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Feb. 7,  2011

Emerging India Summit at Emory to Address Indo-U.S. Cooperation

News Article ImageMeera Shankar

Indian Ambassador to the United States Meera Shankar will be among an array of business leaders, foreign policy, government and medical experts to address future ties between India and the United States at the second annual Emerging India Summit Feb. 24-25 at Emory University.

Shankar will deliver the keynote address on “Why India Matters" at the summit, which is organized by a team of Emory faculty and students from across the university to help showcase the paradigm shift in the world from developed to emerging economies.

India’s regional and global challenges will be addressed by panelists Stephen Cohen, senior fellow, foreign policy, 21st Century Defense Initiative, Brookings Institution; Teresita Schaffer, former U.S. ambassador to Sri Lanka; and Howard Schaffer, former U.S. ambassador to Bangladesh.

A panel on India’s promise of innovation will feature Suhas Apte, vice president for sustainability and previous vice president for developing and emerging markets at Kimberly-Clark, and Suraj Prakash, vice president for global delivery, Wipro.

Technology entrepreneur, academic and researcher Vivek Wadhwa will give a luncheon address Feb. 24. Wadhwa, senior research associate with the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School, is the recently named Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Emory’s Halle Institute for Global Learning.

The future of Indo-U.S cooperation will be the topic of a luncheon talk Feb. 25 delivered by Geoffrey Pyatt, principal deputy assistant secretary for South and Central Asia, U.S. Department of State and moderated by Ambassador Howard Schaffer.

Other summit topics will include market strategies, health care cooperation, India’s military strategy and sales opportunities, and mutual business opportunities.

The full program provides more information, or call 404.727.4060. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

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