Akshat Dhankher was a program assistant with the Atlantic Council’s Europe Center. His areas of interest include security and defense topics, NATO-EU affairs, digital and technology policy, and the transatlantic economy. Prior to joining the Europe Center, Dhankher held roles as an intern with the Atlantic Council’s Transatlantic Security Initiative, as a policy and government affairs assistant with BritishAmerican Business in London, and as a technology consultant co-op with Endeavour Partners in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Dhankher received a BS in computer science and economics from Northeastern University in 2021, with minors in international affairs and computational social science. During this time, he was a member of the Qatar Exchange Fellowship in Doha, Qatar, and organized conferences on US-Middle East/North Africa relations with the National Council on US-Arab Relations. Dhankher is also an alumnus of the International Model NATO. He is originally from Amherst, Massachusetts.