Vishakha N Desai

Vishakha N. Desai, PhD

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Dr. Vishakha Desai is the Senior Advisor for Global Affairs at Columbia University, and an adjunct professor at the School of International and Public Affairs. She was President and CEO of the Asia Society, a leading global organisation committed to strengthening partnerships among the people, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States. In 2012, President Barack Obama appointed her to serve on the National Museums and Library Services Board. Dr. Desai holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Mumbai, M.A. and Ph.D. in Asian Art History from the University of Michigan.