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India: An Uncertain Balance Abroad and at Home

  • 20 Oct 2022
  • 12:00 PM
  • Online


India: An Uncertain Balance Abroad and at Home

Featuring Ambassador Nancy Powell, U.S. Foreign Service, Retired

Ambassador Nancy Powell will provide a broad overview of India’s role in the world today and a snapshot of its complicated domestic situation. India is a major nuclear and military power and an IT leader, yet is home to one of the world’s largest impoverished populations and difficult religious conflicts.

Ambassador Powell has almost two decades of in-country and regional experience (India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh) as background for her presentation and discussion with us. She retired from the U.S. State Department after a stellar 37 year career which included five ambassadorships.


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October 20, 2022

12 pm MST | 3 pm EDT


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Ambassador Nancy Powell

U.S. Foreign Service, Retired

Nancy J. Powell retired from the U.S. Foreign Service on May 31, 2014 after a thirty-seven year career. She held the highest rank in the United States Foreign Service, with the title of Career Ambassador. Her overseas tours include Canada, Nepal, Pakistan, Togo, India, Bangladesh, Uganda, and Ghana. Among the senior positions she held were Ambassador to Uganda, Ghana, Pakistan, Nepal, and India as well as Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources, National Intelligence Officer for South Asia at the National Intelligence Council, and the State Department’s Senior Coordinator for Avian Influenza. Powell returned to the State Department for three months in September 2014 to coordinate the agency's Ebola effort.

Nancy Powell is the recipient of the Department of State's Distinguished Service Award for her career contributions and the Homeland Security Service to America Medal for 2006 for Avian Influenza preparations as well as the U.S. State Department Arnold L. Raphel Award for 2003 for mentoring.

Nancy Powell graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 1970. She currently resides in Lewes, Delaware, where she is active in the Community Resource Center and the Coastal Camera Club.

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