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Raj Center Sponsors April 2 Conference "India 2020: The Way Forward"
Friday, March 25, 2016

The Raj Center is a co-sponsor of the 12th annual India Business Conference held at Columbia University in The City of New York, organized by the South Asian Business Association at Columbia Business School. The conference — to be held on April 2, 2016 — is the premier India-focused conference in New York City and is a powerful forum inspiring thought-leadership and generating discussions around business, social, political, and creative undercurrents that permeate Indian life. Ideas exchanged during past conferences have permeated...

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Center Officially Inagurated at Columbia's Low Rotunda
Tuesday, October 6, 2015

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...

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Oct. 5: Inauguration of the Deepak and Neera Raj Center on Indian Economic Policies
Sunday, October 4, 2015

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.NEW LOCATION: Rotunda, Low Memorial Library Hosted by Merit E. Janow, dean of SIPA and Jagdish Bhagwati, University Professor at Columbia, the inauguration will feature a keynote address by the Hon'able Arun Jaitley, India's minister for finance, corporate affairs, and information and broadcasting. The event will be an opportunity to recognize Deepak and Neera Raj and other key individuals who have generously supported the Center and to raise awareness of India's current economic development opportunities and challenges...

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Jagdish Bhagwati: India should not toe the US line on the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Raj Center Director Jagdish Bhagwati penned an op-ed on the Trans Pacific partnership in the Hindustan Times. Bhagwati concludes: "Besides, I must stress that India does not have to toe the US line that we sign on to the TPP and other preferential trade agreements (PTAs), lying in every bed we can find (the way Chile has done). We are a much bigger country, with a huge potential domestic market, which should interest other trading nations. We can therefore say: We are open to trade liberalisation in PTAs but we will not sign on to all the...

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Pravin Krishna on a Carnegie Endowment Panel on "India-US Economic Ties"
Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Pravin Krishna joined the panel "US-India Economic Ties: Ready for Take-Off?" at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on September 21, 2015. Click here to read more about the presentaiton, including Krishna's opening discussion with an overview of India's trade policy.

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