Alyssa Ayres
The India Story

Alyssa Ayres

Senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations

April 26, 2018 8:00 AM    Breakfast

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India’s economy is now growing by 7% a year, outpacing China, and it is becoming a major power in Asia after decades of inward-looking stasis. Alyssa Ayres, senior fellow for India, Pakistan and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations, will speak about India’s opening to the world, accelerated by current Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at a LAWAC Global Café Breakfast on Thursday, April 26. Ayres will discuss how India’s democratic system measures up against China’s one-party rule and Delhi’s outreach to other Asian nations who are becoming anxious about the rise of China. She will also talk about the ongoing problems of poverty, illiteracy and over-regulation that hold India back from even more rapid growth. 

Read a review for Ayres’ new book, Our Time Has Come: How India is Making its Place in the World, by clicking here.

Alyssa Ayres is senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). At CFR her work focuses on India’s role in the world and on US relations with South Asia. Ayres served in the Obama administration as deputy assistant secretary of state for South Asia from 2010 to 2013. Prior to that, Ayres was founding director of the India and South Asia practice at McLarty Associates, the Washington-based international strategic advisory firm. She speaks Hindi and Urdu, and received an AB from Harvard, and an MA and PhD from the University of Chicago.

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