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Jun 09

U.S. - India Synergy: Facing the Economic Challenges of the 21st Century

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Allison Auditorium

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INTRODUCTION AND WELCOMING REMARKS  (2:00 p.m.)

Kim R. Holmes, Ph.D.
Vice President,
Foreign and Defense Policy Studies,
The Heritage Foundation

Dr. Amit Mitra
Secretary-General,
Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

The Honorable Christopher Padilla
Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade

PANEL 1:  TRADE AND FOOD SECURITY  (3:00 p.m.)

In the context of rising world food prices, this panel will examine food supply and demand issues and opportunities for greater cooperation between India and the U.S. in enhancing technological capabilities related to food production and encouraging policy environments to most effectively cope with food security challenges.  

Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar
Research Fellow for India and Asia, Cato Institute

Shenggen Fan, Ph.D.
Division Director, Development Strategy and Governance,
International Food Policy Research Institute

Moderator:
Daniella Markheim
Jay Van Andel Senior Analyst in Trade Policy,
Center for International Trade and Economics,
The Heritage Foundation

PANEL 2: ENERGY SECURITY  (4:15 P.M.)

Already the world's fifth largest energy consumer, India is projected to rise to the third place by 2030, surpassing both Japan and Russia.  Given tightening world energy markets, what are India's options for fulfilling its energy demand to support a rapidly growing economy?  How can Washington and New Delhi boost their bilateral energy dialogue to address common energy concerns in a way that facilitates economic growth and greater security and stability in South Asia?

Phyllis Yoshida, Ph.D.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Energy Cooperation, U.S. Department of Energy.

Dr. Amit Mitra
Secretary-General,
Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry

Ariel Cohen, Ph.D.
Senior Research Fellow,
Russian and Eurasian Studies and International Energy Security,
Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies,
The Heritage Foundation

Moderator:
Lisa Curtis
Senior Research Fellow for South Asia,
Asian Studies Center,
The Heritage Foundation