Alyssa Ayres - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Day 1
11:45 am
Adjust Maadi

Quo Vadis Pakistan: Decoding our Neighbour

Alyssa Ayres, Farzana Shaikh, Srinath Raghavan with Neena Gopal

Day 2
2:45 pm
Naale Baa

Outside Looking In: Eyes on India

Alex Traveli, Alyssa Ayres, James Crabtree, Max Rodenbeck and Prasenjit Basu with Nitin Pai


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.