NEW DELHI – Carnegie India announced today the hire of four new researchers. 

Launched in 2016 and based in New Delhi, Carnegie India is one of six global centers of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Rudra Chaudhuri succeeded Raja Mohan as director in 2018. “I am honored,” said Chaudhuri, “to welcome four extraordinary colleagues to Carnegie India to strengthen further our work in priority areas of security studies, political economy, and technology and society.”

Srinath Raghavan joins Carnegie India as a senior fellow leading its security studies work. Raghavan comes to Carnegie India from the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi. He is also a professor of international relations at Ashoka University in New Delhi, and the recipient of the Infosys Prize (2015) in social sciences and the K. Subrahmanyam Prize (2011) for outstanding contributions to strategic studies. He is the author of several highly acclaimed books, including The Most Dangerous Place: A History of the United States in South Asia (Penguin/Basic Books, 2018); India’s War: The Making of Modern South Asia 1939-45 (Penguin/Basic Books, 2016); and 1971: A Global History of the Creation of Bangladesh (Permanent Black/Harvard University Press, 2013). 

Anirudh Burman, a senior research analyst, comes to Carnegie from the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy in New Delhi, where he was a legal consultant. His research will focus on issues relating to public institutions, public administration, and financial and regulatory governance. Burman will develop the Political Economy Program at Carnegie India.

Malavika Raghavan and Vidushi Marda, both nonresident scholars, will contribute to the center’s work on technology and society and its annual Global Technology Summit in Bengaluru. Raghavan heads the Future of Finance Initiative at Dvara Research in Chennai, India. Her work addresses new challenges for consumer protection in India posed by digital innovations sweeping Indian financial services. Raghavan spent five years with the global law firm Allen and Overy LLP in its London offices. At the time, she was seconded to the Financial Markets Law Committee, established by the Bank of England. 

Marda is a legal researcher and a program officer with a nonprofit, Article 19, and at DATACTIVE at the University of Amsterdam. Marda’s work focuses on strengthening human rights considerations within internet infrastructure, particularly at internet governance bodies like the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). 

“I am proud of Rudra Chaudhuri’s leadership and enthusiastic about the team he is assembling at Carnegie India—world-class scholars like Srinath Raghavan and the best and brightest from the next generation of Indian scholars and practitioners,” said Carnegie President William J. Burns. “I am confident that together with colleagues across Carnegie’s global network, Carnegie India will continue to make a significant contribution to the most important policy challenges of our time.” 

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