July 12, 2018
The Asia Group Foundation Announces $100,000 Grant to Fund Girls Education in India
Washington, D.C. –- The Asia Group Foundation (TAGF) will announce a new grant of $100,000 to support the expansion of educational programs for girls in India led by CARE, the global humanitarian and development organization. TAGF is the charitable arm of leading Asia-focused business consultancy The Asia Group. This announcement will take place at a reception honoring CARE board of directors member Ranvir Trehan, the founder of technology giant SETA, who provided the seed funding for this transformational work.Continue Reading
July 9, 2018
Lehigh’s Board of Trustees welcomed six new members on July 1 and bid farewell to three outgoing trustees.
Starting three-year terms are appointed trustees Craig Benson ’85; Jeff Bosland ’88 ’22P; Terrence Hahn ’88 ’92G and Richard Verma ’90; and alumni trustees Pat Fischer ’97 ’98G and Robert Buckheit III ’09.Continue Reading
July 5, 2018
Vice Chairman Amb. Richard Verma Calls Upon Men to Promote Gender Equality at 'Saris to Suits' Women Empowerment Gala
Six years ago, Patti Tripathi, a former news anchor at CNN – the first and perhaps the only Indian American woman to hold that position – launched a radically impactful calendar, ‘Saris to Suits,’ as a tool to empower South Asian women, and to redefine what constitutes a modern-day South Asian woman.
On May 31, Tripathi organized the first benefit event to mark six years of the calendar, which has featured trailblazers like Houston University president/chancellor Dr. Renu Khator, human rights activist Malala Yousafzai, cancer researcher, MIT professor and biotech entrepreneur Dr. Sangeeta Bhatia; and author-poet and Arjun Award-winning shooter Roopa Unnikrishnan.Continue Reading
July 4, 2018
Indian-American Richard Verma, the former US Ambassador to India, was today named as senior fellow to the prestigious Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affair.
As Ambassador to India, Verma led one of the largest US embassies in the world, including four consulates and more than 2,500 employees.
“Rich’s extraordinary leadership and negotiation skills strengthened US-India ties at a time of great consequence for both countries,” said Ash Carter, Belfer Center Director and former Secretary of Defence, while announcing his appointment.Continue Reading
July 3, 2018
Chairman & CEO Dr. Kurt M. Campbell on Possible Global Tension Escalation Ahead of President Trump's China Tariffs
A former top US diplomat foresees global trade tensions escalating this week as US President Donald Trump imposes the first of many threatened tariffs on China.
Kurt Campbell, who was assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs for President Barack Obama, spoke at Victoria University on Friday as part of a nationwide speaking tour.Continue Reading
Insights from the Region
Our elite team of in-country Senior Advisors share their take on the latest developments in the dynamic Indo-Pacific region.
In terms of Japan’s national security, how to face and engage China is the most important strategic problem for Tokyo. China has changed its course, and President Xi seems to be turning away from the West.