Technology and the Future of the US-India Relationship | Rudra Chaudhuri

Thursday, May 16, 2024
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Reuben W. Hills Conference Room
Encina Hall, Second Floor, East Wing, E207
616 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305
  • Rudra Chaudhuri

About the Event:  In the summer of 2022, India and the United States set upon a new course to redefine their relationship. It came to be known as The Initiative on Critical Emerging Technology (iCET). The iCET has challenged generally accepted norms on and around regulation, in both countries. It has leveraged innovation capital, and allowed different channels of connections to be born as a result of the larger sense of purpose that shapes the iCET: a determination to secure supply chains, deepen technology and economic ties, and to build a common and trusted ecosystem. How has the iCET fared thus far? Where has it failed? What are the different channels of cooperation that have been born as a result of the iCET?

About the Speaker: Rudra Chaudhuri is the director of Carnegie India. His research focuses on the diplomatic history of South Asia, contemporary security issues, and the important role of emerging technologies and digital public infrastructure in diplomacy, statecraft, and development. He and his team at Carnegie India chair and convene the Global Technology Summit, co-hosted with the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. He is the author of Forged in Crisis: India and the United States Since 1947, and multiple scholarly and policy articles. He served as a lecturer and a senior lecturer at the Department of War Studies at King’s College London from 2009 to 2022. In 2012 he established the UK Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office’s (FCDO) Diplomatic Academy for South Asia at King’s College London, and served as its founding director from 2013 to 2022. He holds a PhD in War Studies from King’s College London. In February 2024, he was nominated as a visiting senior research fellow at the Department of War Studies at King’s College London.

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