'Outside In' India: Changing Dynamics in Asia
New leadership has signalled a change in dynamics between India and its Asian neighbourhood. With bilateral meetings making headlines, several key Asian relationships appear poised for redefinition, while Asia's buoyant economies and markets continue to attract business interests from across the globe. As the new government outlines its diplomatic, economic and geopolitical agenda, how is India viewed from an Asian perspective? Where does India stand in the grand scheme of a rapidly changing region, and how might a rejuvented economic engine secure its role as a major Asian power? Join us for a discussion featuring “outside in” perspectives on India with Marshall M. Bouton and Aisha De Sequeira.
Marshall M. Bouton is the Interim Director of Asia Society Policy Institute. He is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for the Advanced Study of India at the University of Pennsylvania and President Emeritus of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He previously worked as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Asia Society from 1990 -2001. He was also Director for Policy Analysis for Near East, Africa and South Asia in the U.S. Department of Defense as well as Special Assistant to the U.S. Ambassador to India and the Executive Secretary for the Indo-U.S. Subcommission on Education and Culture.
Aisha De Sequeira joined Morgan Stanley’s Investment Banking Group in New York in 1995 after completing her management degree from Yale University. From 1995-2007, Aisha was a part of Morgan Stanley’s Mergers & Acquisitions group in New York. She moved to India in 2007 to head Morgan Stanley’s Investment Group. In 2013, Aisha was appointed as Co-Country Head for Morgan Stanley India in addition to her role as Head of Investment Banking.