Inaugural BU-India Symposium

India Symposium, May 10, 2013, Register

Why India?

Consider that India, with 50 percent 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!

On Friday, May 10, 2013, Boston University hosted its first BU-India Symposium. The goals of the symposium were 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. We had a distinguished roster of speakers and a full day of rich discourse.

The BU-India Symposium
Friday, May 10, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Metcalf Trustee Center
One Silber Way, 9th floor
Boston, Massachusetts

Distinguished Speakers:

  • 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 Sudarshan, Director, Sylvant Advisors Private Limited and Director, Manipal Global Education Services, Bangalore, India

Logistics for the BU-India Symposium

Venue: One Silber Way, Metcalf Trustee Center (9th Floor). See map below.