Public Lecture:"India in the World" by Ashley Tellis

Event Date: 

06-December-2012 2012

St. Xavier's College and its Advisory Board of eminent alumni are pleased to announce a PUBLIC LECTURE, "India in the World", by alumnus Ashley Tellis, on the 6th of December 2012, at 6.00 pm in the College Heritage Campus. The lecture will be followed by dinner and fellowship. Details about registration will follow in a few days. This email comes with a request to SAVE THE DATE!

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Ashley J. Tellis is Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, specializing in international security, defense, and Asian strategic issues. While on assignment to the US 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, which he first proposed in a Carnegie report, India as a New Global Power, published in early 2005.

Previously he was commissioned into the Foreign Service and served as Senior Adviser to Ambassador Robert D. Blackwill at the US Embassy in New Delhi. He also served on the National Security Council staff as Special Assistant to President George W. Bush 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 earned his PhD in Political Science from the University of Chicago. He also holds an MA in Political Science from the University of Chicago and both BA and MA degrees in Economics from the University of Bombay through St. Xavier’s College. Mr. 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.

Brian Almeida



Alumni Organization: 

St. Xavier's College Alumni Association, Mumbai