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The Face-Off in Doklam: Interpreting India-China Relations with Ambassador Nirupama Rao

The Sigur Center for Asian Studies at the George Washington University presents a talk by Ambassador Nirupama Rao on Sino-Indian relations.

September 13, 2017 12:30pm to 1:45pm
Nirupama Menon Rao is one of India's most accomplished diplomats. She served as India's Foreign Secretary from 2009 to 2011, as well as being India's Ambassador to the United States, China and Sri Lanka (High Commissioner) during her career. 
In July 2009, she became the second woman (after Chokila Iyer) to hold the post of India's Foreign Secretary, the head of the Indian Foreign Service. She was also the first woman spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MEA). During her career she has served in several other capacities including Minister of Press, Information and Culture in Washington DC, Deputy Chief of Mission in Moscow, stints in the MEA as Joint Secretary, East Asia and External Publicity, Chief of Personnel, and Ambassador to Peru. Ambassador Rao has been a Senior Fellow and taught at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University. 


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June 5, 2018 - 7:00pm
Los Angeles, California

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute, the East Asian Studies Center, and the USC School of Cinematic Arts for a screening of the 1993 Chinese film Woman Sesame Oil Maker (香魂女). It tells the story of a woman in a small village who buys a peasant wife for his mentally disabled son after her sesame oil business becomes unexpectedly successful. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director, Xie Fei (谢飞).