India-U.S. Partnership for Innovation Summit
To mark the 75th anniversary of India's independence, the Center for Emerging Markets at Northeastern University, in collaboration with the Consul General of India in New York, is organized a day-long summit on India-U.S. Partnership for Innovation on October 14th at the 17th Floor conference room in East Village. The Summit was inaugurated by India's ambassador to the U.S., Hon. Taranjit S. Sandhya. Speakers included ministers, senior policymakers, and CEOs/Founders of Indian and US companies. They explored innovation in India in sectors ranging from water, renewable energy, and communications, to electronics, digital businesses, healthcare, and space exploration. This event was part of the Vivek and Vandana Sharma India Initiative at the Center for Emerging Markets. Learn more.
India Lecture Series
Launched in 2017, the Center for Emerging Markets‘ India Lecture Series is free and open to the public. It is now endowed and known as the Vivek and Vandana Sharma India Lecture.
Vivek and Vandana Sharma India Lecture: Honeywell's Global Strategy and High-Growth Emerging Markets
Vimal Kapur, President and newly appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Honeywell, shared his thoughts on Honeywell's Global Strategy and High-Growth Emerging Markets.
Vivek and Vandana Sharma India Lecture: Redesign the World
Sam Pitroda, influential policymaker, inventor, and entrepreneur, reflected on his professional journey, culminating in his most recent book, “Redesign the World: A Global Call to Action”
Vivek and Vandana Sharma India Lecture: What Lessons Can we Learn from COVID-19 to Prepare for the Next Pandemic?
India Lecture Series, now endowed by Vivek and Vandana Sharma, held its first event of 2021 with a talk by Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist of the World Health Organization.
India Lecture: The State of the Indian Economy and the Inward Turn
Dr. Subramanian, former Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India, took stock of where the Indian economy stands post-Covid and assessed whether the recent inward turn can help realize India's long-term potential
India Lecture Series: Indra Nooyi (ex-CEO, PepsiCo)
The Center for Emerging Markets' India Lecture Series welcomed Indra Nooyi, member of Amazon's Board of Directors and former CEO of PepsiCo, for a discussion about her management philosophy and insights on the future of the corporation.
India Series: Quest for Restoring Financial Stability in India | Viral Acharya, NYU
Viral V. Acharya, New York University C.V.Starr Professor of Economics, former Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India discussed his recent book.
India Lecture: Democracy in India – Achievements and Deficits
Ashutosh Varshney, Sol Goldman Professor of International Studies at Brown University, spoke about the achievements and deficits of Indian democracy
India Lecture: How Markets and the State Have Left the Community Behind
Raghuram Rajan, former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, reflected on the big challenges facing India and the global economy, based on his two recent books
India Lecture: India-China Relations – Can the Dragon and the Elephant Rise Peacefully?
Dr. Arjun Subramaniam, the Air Vice Marshal, offered a strategic and historical perspective of India-China Relations through the lens of his book
India Lecture: Why Gandhi Matters, and Five Fault Lines in Contemporary India
Ramachandra Guha, a renowned author and historian, discussed Gandhi's impact on India and the world and the five fault lines he sees in contemporary India
India Lecture: The Outlook for the Indian Economy
Arvind Panagariya, former Senior Advisor to the Indian Prime Minister, presented “The Outlook for the Indian Economy”
India Lecture: The Other One Percent – Indians in America
Devesh Kapur, the Madan Lal Sobti Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, examined the role of Indians in America
Distinguished Speaker Series
Outlook for Higher Education in India
M. Sri Bharat, President of GITAM University, shared his thoughts on where higher education is headed in India and how GITAM is transforming itself with the goal of becoming one of the top global universities.
Nardone Family Seminar Series
Made possible by a gift from David R. Nardone, this seminar series brings scholars and practitioners to Northeastern University to share insights on emerging markets.
The Adani Controversy: Causes and Consequences
Ashish Chugh, a leading portfolio investor intimately familiar with publicly-listed Indian companies, and Ganesh Krishnamoorthy, a Northeastern University professor specializing in accounting, auditing, and corporate governance, discussed the merits of Hindenburg's claims against Adani Group's business practices, and what it means for corporate governance, the stock market, India's infrastructure growth, and the India brand.
Coping with Global Institutional Change – A Tale of India's Textile and Pharmaceutical Industries
Preet S. Aulakh, Professor of Strategy and the Pierre Lassonde Chair in International Business at the Schulich School of Business, York University, discussed his recent book “Coping with Global Institutional Change – A Tale of India's Textile and Pharmaceutical Industries.”
How an Accounting Professor runs an India Innovation Institute
Partha Mohanram, John H. Watson Chair in Value Investing and Director of the India Innovation Institute at the University of Toronto, discussed his India Innovation Journey and shared some thoughts on the role of academics centres in fostering development, peace and prosperity in South Asia.
Reversing brain drain: Evidence from India, Israel and Morocco
That of diaspora-within-diaspora; specifically, Indians, Moroccans, and Israelis of Jewish backgrounds who have wound up in the U.S., Israel, Canada and France and whose relationship with the “homeland” is all the more complicated. Session by William F.S. Miles, Professor of Political Science, Northeastern University.
Improving Socio-Economic Outcomes in India
Nishith Prakash, is a Professor of Public Policy and Economics at Northeastern University and Faculty Fellow of the Center for Emerging Markets. His research is contributing valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities for improving public service delivery and human capital development in emerging markets.
Some of his current research projects examine the link between evidence-based research and policy implementation through the lens of policing in India, and human capacity building through alternate pedagogies including theatre of the oppressed techniques.