Ronak D. Desai

Ronak D. Desai

Law & Security Fellow, The New America Foundation

Ronak D. Desai is a Law & Security Fellow at The New America Foundation and an Affiliate at the Belfer Center’s India and South Asia Program at Harvard University. Until recently, he served as Counsel to a high-profile Select Committee on Capitol Hill. Prior to this, Desai worked as an attorney at a prominent international law firm in Washington D.C. Mr. Desai is a member of the Aspen India Strategy Group, and serves as General Counsel and Board Director of the Partnership for a Secure America. Desai teaches a popular course on U.S. foreign policy toward South Asia at the Johns Hopkins University. He writes frequently on South Asia, anticorruption, governance, and diaspora politics, and is a regular contributor to several prominent American and South Asian publications, including Forbes. He earned a joint public policy and law degrees from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Law School.