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Indian-American appointed to key position in US think tank

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Washington: An Indian-American scholar has joined a key position on South Asia in a leading US think-tank.

The Stimson Centre yesterday announced the appointment of Sameer Lalwani as Deputy Director for its South Asia programme.

Lalwani’s research will focus on crisis management, nuclear security, and national security decision making in South Asia, a press statement adding that he will help devise Stimson’s online open courses on nuclear-related issues.

“I look forward to joining Michael and the Center’s extremely talented team,” Lalwani said.

Lalwani received his doctorate from MIT’s Department of Political Science in 2014.

His dissertation examined strategies of counterinsurgency and state consolidation in South Asia. He comes to Stimson from RAND, another think tank where he was a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow.

He has conducted field research in Pakistan and India.

Founded in 1989, Stimson builds effective security solutions through pragmatic research and innovative analysis.