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Talbott Addresses US Relations With India, Foreign Governments

Former US Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott is on the Indiana University campus this week giving talks as part of the Patten Lecture Series.

On Wednesday the former adviser to President Bill Clinton and current head of the Brookings Institution discussed the foreign policy challenges he expects will face America’s next president. Tonight, he’ll focus that discussion on the United States’ relationship with India. The lecture will be delivered in conjunction with Jaswant Singh, former Foreign Minister of India.

Talbott and Singh represented their respective nations in the diplomatic conversations that followed India’s nuclear weapons tests in 1998. The two men had lunch with students of IU’s India Studies program Wednesday. Talbott says he’s enjoying the opportunity to talk with college students and faculty about foreign policy issues.

The second of Strobe Talbott’s Patten lectures, joined by Singh, will take place at 7:30 in Rawles Hall Thursday and is free and open to the public.

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