Devesh Kapur is Director, Center for Advanced Study of India (CASI) and Madan Lal Sobti Assoc. Professor for the Study of Contemporary India, University of Pennsylvania. Prior to his current position he was a faculty member at Harvard and University of Texas, Austin. He is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Center for Global Development in Washington D.C.. He is the author/coauthor of The World Bank: Its First Half Century; Give us your Best and Brightest: The Global Hunt for Talent and Its Impact on the Developing World; Public Institutions in India: Performance and Design. His most recent book is Diaspora, Democracy and Development: The Impact of International Migration from India on India (Princeton University Press). His current research focuses on India’s governance and human capital challenges (especially higher education and skills development), the effects of economic liberalization on historically marginalized groups and its changing geopolitical engagements. He has a B. Tech and M.S. in chemical engineering and a Ph.D. in Public Policy from Princeton University.