The latest episode of Conversations with Rahul Gandhi features Ambassador Nicholas Burns who is currently Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
The conversation can be heard on nationalheraldindia.com and across social media platforms with the following links.
At the Harvard Kennedy School, Ambassador Burns is the Director of The Future of Diplomacy Project and Faculty Chair for the programs on the Middle East, India and South Asia. During his career in the State Department, he was United States Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs within the United States Department of State. He was also the Chief Negotiator of the India-US nuclear deal.
The freewheeling conversation between Mr Gandhi and Ambassador Burns covers a wide range of issues including racism in the United States and the flash point created by George Floyd’s killing; the reshaping of the world order, in the wake of the Covid19 crisis; the future of Indo-US relations and the key role played by the Indian diaspora in the US in building it; the clash of ideologies – an authoritarian China vs a democratic United States and India.
In previous episodes, Mr Gandhi has spoken to leading global economists Dr Raghuram Rajan and Abhijit Banerjee; internationally renowned epidemiologist, Johann Giesceke; global public health expert, Dr Ashish Jha; and Indian industrialist, Rajiv Bajaj.