The Office of International Programs is pleased to announce a two-day conference, “India and the US: Common Challenges and Opportunities,” featuring the following events and participants. The conference is organized by the Office of International Programs India Working Group and is co-sponsored by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the Center for International Business and Research (CIBER), and the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Please register (free of charge) by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “conference registration,” or call 301.405.4772. All events will take place in the auditorium and Kibel Gallery of the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at the University of Maryland.*
Dr. Mel Bernstein, Vice-President for Research, University of Maryland
Mr. Syamal. Gupta, Chairman, Tata International
Samia Mahbub Ahmad
Dr. P. Venkat Rangan, Vice Chancellor Amrita University, India; co-founder and former CEO, Yodlee Inc.
Dr. John Becker, US Dept. of State/AID
Hon. Aneesh P. Chopra, Secretary of Technology, Commonwealth of Virginia
Mr. Bapu Deolalikar former Executive Director NIMID-Bombay, India
Dr. Peter L. Heydemann, former Technology attache, US Embassy, India
Dr. Smita Tewari Jassal , American University
Dr. Dipankar Gupta Department of Sociology, Jawaharlal Nehru University; The Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars, on Social Stratification and Change
Dr. Rajeshwari Sunder Rajan, Global Distinguished Professor of English, NYU on The Indian Women's Movement
Mr. Vivek Pandit, Vidhayak Sansad, Thane, India on Challenges to activism in modern India
Dr. Kaushik Basu, Carl Marks Professor of International Studies and Professor of Economics and Director, Program on Comparative Economic Development, Cornell University on The Indian Economy
Dhiru A. Thadani, AIA , Principal, and Director of town planning,Ayers/Saint/Gross Architects and Planners, Washington DC; former Chair, Design Task Force, Congress for the New Urbanism
Roshni Thomas, Chief Architect, Vedanta University, Orissa, India.
This conference is open to the public. For further information, contact Joseph Scholten Associate Director, OIP.
* The School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation is building #145 on the interactive campus map. It is located at the west traffic circle on Campus Drive, near the Adelphi Road entrance to campus. Entrance to the auditorium and Kibel Gallery is on the west side of the building, facing Mowatt Lane. Free parking is available at nearby surface lots 1b, 1c, 1d, JJ2, and U5. Parking at the Mowatt Lane Garage on Fridays costs $2 per hour up to $10 max., until 11:30 p.m. For further information, including directions to campus from MD, VA, and DC, click here.