Washington, DC - Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall will travel to India, January 11–15. She will be accompanied in New Delhi by Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal.
While in India, Under Secretary Sewall will lead U.S. participation in the U.S.–India Global Issues Forum—the first since 2012—to review and expand areas of regional and global cooperation. She will meet with civil society representatives to strengthen cooperation around common interests, including countering violent extremism, religious freedom, trafficking in persons, and transparency and governance. She will also deliver a speech, “Democratic Values and Violent Extremism,” at the Vivekananda International Foundation in New Delhi.
As the U.S. Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues, Under Secretary Sewall will also travel to Dharamsala, India, to discuss issues of importance to the Tibetan refugee community.