree in history and classics from Macalester College, and a master's degree in security studies from Georgetown University. He has been a David Rockefeller Fellow with the Trilateral Commission
and an IISS-SAIS Merrill Center Young Strategist. A native of New Delhi, Jaishankar has lived and studied in India, the United States, Japan, Sri Lanka, and Eastern Europe.