Executive Roundtable on the Indo-China Conflict with Anja Manuel
On Monday, September 21, Anja Manuel spoke on recent developments in Indo-China relations at an Executive Roundtable hosted by Asia Society Northern California. She covered a variety of issues related to geostrategic partnerships across the Indo-Pacific and how this will shape the future of Asia going forward. This discussion was moderated by Dr. Aparna Pande.
Former diplomat, author, and advisor on emerging markets, Anja Manuel is Co-Founder and Partner along with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley and former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, in Rice, Hadley, Gates & Manuel LLC, a strategic consulting firm that helps US companies navigate international markets.
She is the author of the critically acclaimed This Brave New World: India, China and the United States, published by Simon and Schuster in 2016. From 2005-2007, she served as an official at the U.S. Department of State, responsible for South Asia Policy.
She currently serves on two corporate boards: Overseas Shipping Group, Inc., a NYSE listed energy transportation company (risk committee chair, and audit comm. member), and Ripple Labs Inc., a leading blockchain payments company (governance committee). Manuel also serves on advisory boards of Flexport Inc., Synapse Inc., Center for a New American Security, and the boards of the American Ditchley Foundation, Natl. Comm. on US-China Relations, and Fomer Governor Brown’s California Export Council.
She is the Director of the Aspen Strategy Group and Aspen Security Forum -- the premier bi-partisan forum on foreign policy in the U.S. -- and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Aparna Pande (Moderator)
Aparna Pande is Research Fellow & Director of Hudson Institute’s Initiative on the Future of India and South Asia. Aparna wrote her PhD dissertation on Pakistan’s foreign policy. Her major field of interest is South Asia with a special focus on India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Foreign and Security Policy. Aparna has contributed to The American Interest, The Hindustan Times, The Live Mint, Huffington Post, Sunday Guardian, and Real Clear World.
A 1993 graduate of Delhi University, Aparna holds a Master of Arts in History from St. Stephens College at Delhi University and a Master of Philosophy in International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University. Aparna Pande received a Doctorate in Political Science from Boston University in 2010.
Aparna Pande’s first book titled ‘Explaining Pakistan’s Foreign Policy: Escaping India’ was released in March 2011 by Routledge. Her second book ‘From Chanakya to Modi: Evolution of India’s Foreign Policy’ (Harper Collins India) was released in July 2017. Aparna Pande is also the editor of ‘Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Pakistan’ (Routledge, August 2017). Pande is currently writing her next book on India’s foreign and security policy.