Current Affairs – 11 January 2021

Joe Biden names two Indian-Americans in US National Security Council

US President-elect Joe Biden has appointed Indian-American Sumona Guha as senior director for South Asia and Tarun Chhabra as senior director of technology and national security. Guha co-chaired the South Asia Foreign Policy Task Force on the Biden-Harris Campaign and is a member of the State Department’s Agency’s Transition Review Team.

During the Obama-Biden administration, Chhabra served on the staff of the National Security Council as director of strategic planning and director of human rights and national security issues, and at the Pentagon as editor of speech for the Secretary of Defense.

About Sumona Guha:

Guha is a graduate of Johns Hopkins and Georgetown University. Appointed Senior Director of Technology and National Security, Chhabra is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Security and Emerging Technology at Georgetown University.

About Tarun Chhabra:

Born in Tennessee and raised in Louisiana, Chhabra is a first generation American and graduated from Stanford University, Oxford University and Harvard Law School.

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