India-US Relations Today: Prospects and Challenges

4:30–7:00 pm
Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Teen Murti Bhawan

Teen Murti Marg, New Delhi 


This panel discussion will examine and assess the current bilateral relationship between India and the United States. It will also consider the impact of the US Presidential election in 2020 and weigh the prospects and challenges for the future.


Ambassador Naveed Singh Sarna, former Indian Ambassador to the United States. He previously served as the High Commissioner of India to the United Kingdom, and the Ambassador to Israel

Mr. Edgar Kagan, Deputy Chief of Mission, United States Embassy, New Delhi

Professor Chintamani Mahapatra, Rector, Jawaharlu Nehru University, Professor of American Studies

Major General (Retd) Ashok K. Mehta, Defence Expert

Professor Arun Kumar, formerly Professor of the Centre of Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlu Nehru University; currently Professor of the Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi

Suhasini Haidar, National Editor, The Hindu

Dr. Zorawar Daulet Singh, Kings College, London, Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi

This discussion will be moderated by Ambassador Surendra Kumar who served as India’s ambassador to Libya, Mozambique, Democratic Republic of Congo and Eritrea and High Commissioner of India to Kenya and Swaziland, and Consul General in Chicago. He is the founding President of the Indo-American Friendship Association. Recently, he launched the Uttar Pradesh International Foundation.


4:30 PM: Tea & Coffee Reception

5:00 PM: Panel Discussion


Teen Murti Bhawan

Teen Murti Marg, New Delhi 

This event is held in collaboration with International House at the University of Chicago, the Indo-American Friendship Association, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library and the UChicago Delhi Center.

This event is free; registration is required. Please click here to register.