Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Ashley Tellis -- Has Indian Democracy Undermined Indian Security?

Friday, April 26, 2013

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Pembroke Hall, Room 305

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“Has Indian Democracy Undermined Indian Security?”
Seminar with Ashley Tellis, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Discussion and reception to follow

Friday, April 26, 2013 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Pembroke Hall, Room 305

****This is the second lecture in a two-part series by Dr. Ashley J. Tellis on Indian security.

Ashley J. Tellis is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, specializing in international security, defense, and Asian strategic issues. While on assignment to the U.S. Department of State as senior adviser to the Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs, he was intimately involved in negotiating the civil nuclear agreement with India.

Previously he was commissioned into the Foreign Service and served as senior adviser to the ambassador at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi. He also served on the National Security Council staff as special assistant to the president and senior director for Strategic Planning and Southwest Asia.

Prior to his government service, Tellis was senior policy analyst at the RAND Corporation and professor of Policy Analysis at the RAND Graduate School.

He is the author of India’s Emerging Nuclear Posture (2001) and co-author of Interpreting China’s Grand Strategy: Past, Present, and Future (2000). He is the research director of the Strategic Asia program at NBR and co-editor of the nine most recent annual volumes, including this year’s Strategic Asia 2012–13: China’s Military Challenge. In addition to numerous Carnegie and RAND reports, his academic publications have appeared in many edited volumes and journals. He is frequently called to testify before Congress.

Tellis is a member of several professional organizations related to defense and international studies including the Council on Foreign Relations, the International Institute of Strategic Studies, the United States Naval Institute, and the Navy League of the United States.