Events

Events

Since its founding in 2015, the India Initiative has sponsored a series of events on India’s rising aspirations at the global level. Policy experts and leading academics have engaged in dialogue with members of the Georgetown community about India’s expanding role in world politics.

Distinguished Fellows Program

Distinguished Fellows Program

The Distinguished Fellows Program brings two influential public figures from India to Georgetown’s campus for a week of lectures, private roundtables, faculty meetings, and public events.

India Ideas Conference

India Ideas Conference

The annual India Ideas Conference convenes scholars, practitioners, diplomats, and public- and private-sector leaders for high-level dialogues surrounding ongoing innovation and challenges in India today.

FICCI Indo-U.S. Forum of Parliamentarians

FICCI Indo-U.S. Forum of Parliamentarians

The FICCI Indo-U.S. Forum of Parliamentarians brings a delegation of Indian members of parliament to campus for a two-day foreign policy workshop led by Georgetown faculty.

Past Speakers

Past Speakers

Georgetown has hosted a variety of U.S. and Indian thought leaders from government, business, civil society, and the academy for discussions related to the U.S.-India strategic partnership.

Recent Events

India Ideas Conference 2018

On April 21, 2018, the initiative hosted the second annual India Ideas Conference. This year's theme was “Empowering India.”

The Argumentative Indian

On October 19, the India Initiative, in partnership with the Association for India's Development, hosted a screening of The Argumentative Indian, a documentary about Nobel laureate and world-renowned economist Amartya Sen, directed by Suman Ghosh, a Bengali filmmaker and economist.

Dr. L. Subramaniam Live in Concert

Dr. L. Subramaniam, known as “the god of Indian violin,” has performed in venues all over the world. On September 11, he performed in Georgetown University’s historic Gaston Hall at a concert sponsored by the Georgetown University India Initiative and the Embassy of India.

India, Pakistan, and Kashmir: 70 Years Later

On September 11, the India Initiative, in partnership with Conciliation Resources, convened a working group of policy experts and diplomats to discuss the current diplomatic impasse and identify possible paths forward.