On Thursday, October 8th at 4PM via zoom, join us for a virtual discussion on the clashes between Indian and Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley during May and June 2020. In this round table event, Professor James Steinberg, who served as Deputy Secretary of State from 2009-2011, will speak with three experts on India and China to better understand the current tensions between India and China as well as the historical roots of the conflict. The panelists will also discuss what this on-going conflict means for other countries in the region as well as relations with the United States.

This event is brought to you by Syracuse University’s South Asia Center with additional support provided by the East Asia Program as well as the International Relations Program, the Department of Public Administration and International Affairs, and the Department of Political Science in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

Register here!

For more information, please contact Emera Bridger Wilson, elbridge@syr.edu or to request accessibility arrangements, please contact Morgan Bicknell, mebickne@syr.edu.



James Steinberg is a University Professor of Social Science, International Affairs and Law at Syracuse University, where he was Dean of the Maxwell School from July 2011 until June 2016. Prior to becoming Dean he served as Deputy Secretary of State, the principal deputy to Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, from 2009-2011.


Arunabh Ghosh is a historian of modern China at Harvard University. His research and teaching interests include China-India history.

Tanvi Madan

Tanvi Madan is a Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy program and Director of The India Project at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. Madan’s work explores India’s role in the world and it’s foreign policy, focusing, in particular, on India’s relations with China and the United States.

Yun Sun

Yun Sun is a Senior Fellow and Co-Director of the East Asia Program and Director of the China Program at the Stimson Center. Her expertise is in Chinese foreign policy, U.S.-China relations and China’s relations with neighboring countries and authoritarian regime.