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U.S.-India Higher Education Summit Agenda


October 3, 2011

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U.S.-India Higher Education Summit Agenda
October 13th, 2011
Georgetown University, Washington D.C.


6:45-7:45 am  Registration/Security Screening
                           Georgetown University, Healy Hall

8:00-8:30        Welcome and Opening Remarks
                          Gaston, 3rd floor

Welcome: John J. DeGioia, President, Georgetown University

Introductions: Robert O. Blake, Jr., Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State

Kapil Sibal, Minister of Human Resource Development, Government of India

8:30-09:40       Roundtable: Strategic Vision and Achievable Steps
                           Gaston, 3rd floor

Co-chaired by Acting Under Secretary of State Ann Stock and Vibha Puri Das, Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Government of India, with participation of Honored Guest Minister Kapil Sibal, senior U.S. and Indian officials, university and college presidents, and private sector leaders. Discussion will focus on a strategic vision for the future of the U.S.-India higher education relationship.

Hari Bhartia, Co-Chairman & Managing Director of Jubilant Life Sciences

Molly Corbett Broad, President, American Council on Education

Narendra Jadhav, Member, Planning Commission

Richard Levin, President, Yale University

Steven L. Paine, Vice President of Strategic Planning and Business Development, McGraw Hill

Sam Pitroda, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Public Information, Infrastructure & Innovations

Subramanian Ramadorai, Advisor to the Prime Minister for The National Council on Skill Development

Lou Anna K. Simon, President, Michigan State University

09:40 –09:50   Videos highlighting U.S.-India exchange/partnership
                           Gaston, 3rd floor

09:50 – 10:20  Tea/coffee break (Healy Hall, 2nd floor)

10:20-11:50     Plenary Session: Getting Started: Foundations for Sustainable Partnerships in Teaching and Research
                           Gaston, 3rd floor

Discussion with full plenary moderated by university presidents and education experts from each country (preview breakouts, elements for success moving from strategic vision to reality).

* Indicates session moderator

Introduction: Ambassador Adam Ereli, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Education and Cultural Affairs

Adam Grotsky, Executive Director, U.S.-India Educational Foundation*

Maharaj Kishan Bhan, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology

Jared Cohon, President, Carnegie Mellon University

Sanjay Dhande, Director, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Suresh Garimella, Associate Vice President for Engagement, Purdue University

Martha Kanter, Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Education

Ramdas M. Pai, Chancellor/President, Manipal University

T. Ramasami, Secretary, Department of Science &Technology

Dinesh Singh, Vice Chancellor, Delhi University

Charles Steger, President, Virginia Tech

12:00-1:30       Lunch and Keynote Address
                           Healy Lawn

Introduction: Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr.

Guest of Honor: Nirupama Rao, Indian Ambassador to the United States

Keynote Address: Ambassador Richard Celeste, former Ambassador to India, and President Emeritus of Colorado College

1:45-3:00          Breakout Session Series I
                           U.S.-India Higher Education: The Partnership Environment
                           * Indicates session moderator

1.1 Student Exchange
Healy Hall, Room 103(1st floor)

Ø Welcoming international students (placement, housing, remedial programs)
Ø Preparing students to succeed in a foreign environment
(orientation, mentoring and advising, supervision)
Ø Working within visa regimes

Anju Banerjee, Chairperson and Managing Director of the Educational Consultants India Limited*

Joe Elder, Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin – Madison*

Meredith McQuaid, President, NAFSA; Associate Vice President, University of Minnesota

RK Shevgaonkar, Director Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Brian Whalen, President and CEO, Forum on Education Abroad

Eileen Wilson-Oyelaran, President, Kalamazoo College


1.2 Faculty Collaboration and Scholarship
Healy Hall, Bioethics Library (1st floor)

Ø Faculty development and expanding exchanges
Ø Joint research projects
Ø Administrative leadership

Pankaj Chandra, Director Indian Institute of Management*

Allan Goodman, President and CEO, Institute of International Education*

Richard Lariviere, President, University of Oregon

Philip Lutgendorf, President, American Institute of Indian Studies; Professor, University of Iowa

James Nye, Director, South Asia Language Resource Center, University of Chicago

Furqan Qamar, Vice Chancellor, Central University of Himachal Pradesh

Ramakrishna Ramaswamy, Vice Chancellor,  Hyderabad University

1.3 Models of Collaboration: Intellectual Footprint and Physical Footprint
Healy Hall, Riggs Library (3rd floor)

Ø Mobility models: Joint degrees, twinning, 1+1, 2+2 and 3+1 programs
Ø Branch campuses, bubble programs and other models
Ø Joint curricular projects and degrees

Robert Brown, President, Boston University*

R. Venkata Rao, Vice Chancellor, National Law School of India University, Bangalore*

Debashis Chatterji, Director, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode

Satish Tripathi, President, State University of New York – Buffalo

Rajan M. Welukar, Vice Chancellor, Mumbai University

Randy Woodson, Chancellor, North Carolina State University

1.4 Understanding the Environment: Quality Assurance and Governance
Healy Hall, Room 104 (1ST floor)

Ø Accreditation and quality assurance systems
Ø Bridging differences in governing structures
Ø Responding to stakeholders and regulatory bodies

Eduardo Ochoa, Assistant Secretary for Post-Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education*

SS Mantha, Chairman, All India Council for Technical Education*

Judith Eaton, President, Council for Higher Education Accreditation

Jancy George, Vice Chancellor, Central University of Kerala

Renu Khator, President, University of Houston and Chancellor, University of Houston System

Ved Prakash, Chairman, University Grants Commission

3:00-3:30 Tea/coffee break (Healy Hall, 2nd floor)

3:30-4:45         Breakout Session Series II: Looking to 2020
                          Participants will select one session
                          * Indicates session moderator

2.1 National Development and Solving Global Challenges
Healy Hall, Bioethics Library (1st floor)

Ø Energy, environment and climate change
Ø Public health innovations
Ø Development of national agriculture

Harris Pastides, President, University of South Carolina*

Ambuj Sagar, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi*

Maharaj Kishan Bhan, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology

John Holdren, Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy 

J.B. Milliken, President, University of Nebraska

Dr Rajiv Sharma, Executive Director of the Indo-US S&T Forum

2.2 Academia-Industry Linkages: Building Relationships through the Private Sector
Healy Hall, Riggs Library (3rd floor)

Ø Investing in education
Ø Service learning and internships
Ø Academic-industry research partnerships

M. Anandakrishnan, Chairman, FICCI Higher Education Committee and Chairman, Board of Governors, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur*

Vivek Wadhwa, Entrepreneur and Executive in Residence, Duke University*

Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, Confederation of Indian Industry

Sushma Berlia, President, Apeejay Stya & Svarn Group and Chancellor, Apeejay Stya University

Jose Ferreira, Founder and CEO, Knewton

Suresh Kumar, Director General of the Foreign Commercial Service, Department of Commerce (appearing by pre-recorded video message)

Vijay Madisetti, Director of India Initiative, Georgia Institute of Technology

Anand Sudarshan, MD and CEO, Manipal Education Services

2.3 Enabling Innovation and Promoting Economic Growth
Healy Hall, Room 103(1st floor)

Ø Role of Universities in Innovation Ecosystems
Ø Promoting Technology & Innovation
Ø Business and Management
Ø Urbanization and Innovations in Urban Planning

Holli Semetko, Vice Provost for International Affairs, Emory University*

Avinash Vashishtha, Chairman and Managing Director, Accenture –India*

Joseph Aoun, President Northeastern University

Phil Bronner, Novak Biddle Venture Partners

Devang Khakkar, Director, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

P. Rajendran, Chairman, Confederation of Indian Industry, National Committee on Higher Education

2.4 Partnerships for Workforce Development and Expanding Access
Healy Hall, Room 104(1st floor)

Ø Utilizing campus resources
Ø Responding to global, national, and local community needs
Ø Building a 21st century workforce
Ø Leveraging partnerships to maximize impact

Paul McVeigh, Associate Vice President, Northern Virginia Community College*

RCM Reddy, Chairman, Skill Development Forum of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), and MD and CEO of Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited (IL&FS) Education and Technology Services Ltd.*

Michael Allen, Vice President, American Association of Community Colleges

Pramod Bhasin, Vice Chairman, Genpact

Najeeb Jung, Vice Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia University

Leon Richards, Chancellor, Kapi’Olani Community College

Nithyanantha Sevanthinathan, Director of International Programs, Lone Star College System

5:00-5:45 Closing Plenary and recognitions
                   Gaston, 3rd floor

Recap of afternoon breakouts and closing remarks focusing on the way forward. Joint Statement issued at the conclusion.

Kapil Sibal, Minister of Human Resource Development Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education

Robert O. Blake, Jr., Assistant Secretary of State

Ved Prakash, Chairman, University Grants Commission Carol Lancaster, Dean, Georgetown School of Foreign Service

Buses will depart from in front of Healy Hall to take all participants to the Closing Reception.

6:30-8:00 Closing Reception hosted by the Indian Embassy
                   Residence of the Indian Ambassador
                   2700 Macomb Street, NW
                   Kapil Sibal, Minster of Human Resource Development
                   Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education



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