Date: January 12, 2018
Time: 3:45 – 5:00 pm
Student Capacity: 12
Location: Asia Society, 725 Park Ave., New York, NY 10021
Fletcher Facilitator: (this will be filled out after registration)
Additional meeting instructions: Please have student facilitator ask for Anubhav Gupta at the reception desk once all students have arrived. Have them email firstname.lastname@example.org if there are any problems. If there is interest, students are also welcome to peruse the museum that day prior to or after the meeting.
- Andy Gupta (F’13) | Assistant Director, Asia Society Policy Institute | Asia Society| LinkedIn Profile
Bio: Anubhav Gupta is assistant director of the Asia Society Policy Institute in New York, where he manages policy initiatives and programs related to India and South Asia. He tracks South Asian regional affairs, domestic politics, and U.S. relations with the region. Previously, he worked for the Natural Resources Defense Council in San Francisco, where he focused on climate change and energy issues in India, as well as U.S. domestic water policy. He has spent time as a litigation legal assistant at Skadden Arps LLP in Boston and in the Department of State’s Office of India Affairs. Gupta received his master’s degree from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University.
- Jessica Batke | Senior Editor ChinaFile, Center for U.S.-China Relations | Asia Society| LinkedIn Profile
Bio: Jessica Batke is a ChinaFile Senior Editor at Asia Society. She is an expert on China’s domestic political and social affairs, having served as the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research Analyst for 7 years. In 2016, she was a Visiting Academic Fellow at MERICS in Berlin, where she published papers on Chinese leadership politics and created databases to catalog hard-to-find, high-level Chinese policy documents and details about policy advisory groups. She is fluent in Mandarin and has a bachelor’s degree from Pitzer College as well as a master’s degree from Stanford.
- John Van Oudenaren | Program Officer | Asia Society
Bio: John S. Van Oudenaren is a Program Officer and Assistant to Daniel Russel, Diplomat in Residence and Senior Fellow at the Asia Society Policy Institute in New York. Prior to joining ASPI, John worked as a Research Assistant at the National Defense University’s College of International Security Affairs, where he supported counterterrorism and regional studies programs, and researched various issues concerning the contemporary security environment. John has also worked at the National Institutes of Health and as an English teacher in Shanghai, China. John has a Master’s Degree in Asian Studies from the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs and a Bachelor’s from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. John is an avid writer who has authored pieces on contemporary Chinese politics and East Asian security issues for both scholarly and journalistic publications.