India Ideas Conference: Empowering India

The India Initiative launched the annual India Ideas Conference April 2017 to convene scholars, practitioners, diplomats, and public- and private-sector thought leaders for high-level dialogues addressing India’s ongoing innovation and challenges. On April 21, 2018, the initiative will host the second annual India Ideas Conference. This year, the theme is “Empowering India.”

India’s economic potential, democratic culture, and strategic importance make it a key player across a range of global challenges. The 2018 India Ideas Conference will focus on the aspects of India’s development that have contributed to its burgeoning power and catalyzed its rise. Keynote speeches, panel discussions, and breakout sessions will focus on the drivers of India’s growth: the role of women in business, India’s demographic dividend, nuclear power, investor-friendly business climate, and technological innovation across sectors. The 2018 conference will be a collaborative, solutions-oriented platform convening thought leaders from the United States and India to explore India’s complexities, challenges, and opportunities in the twenty-first century.

A full list of speakers will be announced during the spring 2018 semester.

All accommodations requests should be made to Emily Paragamian at A good-faith effort will be made to fulfill all requests before April 21.

Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 10:00am to 5:00pm

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

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Special Events, Student Events, Cultural, Political


Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, Public


Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Global Engagement


Open to the public and the press?


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Emily Paragamian

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