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Tufts-Brookings Roundtable | Opportunities for India Beyond 2019: The future of health and geopolitics

Brookings India and Tufts University would like to invite you to a joint roundtable on ‘Opportunities for India Beyond 2019: The Future of Health and Geopolitics’, to be held on January 15, 2019, 2PM onwards.

The roundtable attempts to take forward the conversation on health and geopolitics, two areas where India faces significant challenges, as it works towards its ambition of becoming a global power. The day-long programme brings together academics, researchers and experts from Tufts University and India to discuss how the world’s largest democracy can address challenges in healthcare and human capital and what innovative approaches it can adopt to advance its interests at home and abroad.

Agenda:

2:00: Introduction:

Vikram Mehta, Chairman and Senior Fellow, Brookings India

Anthony Monaco, President, Tufts University

2:30-4:00: Innovative Approaches to Addressing India’s Healthcare Challenges: Dealing with the shifting burden of disease

Moderator:  Deborah Kochevar, Provost ad interim, Tufts University

Panelists:

  • Harris Berman, Dean, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Honorine Ward, Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine
  • K. Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India
  • Shamika Ravi, Director of Research, Brookings India

4:00-4:30: Break (tea and coffee)

4:30-5:15: Human Capital in comparative perspective: India at home and abroad

Keynote: Junaid Kamal Ahmad, Country Director, World Bank

Discussants: Shamika Ravi, Director of Research, Brookings India and

Bhaskar Chakravorti, Dean of Global Business, Fletcher School

5:15-6:45:  India beyond 2019 at home and abroad — a conversation

Bhaskar Chakravorti, Dean of Global Business, Fletcher School

Ambassador Shivshankar Menon, former National Security Advisor and Foreign Secretary

Gaurav Dalmia, Chairman, Dalmia Group Holdings

6:45-7:30: Reception for participants at Brookings

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