Center Officially Inagurated at Columbia's Low Rotunda
Columbia celebrated the launch of the Deepak and Neera Raj Center on Indian Economic Policies, an event that convened elected officials, policymakers, academics, and private-sector leaders at Low Library.
Arun Jaitley, India’s minister for finance, gives keynote remarks. Other speakers include Arun Kumar Singh, Ambassador of India to the United States; University Professor Jagdish Bhagwati, director of the new center; and Dean Merit E. Janow of Columbia SIPA. The center was made possible thanks to generous gifts from Deepak and Neera Raj and other supporters.
Faculty achievement awards were presented to:
Vidya Dehejia, Barbara Stoler Miller Professor of Indian and South Asian Art, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia
Ponisseril Somasundaran, LaVon Duddleson Krumb Professor of Mineral Engineering, Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia
Arvind Panagariya, Jagdish N. Bhagwati Professor Indian Political Economy, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia