EVENT: BU-India Symposium (5/10/2013)

India Symposium, May 10, 2013, Register

Why India?

Consider that India, with 50% of its 1.2 billion people under 25 years of age, is estimated to be one of the youngest populations by 2020, where the average age will be 29 years compared with 37.5 in the US and China, 42 in Europe and 48 in Japan. India is also projected to be the fastest-growing economy among G20 countries between now and 2050. Based on internal economic measures, India already has 50 million people who have entered the middle class, which is expected to grow to 500 million by 2025. At that point, India will have the world’s largest English-speaking middle class seeking higher education.

The BU-India Symposium

A one-day symposium + breakfast and lunch
free and open to the public!

Please save the Date and Register!

On Friday, May 10, 2013, Boston University will host its first BU-India Symposium. The goals of the Symposium are to have a vibrant discussion on the challenges and opportunities of working with and in India, and to highlight the uniqueness of BU’s historic ties and engagement with India.  Please register to join us for this exciting event. We have a distinguished roster of speakers and look forward to a full day of rich discourse.

The BU-India Symposium
Friday, May 10
9am – 3pm
Metcalf Trustee Center
One Silber Way, 9th floor
Boston, Massachusetts

Continental breakfast (starts at 8:30am) and lunch will be served
We hope that you can join us for this special occasion.

Distinguished Speakers to Include…….

  • Robert A. Brown, President, Boston University
  • Robert Blake, Assistant Secretary, South and Central Asia, US Department of State
  • Her Excellency Nirupama Rao, Ambassador of India to the United States
  • Anand Sudershan, Director, Sylvant Advisors Private Limited and Director, Manipal Global Education Services, Bangalore, India

Logistics for the BU-India Symposium

Metcalf Trustee Center
Building: John and Kathryn Silber Administrative Center
1 Silber Way (9th Floor)
Boston, MA

Closest T Stop: Blandford Street Station
Closest Parking: SMG Garage (Permits Only)
Closest BU Shuttle Stop: C5 (outbound) M4 (inbound)

is required for this event. Please note that space is limited.

In celebration, there is a $500 India Essay Prize contest for BU students

All BU students are eligible – undergraduate or graduate, full-time or part-time.

To celebrate the BU-India Symposium on May 10, 2013, BU Global Programs announces the India Essay Prize contest for the best student essay submitted by a BU student on an Indian topic. We want to celebrate India through good writing, thus all topics relevant to India – cultural history, scientific achievement, philosophical ideas or other areas – may be submitted. The Essay Prize is for nonfiction prose and we welcome entries that inform, delight, teach and highlight an aspect of India in the form of personal or academic essays, research papers, commentary or biography.

Essays should be less than 1,500 words (3 to 5 pages) and be submitted online with a cover sheet per the submission guidelines below. Entries will be judged by a panel of faculty, staff and/or professional writers.

Deadline for Submission: midnight, Sunday, April 28, 2013.
One winner will receive a $500 award

The winner will be publicly announced on May 10, 2013 at the BU-India Symposium; and the winning submission will be featured on the BU Global Programs website.