Puneet Talwar is a Visiting Scholar at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Asia Society Policy Institute. He served as Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs from 2014-2015 and Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Iran, Iraq, and the Gulf States at the National Security Council from 2009-2014. Previously, he was a senior staff member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Mr. Talwar holds a Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from Cornell University. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a native of Washington, DC.