Nature and Nurture: How the Biden Administration Can Advance Ties With IndiaVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Thursday, 21st January 2021, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
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As the United States is set to embark on the administration of President Joseph Biden, the India-U.S. relationship is facing new tests. Biden, who deemed India a "natural partner" on the campaign trail, will have the task of upgrading a mature relationship at a time of new global dynamics and challenges. Biden follows in the footsteps of three successive U.S. presidents – George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald J. Trump – who have worked towards enhancing the relationship and reiterated the significance of a strong India-U.S. relationship.
A growing convergence between the views of New Delhi and Washington regarding Beijing will continue to facilitate stronger security and trade partnerships. The coronavirus pandemic has led to serious economic damages globally and has strengthened a sense of protectionism in both countries. Biden Administration’s efforts will be watched with much anticipation as it addresses these concerns while leveraging both nations’ ability to balance China's growing economic influence in the region.
Asia Society Policy Institute's (ASPI) latest report, Nature and Nurture: How the Biden Administration Can Advance Ties with India, outlines competing pressures currently shaping India-U.S. ties. Join Asia Society India Centre and Asia Society Policy Institute for a conversation surrounding this report, on the evolving India-U.S. relationship and key recommendations for the Biden administration to deepen this bilateral relationship going forward.
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The Hon. Kevin Rudd AC is the President of Asia Society. He served as 26th Prime Minister of Australia (2007 to 2010, 2013) and as Foreign Minister (2010 to 2012). He serves as the President of Asia Society Policy Institute and is also the Chair of the Board of the International Peace Institute in New York, and Chair of Sanitation and Water for All – a global partnership of government and non-governmental organizations dedicated to the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 6.
Shivshankar Menon is currently Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Institute of Chinese Studies in New Delhi, and is a Distinguished Fellow at the Brookings Institution, Washington. Menon served as national security advisor to the Prime Minister of India from January 2010 to May 2014, and previously as Foreign Secretary of India from October 2006 to August 2009.
Nisha Biswal is the President of the U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. She has served as the assistant secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State from 2013 to 2017. Ms Biswal was awarded the prestigious Samman Award by the President of India in January 2017. She has also served as the assistant administrator for Asia at the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
Anubhav Gupta is an associate director with the Asia Society Policy Institute in New York. He develops and coordinates ASPI's initiatives related to South Asia as well as West Asia. He also manages ASPI's communications, oversees ASPI’s public events in New York, and contributes to ASPI’s policy dialogues and other projects, including India and APEC, The China Dashboard, and Asia's New Pivot.
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