Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's May visit to India and the June U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue in Washington have continued building the recent momentum in U.S.-India relations. In the wake of these important events, Asia Society is pleased to invite you to a discussion with H.E. Nirupama Rao, Ambassador of India to the United States. Ambassador Rao will provide an update on progress toward the priorities identified at the Strategic Dialogue, focusing in particular on U.S.-India cooperation on higher education and on efforts to foster greater bilateral trade and investment flows.
H.E. Nirupama Rao has served as Ambassador of India to the United States since September 2011. Ambassador Rao joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1973. From 2009 to 2011, she was Foreign Secretary, the highest office in the Indian Foreign Service. In a diplomatic career spanning over three decades, she has served in Washington, Beijing and Moscow, including as the first woman to be named India's Ambassador to China. Her other ambassadorial assignments include Peru, Bolivia and Sri Lanka. She was Spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs in 2001, the first woman Indian Foreign Service officer to hold this post.
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