WhenMonday, July 13, 2020 -
The UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law
"Restoring U.S. Global Leadership in a Post Covid-19 World"
AMBASSADOR RICHARD VERMA
FORMER U.S. AMBASSADOR TO INDIA (2014-2017)
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY SENATOR HARRY REID
Monday, July 13, 2020 11 AM PT
ZOOM Meeting ID: 965 5926 4913
While America has endured the brunt of the COVID-19 impact here at home, it has suffered internationally as well. U.S. standing in the world has declined, and many now call into question America's ability to shape and lead the international community. Indeed, this is the first truly global crisis in nearly 100 years in which the United States has not played a leadership role. How can the United States regain its more traditional global role, while ensuring the American people remain safe and the economy fully rebounds? Drawing upon his years of service in senior international policy and legal roles, Ambassador Verma will provide a post-pandemic roadmap for revitalizing American leadership abroad, and will argue against the many calls for American retreat and retrenchment behind both real and perceived walls. Please join UNLV, Senator Reid and Ambassador Verma for this timely, provocative and important discussion.
ABOUT AMBASSADOR VERMA
Rich Verma is Vice Chairman and Partner at The Asia Group, a leading strategic advisory firm in Washington DC. He previously served as the U.S. Ambassador to India from 2014 to 2017, where he led one of the largest U.S. diplomatic missions and championed historic progress in bilateral cooperation on defense, trade, and clean energy. Ambassador Verma was previously the Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs for Secretary Clinton. He also served for many years as the Senior National Security Advisor to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. He currently serves as an Advisory Board Member of the MGM Resorts Public Policy Institute at UNLV. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and his military decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal and Air Force Commendation Medal. Ambassador Verma is the recipient of the State Department’s Distinguished Service Award and the Chief Justice John Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award. He holds multiple degrees, including his doctorate from Georgetown University and his law degree from American University.