Director of the U.S. Initiative
Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi
Dhruva Jaishankar is Director of the U.S. Initiative at the New Delhi-based Observer Research Foundation (ORF). He is also a Non-Resident Fellow with the Lowy Institute in Australia and is a regular contributor to the media, presently writing a monthly column for the Hindustan Times. Jaishankar was previously a Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at Brookings India in New Delhi. From 2012 to 2016, he was a Transatlantic Fellow with the German Marshall Fund (GMF) in Washington DC. He has also been programme officer for Asia with GMF, a research assistant at the Brookings Institution, a television reporter, and a Visiting Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore. Jaishankar studied at Macalester College and Georgetown University.