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,
Seating is limited, reservations required.
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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.