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The annual India Conference at Harvard was held on March 7th and 8th at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Harvard Business School. The conference hosted over 100 speakers and more than 600 guests. The theme of the conference, India’s Path to Global Leadership, included panels that covered a range of topics from healthcare to education to investing and finance.

Saturday, March 7th kicked off with a keynote address on the role of New Politics in the Age of New Media with ex-chief minister of Maharashtra, Prithvi Raj Chavan and Ram Madhav, National General Secretary of the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP). Other keynotes on Saturday included Kiran Bedi, Rahul Bose, and Renana Jhabvala of SEWA Bharat.

Sunday, March 8th, started with an engaging keynote address by Sajjan Jindal, Chairman and Managing Director of JSW Group, moderated by Tarun Khanna, the Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at the Harvard Business School and Director of the Harvard South Asia Institute. The day was filled with a number of exciting panels and closed with a keynote by R. Gopalakrishnan of Tata Sons. (Photos on homepage and SAI newsletter by Shripad Kanaskar.)

SAI Student Coordinator Divya Sooryakumar, Ed. M Candidates, International Education Policy, Harvard Graduate School of Education, took over SAI’s Instagram account for the weekend. See highlights below: