SPAN Magazine is a publication produced and maintained by the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi. Since 1960, SPAN has linked India and the United States, offering articles from writers in both countries on culture, business, technology, education, health, social development, arts and achievements in U.S.-India relations.
Mike Anderson, a former East-West Center Ph.D. grantee and a former publisher of SPAN, authored the article Spanning U.S. and India: Two 50-Year-Old Ideas Still Work to Promote Exchanges, which features the East-West Center and its role in fostering not only friendly relations between India and the U.S. but also between the East and the West.
The article highlights some of the many distinguished EWC Alumni from India: Tarun Das, former chief mentor of the Confederation of Indian Industry in New Delhi, is on the center’s Board of Governors; Ratan Tata, chairman of Tata Industries Ltd. in Mumbai, has served on both the Board of Governors and the East-West Center Foundation Board of Directors, and he received the 2002 Asia Pacific Community Building Award from the center; Isher Ahluwalia, an economist from New Delhi, is a member of the center’s International Advisory Panel; and Gulab Watumull, president of Watumull Brothers Ltd. in Honolulu, has established an annual scholarship in his father’s name in appreciation for the center’s role in helping foster strong U.S.-India relations.
Mike Anderson served twice at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi and recently retired as a senior U.S. Foreign Service officer. He resides in Washington, D.C.