Join a Discussion on the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
June 3, 2010
Conversations With America Join a Discussion on the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue

Update: Watch the broadcast here.

On Tuesday, June 8, 2010, Ambassador Teresita Schaffer, Director of the South Asia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, will hold a conversation with Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of South and Central Asia Affairs Robert Blake on U.S.-India relations after the June 3 Strategic Dialogue. The discussion will be moderated by Philip J. Crowley, Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Public Affairs. The event will be streamed live on DipNote, the Department of State's official blog at 9:30 a.m. (EDT). You will have the opportunity to participate through the submission of questions, some of which will be selected for response during the live broadcast. Submit your questions now on DipNote.

This feature is part of the new "Conversations with America" video series recently launched by the Bureau of Public Affairs in which the State Department's senior leadership hold monthly conversations live, online, with leaders of prominent non-governmental organizations. Discussion topics will include foreign policy and global issues. These forums provide a view of how leaders from the foreign affairs community engage the Department on pressing foreign policy issues and how both the U.S. government and civil society are working across the globe on issues that concern Americans most.



Imran D.
Texas, USA
June 29, 2010

Imran D. in Texas writes:

It is a Sad Reality that india does not accepts US passports from our citizens based on their ethnicity. For example openly not accepting US passport to even APPLY for a visa by US citizens who have originated in pakistan. They are US citizens, are they not?

What is our policy for that when some country profiles our citizens based on their origin or ethnicity? The question is not about Visa issuance or denial. It is that every US citizen should be allowed to APPLY and use his/her US passport at all embassies of countries whose citizens can use their Passports openly at our embassies without any discrimination.

India condemned and rightly so, when china started discriminating against Indian nationals based on their place of birth on visa applications. Why cant india follow suit of its own stand for its citizens and NOT profile US citizens based on their origin. We are all Americans.



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