U.S.-India Joint Study Group on Shared National Interests

Chairs: Robert D. Blackwill, Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, and Naresh Chandra, Ambassador of India to the United States
May 11, 2011 - Present

The U.S.-India Joint Study Group on Shared National Interests, cosponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations and Aspen Institute India, was convened to assess issues of current and critical importance to the U.S.-India relationship and to provide policymakers in both countries with concrete judgments and recommendations. The group was co-chaired by Robert D. Blackwill, Henry A. Kissinger senior fellow for U.S. foreign policy at CFR and former ambassador to India; and Naresh Chandra, chairman of India's National Security Advisory Board and former Indian ambassador to the United States. Diverse in backgrounds and perspectives, Joint Study Group members aimed to reach a consensus on policy through private and nonpartisan deliberations.


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Members of the U.S.-India Joint Study Group

Robert D. Blackwill (Co-Chairman), Council on Foreign Relations

Naresh Chandra (Co-Chairman), Former Ambassador of India to the United States

Graham T. Allison, Harvard Kennedy School

K. S. Bajpai, Delhi Policy Group

Sanjaya Baru, Business Standard, India

Dennis C. Blair, Former Director of National Intelligence

Pramit Pal Chaudhuri, Hindustan Times

P. S. Das, Former commander-in-chief, Eastern Naval Command, Indian Navy

Tarun Das, Aspen Institute India

Jamshyd N. Godrej, Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company Ltd.

Richard N. Haass, Council on Foreign Relations, ex officio

Stephen J. Hadley, United States Institute of Peace

Brajesh Mishra, Observer Research Foundation

C. Raja Mohan, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi

John D. Podesta, Center for American Progress

Ashley J. Tellis, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Philip D. Zelikow, University of Virginia


Meeting ⁄ Washington

The United States and India: A Shared Strategic Future

Speakers K. Shankar BajpaiFounding Chairman, Delhi Policy Group; Former Indian Ambassador to the United States, Tarun DasFounding Trustee, Aspen Institute India; Former Chief Executive, Confederation of Indian Industry, Stephen J. HadleySenior Adviser for International Affairs, United States Institute of Peace, Former Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, John D. PodestaPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Center for American Progress; Former White House Chief of Staff, Ashley J. TellisSenior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Former Senior Director for Strategic Planning and Southwest Asia, National Security Council
Presider Robert D. BlackwillHenry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations; Former U.S. Ambassador to India; Co-chair, U.S.-India Joint Study Group on Shared National Interests
September 19, 2011 6:00–6:30 p.m. - Dinner Reception
6:30–7:30 p.m. - Meeting

This meeting is on the record.

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