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The Face-Off in Doklam:

Interpreting India-China Relations

with Ambassador Nirupama Rao


Wednesday, September 13, 2017
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
The Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Lindner Commons, Room 602
Washington, DC 20052




Ambassador Rao

Nirupama Menon Rao is one of India's most accomplished diplomats. She served as India's Foreign Secretary from 2009 to 2011, as well as being India's Ambassador to the United States, China and Sri Lanka (High Commissioner) during her career.

In July 2009, she became the second woman (after Chokila Iyer) to hold the post of India's Foreign Secretary, the head of the Indian Foreign Service. She was also the first woman spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MEA). During her career she has served in several other capacities including Minister of Press, Information and Culture in Washington DC, Deputy Chief of Mission in Moscow, stints in the MEA as Joint Secretary, East Asia and External Publicity, Chief of Personnel, and Ambassador to Peru. Ambassador Rao has been a Senior Fellow and taught at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University.



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