10:00 am EDT - 4:00 pm EDT

Past Event

The U.S.-India Nuclear Agreement: Expectations and Consequences

Monday, March 23, 2009

10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT

The Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

The culmination of the landmark U.S.-India nuclear agreement late last year and the recent presidential elections in the United States offered a unique moment to look at the future of the U.S.-India relationship, particularly the burgeoning technological partnership and the potential for greater cooperation between the two countries on non-proliferation and climate change.

On March 23, the Brookings Institution hosted a discussion featuring a wide range of American and Indian perspectives on issues related to the nuclear agreement and its impact on broader relations. The public event examined the agreement’s implications on American and Indian policy pertaining to energy, economics and technology; non-proliferation and nuclear strategy; and overall U.S.-India relations. Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg provided opening remarks, and the lunch keynote was delivered by Shyam Saran, the Indian prime minister’s special envoy for disarmament and climate change.

Read Deputy Secretary Steinberg’s remarks » (PDF)
Read the full transcript » (PDF)