Conference on India's path to global leadership at Harvard

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A two-day global leadership conference to discuss India-'s aspirations and challenges and the way forward will be organised at the prestigious Harvard...

Houston: A two-day global leadership conference to discuss India's aspirations and challenges and the way forward will be organised at the prestigious Harvard Business School in March. The theme of this year's conference being organised by the Indian graduate students on March 7-8 would be 'India's path to global leadership'.

Graduate students of Harvard will come together to organise this conference at Harvard Kennedy School and the Harvard Business School respectively. Kiran bedi and many prominent speakers like JSW Steel chairman Sajjan Jindal, Blackstone India chairman Akhil Gupta besides more than 80 other dignitaries across the fields of politics, business, social and the arts. Bedi, a social activist, former police officer and politician will be one of the panelists for the women focused keynote titled - 'Women's Empowerment in Emerging India'.

Now in its 12th year, the conference is regarded as one of the biggest India-focused, student-led conferences held in the US. It brought together more than 100 speakers and 600 students from across the world last year. Taking a leaf out of the recent success of India's national election, the conference is themed 'India's Path to Global Leadership'.

The conference aims to bring together India's thought leaders for a weekend of discussions and brainstorming sessions on India's aspirations, plans and challenges. Some of the topics include, Can India overtake China to become the global manufacturing hub by 2020? India's Urban Urgency - tis 100 smart cities the solution? New politics meets the age of media media, unveiling sensitivities of India-China relationship. The conference will give students a chance to network with the dignitaries and peers during networking lunches, cocktail receptions, panel discussions and one on one Q&A opportunities.

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