Few have contributed more to deepen the
understanding of India
It is a privilege to join the many voices that are con- gratulating Marshall Bouton for being selected to receive the prestigious India Abroad Friend of India Award.
Marshall Bouton, sitting front row center, with a Chicago Council on Global Affairs group in Agra in 2007.
advance the bilateral relationship.
At every post he has expanded
thinking and understanding about
India and South Asia through his travels, writings, and teaching. I participated in a trip organized by The Asia
Society in the early 1990s and led by
Marshall to assess South Asia after the
Cold War. His knowledge of India,
Pakistan and Sri Lanka and of leaders
in those nations made the trip invaluable.
Marshall has a knack for spotting an
issue before it becomes a headline and
stimulating people around him to
achieve a better understanding of it.
You can see that in his writings. He
has served as the editor of a number of
editions of India Briefing, which those
of us interested in India regard as
His book Agrarian Radicalism in
South Asia reflects his deep knowledge and outstanding research. His
book Foreign Policy Disconnect: What
Americans Want from our Leaders but
Don’t Get was awarded the American
Political Science Gladys M Kemmerer
face in today’s increasingly globalized world.
Carla A Hills is Chair & Chief Executive Officer, Hills &
Company, International Consultants and former US Trade
Representative (1989 to 1993).
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