Amb. Arun Singh: "Diplomacy and Statecraft"
3/15/2017 11:55 AM
India Week at Emory
"Diplomacy and Statecraft: My Life as an Indian Foreign Service Officer," a luncheon with Ambassador Arun Singh, former Ambassador of India to the United States
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Ambassador Arun Singh served in India's foreign service for over 35 years with postings in Russia, France, Japan, Ethiopia, and--most recently--the United States. Come learn what a diplomat's life is really like behind the scenes.
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India-Themed Wonderful Wednesday
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Asbury Circle (rain location: DUC terraces)
The Halle Institute and the Indian Cultural Exchange join forces to bring you a taste of India. Come by Asbury Circle to sample some tasty Indian treats.
"Keep the Change: India's Past, Present, and Future," a lecture by Bachi Karkaria, columnist, Times of India
Thursday, March 16, 2017 | 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
White Hall 101
India burst out of socialism's straitjacket with the economic liberalization of 1992. And the new millennium has witnessed incredible change. The making and spending of money is no longer guilt-edged, and Indians are able to fulfil aspirations in ways undreamt of for centuries. The young are predictably the hungriest, but it is women who have seized the moment and made amazing strides in one generation – across class and geographies. But entrenched patriarchy does not give up its power easily, and the fault-lines are as manifest as the progress.
Bachi Karkaria, who has observed, documented and, to a degree, effected social change as a senior journalist with the influential Times of India, encapsulates the excitement and the challenge of India, 2017.
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Launched in 2010, India Week—formerly the India Summit—is the brainchild of a dynamic team of students and faculty from across the university. A forum to discuss current events and scholarly research while highlighting and promoting Emory's history of engagement with India, the week regularly features distinguished business leaders, foreign policy experts, government officials, and scholars from a variety of fields.
Past speakers have included acclaimed author and University Distinguished Professor Salman Rushdie, pioneering epidemiologist William Foege, Ambassador Nirupama Rao, and technology entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa, among many others.
Past events showcased the paradigm shift in the world's economic context from developed to emerging economies, and have facilitated deeper bonds between the university and India with the aim of building a long-lasting relationship of leadership and understanding.
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