Marshall M. Bouton serves as Interim Executive Director of the Asia Society Policy Institute. He is president emeritus of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, having served as its president from 2001 to 2013. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Asia Society from 1990 to 2001.
Mr. Bouton is a nationally known expert on India and Asia. He is a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Advanced Study of India at the University of Pennsylvania and a member of the Center’s board, which he chaired from 2004 to 2012. Mr. Bouton is is the author or editor of several books, articles, and op-eds on India, Asia, and U.S. foreign policy. He is the author of Agrarian Radicalism in South India (Princeton University Press) and a coauthor, with Benjamin I. Page, of The Foreign Policy Disconnect: What Americans Want from Our Leaders but Don’t Get (University of Chicago Press), which was awarded the American Political Science Association Gladys M. Kammerer Book Award in 2007.
Mr. Bouton’s previous positions included Director for Policy Analysis for Near East, Africa and South Asia in the U.S. Department of Defense, Special Assistant to the U.S. Ambassador to India, and Executive Secretary for the Indo-U.S. Subcommission on Education and Culture.
Mr. Bouton holds an A.B. in history from Harvard College, an M.A. in South Asian studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago.