Carla A. Hills

Co-Chairman; Chairman and CEO, Hills & Company, International Consultants

Carla A. Hills is chairman and chief executive officer of Hills & Company, International Consultants, which advises companies on global trade and investment issues. Ambassador Hills served as U.S. trade representative (1989-93) in the first Bush administration and as secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in the Ford administration. Prior, she was assistant attorney general, heading the civil division of the U.S. Department of Justice. She currently serves on the international board of J.P. Morgan Chase. She also serves as co-chair of the Inter-American Dialogue and the Advisory Board of Center for Strategic & International Studies, chair of the National Committee on US-China Relations, member of the executive committee of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the Trilateral Commission and member of the executive committee of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation. Ambassador Hills is a member of the Secretary of State's Foreign Policy Advisory Board, and the President's Council on International Activities at Yale University. In 2000, she was awarded the Aztec Eagle, the highest honor given by the Mexican government to a non-citizen. She is based in Washington, DC.

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Transcript Speaker: Anand Sharma
Presider: Carla A. Hills

As India's economy continues its strong rebound from the global economic and financial crisis at the same time that the United States faces high unemployment, fears about a double dip recession, and slower growth, the U.S.-India relationship has become increasingly important for policymakers and businesses in both countries. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton  recently noted that the United States is "laying the foundation for an indispensable partnership. President Obama will use his visit in November to take our relationship to the next level." What are the next steps in the U.S.-India economic relationship? How does India's economic progress shape its global outlook? Where are the domestic and international business opportunities in India? Please join Minister Sharma as he shares his views on India's economy and role in global economic issues, including India's free trade agreements; the rising profile of trade in India's growth story; the U.S.-India economic relationship; and expectations for President Obama's visit.

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