In 2008, Aspen Institute India launched Ideas India-a ‘conversations' forum, reaching across sectors to bring all stakeholders to the table in addressing issues of crucial importance to India's development. Where Ideas India 2008 laid out the broad issues, in 2009 we will go a step forward. We now intend to increase the spectrum of issues under discussion while focusing on key issues, problems and solutions.
The idea is not to lecture, but to create a springboard for action, to exchange ideas and encourage introspection.
Confirmed speakers at Ideas India 2009 include:
Anu Aga, Director, Thermax Ltd.
AkeelBilgrami, Johnsonian Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University
Sumantra Bose, Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics
Sugata Bose, Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs, Harvard University
Nick Burns, Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics, Harvard University
Gurcharan Das, Author
Brooks Entwistle, Managing Director and CEO, Goldman Sachs India
OmkarGoswami, Founder & Chairman, Corporate and Economic Research Group Advisory Pvt. Ltd.
ArunMaira, Member, Planning Commission
Suresh Prabhu, Former Minister for Energy