Shaping India’s Growth Agenda: Implications for the World

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  • 18:30 pm - 18:00 pm
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Shaping India’s Growth Agenda: Implications for the World

The Takshashila Institution and the Hudson Institute (Washington DC) are organising a two-day conference on Shaping India’s Growth Agenda: Implications for the World in Bangalore on August 1-2, 2014.

With the coming to power of a new government in India led by a party that projected development and growth as part of its election manifesto, both Hudson and Takshashila believe that the time is right for a discussion on how India's new approach to governance, growth and development will affect the country and the world.

The conference in Bangalore will focus on four themes that are potential drivers of economic growth in India: LabourHealthInnovation and Trade & Investment.

Takshashila-Hudson Conference

The conference starts on August 1st, Friday evening. This is followed by a day-long set of panel discussions on the four selected economic themes on August 2nd, Saturday.

The conference will feature intellectuals from India, the United States and Singapore, including Husain Haqqani (Director at the Hudson Institute), Prof Mukul Asher (Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy), Prof Vijay Chandru (IISc) and Mr Manish Sabharwal (Chairman, TeamLease). The invited guests will include policymakers, senior corporate executives, scholars, civil society representatives, media and foreign diplomats.

Express your interest in being a part of this conference here.

Schedule of the conference

Friday, August 1, 2014
Evening 6.30pm
Keynote Address by Guest of Honour
Husain Haqqani, Hudson Institute
Kenneth Weinstein, CEO, Hudson Institute
Mukul Asher, Takshashila Institution and Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore. 

The keynote address and discussion will be followed by dinner.

Saturday, August 2, 2014
9.30am - 6.00pm
Panel Discussion: LABOUR
Getting the Jobs Engine Going
Chair: Kenneth Weinstein, Hudson Institute
Mukul Asher, Takshashila Institution
Manish Sabharwal, TeamLease
Marvin Kosters, American Enterprise Institute

Panel Discussion: HEALTH
The Health challenge: Prevention, Affordability and Scale
Chair: Vijay Chandru, Strand Life Sciences
Ian Spatz, Rock Creek Policy Group
Pavan Srinath, Takshashila Institution
R Balasubramaniam, SVYM and GRAAM
RD Thulasiraj, Aravind Eye Care


Panel Discussion: INNOVATION
From Precept to Practice
Chair: Sharad Sharma, iSPIRT
Saurabh Chandra, Takshashila Institution
Mark Schultz, Southern Illinois University
Vineet Rai, Aavishkaar & Intellecap
Aroon Raman, Raman Fibrescience

Panel Discussion: TRADE & INVESTMENT
Changing Patterns of Trade and Investment
Chair: TV Somanathan, World Bank
Anantha Nageswaran, Takshashila Institution
Narayan Ramachandran, Takshashila Institution
Michael Owen Moore, Elliot School, George Washington University

A conversation between Husain Haqqani and Nitin Pai

About the Takshashila Institution
The Takshashila Institution is an independent, non- partisan think tank on India’s strategic affairs and public policy, registered in Chennai and with offices in Bangalore.

About Hudson Institute
The Hudson Institute is an independent research organisation promoting new ideas for the advancement of global security, prosperity and freedom.