The relationship with India continues to be of critical strategic and economic importance to the United States. With the Administration’s rebalance toward Asia, there may be no more important partner for the U.S. than India, as both countries aim to counter common threats and build upon their shared values. One of the foremost advocates for strengthening the U.S. – India partnership has been Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns. Please join the Center for American Progress for an exclusive one-on-one conversation with the Deputy Secretary.
On the heels of his recent visit to India, Secretary Burns will discuss the importance of the India partnership, and lay out the agenda and key pillars of the relationship in the months and year ahead. Secretary Burns is a highly distinguished and decorated career foreign service officer. He previously served as the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, as well as the U.S. Ambassador to Russia and to Jordan. His work on the U.S. – India strategic partnership is well known throughout both countries. We hope you can join us for what is sure to be an informative and candid discussion from the country’s senior diplomat, at he lays out some of the challenges and opportunities in the U.S. – India partnership.
This is latest in a series of events CAP has hosted focusing on India. In advance of the U.S. – India Strategic Dialogue this past summer, CAP hosted a discussion with the U.S. Ambassador to India, Ms. Nancy Powell, and the Indian Ambassador to the United States, Ms. Nirupama Rao, and published “Turning Words Into Action – Next Steps in the U.S. India Strategic Partnership.”
Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress
William J. Burns, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of State
Rich Verma, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress