April 9, 2017

Past Speakers

The India Initiative has hosted a number of distinguished guests at Georgetown University who have advanced the conversation on India’s role in the world and have deepened the engagement between the university and India.

  • Andrew Kuchins, senior associate, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Arun Gupta, partner, Columbia Capital
  • Arvind Subramanian, chief economic advisor, Government of India
  • Ashley Tellis, Tata chair for strategic affairs, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Gaiutra Bahadur, fellow, Harvard University DuBois Institute
  • Griffin Thompson, acting deputy assistant secretary for energy transformations, U.S. Department of State
  • Amb. Hussain Haqqani, former ambassador of Pakistan to the United States
  • Jairam Ramesh, member of parliament, Indian National Congress
  • Jaivardhan Singh, MLA-Madhya Pradesh
  • Amb. Jalil Abbas Jilani, former ambassador of Pakistan to the United States
  • Joyojeet Pal, assistant professor, University of Michigan
  • Manoj Mitta, senior journalist, Times of India
  • Manpreet Singh Anand, former deputy assistant secretary of state, South Asian Affairs, U.S. Department of State
  • Mark Warner, United States Senator (D-VA)
  • Maroof Raza, consultant, Times Now
  • Milan Vaishnav, senior fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Muhammad Ali Khan, lawyer​
  • Nisha Biswal, former assistant secretary of state, South Asian Affairs, U.S. Department of State
  • Omar Abdullah, former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir
  • Piyali Bhattacharya, writer-in-residence, Vanderbilt University
  • Poonam Mahajan, member of parliament, Bharatiya Janata Party
  • Prerna Singh, assistant professor, Brown University
  • Amb. Prasad Kariyawasam, former ambassador of Sri Lanka to the United States
  • Rajdeep Sardesai, consulting editor, India Today Group
  • Rajeev Gowda, member of parliament, Indian National Congress
  • Ramachandra Guha, author, Gandhi Before India; India After Gandhi
  • Amb. Richard Verma, former U.S. ambassador to India
  • Richie Ahuja, Asia director, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Rick Rossow, Wadhwani chair in U.S.-India policy studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Robin King, director of urban development, World Resources Institute Ross Center for Sustainable Cities
  • Rupi Kaur, poet, Milk & Honey
  • Sagarika Ghose, consulting editor, Times of India
  • Salman Khurshid, former Indian minister of external affairs
  • Sameer Lalwani, deputy director for South Asia, Stimson Center
  • Samip Mallick, co-founder and executive director, South Asian American Digital Archive
  • Seema Sirohi, columnist, Economic Times
  • Shiv Khemka, executive chairman, The Global Education and Leadership Foundation
  • Stuti Khemani, senior economist, World Bank Group
  • Sunil Sinha, resident director for the Middle East and North Africa, Tata Group
  • Varghese George, U.S. correspondent, The Hindu
  • Vatsal Bhatt, director of cities and neighborhood developments, U.S. Green Building Council