Prof. Devesh Kapur is the Starr Foundation professor of South Asian studies at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. With a regional focus on India and South Asia, his research centers on examining the political and institutional determinants of economic development: international financial institutions; political and economic consequences of international and internal migration; the effects of market forces and urbanization on the well-being of socially marginalized groups in India; governance and public institutions; and higher education. Prof. Kapur has published award-winning books, Diaspora, Democracy and Development: The Impact of International Migration from India on India (Princeton University Press, 2012) and a joint publication, The Other One Percent: Indians in American (Oxford University Press, 2016), in addition to other books and edited works.