WASHINGTON, DC – Today the Atlantic Council announced that Manish Tewari, former union minister of state for information and broadcasting, will join the Atlantic Council as a distinguished senior fellow at the South Asia Center. Tewari was the minister of information and broadcasting from October 2012 to May 2014.
A respected counsel practicing in the Supreme Court of India, Tewari previously served as a member of parliament of India from Ludhiana and is currently the national spokesperson of the Indian National Congress. At the Council, Tewari will focus on programming aimed at strengthening US-India relations.
Said Atlantic Council South Asia Center Director Bharath Gopalaswamy, “We are delighted to welcome Manish Tewari to our team. We are eager to draw on his expertise from his years of service to the government of India, and he will be an invaluable addition to the South Asia Center team as we look to deepen our programming on India and the subcontinent.”
In assuming his new position Tewari said, “I am honored to be associated with such a distinguished institution as the Atlantic Council. South Asia is a region with complex traditional and human security challenges that is home to almost two billion people. As the new administration takes shape, I look forward to working with the Council’s South Asia Center to develop programming on how the new administration can best engage with the region to strengthen key relationships.”
Among the ten regional and thematic centers, the South Asia Center places on-the-ground execution and cultivation at the core of its mission in addition to fostering programs that are sustainable and innovative from year to year. It is a solution-oriented program focused on fostering development and cooperation in South Asia and its periphery.