Shreyas Shende is a MA student at the Committee on International Relations, University of Chicago. Prior to studying at the University of Chicago, he worked at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace India as a Research Assistant in the Security Studies program and Executive Assistant to the Director. He received his BA in Political Science and International Relations from Ashoka University, India. His research focuses on South Asian security and foreign policy issues. Outside of CIR and COSAS, he enjoys reading and cooking.