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University of Wisconsin – Madison

University of Wisconsin - Annual South Asian Conference

Friday, October 12, 2007

Lunch and Roundtable
Wisconsin Ballroom
12:15 – 2:00 pm

 

“Economic Globalization and the Digital Divide in India”

(This event is co-sponsored by the Center for International Business Education and Research, UW-Madison, the Division of International Studies, UW-Madison, TATA-North America, and the World Affairs and the Global Economy, UW-Madison)

Arvind Subramanian

Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

Senior Research Professor, Johns Hopkins University

 

Nirvikar Singh

Professor of Economics

University of California, Santa Cruz

J.P Singh

Associate Professor, Communication, Culture and Technology Program,

Georgetown University

 

David Good

Moderator

Chief Representative TATA North America

 

 

 

 

Purchase your lunch tickets now!
Cash Bar and Reception
Wisconsin Ballroom
6 – 7 pm
All Conference Dinner
Madison Ballroom
7:15 – 8:15 pm
Purchase your dinner tickets now!

 

 

Keynote Address
Madison Ballroom
8:30-9:45 pm

 

Dr. Pratap Bhanu Mehta

President and Chief Executive, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi

 

“The Constitution of Property in Modern India”

Dr. Mehta holds a B.A.(Philosophy, Politics and Economics) from Oxford University and Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University. He was previously Visiting Professor of Government at Harvard University and Associate Professor of Government and of Social Studies at Harvard. He was also Professor of Philosophy and Law and Governance, JNU. He has published widely in reputed national and international journals in a variety of fields including, political philosophy, intellectual history, constitutional law, international politics, society and politics in India. His most recent book are “The Burdens of Democracy” and “Public Institutions in India: Performance and Design”. He has been a prolific contributor to public debates and his columns have regularly appeared in The New Republic, Foreign Policy, The Hindu, Indian Express, Telegraph, Yale Global, and numerous other papers. He has served as Editorial Consultant to the Indian Express. He is co-editor of The Oxford Companion to Politics in India (forthcoming), and serves on the editorial board of numerous journals.

Dr. Mehta’s current research projects center around four themes. The first is understanding India’s Great Transformation, the profound social, political and economic changes of the last two decades, and the trajectory they are likely to take in the future. This will result in a book. The second project looks at the role of law in Indian society. It will specifically focus on the justiciability of social and economic rights, and whether judicial intervention is a good means of achieving those objectives. This project will result in a series of papers. The third project – a collaborative project-related to the first two is on Globalization and the Indian State, that looks at the legitimacy challenges facing the Indian State in an era of globalization. The fourth project continues Mehta’s long standing interest in philosophical ethics and explores what it means to lead an examined life. In addition Mehta will continue to perform the role of loyal opposition and engage the public and government through columns on topical issues.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Plenary Session
Madison Ballroom
3:45 – 5:15 pm

“U.S.-India Relations”

(This event is co-sponsored by

the Center for International Business Education and Research, UW-Madison,

the Division of International Studies, UW-Madison, TATA-North America,

and the World Affairs and the Global Economy, UW-Madison)

 

Dr. Anupam Srivastava

Director, Asia Program, Center for International Trade and Security

Adjunct Faculty, School of Public & International Affairs

University of Georgia

 

Dr. Francine Frankel

Professor, Political Science, University of Pennsylvania

Founding Director, Center for the Advanced Study of India,

University of Pennsylvania

 

Pramit Pal Chaudhuri

Foreign Editor, The Hindustan Times, Delhi

Bernard Schwartz Fellow, Asia Society, New York

 

Ron Somers

President, US-India Business Council, Washington, D.C.

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