Dr. Aparna Pande is director of the Initiative on the Future of India and South Asia at the Hudson Institute, Washington D.C. Her major field of interest is South Asia with a special focus on India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and foreign and security policy.
Born in India, Dr. Pande received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history from St. Stephens College at Delhi University before receiving a master’s degree in international relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University. She completed her doctorate in political science at Boston University in the United States.
Dr. Pande’s books include “Making India Great: The Promise of a Reluctant Global Power” (Harper Collins, 2020), “From Chanakya to Modi: The Evolution of India’s Foreign Policy” (Harper Collins, 2017), “Explaining Pakistan’s Foreign Policy: Escaping India” (Routledge, 2010), and as editor, “Contemporary Handbook on Pakistan” (Routledge, 2017) and “Contemporary Handbook on South Asian Foreign Policy” (Routledge, 2020).