Please note that prior to September 2017, the Center on Global Poverty and Development was known as the Stanford Center for International Development (SCID).
On May 28-29, 2015, SCID will host a conference on Indian economic growth entitled “Re-igniting India’s Growth: Perspectives from Business, Engineering Medicine and Economics”. The conference is co-sponsored with Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, the Engineering School, the Medical School, and the Office of the Dean of Research.
The conference is the first to bring together researchers from multiple schools across the University to discuss India’s economic growth. The multi-disciplinary perspective is in keeping with many of the Government of India’s recent policies that attempt to leverage technology to ensure productivity gains in critical sectors, including business, agriculture and the social sectors.
The conference draws on the extensive expertise inside the University on the Indian economy, and combines this with the acumen and experience of leading researchers, policy makers, members of the business community and other professionals, both from India and from the US. It features four panel sessions that will present and debate perspectives from economics, business, engineering and medical sectors, and discuss how best to combine these to ensure sustained high growth in the Indian economy.
Each session features a distinguished panel of speakers, and will be followed by a lengthy floor discussion. Nandan Nilekani, the Indian entrepreneur and politician, will be speaking on Thursday, May 28th. President John Hennessy will address the conference on Friday, May 29th. Also featured on that day are Mr. Montek Ahluwalia, former Deputy Chairman of India’s Planning Commission, and Mr. K. Ram Shriram, Managing Partner, Sherpalo Ventures.