Kyle Gardner is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center and leads public policy for Google in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bhutan. Prior to Google, Gardner was a senior associate at McLarty Associates, where he helped companies navigate policy issues across South Asia. Before joining McLarty in 2019, he taught South Asian history at the University of Chicago.

Gardner has written extensively on South Asian history and politics. His book on the India-China border, The Frontier Complex, was published worldwide by Cambridge University Press in 2021. He received a PhD in history, with distinction, from the University of Chicago; an MA from the University of Chicago; and a BA, with high honors, from Wesleyan University. Gardner has studied French, Hindi, Tibetan, and Urdu. He is also a nonresident scholar at the Sigur Center for Asian Studies at George Washington University and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.