I’m Dr. Prashanth Parameswaran. I am currently a Fellow at the Wilson Center, an instructor at the Foreign Service Institute, and a Senior Columnist at The Diplomat based in Washington, D.C. I write, research, speak, and consult extensively on Southeast Asia, Asian security issues, and U.S. foreign policy in the Asia-Pacific. If you’d like to get in touch regarding opportunities, please fill out the form in the Contact section of the website.
My writing, research, and commentary has been featured in leading publications in the United States and in Asia, including Foreign Policy, The National Interest, and The Straits Times. I have contributed insights to top media outlets such as CNN, The New York Times, and The Economist. I also publish policy reports, journal articles, and book chapters. I’m also on Twitter.
Apart from writing, I also conduct grant-based research, deliver speeches at universities, think tanks and conferences, and consult for governments and companies. I have also attended key Track 1.5 and Track II policy and academic conferences in the United States and Asia including the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore and the Xiangshan Forum in China.
I previously worked on Asian affairs at several think tanks including the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Project 2049 Institute. I hold a PhD and an MA in international affairs from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a BA in foreign affairs and peace and conflict studies with highest distinction from the University of Virginia, where I graduated Phi Beta Kappa.