Content from the Brookings Institution India Center is now archived. After seven years of an impactful partnership, as of September 11, 2020, Brookings India is now the Centre for Social and Economic Progress, an independent public policy institution based in India.
India is the world’s largest democracy and a rising power with one of the fastest growing economies. It is also a dynamic and complex country facing a number of opportunities and challenges that are a matter of great interest across the world. With this in mind, we recently launched Brookings India—a center for public policy research based in New Delhi, which I am honored to serve as its chairman. At our first event in New Delhi, I was grateful to host and engage New York Times op-ed columnist and author Thomas L. Friedman in a wide-ranging conversation on topics such as U.S. domestic and foreign policy, education, democracy in the Middle East and energy and climate change.