Lisa Curtis to discuss "U.S. - India ties and the shifting power balance in Asia," March 9
Lisa Curtis, a Senior Research Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, will present a pubic lecture titled, "U.S. - India ties and the shifting power balance in Asia" at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9, in Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus.
Curtis’s work focuses on analyzing America's economic, security, and political relationships with India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal.
She has spoken on U.S.-India civil nuclear deal and Islamic extremism in Pakistan and has published op-eds in The Washington Times, National Review Online and FOXNews.com. Curtis has appeared on CNN, CBS, CNBC, MSNBC, and FOX News Channel and has also has testified before Congress on several occasions on topics related to Pakistan and the U.S. image abroad.
Before joining Heritage in August 2006, she worked on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee as a professional staff member for three years, handling South Asia issues for the then-chairman of the committee, Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN). From 2001-2003, she served as Senior Advisor (White House Appointment) in the State Department's South Asia Bureau, where she advised the Assistant Secretary on India-Pakistan relations. She also worked as an analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency in the late 1990s.
Curtis also has experience abroad in the U.S. Foreign Service. She served in the U.S. embassies in Pakistan and India in the mid-1990s and has taken part on various official missions to the region, including a Commerce Department-led delegation to launch the U.S.-India High Technology Working Group in November 2002. She also was part of the U.S. delegation to the International Donor's Conference in Pakistan to raise funds for earthquake victims in November 2005. She earned a Meritorious Honor Award from the State Department in 1996 for her role as embassy point-person in a year-long, four-nation endeavor to free hostages held by militants in Kashmir.
This event is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and is free and open to the public.