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Vol 56 No. 12 | Oct. 2004
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Consul General of India to Discuss “India – U.S. Relations” at CSULB on Oct. 11

The Honorable H. H. S. Viswanathan, the Consul General of India, who is based in San Francisco, will discuss “India – U.S. Relations” on Monday, Oct. 11, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Karl Anatol Center (Academic Service Building, Room 110) at CSULB. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required as seating is limited.

“We are extremely pleased that Ambassador Viswanathan will be coming to Cal State Long Beach,” said Arnold Kaminsky, professor of Asian and Asian American studies and coordinator of the event. “His trip is in acknowledgement of the sustained effort by the faculty across campus, but especially in the College of Liberal Arts, to expand India Studies on campus and to connect with the broader community.”

A graduate of Madras University with a degree in physics, Viswanathan joined the Indian Foreign Service in July 1974 and had early diplomatic assignments in Brussels, Prague and Bonn. Before taking the Consul General position in San Francisco, he served as joint secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, in charge of personal management. He also served as ambassador to India to the Ivory Coast with concurrent accreditation to Guinea, Niger and Sierra Leone from 1995-99.

The event is being sponsored by CSULB's College of Liberal Arts, the Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies and the Indian Studies Program. To make reservations or for more information about the Consul General's visit, call Valerie Christian, College of Liberal Arts, at 562/985-8785.

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