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March 19: Global Governance: Evolving Role for India with Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin, Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations
Monday, March 5, 2018

Ambassador Syed AkbaruddinIndian Permanent Representative to the United NationsMonday, Marcy 19, 2018Lecture | 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.Columbia University, International Affairs Building, Room 1501 (15th Floor) Morningside Heights Campus, 420 W. 118th Street NY, NY 10027. Enter Building at 118th Street, at Broadway.About the topic: On one hand the end of cold war brought changes in the engagement and expectation of global community from Global Governance structures and institutions, on the other the world increasingly witnessed issues/...

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February 12 Event: Rivigo CEO and Founder Deepak Garg on the Relay Economy and Technology in India
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

WHEN: Monday, February 12, 2018. 6:15- 7:30 PM  WHERE: 420 West 118th Street, School of International and Public Affairs Room, Lindsay Rogers Reading Room, Room 707 (Seventh Floor)  WHO:  Deepak Garg is a thought leader in the field of new age logistics. Deepak founded RIVIGO in 2014 with a globally unique idea of relay driving to make logistics human, faster and safer using technology and data. As a leader and innovator, Deepak is known for complex data-driven problem solving and issue resolution through technology. Deepak’s...

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VIDEOS: Notable Speakers and Economists Discuss Indian Economy at Raj Center Conference
Friday, November 3, 2017

The Deepak and Neera Raj Center for Indian Economic Policies hosted the "Conference on the Indian Economy: A Festschrift in Honor of Arvind Panagariya" on October 28, 2017 at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). The conference attracted many notable speakers and economists, including Mr. Jay Panda, Member of Parliament, India and Amitabh Kant, CEO of NITI Aayog. The all-day conference attracted more than 150 attendees and explored topics related to the growth of the Indian economy and its future.  Download a Booklet...

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Raj Center Hosts Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Deepak and Neera Raj Center for Indian Economic Policy and the School for International and Public Affairs welcomed Government of India Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. The talk, given before an overflow crowd, was entitled “India’s FDI Reforms: Achievements and Challenges.” The lecture and question and answer section garnered significant coverage, includes the following articles: Financial Express — Arun Jaitley at Columbia University: World can look forward to a bigger, cleaner Indian economy in coming years First Post — Jaitley stoutly...

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Panagariya in Times of India: Floor hasn’t fallen through
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

As published in the September 25, 2017 version of the Times of India Floor hasn’t fallen through: Don’t go by ‘feel’, economic data call for measured rather than precipitate action  Reviewing the fascinating book Progress by Swedish economic historian Johan Norberg, the Economist recently wrote, “People are predisposed to think that things are worse than they are, and they overestimate the likelihood of calamity. This is because they rely not on data, but on how easy it is to recall an example. And bad things are more memorable.” ...

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