Arjun Padalkar

Arjun Padalkar is a sophomore from Mumbai, India double majoring in quantitative economics and international relations, specializing in security.  He is a member of this year's EPIIC colloquium and is the Treasurer for the New Initiative for Middle East Peace, with which he conducted research on migration in Morocco over spring break.

His interest in economics, politics, development theories and diplomacy began when he attended an economic globalization course at Columbia University in the summer of 2015. He then interned at a microfinance company based in the Mumbai slums and conducted research correlating microfinance to targeted economic development. Simultaneously, he worked on a global politics project for his diploma where he conducted research on the Rohingya refugee crisis as part of his broader project on border security. In the final year of his high school diploma, he co-chaired a committee on economic diversification of single industry cities.

In the summer of 2018, Arjun interned as an analyst in a non-banking financial company specializing in sub-prime lending. There, he used different variables such as age, income, living condition, and debt-burden ratio to determine a customers’ credit-worthiness. In his sophomore year, Arjun hopes to be part of the Tufts Financial Group, Tufts ALLIES, and a consulting group. Besides economics and politics, Arjun is passionate about food, cooking, and European football.