12:15–1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00–2:00 p.m. Meeting
The speakers will discuss President Bush’s recent trip to India and the implications of the U.S.-India nuclear agreement.
India Update: President Bush’s Trip to India and Implications of the U.S.-India Nuclear Agreement [Rush Transcript; Federal News Service, Inc.]
Ashley Tellis, who helped craft the recent civil nuclear pact between India and the United States, discusses the pros and cons of the deal with Salman Haidar, a former senior Indian foreign service member, and Michael Krepon, founder and president of the Henry L. Stimson Center.
Press Briefing: U.S.-India Cooperation: A Strategy for Moving Forward [Rush Transcript; Federal News Service, Inc.]
At a CFR press briefing on the U.S.-India nuclear deal, Michael A. Levi and Charles D. Ferguson, authors of U.S.-India Cooperation: A Strategy for Moving Forward, argue that Congress should endorse the deal’s basic framework but delay final approval until critical nonproliferation goals are met.
Courses of Action for Congress and the Nuclear Suppliers Group: A Conversation with the Hon. Edward J. Markey on Nuclear Cooperation Between the United States and India [Rush Transcript; Federal News Service]
Congressman Edward J. Markey discusses nuclear issues between U.S. and India.