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Date:Thursday, January 22, 2015
Time:Membership Social at 7:30 Program at 8:00 p.m.
Location: Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. (behind the Visitor's Center) Directions and Map Access: Open to the public and free for members, students and accompanying family members, educators and active military and their dependents. $10.00 charge for non-members.
As President Barack Obama heads to New Delhi as chief guest at India's annual Republic Day celebrations, US-India ties stand poised at a crucial juncture. The world's oldest and largest democracies look likely to deepen ties under newly elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi. There are political and human rights issues that the US would like India to make more progress on (relationship with Pakistan and treatment of women loom large) but the close economic ties between the two nations bodes well for continued cooperation. Mr. Dhume will demonstrate why a closer US-India relationship augurs well for a rapidly changing Asia.
Sadanand Dhume is a Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he writes on South Asian political economy, foreign policy, business, and society, with a focus on India and Pakistan. Mr. Dhume has served asIndia bureau chief of the Far Eastern Economic Review and as Indonesia correspondent of FEER and the Wall Street Journal – Asia, and is currently aSouth Asia columnist for the Wall Street Journal.Previously,he wasBernard Schwartz Fellow at the Asia Society in Washington, D.C. He has written articles and op-eds for Foreign Policy, Forbes, Commentary, YaleGlobal, the Washington Post, and other publications. His television appearances include CNN, PBS, BBC World, Al Jazeera International, CNBC Asia and ABC Television. His political travelogue about the rise of radical Islam in Indonesia, My Friend the Fanatic: Travels with a Radical Islamist, has been published in four countries. He has twice been selected by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the world's top 100 Twitterati. Follow him on Twitter @dhume.
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