Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies
Unlocking the full potential of the U.S.-India relationship.
The CSIS Wadhwani Chair in India-U.S. Policy Studies, established at CSIS in January 2011, aims to unlock the full potential of the U.S.-India relationship for the twenty-first century. The Chair will serve as an independent platform in Washington to assess major policies and strategic issues in the relationship, and initiate and pursue policy changes to strengthen U.S.-India ties. The Chair will place special emphasis on policies to accelerate economic development in India, with a wide-ranging agenda including economics, energy security, climate change, regional security, and India’s role in the world.
The Chair will work closely with a partner chair holder at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) in New Delhi to promote pragmatic policies conducive to India’s economic growth and development, bringing together public- and private-sector representatives in both countries.
The last 10 years has witnessed a remarkable transformation in U.S.-India relations, initiated, supported and advanced by the leadership of both countries, and with strong bipartisan support in the United States. But this progress will not be self-sustaining. There are many opportunities and challenges facing the two countries in the years ahead. It is here that the CSIS Wadhwani Chair will serve as a key player and catalytic agent in assisting the United States and India in securing their bilateral relationship for years to come.
Ambassador Karl F. Inderfurth serves as the inaugural Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies at CSIS. As U.S. assistant secretary of state for South Asian affairs from 1997 to 2001, Ambassador Inderfurth was a key participant in the Clinton administration’s efforts to develop a new relationship with India and has a strong commitment to further strengthening and expanding U.S.-India relations, for the benefit of both countries, for the future.
The Chair has been made possible by the generous support of the Wadhwani Foundation, which is founded and led by CSIS trustee and Symphony Technology Group CEO Romesh Wadhwani.
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