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.

Past India Lectures

May 2, 2022

Sam Pitroda 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 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 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