Ashley Tellis Keynote Speaker

  • Expert on international security and Asian strategic issues
  • Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, U.S. Department of State (2005-08)

Ashley Tellis's Biography

Dr. Ashley Tellis is a Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace specialising in international security, defence, and Asian strategic issues. While on assignment to the US Department of State as Senior Adviser to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, he was intimately involved in negotiating the civil nuclear agreement with India.

Previously, he was commissioned into the Foreign Service and served as Senior Adviser to the Ambassador at the US embassy in New Delhi. He also served on the National Security Council staff as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Strategic Planning and Southwest Asia.

Prior to his government service, Ashley was Senior Policy Analyst at the RAND Corporation and Professor of Policy Analysis at the RAND Graduate School.

He is the author of “India’s Emerging Nuclear Posture” (2001) and co-author of “Interpreting China’s Grand Strategy: Past, Present, and Future” (2000). He is the Research Director of the Strategic Asia Program at the National Bureau of Asian Research and co-editor of the program’s ten most recent annual volumes, including this year’s “Strategic Asia 2013–14: Asia in the Second Nuclear Age”. In addition to numerous Carnegie and RAND reports, his academic publications have appeared in many edited volumes and journals, and he is frequently called to testify before Congress.

Ashley is a member of several professional organisations related to defence and international studies including the Council on Foreign Relations, the International Institute of Strategic Studies, the United States Naval Institute, and the Navy League of the United States.

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Videos of Ashley Tellis

The U.S. Rebalance to Asia (2014)
The U.S. Rebalance to Asia (2014)
India in the World (2012)
India in the World (2012)
The Implications of China's Ascendancy for India's Security (2013)
The Implications of China's Ascendancy for India's Security (2013)

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