Sep 27

Past Event

The Future of the U.S-India Partnership

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Highlights

  • Human Rights Issues will not Trump U.S.-China Dialogue

    Kenneth Lieberthal: These talks are critical to the U.S.-China relationship, and the matter of Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng will not trump the range of issues that must be addressed in order for the relationship to move forward.

    Kenneth G. Lieberthal

  • Human Rights Issues will not Trump U.S.-China Dialogue

    Kenneth Lieberthal: These talks are critical to the U.S.-China relationship, and the matter of Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng will not trump the range of issues that must be addressed in order for the relationship to move forward.

    Kenneth G. Lieberthal

  • Human Rights Issues will not Trump U.S.-China Dialogue

    Kenneth Lieberthal: These talks are critical to the U.S.-China relationship, and the matter of Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng will not trump the range of issues that must be addressed in order for the relationship to move forward.

    Kenneth G. Lieberthal

  • Human Rights Issues will not Trump U.S.-China Dialogue

    Kenneth Lieberthal: These talks are critical to the U.S.-China relationship, and the matter of Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng will not trump the range of issues that must be addressed in order for the relationship to move forward.

    Kenneth G. Lieberthal

  • Toward A Successful Afghan Transition

    William Burns, Deputy Secretary of State, U.S. State Department: Afghanistan’s successful transition is an imperative that the U.S. and India share and are working towards with great diligence.

  • Helping India Sustain Its Economic Growth

    William Burns, Deputy Secretary of State, U.S. State Department: The U.S. plays a vital role in helping India sustain its economic growth, attract new development and open new markets for its goods and services; in doing so, the U.S. benefits.

  • India and the New Silk Road

    William Burns, Deputy Secretary of State, U.S. State Department: India is instrumental in the continuing development of the New Silk Road, which links south and Central Asia together in a number of important ways.

  • Business and Economic Ties

    Nirupama Rao, Ambassador of India to the United States: The India-U.S. partnership is critical for India’s sustained economic growth, for its endeavors to become an innovation hub and for its stability as a major voice on global issues.

  • Eradicating Poverty Is The Greatest Challenge

    Nirupama Rao, Ambassador of India to the United States: India’s greatest challenge is eradicate the poverty that shapes the lives of so many of its citizens and have them all benefit from the tremendous economic growth the country is experiencing.

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Summary

In the year since President Barack Obama’s 2010 trip to India, U.S.-Indian relations have faced a number of important changes and challenges. India is now a member of the United Nations Security Council, affording the Indian government new strategic standing on the world stage. The administration was stung when New Delhi overlooked the United States in its bid for a lucrative Indian defense contract. And India is increasingly concerned about the prominence of U.S. relations with other nations in Asia, such as Pakistan and China.

On September 27, Foreign Policy at Brookings and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) hosted the third edition of their strategic dialogue on U.S.-India relations. This year’s dialogue examined the new challenges facing the two nations and identified areas of future U.S.-India cooperation to improve bilateral relations.

After each panel, participants took audience questions.

Event Agenda

  • 12:00 PM -- Luncheon Address

    • Introduction: Ranvir Trehan

      Founder

      Trehan Foundation

  • Keynote Speaker

    • The Honorable Mark Warner (D-Va.)

      Co-Chair, India Caucus

      U.S. Senate

  • 1:15 PM -- Panel 1: Indian and U.S. Perspectives on Global Governance Issues and Institutions

  • 2:15 PM -- Panel 2: India and the U.S. – Areas of Strategic Cooperation

    • Moderator: R.V. Kanoria

      Senior Vice President

      FICCI

    • C. Uday Bhaskar

      Director

      National Maritime Foundation, New Delhi

    • Daniel Markey

      Senior Fellow

      Council on Foreign Relations

    • Harsh V. Pant

      Lecturer

      Kings College, London

    • Ashley J. Tellis

      Senior Associate

      Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

  • 3:45 PM -- Closing Session: Is There a Future to the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership?

  • Keynote Speakers

    • William J. Burns

      Deputy Secretary of State

      U.S. Department of State

    • Nirupama Rao

      Ambassador of India to the United States

  • Closing Remarks

    • Rajiv Kumar

      Secretary General

      FICCI

Details

September 27, 2011

12:00 PM - 4:45 PM EDT

The Brookings Institution

Saul/Zilkha Rooms

1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

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