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The Nand and Jeet Khemka Distinguished Lecture Series

The Nand and Jeet Khemka Distinguished Lecture Series

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The Nand & Jeet Khemka Distinguished Lecture Series is an endowed public program of the Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI). Launched in the 2007-2008 academic year and made possible through the generous support of the Nand & Jeet Khemka Foundation, the series brings renowned India specialists to the Penn community.  The inaugural year was marked by India’s 60th anniversary of independence. At a time when India is rapidly growing in stature, CASI strongly believes that the Khemka Distinguished Lecture Series will further the dialogue on India at the University and beyond. The program serves as a critical forum for analyzing and understanding the complex economic, political, social, and cultural changes that the world’s largest democracy is experiencing, as well as the challenges that lie ahead.

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Past Khemka Speakers

3/3/2020 Somini Sengupta Climate Change in India: Supersizing Risks for India’s Poor
3/19/2019 Dr. Ashok Gulati Who Will Feed India? Political Economy of Agriculture Policies and its Implications
4/11/2017 Dr. K. Srinath Reddy Will India's New Health Policy Improve Effectiveness and Equity?
10/20/2016 Sanjoy Chakravorty & Devesh Kapur The Other One Percent: Indians in America
4/20/2016 Rukmini Banerji Every Child in School and Learning Well: The Challenges of Elementary Education in India
10/15/2015 Arvind Subramanian India's Economic Development: The Weight of the Past and the Promise of the Future
9/29/2015 Aromar Revi Can Indian Urbanization Alter Its Development Trajectory?
4/16/2015 Montek Singh Ahluwalia India’s Growth Prospects and Policy Challenges
10/9/2014 Dr. Francis Fukuyama The Origins of Indian Political Institutions: The Long View
10/2/2014 Dr. Janmejaya Sinha Two Mega Trends and Their Impact on the Indian Firm
10/10/2013 Dr. K. Srinath Reddy Can India Deliver on Universal Health Coverage?
4/18/2013 Sabyasachi Bhattacharya & Priyamvada Natarajan Can India Emerge as a Global Science Power?
4/19/2012 Uday Singh Mehta & Karuna Mantena Rethinking Gandhi in Contemporary India
11/10/2011 T. N. Ninan Indian Media's Dickensian Age
2/24/2011 Dr. S. Y. Quraishi Conducting Elections in the World's Largest Plural Society
11/11/2010 Steve Coll The Perils of Peace: Re-Imagining Risk and Reward in South Asia
10/27/2010 Pratap Bhanu Mehta The Politics of Social Justice in India
3/25/2010 The Honorable Jaswant Singh Jinnah: India-Partition-Independence
1/21/2010 Charles R. Kaye China and India: An Investor's Perspective
11/12/2009 Dr. Yaga Venugopal Reddy Regulating the Financial Sector: Indian Experience
4/30/2009 Prof. Sunil Khilnani Arguing Democracy: Intellectuals and Politics in Modern India
12/3/2008 Dr. Narendra Jadhav Empowerment of Dalits and Adivasis Role of Education in the Emerging Economy
11/13/2008 Ambassador R. Nicholas Burns The Future of the U.S.-India Relationship
4/18/2008 His Excellency Ronen Sen The Future of India's Foreign Policy
3/4/2008 Justice Ruma Pal Judicial Overreach or Oversight?
11/8/2007 Dr. Raghuram Rajan Reforming the Indian Banking System: Why It Is Important and What Can Be Done
10/3/2007 Professor Partha Chatterjee Democracy and Economic Transformation in India