Power Panel on India: Economic Reforms and International Engagement

Tue, 2018-04-10
The Deepak and Neera Raj Center on Indian Economic Policies
and The Jerome A. Chazen Institute for Global Business
at Columbia University Invite you to

 
Power Panel on
India: Economic Reforms and International Engagement


PANELISTS:


Charles Kaye
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Warburg-Pincus



Arvind Panagariya
Director
Deepak and Neera Raj Center on Indian Economic Policies


Ashley J. Tellis
Tata Chair for Strategic Affairs
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

PRESIDING:


Jagdish Bhagwati
University Professor
Columbia University


Wednesday — April 25, 2018
 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  (Public Reception at 6:00 p.m., Lecture at 6:30 p.m.)
Pulitzer Hall, 3rd Floor Lecture Hall (2950 Broadway NY NY 10027 | Map)

RSVP REQUIRED


About the Speakers:

Jagdish Bhagwati is University Professor (Economics, Law, and International Affairs) at Columbia University. He was Senior Fellow for International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). He has been economic policy adviser to Arthur Dunkel, director-general of GATT (1991-93), special adviser to the UN on globalization, and external adviser to the WTO. He has served on the expert group appointed by the director-general of the WTO on the future of the WTO and on the advisory committee to Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the NEPAD process in Africa, and was also a member of the Eminent Persons Group under the chairmanship of President Fernando Henrique Cardoso of Brazil on the future of UNCTAD. Recently, he has been co-chair with President Halonen of Finland of the Eminent Persons Group on Developing Countries in the World Economy

Professor Bhagwati is described as the most creative international trade theorist of his generation and is a leader in the fight for freer trade. His most recent book Why Growth Matters (PublicAffairs, 2013) has received notice in leading magazines and newspapers like The Economist, the Financial Times, Forbes, and Wall Street Journal. His earlier book, Termites in the Trading System (Oxford University Press, 2008) discusses the deleterious effects of preferential trading agreements and anticipated the problems that have afflicted recent initiatives on trans-Pacific and trans-Atlantic preferential trade agreements. His previous book In Defense of Globalization (Oxford University Press, 2004) attracted worldwide acclaim.

Charles R. Kaye, Co-Chief Executive Officer, has been with Warburg Pincus since 1986 and has been jointly responsible for the management of the firm since 2000. Mr. Kaye lived in Hong Kong from 1994 to 1999, where he was instrumental in the launch and development of Warburg Pincus’ Asia operations.
 
Mr. Kaye is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and co-chairman of the Partnership Fund for New York City and the International Advisory Board of the Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI). He currently serves on the Board of the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum and is a member of the Board of Trustees of New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Arvind Panagariya is Professor of Economics and the Jagdish Bhagwati Professor of Indian Political Economy at Columbia University. From January 2015 to August 2017, he served as the first Vice Chairman of the NITI Aayog, Government of India in the rank of a Cabinet Minister.  During these years, he also served as India’s G20 Sherpa and led the Indian teams that negotiated the G20 Communiqués during presidencies of Turkey (2015), China (2016) and Germany (2017).

Professor Panagariya is a former Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank and was on the faculty of the Department of Economics at the University of Maryland at College Park from 1978 to 2003. During these years, he also worked with the World Bank, IMF and UNCTAD in various capacities. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics from Princeton University.  Professor Panagariya has authored more than fifteen books. His book India: The Emerging Giant (2008, OUP, New York) was listed as a top pick of 2008 by The Economist and described as the “definitive book on the Indian economy” by Fareed Zakaria of the CNN. The Economist has described his book, Why Growth Matters, (with Jagdish Bhagwati) as “a manifesto for policymakers and analysts.”

Ashley J. Tellis holds the Tata Chair for Strategic Affairs and is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, specializing in international security and U.S. foreign and defense policy with a special focus on Asia and the Indian subcontinent. While on assignment to the U.S. Department of State as senior adviser to the under secretary of state for political affairs, he was intimately involved in negotiating the civil nuclear agreement with India.

Previously, he was commissioned into the Foreign Service and served as senior adviser to the ambassador at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi. He also served on the U.S. National Security Council staff as special assistant to President George W. Bush and senior director for strategic planning and Southwest Asia. Prior to his government service, Tellis was senior policy analyst at the RAND Corporation and professor of policy analysis at the RAND Graduate School.
 

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