Akshai Vikram is the Roger L. Hale Fellow at Ploughshares Fund, where he focuses on U.S. nuclear policy. A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Akshai previously worked as an opposition researcher for the Democratic National Committee and a campaign staffer for the Kentucky Democratic Party. He has a strong academic interest in the history of U.S.-Iranian relations and has received grants from the U.S. Departments of State and Education to study Iranian politics and language.
Akshai holds an M.A. in International Economics and American Foreign Policy from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C. and a B.A. in International Studies and Political Science from Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD. On a good day, he speaks Spanish, French, and Persian proficiently.
You can follow him on Twitter @Akshai_Vik.