Three Indian-origin scholars among 2015 Asia Studies Fellows

Washington, July 23 (IANS) The East-West Center has announced the appointment of six scholars, including three of Indian-origin as 2015 Asia Studies Fellows.

The East-West Center is an education and research organisation in the US.

The fellowship provides residence at the East-West Centre in Washington to scholars and analysts who wish to undertake policy-relevant research and writing on topics of relevance to contemporary US-Asia policy, the website reported.

While Surupa Gupta and Vibhanshu Shekhar are Indian Americans, Rahul Mishra is an Indian scholar based in New Delhi.

Gupta is an associate professor at the University of Mary Washington in the department of political science and international affairs while Shekhar is a scholar-in-residence at the ASEAN Studies Center at American University.

Rahul Mishra is a research Fellow at the Indian Council of World Affairs in New Delhi.

The fellows are offered round-trip travel to Washington and are supported through residence at the East-West Centre complex.

In addition to a publication of an article or monograph on their research topic, the fellows are required to give one public seminar during their residency.

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