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

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.

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10:00 a.m. -- Welcome

10:15 a.m. -- Opening Remarks


James Steinberg

University Professor, Social Science, International Affairs, and Law, Syracuse University

10:45 a.m. -- Panel One: Energy, Economic and Technological Implications


James Clad

Professor, Near East and South Asian Studies

12:15 p.m. -- Lunch Keynote

1:15 p.m. -- Panel Two: Non-Proliferation and Strategic Implications

2:30 p.m. -- Panel Three: U.S.-India Relations After the Nuclear Agreement


Jonah Blank

Policy Director for South Asia, Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Lisa Curtis

Senior Director for South and Central Asia - National Security Council


T.P. Sreenivasan

Former Indian Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency

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