City and State Engagement

Sidhanta Mehra leads City and State Engagement work at the U.S.-India Business Council. In this capacity, he leads the Council’s efforts to add more transparency and depth to subnational engagement both across India and the United States.

Mehra’s research has focused on Indian domestic policy, particularly the role played by India’s states in setting policy and driving development. He previously worked at the Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies at the Washington, D.C.-based think tank Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). At CSIS, Sidhanta was responsible for the administration of the U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative, a first-of-its-kind effort to build subnational partnerships to drive energy development in India and the United States.

Sidhanta received his Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University.