India Ideas Conference

On April 22, the Georgetown University India Initiative will host its inaugural India Ideas Conference. The day-long event will feature panel discussions, keynote lectures, and breakout sessions for participants to interact with U.S. and Indian thought leaders in government, business, civil society, and the academy.

This year, the theme of the conference is “Innovation in India.” With a rapidly-growing economy and an increasingly affluent and outward-looking population, India is emerging not only as a global power in this century, but also as a hub for innovation across sectors. Speakers will focus on the successes and challenges of innovation in governance, urban planning, business, diplomacy, and sustainable energy delivery, and will offer a vision for the future. Participants will be able to interact with policymakers and practitioners working on India during this interactive conference, and they can also choose to participate in a research showcase.
We are honored to host an array of distinguished speakers including Arvind Subramanian, Chief Economic Advisor to the Government of India, Senator Mark Warner, co-chair of the Senate India Caucus, Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment of International Peace Ashley Tellis, member of Madhya Pradesh’s fourteenth Vidhan Sabha Jaivardan Singh, U.S. Director of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Ridhika Batra, Asia Director at the Environmental Defense Fund Richie Ahuja, and Director of Cities and Neighborhood Developments at the U.S. Green Business Council Vatsal Bhatt.

Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 11:00am to 5:30pm

Healy Hall, Riggs Library
37th and O St., N.W., Washington

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Academic Events, Special Events




Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Global Engagement


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Emily Paragamian

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