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Forever Young: Demography and Strategy in India
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Mr. Dhruva Jaishankar
 
Transatlantic Fellow with the Asia Program of the German Marshall Fund of the United States
 
Dhruva Jaishankar is a Transatlantic Fellow with the Asia Program of the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) in Washington DC. Since 2009, Jaishankar has managed GMF’s India Trilateral Forum – a twice-yearly strategic dialogue between the United States, Europe, and India – and has organized regular transatlantic meetings on Pakistan. He writes on international affairs for several publications, including the Economic Times, The Indian Express, and Foreign Policy and has served as a consultant for strategic advisory firms. Additionally, he is an editor of  several GMF publications, including its weekly op-ed series, Transatlantic Take. His current research focuses on Indian foreign policy and security, and on Internet freedom in South and Southeast Asia.
 
Jaishankar was previously program officer for Asia at GMF (2009-2012), senior research assistant with the 21st Century Defense Initiative at the Brookings Institution (2009), a research assistant in Foreign Policy Studies at Brookings (2007-2009), a news writer and international news correspondent for CNN-IBN television in New Delhi (2006), and a Brent Scowcroft Award Fellow with the Aspen Strategy Group (2005-2006). He has contributed to several publications including the The Atlantic, Business Standard, The Diplomat, The Globe and Mail, the New York Times' India Ink, The National Interest, and Politico, and he has been quoted or interviewed by The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and BBC.
 
A native of New Delhi, Jaishankar currently resides in the Greater Boston area, and has also lived and studied in Japan, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Sri Lanka. He has a B.A. from Macalester College, where he majored in history and classics, and an M.A. in Security Studies from Georgetown University. He is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
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Jon P. Dorschner, PhD.
 
Political Officer
 
A native of Tucson, Arizona, Jon P. Dorschner earned a PhD. in South Asian studies from the University of Arizona.  He currently teaches South Asian Studies and International Relations at his alma mater, and publishes articles and books on South Asian subjects.
 
From 1983 until 2011, he was a career Foreign Service Officer.   
 
A Political Officer, Dr. Dorschner’s career specialties were internal politics and political/military affairs.  He served in Germany, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nigeria, the United States Military Academy at West Point and Washington. 
 
From 2003-2007 he headed the Internal Politics Unit at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India.  In 2007-2008 Dr. Dorschner completed a one-year assignment on an Italian Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) in Tallil, Iraq.  From 2009-2011 he served as an Economic Officer, in Berlin, Germany.