The IAGI Team


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.

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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.

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SPRING 2017 onsite interns


Ali Malik is a recent graduate of Providence College with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science. Previously, he served as a Research Assistant for the Political Science department, focusing on Middle Eastern Affairs and Political Economy. He also served as the president of Providence College's Middle Eastern Students Association. Additionally, Ali was a junior policy analyst at the Embassy of Pakistan where he assisted both the political and economic division in their day to day affairs, analyzing various aspects of American foreign policy. During his time at the embassy, Ali also co-coordinated a group of 7 interns during the embassy's summer internship program. Recently, he has been involved in co-authoring a comparative analysis between two democracies, Pakistan and Israel, that is expected for publication.


Konark Sikka is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Policy with a focus in foreign policy at George Washington University. He previously interned at the International Water Management Institute – Mekong Region as well as the International Food Policy Research Institute. He received his Bachelors degree in Sociology from the University of Delhi in India. In his spare time he likes to play soccer and loves to read about history.


Hamza is a high school graduate from Lahore Grammar School, in Lahore, Pakistan. He is set to start his Bachelor of Science degree in International Relations at the London School of Economics in September, 2017. Hamza was part of Pakistan’s National Debating Team for the year 2015, and represented Pakistan at the World Schools Debating Championship in Singapore. He has worked as a professional debates coach in schools across Lahore, and as a fellow with Dignosco (Pvt.) Ltd, a college-counseling firm based in Pakistan. 



Malaeka is a fresh graduate from McGill University, with a B.A in Political Science and International Development. She has been formerly involved with volunteer work with women's resource centres in Pakistan, as well as research and journalistic writing. She is currently part of a team helping Syrian refugees fulfill their scholarship conditions to enter Canada for university. With endeavours to pursue a career in security studies and international relations, she hopes to attain admission into law school and ultimately take part in policy making and research. 


As a rising junior at the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia, Noah is double majoring in International Studies with a concentration in World Politics and Diplomacy and PPEL (Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law) with a concentration in Politics. Noah is also minoring in Arabic Studies. Currently, he is also employed at the Boatwright Memorial Library at UR and work as a Resident Assistant and Bonner Scholar. In the fall of 2016, he will be studying abroad at Queen Mary University of London in London, England.