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.

March 16, 2023

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.

May 2, 2022

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”

October 7, 2021

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.

February 8, 2021

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

October 20, 2020

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.

October 28, 2020

Viral V. Acharya, New York University C.V.Starr Professor of Economics, former Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India discussed his recent book.

October 1, 2019

Ashutosh Varshney, Sol Goldman Professor of International Studies at Brown University, spoke about the achievements and deficits of Indian democracy

April 1, 2019

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

November 13, 2018

Dr. Arjun Subramaniam, the Air Vice Marshal, offered a strategic and historical perspective of India-China Relations through the lens of his book

October 18, 2018

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

April 4, 2018

Arvind Panagariya, former Senior Advisor to the Indian Prime Minister, presented “The Outlook for the Indian Economy”

April 27, 2017

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

Mr. Sri Bhara, GITAM University, President

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

Ganesh Krishnamoorthy

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.

Preet S. Aulakh

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.”

Professor Partha S Mohanram, John H. Watson Chair in Value Investing

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.

headshot of William Miles

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.

Faculty Feature

N. Prakash

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.