Dinner with H.E. Dr. Jaishankar, Ambassador of India to the United States

Monday, May 5th, 2014  SOLD OUT


The Indo-American Friendship Forum, Washington Council on International Trade and the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle invite you to:

Dinner with H.E. Dr. S. Jaishankar

Ambassador of India to the United States

Monday, May 5th, 2014

6:30pm Dinner begins
8:30pm Dinner concludes

Westin Bellevue
600 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

$85 Per Person
Register Online

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Join the Indo-American Friendship Forum, the Washington Council on International Trade and the Trade Development Alliance at a dinner with the international business community in honor of  Ambassador Jaishankar.

We will hear the Ambassador’s thoughts on strengthening Washington State-India trade relations; India’s current business climate and policy changes facing India that could open new opportunities for Washington State businesses.

Dr. S. Jaishankar assumed his responsibilities as Ambassador of India to the United States in December 2013. Dr. Jaishankar comes to Washington, DC with more than three decades of diplomatic experience. Joining the Indian Foreign Service in 1977, Dr. Jaishankar has represented India’s interests and fostered friendly working relationships in countries around the world.

Dr. Jaishankar’s first postings abroad were as Third and Second Secretary (Political) at the Embassy of India in Moscow. He then served as Under Secretary (Americas) and Policy Planning in the Ministry of External Affairs; handled political affairs at the Indian Embassy in Washington, DC; and spent two years as First Secretary and Political Advisor to the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) in Sri Lanka.

In 1990, Dr. Jaishankar became Commercial Counsellor in Budapest. After three years in that position, he returned to India where he served first as Director of East Europe Division of the Ministry of External Affairs, and then as Press Secretary for the President of India. Following this service in India, Dr. Jaishankar went abroad again – to Tokyo as Deputy Chief of Mission. In the year 2000, he was appointed the Ambassador of India to Czech Republic and served in Prague.

Upon completing his time as Ambassador in Prague, Dr. Jaishankar returned once again to India, where he led the Americas Division in the Ministry of External Affairs. After three years heading the division, he again left India in 2007 to serve as High Commissioner to Singapore for two years. Most recently, Dr. Jaishankar was the Ambassador of India to China from 2009 to 2013.

Dr. Jaishankar holds a Ph.D. and M.Phil in International Relations and a M.A. in Political Science. He is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London.

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Registration: This program is sold out. The cost for this function is $85. For questions please contact  Annie Boeckman at annieb@seattlechamber.com (206) 389-7271.

Co-promoted by:

World Affairs Council Seattle

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