February 9, 2011

Advance Notice

Emerging India Summit to address Indo-American cooperation

Meera 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.

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

"The 2011 Emerging India Summit brings together prominent leaders in business, government and health care for two full days of informative sessions at Emory. We are delighted to host India's Ambassador to the U.S. Meera Shankar who will meet with President Wagner and Provost Lewis before she delivers a keynote address," says Holli Semetko, director of the Office of International Affairs and Emory's Claus M. Halle Institute for Global Learning.

India's regional and global challenges will be addressed by panelists Stephen Cohen, a senior fellow in foreign policy with the 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 at 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 a Halle Institute Distinguished Visiting Scholar.

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 summit is open to all, and we expect many members of the Atlanta-area community to attend. I want to thank the dynamic team of students, faculty and staff who planned this event, and the schools and unit co-sponsors including Emory College of Arts and Sciences, Goizueta Business School, Rollins School of Public Health, the School of Law and The Halle Institute," says Semetko, who is also vice provost for international affairs.

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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