India@70: Economic Development and Poverty Eradication
11:00 a.m.-11:05 a.m.
Hadi Salehi Esfahani, Director of Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.
Keynote Speech: Basic Issues of Indian Economic Development: A Political-Economy Approach
11:05 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Professor Pranab Bardhan, Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley.
12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
Panel 1: Anti-Poverty Organizations and Programs in India
1:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Mr Rikin Gandhi, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Digital Green.
Professor Madhu Viswanathan, Professor/Diane and Steven N. Miller Centennial Chair in Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
2:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
Panel 2: Water Management and Environmental Sustainability
2:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Professor Prasanta Kalita, Professor of Agricultural & Biological Engineering, and the Associate Dean for Academic Programs in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Professor Trevor Birkenholtz, Associate Professor of Geography and Geographic Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.