2019 Penn India Research Symposium

On October 25th, Penn Global hosted the third annual Penn India Research Symposium to highlight Penn faculty work in India and foster interdisciplinary dialogue among stakeholders across campus to inform Penn’s ongoing engagement in India.  The Symposium was anchored by three moderated research “blitz” panels featuring the presentation and discussion of India-related research at Penn.

In 2019, 17 Penn faculty and advanced graduate students from 8 Penn Schools (Arts & Sciences, Communication, Design, Education, Engineering, Medicine, Social Policy & Practice, Wharton) delivered short five-minute presentations on their research and engagement experiences in India. Presentations covered a range of topics in the fields of engineering and technology, economics, humanities, social sciences, and public health. Presentations were followed by Q&A discussions, also moderated by Penn faculty, to facilitate interdisciplinary dialogue on cross-cutting themes.

At the conclusion of the research blitz panels, former U.S. Ambassador, Rich Verma, joined Penn's Jim McGann for a conversation about U.S.-India relations

The Honorable Rich Verma, former US Ambassador to India, & Penn's Jim McGann discuss US-India relations.
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Talk on the future of U.S./India relations caps India symposium

A daylong symposium highlighting Penn research in India wrapped up with a keynote conversation between the Lauder Institute’s Jim McGann and former U.S. Ambassador Richard Verma.