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The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a Directors' Lunch with Ambassador Timothy Roemer, former U.S. Ambassador to India and Indiana Congressman, in the Belfer Center Library (L369).

In the 18 May Wall Street Journal, then Ambassador Roemer said, "India needs to be asking itself: Is it delivering on the global partnership?" Roemer's warning came at the end of his tenure as ambassador: a two-year period during which U.S.-Indian cooperation greatly expanded on issues such as counter-terrorism, technology, and regional policy in Afghanistan, but ended with a dip in investment relations.

Born in South Bend, Indiana, Roemer graduated from the University of California, San Diego, and later earned his M.A. (1982) and Ph.D. in American government (1986) at Notre Dame.

From 1991 to 2003 Roemer served six terms as representative for the 3rd congressional district in the House of Representatives. He was appointed to the Intelligence Committee's Task Force on Homeland Security and Terrorism and was recognized for his successful leadership on issues such as bipartisan legislation to balance the budget. Roemer was the key author of the legislation in the House of Representatives to establish the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States.

Roemer left Congress in 2002 and served as a member of the 9/11 Commission. Prior to becoming Ambassador to India in 2009, Roemer was President of the Center for National Policy (CNP) in Washington, D.C. a moderate think-tank dedicated to finding bipartisan solutions to America's most important national security challenges. He has been a distinguished scholar at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and has served on: The Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism; The Washington Institute for Near East Policy's Presidential Task Force on Combating the Ideology of Radical Extremism; the National Parks Second Century Commission; the Adams Memorial Foundation; and the State Department-funded Meridian International Center. He has also served on the boards of the Oshkosh Truck Corporation and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Roemer is a Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics.

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