Neil Padukone

Author, Council of Urban Professionals Fellow, Musician

Neil Padukone is the author of Beyond South Asia: India's Strategic Evolution and the Reintegration of the Subcontinent (Bloomsbury, 2014) and a Council of Urban Professionals Fellow. He has worked with the Observer Research Foundation, where he led an effort to reform the Indian Home Ministry in the wake of the 2008 terrorist attacks, and co-founded an award-winning university scholarship program for Sudanese refugees.

Neil has been a columnist at the Christian Science Monitor and commentator for Russia Today news, and his work on urban development and foreign policy has been published in The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, City Lab, Newsweek's Daily Beast, and The National Interest, among others.

He is a graduate of Stuyvesant High School and the George Washington University, and has an MPA from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, where he was a fellow at the Women and Public Policy Program and received a US Department of Transportation University Transportation Center Scholarship. A proud New York City native, Neil speaks Spanish, Hindi/Urdu, and Arabic, and plays guitar in an Indo-Latin Funk band.

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