The US Senate Committee confirms Ken Juster’s nomination as US envoy to India

The US Senate Committee confirms Ken Juster’s nomination as US envoy to India

The US Senate Committee confirms Ken Juster’s nomination as US envoy to India

On October 27, 2017, a crucial Senate Committee confirmed the nomination of Ken Juster as the next American envoy to India.

  • He played a key role in enhancing the Indo-US ties under the Bush administration.
  • The powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee has confirmed Ken Juster’s appointment to the next American Ambassador to India.
  • Ken Juster played a key role in the landmark Indo-US civil nuclear deal.
  • 62 years old Ken Juster would replace Richard Verma as the top American diplomat to India.
  • After swearing in of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States, Richard Verma had resigned from his post. Since then, the post had vacant.
  • Prior to this, Juster had served as the Deputy Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council.
  • Prior to this, Juster had worked as deputy and senior adviser to the Deputy Secretary of State from 1989-1992, Counselor (acting) of the State Department from 1992-1993, and Under Secretary of Commerce from 2001-2005.
  • Juster holds a law degree from the Harvard Law School, a master’s degree in Public Policy from the John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, and a bachelor’s degree in Government from Harvard College.
  • Moreover, Juster has also served as Chairman of Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and as Vice Chairman of The Asia Foundation.

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