The IAGI Team
AMBASSADOR HUSAIN HAQQANI
The IAGI is led by Husain Haqqani, Director of South and Central Asia for Hudson Institute. Haqqani, former Pakistan ambassador to the United States, is a well-known observer of India. He is a regular columnist for the leading Indian daily The Indian Express and appears regularly on Indian television, CNN-IBN, NDTV and Headlines Today.
DR. APARNA PANDE
Aparna Pande is Research Fellow & Director of Hudson Institute's Initiative on the Future of India and South Asia as well as Fellow, Center on Islam, Democracy, and the Future of the Muslim World. Aparna wrote her PhD dissertation on Pakistan's foreign policy. Her major field of interest is South Asia with a special focus on India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Foreign and Security Policy. Aparna contributes to The Weekly Standard, Huffington Post, Real Clear World, Times of India, Outlook India, Pajamas Media, IndoLink and Chowk.
Laura was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. She received a B.A. in Economics from Los Andes University in March 2017, right before moving to Washington DC with her family. While studying economics, she did a minor in journalism and she did an emphasis in public policy. Laura’s favorite hobby is to travel, therefore she did some volunteer jobs in Russia and Brazil, with the idea of exploring other cultures. Laura worked in summer as a research intern for the Center for Housing and Financial Markets at the Hudson Institute, and she is currently interning for the South Asia Program and the Center for Latin American Studies at The Hudson Institute.
Corey is a recent graduate of the University of Mary Washington with a B.A. in Political Science and minors in Security & Conflict Studies and Asian Studies. She grew up in Northern Virginia and is a frequent distance runner. She is an avid tea drinker, collecting samples of different kinds of tea from all over the world. She is primarily interested in East and Southeast Asian Regional Security.
Trent is a rising fourth year studying Foreign Affairs and Middle Eastern Languages and Literature at the University of Virginia. Trent grew up outside of New York City, and is a quadruplet with twin sisters. He spent a summer studying abroad in Morocco, and worked as a hospitality guide at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. Some of his interests include studying Arabic, history, and playing basketball.
Jakob is a rising third year studying Political Science and South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. Jakob grew up in Brooklyn and has a younger sister. At school, he is most interested in security studies, but in his spare time enjoys camping and contemporary art. Jakob enjoys reading books by Haruki Murakami and listening to Bob Dylan. His interests include keeping up with current events, trends in menswear, and fun restaurants in Chicago.
Kaajal is an international student who grew up in New Delhi, India and has a younger sister. She is a rising junior, and is pursuing a B.A in International Affairs from the Elliott School at the George Washington University. She is primarily interested in Asian and South Asian affairs, with a focus on international politics and development. An avid fan of Indian classical and world fusion music, she loves to read, explore her surroundings and try new foods. She is also 3rd Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo, and is passionate about community service .