Dhruva Jaishankar has been Director of the U.S. Initiative at the New Delhi-based Observer Research Foundation (ORF) since 2019. He is also a Non-Resident Fellow with the Lowy Institute in Australia and is a regular contributor to the media, presently writing a monthly column for the Hindustan Times. He was previously a fellow with Brookings India, the Brookings Institution, and the German Marshall Fund. He was also a visiting fellow with the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore. Jaishankar holds a bachelor's degree in history and classics from Macalester College, and a master's degree in security studies from Georgetown University.