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On January 30, the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center will host a conversation with Ambassador Neelam Deo, director, Gateway House, Mumbai.
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The US relationship with India has undergone major transformations in the past decade through evolving leadership, economies, and regional dynamics, in addition to a recognition of shared interests and values between the two countries. A new era of cooperation was ushered in under the tenure of President George W. Bush, with landmark bilateral agreements on trade and nuclear issues. Moreover, the expansion of business and trade coupled with strategic dialogues has added a layer of industrial cooperation beyond politics and diplomacy. In 2010, the United States invested $27.1 billion in India—a 29.5 percent increase from just one year prior—and India invested $3.3 billion in the United States—a remarkable 40.8 percent increase from 2009. These numbers exhibit the economic bond and dynamic business relationships benefitting the two nations. The Obama administration has reiterated the nations’ shared interests of counter-terrorism, peace, and stability.
How will the new administration handle this important relationship, particularly with India and China’s growing relationship and US reengagement with Pakistan? As the greater South Asia region undergoes significant changes, what role will India play? Ambassador Deo will address these questions and discuss the bilateral and regional implications of evolving US-India relations.
A conversation with
Amb. Neelam Deo
Gateway House, Mumbai
Mr. Shuja Nawaz
Director, South Asia Center
|DATE:||Wednesday, January 30, 2013|
|TIME:||3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
1101 15th Street, NW, 11th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Neelam Deo, a distinguished diplomat, has been the Indian ambassador to Denmark and Ivory Coast with concurrent accreditation to several West African countries. She has also served in Indian embassies in Washington DC, Bangkok, and Rome. Her most recent assignment was as consul general in New York. During her assignments in the Ministry of External Affairs, she was joint secretary for Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and the Maldives. She has also been on the desk for South East Asia and the Pacific, the Middle East and North Africa, and Bhutan. Ambassador Deo has a master’s degree from the Delhi School of Economics. She is currently a distinguished fellow with the Centre for Air Power Studies, and sits on the board of Breakthrough, a human rights organization.
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