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Engaging Modi: US-India Policy in Transition

Engaging Modi: US-India Policy in Transition

AsiaConnect Briefing with Nisha Biswal, Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Narendra Modi, India’s newly elected Prime Minister, arrives in September for his first visit to the United States as India's leader. His agenda is long - charting a new economic growth path for India, Prime Minister Modi seeks greater engagement with the world’s top economies. To launch the 2014-15 season of the Asia Society Policy Institute’s (ASPI) AsiaConnect teleconference series, Assistant Secretary Nisha Biswal will discuss her views on Prime Minister Modi’s upcoming visit to the United States in September. She will discuss the Obama Administration’s high-level engagement with India’s new government, the future of the U.S.-India partnership, and India’s role in Asia and the world.

Nisha Biswal was sworn in as Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs on October 21, 2013, and has responsibility for U.S. relations with countries with nearly a quarter of the world’s population. Previously, Ms. Biswal served from September 2010 as Assistant Administrator for Asia at USAID, where she oversaw $1.2 billion in assistance to 22 countries from Central Asia to the Pacific Islands and managed a bureau and overseas staff of over 1,200 development professionals. In the House of Representatives, Ms. Biswal served as the majority clerk for the House Appropriations Committee Foreign Operations Subcommittee (HACFO) and as professional staff in the House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC), where she was responsible for South Asia.

ASPI’s AsiaConnect is a monthly telephone briefing series on pressing issues in Asia and U.S.-Asia relations made possible through the generous support of Asia Society Trustee Mitch Julis. This call will be held on the record.

To register and obtain call-in information, please email [email protected] or call +1-202-833-ASIA.

Event Details

17 September 2014
10:00am - 10:45am