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Changing India-U.S. Relations Discussed at EWC Luncheon
HONOLULU (September 5) – India’s consul general in San Francisco, (Ambassador) B.S. Prakash will address the changing profile of India and the impact on its relationship with the United States at a luncheon gathering at the East-West Center Monday, September 10.

The luncheon will begin at noon with registration commencing at 11:30 a.m. The venue is the Garden Level of the East-West Center’s Imin International Conference Center (1777 East-West Road). The luncheon is open to the public at a cost of $22 per person. RSVP deadline is Thursday, September 6. Limited parking is available on the lawn between Lincoln Hall and the Imin Center for a cost of $3.

The luncheon forum is sponsored by the East-West Center, Pacific and Asian Affairs Council, Friends of the East-West Center, and the University of Hawai‘i Center for South Asian Studies.

For more information or to make reservation please contact East-West Center Information at (808) 944-7111 or via email at [email protected]

Prakash is a senior career diplomat with over 35 years experience in India’s Foreign Service. He has served in various diplomatic assignments in India’s embassies in Germany, Saudi Arabia and Austria, and as Ambassador to Uganda (1998-2001) and Deputy Chief of Mission in Sri Lanka (1995-98).  He also headed the United Nations Division in India’s Ministry of External Affairs. He has led delegations on issues such as conflict resolution, disarmament, and international law and he holds a Master’s degree in the Philosophy of International Relations.

The EAST-WEST CENTER is an education and research organization established by the U.S. Congress in 1960 to strengthen relations and understanding among the peoples and nations of Asia, the Pacific, and the United States. The Center contributes to a peaceful, prosperous and just Asia Pacific community by serving as a vigorous hub for cooperative research, education and dialogue on critical issues of common concern to the Asia Pacific region and the United States. Funding for the Center comes from the U.S. government, with additional support provided by private agencies, individuals, foundations, corporations, and the governments of the region.

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Media interested in attending the luncheon and/or covering Mr. Prakash’s talk please contact Karen Knudsen, Director, Office of External Affairs, at (808) 944-7195 or via email at [email protected] .