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U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative: Launch Event and Reception

November 18, 2016 • 2:00 – 4:00 pm EST

We would like to cordially invite you to the launch of the CSIS-led U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative. The Initiative is a unique effort, backed by the U.S. government, to engage directly with Indian states on energy-related issues, and to form partnerships that can help India extend the benefits of electrification to all its citizens while achieving its goal of quadrupling renewable energy use by 2022. The Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies, with support from the Energy and National Security Program at CSIS, will act as Initiative secretariat.

Please join us Friday the 18th for a panel discussion featuring Nisha Biswal, Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, and Amos J. Hochstein, Special Envoy, Bureau of Energy Resources from the U.S. Department of State. The panelists will discuss the potential at the subnational level in the U.S.-India relationship, India’s energy picture, and the future of the Initiative.

2:00-3:15 pm: Panel Discussion
3:15-4:00 pm: Reception
Sarah Ladislaw

Sarah Ladislaw

Former Senior Associate (Non-resident), Energy Security and Climate Change Program

Nisha Biswal

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Amos J. Hochstein

Special Envoy, Bureau of Energy Resources, U.S. Department of State