Brazil’s Elections: What happened last night?

Co-sponsored by The George Washington University’s Latin American and Hemispheric Studies Program and Brazil Initiative with the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Monday, October 27, 2014 6:15-8:00pm

Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E Street NW, Room 602, Washington, DC

A Conversation with

Ricardo Ubiraci Sennes, Nonresident Senior Brazil Fellow, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, Atlantic Council; Managing Partner, Prospectiva; General Coordinator, Group of International Analysis at University of São Paulo


Peter Schechter, Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, Atlantic Council

Moderated by:

Jason Marczak, Deputy Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, Atlantic Council

Opening Remarks by:

Dr.Robert E. Maguire, Ph.D, Director, Latin American & Hemispheric Studies Program


This event is free and open to the public.


The Evolution of India’s Strategic Culture and U.S.-India Ties

Sponsored by East-West Center in Washington in partnership with the Sigur Center for Asian Studies at George Washington University

Nov 5 2014 – 2:30pm – Nov 5 2014 – 4:00pm

1819 L St, NW, Washington, DC. Sixth Floor Conference Room

The framework of strategic culture emphasizes the effects of history and ideas in shaping the security orientation of a state. It thus complements the traditional analysis of state behavior based on a balance of power, threat, and interdependence. The Indian state’s evolution in the international system, with the United States as the world’s leading power, has undergone marked shifts since its independence nearly seven decades ago. As a state and civilization acutely self-conscious of its normative contributions in history, India exhibits several characteristics in its foreign policy that can be best understood from a strategic cultural framework.

Sarang Shidore will discuss the key paradigms of Indian strategic culture and their impact on India’s relationship with the United States, particularly since the end of the Cold War. Mr. Shidore will also address whether the recent election of a new Indian government is a symptom of deeper shifts in Indian strategic culture, and what may lie ahead for the U.S.-India relationship in the wake of Prime Minister Modi’s recent visit to Washington.

Sarang Shidore is a Visiting Scholar at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. Previously, he co-led a project on strategic futures at the Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses (IDSA) in New Delhi. IDSA is funded by India’s Ministry of Defence. He has published and presented on Indian strategic culture and grand strategy. Mr. Shidore’s research interests also extend to energy/climate security in Asia.

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