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India Summit scheduled Feb. 17-18 at Emory

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UPDATE Feb. 17:Indian Ambassador to the United States Subrahmanyam Jaishankar has had to withdraw from this event. Below is the updated story.

Renowned epidemiologist William Foege, celebrated author Salman Rushdie, and Consul General Ajit Kumar are among the speakers at the fifth annual India Summit Feb. 17-18 at Emory University. The event features panels on disease eradication, converging consumer economies, contemporary literature and post-election alignment, among others.

The India Summit, hosted by Emory's Claus M. Halle Institute for Global Learning, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17 and from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18 at Goizueta Business School, 1300 Clifton Rd NE.

The speaker lineup ranges from global health leaders and literary scholars to business innovators and government officials, including:

  • Navi Radjou, author of "Jugaad Innovation: Think Frugal, Be Flexible, Generate Breakthrough Growth";
  • Rafi Ahmed, immunologist and Georgia Research Alliance Scholar in Vaccine Research;
  • K.M. Venkat Narayan, director of the Emory Global Diabetes Research Center and professor of global health; and
  • Bhaskar Chakravorti, senior associate dean of international business and finance, and executive director of the Center for Emerging Market Enterprises and International Business Center at Tufts University.

Visit for a full list of speakers and panels.

Tickets are $15 for a one-day pass or $25 for a two-day pass. Admission is free for Emory students and employees. All attendees should register for tickets online.

Event parking
Parking is available in the Fishburne Deck, 1672 North Decatur Rd.

About the Summit
Launched in 2010, the India Summit—formerly the “Emerging India Summit”—is organized by a committee of distinguished faculty and student representatives across the university. Past summits have showcased the paradigm shift in the world from developed to emerging economies.

About the Halle Institute
Established in 1997 with a gift from Claus M. Halle, the Halle Institute for Global Learning is Emory’s premier venue for visits by heads of state, distinguished policymakers and influential public intellectuals from around the world. The Halle Institute’s programs strengthen faculty distinction, prepare engaged scholars and foster greater involvement from local, national and international communities.

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