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Irfan Nooruddin was a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center and, previously, the Center’s senior director. He is also the Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani Professor of Indian Politics in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Nooruddin conducts research in the political economy of development, trade, and investment, and the challenges of democratization in the 21st century. He is the author of The Everyday Crusade (Cambridge University Press, 2022), Elections in Hard Times (Cambridge University Press, 2016), Coalition Politics and Economic Development (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and more than thirty scholarly articles and book chapters. In 2012, he was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC, and is a team member of Lokniti: Programme in Comparative Democracy in New Delhi, India.

Nooruddin has a PhD in Political Science from the University of Michigan and a BA in Economics from Ohio Wesleyan University. He was born and raised in Bombay, India.