San Francisco, September 9, 2008 — The Asia Foundation is pleased to announce the recent arrival to the Bay Area of Mr. Amandeep Singh Gill, Director of Disarmament and International Security Affairs of India’s Ministry of External Affairs. As the fifth recipient of The Asia Foundation’s India Regional Security Studies Fellowship, he will be a Visiting Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) during the academic year beginning September 2008.
For his research at CISAC, Mr. Gill proposes to analyze the influence of the policies of large possessors of nuclear weapons (i.e., the U.S. and Russia) on the policies of other possessors in the post-Cold War period. He will also examine the extent to which the possible possession and pursuit of nuclear weapons by others influences the policies of the U.S. and Russia.
Mr. Gill’s diplomatic career has included assignments in Switzerland, Sri Lanka, Iran, and the Permanent Mission of India to the UN. His professional areas of interest focus on international relations, disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation, regional security in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Southwest Asia, and human security issues. In 2007-2008, he represented India on the UN Secretary General’s Panel on Missiles.