Great Powers and Global Peace: Different Perspectives
Great Powers and Global Peace: Different Perspectives
by The Halle Center of Emory University and The Carter Center China Program
The U.S. is the superpower; India is the largest democracy in the world; China is the second largest economy and most populous country. What these three countries do now and in the future will have a huge impact on peace and prosperity in the world.
How can Delhi, Washington, and Beijing work together in sustaining peace and prosperity?Will differences in the political system and values make it impossible for such grand collaboration to take place? What lessons can be drawn from a recent border dispute between China and India? How should the U.S. approach the proliferation issue in the Korean Peninsula?
These are the questions that will be addressed by Ambassador Arun Singh, former Indian Ambassador to the U.S. and Hank Levine, former American Consul General in Shanghai.
Speakers (see also below):
Ambassador Arun Singh, Former Indian Ambassador to the U.S. and Halle Distinguished Fellow
Hank Levine, Senior Advisor at the Albright Stonebridge Group, former Consul General at the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai
Date: Tue, October 24, 2017
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM, refreshments 4:30pm-5:30pm
Venue: Emory University, 540 Asbury Circle, Jones Room, Woodruff Library, Atlanta, GA 30322
Arun K. Singh joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1979 after completing his Masters Degree in Economics from Delhi University and teaching at the University for two years.
His first assignment abroad was at the Embassy of India, Moscow from 1981-1982, where he learnt Russian. Later, he served at the Indian Missions in Addis Ababa as Second Secretary from 1982-1985, and in Tokyo as First Secretary from 1985 - 1988. On returning to Delhi at the Headquarters of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, he served as Deputy Secretary / Director dealing with East Asia and Pakistan Divisions from 1988-1991. From 1991-1993, he headed the Offices of the Foreign Secretary and the External Affairs Minister of India.
Ambassador Singh served at the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations Office, New York from 1993-1997 as Counsellor and handled multilateral social and economic negotiations. He served in the Indian Mission at Moscow again as Counsellor / Minister from 1997-2000. During his assignment in Delhi from 2000-2005, he served in the capacity of Joint Secretary dealing first with the United Nations Policy, and then Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Divisions at the Ministry of External Affairs.
Ambassador Singh served as Ambassador of India to Israel from April 2005 to September, 2008; and then as Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of India, Washington D.C from October 2008 to April 2013. Ambassador Singh served as Ambassador of India to France from April, 2013 to April, 2015. He assumed his final assignment as Ambassador of India to United States on April 30, 2015. He retired from the Indian Foreign Service in 2016.
Ambassador Singh speaks Russian and Japanese and has some knowledge of French and Hebrew. He is married to Dr. Maina Chawla Singh; they have one daughter.
Henry 'Hank' Levine is a Senior Advisor of ASG, where he assists clients as they enter and grow in the Chinese market, helping develop and implement winning strategies with the help of an extensive network and partnerships in the Chinese central government. As a senior member of the firm's China practice, Mr. Levine draws on decades of experience.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Levine was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Asia. He was responsible for increasing market access for U.S. companies in the economies of East Asia, with an emphasis on China. He served as a lead negotiator for the annual U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade and as an advisor on China trade policy to two U.S. Secretaries of Commerce.
Mr. Levine also served as the U.S. Consul General in Shanghai, China from 1999-2002. In that capacity, he was the most senior U.S. government official in the East China region, at that time an area with a GDP larger than Russia and home of the third-largest American Chamber of Commerce in Asia. As Consul General, he worked closely with Chinese government officials and businesses, local universities, and the U.S. business community. He hosted visiting U.S. government representatives, including (then) President George W. Bush, former Presidents Clinton and Carter and many cabinet secretaries, and managed a Chinese and American staff of 180 people.
Prior to his post in Shanghai, he served as the Deputy Director for Economic Affairs in the State Department's Office of Chinese Affairs, and in that role was the State Department's action officer on China's WTO accession negotiations.
Previously, Mr. Levine served as a Vice Consul at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and as Deputy Chief of the Economic Section and Consul General at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. In that role, he oversaw the operations responsible for processing over 100,000 visa applications a year and for emergency services for American citizens. He has also served as Director for APEC Affairs at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
Mr. Levine earned a B.A. in Political Science from Bucknell University and did graduate work in International Affairs at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He graduated with distinction from the U.S. National War College.
He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.
Mr. Levine is based in Washington, D.C.