South Asia Experts

Sandeep Bathala is a senior program associate for the Environmental Change and Security Program and the Maternal Health Initiative (formerly Global Health Initiative). Prior to joining the Wilson Center, she was the Sierra Club’s Global Population and Environment Program Director where her efforts included coordinating study tours to India and Ethiopia to build a strong base of support for i...
Professor, University of Canterbury
Professor Anne-Marie Brady, BA, MA Auckland, PhD ANU is a specialist in Chinese and polar politics based at teh University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. She is a fluent Mandarin speaker, who specialises in Chinese and polar politics. She is editor-in-chief of The Polar Journal, and has written nine books and over forty scholarly articles on topics ranging from China’s modern prop...
Robert M. Hathaway has been director of the Asia Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., since 1999. Prior to joining the Wilson Center, he served for twelve years on the professional staff of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, where he specialized in U.S. foreign policy toward Asia.Dr. Hathaway has also been a member of...
Former Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan.
Farahnaz Ispahani is a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center. She is a Pakistani politician who served as a member of Parliament and Media Advisor to the President of Pakistan. At the Parliament she focused on the issues of terrorism, human rights, minority rights and US-Pakistan relations. Ms. Ispahani spent the formative years of her career as a print and television journalist. Her...
Associate Professor of Government and Director of the International Relations Program, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Michael Kugelman is senior program associate for South and Southeast Asia at the Woodrow Wilson Center, where he is responsible for research, programming, and publications on South and Southeast Asia. His most recent work has focused on Pakistan's 2013 elections, India-Pakistan relations, U.S.-Pakistan relations, and security challenges in India. He has published op-eds, commentaries...
Former Foreign Service Officer and US Ambassador to Ivory Coast
Retired State Department South Asia Specialist and U.S. Ambassador to The Ivory Coast