Opportunities and Challenges in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan

Event: October 20, 2008, Palo Alto

The Asia Foundation, The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, and the Peninsula Chapter of the World Affairs Council of Northern California present

Opportunities and Challenges in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan

With Special Guests:

The Honorable Karl F. Inderfurth

Director, International Affairs Program, George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs. Former Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs and U.S. Representative for Special Political Affairs to the UN

The Honorable Teresita Schaffer

Director, South Asia Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies. Former U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs

The Honorable Theodore L. Eliot, Jr.

Dean Emeritus of the Fletcher School. Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan; Former Executive Secretary and Inspector General of the State Department

Monday, October 20, 2008

Palo Alto, CA

Refreshments at 6:00 pm

Program from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Levinthal Hall at the Humanities Center

424 Santa Teresa Street,

Stanford University

Seating is limited, reservations required.

Please reply to rdrsvp@asiafound.org, reference “October 20th evening event” in the subject line.

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The election of a new American president is an event of great importance to the entire world, not just the United States. From Japan to Afghanistan, the United States plays a crucial role in the security, political, and economic affairs of the region. America’s 44th president will face many challenges once in office including rebuilding trust in America, reviving the American economy without protectionism, and how to combat terrorism. Ultimately, the United States must effectively utilize and support multilateral institutions to uphold international law and foster the common interests such as international justice. Future U.S. relations with Northeast, Southeast, and South Asia depend on how these efforts unfold.

Related locations: Afghanistan, India, Pakistan
Related programs: Asian Views on America's Role in Asia