Ronen Sen to Give Keynote for Yale Symposium on U.S.-India Strategic Relations

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Contact: Marilyn Wilkes (203) 432-3413

Ronen Sen to Give Keynote for Yale Symposium on U.S.-India Strategic Relations

March 28, 2007. New Haven, CT - Ronen Sen, ambassador of India to the United States, will give the keynote address, “The Future of U.S.-India Relations,” at a symposium on U.S.-India strategic relations to be held April 13 at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale.

Free and open to the public, the symposium will be held in the Henry Luce Hall Auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Ave., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The address will begin at 9 a.m. The symposium will provide a platform from which to showcase the synergies between the two countries, and explore the opportunities for even stronger linkages in the areas of foreign policy, security and economics. Panels will be held in these three areas: Foreign Policy. Panelists include Ambassador Karl F. Inderfurth, George Washington University and Ambassador Teresita Schaffer, director, South Asia Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C. Security.

Panelists include Stephen Cohen, senior fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C. and Francine Frankel, founding director, Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI) and fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, D.C. Economic Relations. Panelists include A. R. Ghanashyam, deputy consul general of India, New York; Atul Kohli, Princeton University; and Jagdish N. Bhagwati, Columbia University.

“Here at Yale, India has become a key partner in our program to globalize education, and we are striving to expand our cooperation with Indian research institutions and universities in the pursuit of knowledge in the sciences, social sciences and humanities,” said Phyllis Granoff, the Lex Hixon Professor of World Religions and Chair of the South Asian Studies Council at Yale. “With the myriad ties that are bringing together our two countries and with Yale’s burgeoning interests in India, now is the perfect time to host a symposium that brings together high-level government officials from both countries, influential foreign policy analysts and correspondents and distinguished academics.”

Organized by the South Asian Studies Council at the MacMillan Center, the symposium is made possible by the generosity of the Armeane Choksi Family and the U.S.-India Institute. 

Contact Information:

Marilyn Wilkes

The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale

(203) 432-3413