Walter Andersen

Walter Andersen, PhD

Administrative Director of the South Asia Studies Program
South Asia Studies

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  • Afghanistan
  • India
  • Pakistan
  • Intelligence
  • Ethnic Conflict
  • Strategic and Security Issues
  • Terrorism
  • U.S. Congress and Foreign Policy
  • German
  • Hindi

Background and Education

Recently retired as chief of the US State Department's South Asia Division in the Office of Analysis for the Near East and South Asia; held other key positions within the State Department, including special assistant to the ambassador at the US Embassy in New Delhi and member of the Policy Planning Staff in Washington, DC; previously taught at the University of Chicago and the College of Wooster; current research involves Hindu nationalism and India's assertive foreign policy in the Indian Ocean and its littoral; PhD, political science, University of Chicago

2015-02-25 00:00:00 
Spring 2015