India Conference at Harvard

Location: Hybrid

Organized entirely by students at Harvard University, the 20th edition of the annual India Conference at Harvard is taking place on the weekend of February 11-12, 2023, at the Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School. The conference will be in-person with some panels in a hybrid/ virtual format.

As India completes 75 years of independence and looks forward to the next 25 years, the theme for the conference is “Vision 2047: India at 100 Years of Independence.” There will be panels covering topics on policy, business, and culture, including one supported by the Joint Center for Housing Studies about urban planning for smaller, emerging cities in India featuring Kunal Kumar, Joint Secretary and Mission Director of the national government’s Smart Cities Mission, Jason Jackson, an Assistant Professor of Political Economy in MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Subhash Patil, a Partner in the Technology Consulting practice at PwC India, and others.

The conference is supported by the title sponsor WNS, and by contributions from Zydus and The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute at Harvard University.

The conference offers a platform for policymakers, business leaders, cultural icons, activists, and academic experts to meaningfully discuss how India can fulfill her global potential. The conference has a history of hosting a diverse set of leaders such as Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, Vasundhara Raje Scindia, Amartya Sen, Sugata Bose, Zoya Akhtar, Rakesh Mohan, SY Quraishi, Vinod Rai, Azim Premji, Shashi Tharoor, P. Chidambaram, Mahua Moitra, Abhijit Banerjee, Rajat Sharma, R Madhavan, Aruna Roy, among many others.

For updates on speaker and panel announcements, and locations, visit the conference website and follow on InstagramFacebook, and LinkedIn.

Registration required.
NOTE: No refunds will be provided for sold tickets.

Co-Sponsor(s): Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies

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