Date: Thursday January 23, 2020
Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m. meet and greet in Mugar 235
5:30-6:30 p.m. evening talk in Mugar 200
Location: Mugar Hall
The Fletcher School
160 Packard Ave.
Medford, MA 02155
The Leir Institute, Fletcher South Asia Society and the Fletcher Initiative on Religion, Law and Diplomacy are pleased to welcome Michael Kugelman, Deputy Director of the Asia Program, South Asia Senior Associate at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Mr. Kugelman will be speaking about current events in India including geopolitical repercussions and changes in American Foreign Policy towards South Asia.
Mr. Kugelman works at the Wilson center, where he is responsible for research, programming, and publications on the region. Specializing in U.S. relations with Pakistan, India, and Afghanistan, Mr. Kugelman writes monthly columns for Foreign Policy’s South Asia Channel and monthly commentaries for War on the Rocks. He also contributes regular pieces to the Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank blog. He has published op-eds and commentaries in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Politico, CNN.com, Bloomberg View, The Diplomat, Al Jazeera, and The National Interest, among others. He has been interviewed by numerous major media outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times, Guardian, Christian Science Monitor, National Geographic, BBC, CNN, NPR, and Voice of America. He has also produced a number of longer publications on South Asia, including the edited volumes Pakistan’s Interminable Energy Crisis: Is There Any Way Out? , Pakistan’s Runaway Urbanization: What Can Be Done?, and India’s Contemporary Security Challenges. He has published policy briefs, journal articles, and book chapters on issues ranging from Pakistani youth and social media to India’s energy security strategy and transboundary water management in South Asia.
Mr. Kugelman received his M.A. in law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. He received his B.A. from American University’s School of International Service.