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India and the U.S. in the 21st Century – Book Release

The Asia Foundation, the India Community Center, the Center for South Asia at Stanford University, and the World Affairs Council of Northern California will host:

An evening of conversation on Ambassador Teresita Schaffer’s new book

India and the U.S. in the 21st Century: Reinventing Partnership


Ambassador Teresita Schaffer
Asia Foundation Trustee, Director, South Asia Program, CSIS, Former U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs


Professor Pradeep Chhibber
Director of the Institute of International Studies, the University of California, Berkeley

Monday, October 5, 2009
6:00 – 8:00 pm

Oksenberg Room (3rd floor), Encina Hall Central
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-6045

“This book is essential to understanding the present state of U.S.-India relations and the prospects for the future. It is well organized, comprehensive, balanced, thoughtful, and full of  the kind of insight that not only makes for good reading but even better understanding.”

–Thomas R. Pickering, former U.S. Ambassador to India

Seating is limited. Please register by October 2, 2009 to

Ambassador Schaffer examines the astonishing new strategic partnership between the United States and India, the two countries’ success in forging bilateral relations and their relatively skimpy record of seeking common ground on global issues despite the vibrant new network of bilateral ties. In her new book Ambassador Schaffer proposes a policy of inclusion and candor, with the United States taking the relationship global and regional by helping to move India into global councils of leadership.

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