Alyssa Ayres - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Alyssa Ayres is senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations. Her book about India’s rise, Our Time Has Come: How India Is Making Its Place in the World, was published by Oxford University Press in January and was selected by the Financial Times for its “Summer 2018: Politics” list. Ayres served as U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state for South Asia from 2010 to 2013, and her more than twenty-five years of experience in India and South Asia crosses the government, nonprofit, and private sectors. She has served as project director for two bipartisan task forces on U.S.-India relations, coedited three books on India and Indian foreign policy, and written a book about nationalism in Pakistan, Speaking Like a State, which was published by Cambridge University Press in 2009. She holds an AB from Harvard College and an MA and PhD from the University of Chicago.