In his first public address since assuming responsibilities as ambassador of India to the United States in December, S. Jaishankar discussed the promise of, and prospects for, the U.S.-India relationship.  Carnegie President Jessica T. Mathews moderated the discussion.

Ambassador Dr. S. Jaishankar

Ambassador Dr. S. Jaishankar currently serves as ambassador of India to the United States.  Jaishankar comes to Washington, DC, with more than three decades of diplomatic experience. Since joining the Indian Foreign Service in 1977, Jaishankar has represented India’s interests and fostered friendly working relationships in countries around the world. Most recently, Jaishankar was ambassador of India to China (2009–2013).

Jessica T. Mathews

Jessica T. Mathews was appointed president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in 1997. Her career includes senior positions in the White House, State Department, Congress, Council on Foreign Relations, World Resources Institute, and the Washington Post.

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is grateful for the support of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations in making this event possible.