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Indo-Pacific: How is the U.S. Navigating Troubled Waters?

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Tue May 7

Indo-Pacific: How is the U.S. Navigating Troubled Waters?

Indo-Pacific Graphic
Tue May 7

Indo-Pacific: How is the U.S. Navigating Troubled Waters?

featuring former U.S. Ambassador to India Ken Juster

Time:
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm CT
location:
Indo-Pacific Graphic

In the words of the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, “China is a sleeping giant, when she wakes, she will shake the world.” There is no doubt that China has awakened and is challenging the U.S.’s position as the premier global superpower. In the past few years, the Indo-Pacific has been gaining international attention due to China’s involvement in the region and the looming threat of a Taiwan invasion. The U.S. and its Pacific allies are determined to deter Chinese aggression and prevent Chinese influence in the region. How can China be contained? What is the future of the Indo-Pacific? Is the U.S. prepared? Join us to learn more from former U.S. Ambassador to India Kenneth Ian Juster.

Part of the International Perspectives Series.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Ken Juster Headshot

Ambassador Kenneth Ian Juster is a distinguished fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a senior counselor at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. He has over forty years of experience as a government official, business executive, and law partner. He recently completed service as the twenty-fifth U.S. ambassador to the Republic of India (2017–2021), where he led the third-largest U.S. mission in the world, with approximately 2,500 employees representing over thirty U.S. government departments, agencies, and offices. Ken previously served in the U.S. government as Deputy Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs, on both the National Security Council and the National Economic Council (2017); Under Secretary of Commerce (2001-2005); Counselor (Acting) of the State Department (1992-1993); and Deputy and Senior Adviser to Deputy Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger (1989-1992). In the private sector, Ken has been a partner at the global investment firm Warburg Pincus (2010-2017), a senior executive at Salesforce.com (2005-2010), and a senior partner at the law firm Arnold & Porter (1981-1989; 1992-2001). For his service as Ambassador, Ken received the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Service Award, the Defense Department’s Distinguished Public Service Award, the Director of National Intelligence’s Exceptional Service Award, and the Energy Department’s Excellence Award. Ken holds a law degree from the Harvard Law School (1979), a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government (1979), and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government (Phi Beta Kappa) from Harvard College (1976). He clerked for Judge James L. Oakes on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals (1980-1981).

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    In the words of the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, “China is a sleeping giant, when she wakes, she will shake the world.” There is no doubt that China has awakened and is challenging the U.S.’s position as the premier global superpower. In the past few years, the Indo-Pacific has been gaining international attention due to China’s involvement in the region and the looming threat of a Taiwan invasion. The U.S. and its Pacific allies are determined to deter Chinese aggression and prevent Chinese influence in the region. How can China be contained? What is the future of the Indo-Pacific? Is the U.S. prepared? Join us to learn more from former U.S. Ambassador to India Kenneth Ian Juster.

    Part of the International Perspectives Series.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER

    Ken Juster Headshot

    Ambassador Kenneth Ian Juster is a distinguished fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a senior counselor at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. He has over forty years of experience as a government official, business executive, and law partner. He recently completed service as the twenty-fifth U.S. ambassador to the Republic of India (2017–2021), where he led the third-largest U.S. mission in the world, with approximately 2,500 employees representing over thirty U.S. government departments, agencies, and offices. Ken previously served in the U.S. government as Deputy Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs, on both the National Security Council and the National Economic Council (2017); Under Secretary of Commerce (2001-2005); Counselor (Acting) of the State Department (1992-1993); and Deputy and Senior Adviser to Deputy Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger (1989-1992). In the private sector, Ken has been a partner at the global investment firm Warburg Pincus (2010-2017), a senior executive at Salesforce.com (2005-2010), and a senior partner at the law firm Arnold & Porter (1981-1989; 1992-2001). For his service as Ambassador, Ken received the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Service Award, the Defense Department’s Distinguished Public Service Award, the Director of National Intelligence’s Exceptional Service Award, and the Energy Department’s Excellence Award. Ken holds a law degree from the Harvard Law School (1979), a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government (1979), and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government (Phi Beta Kappa) from Harvard College (1976). He clerked for Judge James L. Oakes on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals (1980-1981).

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