The Future of Higher Education

6:00 pm
Online webinar


In this webinar, Dr. Bala Srinivasan, Senior Advisor to the President at the University of Chicago, discussed the impact of the pandemic on international academic partnerships, collaborations with emphasis on US-India educational ties.

Date: Monday, September 14, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM IST / 7:30 AM CST

This webinar was hosted by The U.S. Embassy India and the American Center New Delhi, in collaboration with the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).  

Watch the webinar recording here

Speaker Bio: 

In his role as Senior Advisor, Bala Srinivasan works closely with President Zimmer to help drive and support the broad and expanding reach of University of Chicago’s science, technology, and innovation efforts, works with deans, officers, laboratory directors, faculty, partners, and members of the President’s and Provost’s offices in helping to coordinate and integrate the collective science and technology activities, their external representation, and support at the University of Chicago.

Previously, as the Executive Vice President for Science, Innovation, and Strategy, and Deputy Provost, Srinivasan worked with University leadership and faculty in science, engineering and technology to help coordinate and integrate the collective science, engineering and technology activities, their external representation, and support at the University. In addition, he oversaw University efforts in growing programs and presence with non-traditional students, advanced leadership development programs across various levels of University administration and worked with the Dean of the Booth School to provide oversight of entrepreneurship and innovation activities at the Polsky Center. 

As Chief International Officer, Srinivasan worked with faculty and staff leadership to oversee the University’s global locations and programs, and to strengthen the University’s connections with foreign partners.

Prior to joining the University, Srinivasan served as Managing Director of Och Ziff Capital Management, based in India and Hong Kong; Executive Director of Goldman Sachs Hong Kong; and Associate Director of Jardine Fleming in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Mumbai. He received a B.S. in mathematics from Caltech in 1989 and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Chicago in 1995.