Center in Delhi Opening Celebration

All day
Through March 30, 2014
New Delhi, India

Mar. 28

Friday, March 28
7 p.m. Presidential forum

President Robert J. Zimmer gave remarks and introduced a panel discussion moderated by Raghuram G. Rajan, governor of the Reserve Bank of India and Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, with Randall S. Kroszner, the Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and other special guests from India.

8:30 p.m. Gala dinner
Saturday, March 29
9:30 a.m. Panel discussion: “Visual Cultures in a Global World”

University of Chicago speakers:
James Chandler, the Barbara E. & Richard J. Franke Distinguished Service Professor in Cinema & Media Studies, the Committee on the History of Culture, and the College
Jacqueline Stewart, professor in Cinema & Media Studies and the College
Wu Hung, the Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor in Art History, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the College

Guest speaker:
Shohini Ghosh, the Sajjad Zaheer Professor of Media at Jamia Millia Islamia

William Mazzarella, professor in Anthropology and the College

11:15 a.m. Panel discussion: “Transnational Innovation in Science and Public Health”

University of Chicago speakers:
Eric Isaacs, professor in physics, the James Franck Institute, and the College; director of Argonne National Laboratory
Harold Pollack, the Helen Ross Professor at the School of Social Service Administration

Guest speakers:
R. Chidambaram, principal scientific advisor to the Government of India
K. Srinath Reddy, president, Public Health Foundation of India

Marsha Rosner, the Charles B. Huggins Professor, Ben May Department for Cancer Research and the College

1:30 p.m. Panel discussion: “Early Childhood Education”

University of Chicago speakers:
James Heckman, the Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor in Economics, the Law School, the Harris School of Public Policy Studies, and the College
Martha C. Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor, the Law School and Department of Philosophy

Guest speakers:
Gurcharan Das, author and commentator
Jean Drèze, honorary professor at Delhi School of Economics

Sunil Kumar, dean of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the George Pratt Shultz Professor of Operations Management

4 p.m. Ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Center in Delhi
6 p.m. Chicago Booth panel discussion and reception: “Improving Productivity: Private, Social and Public Sector Perspectives”

●      Marianne Bertrand, the Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business

●      Steven J. Davis, the William H. Abbott Professor of International Business and Economics, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business

●      Luis Miranda, senior advisor, Morgan Stanley Infrastructure, chairman, board of advisors, Centre for Civil Society

Sunday, March 30
10 a.m. Center in Delhi inaugural events: “Interdisciplinary and Cross-Cultural Scholarship and Teaching”

University of Chicago speakers:
Sunil Kumar, dean, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business; George Pratt Shultz Professor of Operations Management
Martha Roth, dean, Humanities Division; the Chauncey S. Boucher Distinguished Service Professor, Oriental Institute, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, and the College
Mario Luis Small, dean, Division of the Social Sciences; the John Matthews Manly Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Sociology and the College

Gary Tubb, professor in South Asian Languages and Civilizations and the College; faculty director, the University of Chicago Center in Delhi

12:30 p.m. “On Ordinariness: A Conversation Between Amit Chaudhuri and Leela Gandhi on Their Recent Books”

Alan Thomas, editorial director, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Chicago Press

2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Reception in honor of Susanne Rudolph and Lloyd Rudolph

Gathering to honor the Rudolphs in recognition that each has won the 2014 Padma Bhushan Award. The Awards were conferred by the President of India on March 31st.