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Jul 10

The Status of U.S. - India Relations

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium and Van Andel Center

The U.S.-India relationship is a significant regional and global one that will affect the international balance of power well into the 21st Century. Both countries share key strategic interests such as the war on terrorism and the expansion of China, but remain far apart on a host of other matters. How will these issues be affected by the growing trade relationship? How will both countries resolve technology transfer concerns? How will the civilian nuclear agreement affect the relationship? Our distinguished guest panelists and presenters will address these questions and more.

More About the Speakers

Introduction by:

Edwin J. Feulner, Ph.D.
President,
The Heritage Foundation

PANEL 1: INDIA AND THE STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIP (9:00 a.m.)

Brigadier Arun Sahgal, Ph.D.
Deputy Director,
Strategic Studies,
United Service Institution of India

Stephen Cohen, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow,
The Brookings Institution

John Schlosser
Director,
Office of South Asian Regional Affairs,
Department of State

BREAK

PANEL 2: TRADE AND ECONOMICS (10:40 a.m.)

Kiran Pasricha
Deputy Director,
Council of Indian Industries

Daniella Markheim
Trade Analyst,
The Heritage Foundation

Ambassador Douglas Hartwick
Assistant U.S. Trade Representative,
South Asia

LUNCH

KEYNOTE (1:00 p.m.)

Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC)

PANEL 3: THE UNITED STATES, INDIA AND ENERGY SECURITY (1:30 p.m.)

Baker Spring
F.M. Kirby Fellow in National Security Policy,
The Heritage Foundation

Michael Gadbaw
Vice President & Senior Counsel,
International Law & Policy,
General Electric

K. Alan Kronstadt
Analyst in Asian Affairs,
Foreign Affairs,
Defense and Trade Division,
Congressional Research Service