Perspectives on U.S.-India Relations

Co-sponsored by The Sigur Center for Asian Studies and The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry

Monday, October 5, 2015
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
The Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW; State Room, 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20052

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Expanding ties between the U.S. and India now span the entire spectrum of foreign policy, inevitably giving rise to convergences and divergences. What are some of the biggest challenges and greatest opportunities in U.S.-India relations? How should U.S.-India relations move forward in key areas such as defense, education, trade, and maritime policy? What importance should be given to shared values in cementing ties? How should the U.S. exert its power in the Indo-Pacific region and where does India fit into America’s rebalancing strategy going forward? What are the implications of an increased U.S. role in the region for India’s relationship with China or other countries in the region? Looking ahead, panelists will offer their perspectives on what they see as having the most promise or peril for U.S.-India relations.


Tanvi Madan, Director, The India Project and Foreign Policy Fellow, Brookings Institution

Rick Rossow, Senior Fellow and Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Dan Twining, Senior Fellow, Asia, German Marshall Fund


Baijayant Panda, Member of Parliament, BJD Party, India


Jonah Blank, Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation