Please join the Atlantic Council for a discussion with Congressman Ro Khanna. In a discussion moderated by Dr. Bharath Gopalaswamy, the congressman will address his proposed bill centered on reforming the H-1B and L-1 visas for high-skilled workers. 

Congressman Ro Khanna represents California’s Seventeenth Congressional District, and is serving in his first term. Rep. Khanna sits on the House Budget and Armed Services committees and is a vice chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Prior to serving in Congress, Rep. Khanna taught economics at Stanford University, law at Santa Clara University, and American Jurisprudence at San Francisco State University. He wrote the book Entrepreneurial Nation: Why Manufacturing is Still Key to America’s Future and worked as a lawyer specializing in intellectual property law. Rep. Khanna served in President Barack Obama’s administration as deputy assistant secretary at the US Department of Commerce. Rep. Khanna graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in economics from the University of Chicago and received a law degree from Yale University.

Dr. Bharath Gopalaswamy is the director of the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center. Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, Gopalaswamy managed the Program in Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he oversaw developing projects on South Asian security issues. He has held research appointments with the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute and with Cornell University’s Judith Reppy Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies. Dr. Gopalaswamy holds a PhD in mechanical engineering with a specialization in numerical acoustics from Trinity College, Dublin. In addition to his studies abroad, he has previously worked at the Indian Space Research Organization’s High Altitude Test Facilities and the EADS Astrium GmbH division in Germany.