Srujan Palkar is program assistant at the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center. He completed his undergraduate studies in economics, statistics, and German. Palkar’s interest in leadership and foreign affairs led him to pursue his master’s degree in international relations at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). At SAIS, he specialized in India-China-US relations, specifically focusing on the technology and energy sectors.  

During his time at SAIS, Palkar founded the South Asia Society, which grew to nearly a hundred members. He led cultural events, hosted the Indian finance minister, and attended events with the Indian prime minister. 

In addition to his academic pursuits, Palkar has a passion for swimming, water polo, and soccer. He has been an ardent practitioner and informal instructor of yoga for more than a decade. Palkar grew up in India and can speak English, Marathi, Hindi, German, and Mandarin.