Dr. Pushkar is Director, International Centre Goa (ICG). A PhD in political science (McGill University), he studied history at St Stephen’s College and international relations at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). Pushkar has taught at BITS Pilani-Goa, McGill University, Concordia University, and Goa University. Other than journal articles and book chapters, he is the co-author of Democracy, Civil Society, and Health in India (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). He also writes regularly on India’s higher education for The Wire, Rajasthan Patrika (Hindi), Times Higher Education (THE) and others. In January 2015, an article in Forbes India listed him as one of India’s 24 thinkers “who best explain a rapidly-changing India to the world (and the world to India)” for his writings on higher education.