WASHINGTON, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A roundtable co-hosted by Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C. and the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, will address the need for capital market reform and industry modernization to increase foreign direct investment in key sectors of India's domestic economy. The conference will take place in New Delhi on March 25 and 26, 2014, two weeks before the beginning of India's general elections.
"We at Hudson Institute are proud to be launching this important new initiative with the Observer Research Foundation, one of India's most distinguished think tanks," said Kenneth Weinstein, president and CEO of Hudson Institute. "Together, we hope to make a major contribution to laying the foundation for a new era of liberalization and significant economic growth and prosperity for the world's largest democracy."
According to Sunjoy Joshi, director of the Observer Research Foundation, "the common prosperity of the two countries will be determined to a large extent by the economic partnership that the U.S. and India are able to achieve."
The roundtable conference will feature noted subject experts who will address core issues affecting the healthcare, defense, energy, and education sectors. Noted speakers include:
-Amb. Husain Haqqani, Senior Fellow & Director, South & Central Asia, Hudson Institute
-Amb. Hardeep Puri, Former Diplomat and India's Permanent Representative to the UN
-Nagesh Kumar, Director, UN ESCAP South and South-West Office, India
-Chaitanya Pande, Polymath Capital Advisors, Mumbai, India
-Clay Lowery, Vice President, Rock Creek Global Advisors, USA
Following the conference, an edited volume of scholarship will be jointly published by Hudson Institute and the Observer Research Foundation with analysis and policy prescriptions. Members of the press are invited to attend the conference.
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