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Center for Global Citizenship to host lecture on US-India relations

September 26, 2011
Manpreet Singh Anand will present a lecture titled "The US-India Relationship in the 21st Century" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place in Bulldog Theater on the lower level of Olmsted Center, 2875 University Ave.

Anand has served as a senior policy advisor for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs (HCFA), covering South Asia, Central Asia, and energy and trade policy issues. In this capacity, he advised the HCFA chairman and other members of Congress on various pieces of legislation and issues of oversight, including the U.S.-India Civil Nuclear Cooperation Agreement, U.S.-Pakistan relations through periods of political turmoil, and our diplomatic and development efforts in Afghanistan.

Anand serves as a public-private sector alliance builder within the Global Development Alliance (GDA). The GDA is a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) worldwide initiative designed to extend the reach and impact of foreign assistance through the use of public private sector partnerships

His focus is on the Asia and near East regions as well as the information and communications technology sector at USAID.

In addition, Anand is a presidential management fellow with congressional experience on the international relations committee in the House of Representatives. He has private sector experience as a supply chain and logistics consultant.

Anand received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He also holds a master's degree in international development and an MBA, both from the University of California, Berkeley.

The event is sponsored by The Principal Financial Group Center for
Global Citizenship at Drake University and the National Security
Network.

For more information, contact David Skidmore at 515-271-3843 or david.skidmore@drake.edu