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India Conference at Harvard
February 15-16, 2020

About Conference

The India Conference is one of the largest student-run conferences focusing on India in the USA. It is hosted at the Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School by the graduate students of Harvard University. In 2020 we will be celebrating our 17th anniversary. The conference will bring together business leaders, entertainment professionals, government officials, philanthropists, and many other leaders to engage in a conversation about India's path to global leadership. Our 2019 conference had 1000+ attendees and was a resounding success.

2
Days

100

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Speakers

1000

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Attendees

Agenda

07:15 AM - 08:15 AM

Registration and Breakfast


09:10 AM - 10:05 AM

Intent to Impact: State Capacity and Public Service Delivery in India


09:10 AM - 10:05 AM

Advancing the primary healthcare agenda


09:10 AM - 10:05 AM

Who is Indian? Implications of the National Register of Citizens and The Citizenship Amendment Act


09:10 AM - 10:05 AM

Women of India : Leaders, Enablers, and, Influencers


10:10 AM - 11:05 AM

Ease of Doing Digital Business in India


10:10 AM - 11:05 AM

Caste and Media


10:10 AM - 11:05 AM

Diaspora Activism


10:20 AM - 11:15 AM

Beyond Dynasts and Despots: Improving the Quality of Elected Representatives


11:20 AM - 11:55 AM

A conversation with Varun Gandhi


12:50 PM - 01:35 PM

Caste and Politics


01:40 PM - 02:25 PM

India’s Economic Transitions: Leaving No One Behind


02:15 PM - 03:10 PM

Policy convergence in first 2000 days for children


02:15 PM - 03:10 PM

Watching the Watchmen - Citizen and Media oversight in a democracy


02:30 PM - 03:25 PM

Making Sense of India’s Political Realignments: What does young India want?


02:30 PM - 03:25 PM

India's Tier 2 and 3 Cities : The next growth frontier ?


03:30 PM - 04:25 AM

Experiences and outlook of Muslim communities in contemporary India


03:30 PM - 04:25 PM

Vision 2030: Technology in Education


03:30 PM - 04:25 PM

Environmental Justice in India


04:35 PM - 05:20 PM

Arvind Subramanian in Conversation with Shaurya Doval


05:30 PM - 06:10 PM

Keynote: Fireside Chat with Vir Das


08:30 AM - 09:15 AM

Registration


09:15 AM - 10:05 AM

India's Macroeconomic Story


10:15 AM - 11:05 AM

Healthcare


10:15 AM - 11:05 AM

Creating value for Indian Farmers


10:15 AM - 11:05 AM

India's Rise in the Retail World


11:15 AM - 12:05 PM

Investing in India


11:15 AM - 12:05 PM

Fighting Climate Change


12:05 PM - 01:00 PM

Lunch


01:00 PM - 01:50 PM

Media & Journalism


02:00 PM - 02:50 PM

Smart Cities


02:00 PM - 02:50 PM

The Indian Consumer


02:00 PM - 02:50 PM

India-US Bilateral Investments


03:00 PM - 03:50 PM

Fireside Chat with Ritesh


03:00 PM - 03:50 PM

Technology & Education


03:00 PM - 03:50 PM

Diversity and Inclusion


03:50 PM - 04:10 PM

Mini Break


04:15 PM - 05:00 PM

Indian Unicorns


05:10 PM - 05:50 PM

Keynote


Current Speakers

Arvind Subramanian

Visiting lecturer at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and former Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India.

Gary Kirsten

International Cricket Coach, Leadership Consultant, Philanthropist and Entrepreneur.

Kabir Khan

Indian film director, screenwriter and cinematographer

Ruma Devi

President, Gramin Vikas Evam Chetna Sansthan, Barmer (Raj.)
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Logistics

Day - 1

LOCATION
Harvard Kennedy School
79 John F. Kennedy St,
Cambridge, MA

Day - 2

LOCATION
Harvard Business School
117 Western Ave
Boston, MA

CHECK IN
Check in for the conference will occur in the Williams Room at Spangler Center.

Hotel Recommendation

DOUBLETREE SUITES BY HILTON HOTEL BOSTON
Cambridge, 400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA, 02134
Tel: (617) 783-0090

THE CHARLES HOTEL
1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Tel: (617) 864-1200

HARVARD SQUARE HOTEL
110 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Tel: (617) 864-5200

SHERATON COMMANDER HOTEL
16 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Tel: (617) 547-4800

COURTYARD BOSTON CAMBRIDGE
777 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139
Tel: (617) 492-7777

Getting to Us

BY CAR
WHAT DO I PUT IN MY GPS?
117 Western Ave
Boston, MA

FROM LOGAN AIRPORT:
Follow signs for I-90 West (Massachusetts Turnpike/Ted Williams Tunnel). Take I-90 West to exit #20 for Brighton/Cambridge. See below.

BY RAPID TRANSIT
Coming by MBTA, take the Red Line to Harvard Square. John F. Kennedy Street runs through the center of Harvard Square. Walk south on John F. Kennedy Street, crossing over the Charles River on the Anderson Bridge. The Harvard Business School is on the left, after the bridge. Take the first entrance leading into the campus.

The #66 bus runs down JFK Street and North Harvard Street between Harvard Square and Western Avenue.

Past Speakers

Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee

Politics

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Shashi Tharoor

Politician

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Sachin Pilot

Politics

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SS Rajamouli

Film

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Karan Johar

Film Director

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Asaduddin Owaisi

Politician

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