Leading Educators Participating in Conference

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The conference has attracted a stellar group of the most innovative and distinguished thought leaders and educators – the cream of academia – from India and the United States. Presidents, deans, professors and researchers who will attend and/or speak at the conference include:

Dr. Sriram Aiyer – Founder, NalandaWay
Mr. Pawan Agarwal – Indian Ministry of Human Resource Development
Prof. Dilip Ahuja – Professor of Science and Technology Policy, National Institute of Advanced Studies

Prof. Anurag Behar – Founding Vice Chancellor, Azim Premji University
Mr. Chandrasekhar B. Bhave – Board Chair, Indian Institute for Human Settlements
Prof. Andre Beteille – Professor of Sociology, University of Delhi
Dr. Bidushi Bhattacharya – Director, Sponsored Research and Research Programs, Claremont McKenna College
Dr. George Blumenthal – Chancellor, University of California, Santa Cruz
Ms. Shukla Bose – Parikrma Humanity Foundation

Mr. Rajan Chandy – Instructor, Rishi Valley School
Prof. Pankaj Chandra – Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
Prof. Supriya Chaudhuri – Professor of English, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
President Hiram Chodosh – Claremont McKenna College

Prof. Vasudha Dalmia – Chandrika and Ranjan Tandon Professor of Hindu Studies, Yale University
Dr. Swati Dandekar – Artist and Educator, Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology
Prof. David Drew – Joseph B. Platt Chair and Professor of Education, Claremont Graduate University

Mr. John P. Faranda - Vice President for Alumni and Parent Relations, Claremont McKenna College

Dr. Radha Gopalan – Environmental Scientist and Director, Rishi Valley Special Development Authority, Rishi Valley School
Mr. Ramachandra Guha – Author and Professor, Yale University and Indian Institute of Science

Dr. Radhika Herzberger – Educator, Rishi Valley Education Center
Prof. Cynthia Humes – Associate Vice President/Chief Technology Officer/Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Claremont McKenna College

Dr. Satish Inamdar – Director and Secretary, Bangalore Education Center Krishnamurti Foundation

Prof. Zayn Kassam – Professor of Religious Studies, Pomona College
Dr. Pradeep Khosla – Chancellor, University of California, San Diego
Dr. Tara Kini – Artist, Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology
Dr. Mangala Sunder Krishnan – Coordinator and Head of NPTEL initiative, NPTEL
Prof. Rajaram Kudli – Entrepreneur, Business Analytics, Prajnan Enterprises
Prof. Nita Kumar – Brown Family Professor of South Asian History, History Department Chair, Claremont McKenna College
Prof. Raj Kumar – Founding Vice Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University
Dr. Anup Kumar – Dhar Professor of Human Studies, Ambedkar University of Delhi
Prof. Anitha Kurup – Professor, School of Social Sciences, National Institute of Advanced Studies

Dr. Pericles Lewis – Founding President, Yale-NUS College, Singapore

Prof. Brian McAddoo, Inaugural College Rector and Professor of Science, Yale-NUS College
Dr. Beth McKinsey – Professor of English/former Dean and VPAA, Carleton College
Ms. Maya Menon – The Teacher Foundation
Prof. Bennett McClellan – Professor of Business Strategy and Entrepreneur, California Polytechnic University, Pomona
Ms. Rashmi Misra – Vidya Foundation
Mr. Rudrangshu Mukherjee, Opinions Editor, The Telegraph, Kolkata

Prof. Venu Narayan – Professor of Education and Philosophy of Education, Azim Premji University
Prof. Priya Natarajan – Professor of Astronomy and Physics, Yale University
Mr. Nandan Nilekani – Chairman of Technology Committee, TAGUP, and former CEO, Infosys, and Government of India
Prof. Jerome Nirmalraj – Professor of Political Science, St. Joseph's College
Prof. Rajaram Nityananda – National Centre for Radio Astrophysics and Azim Premji

Prof. Sarah Smith Orr – Professor of Leadership and Social Innovation, Director, Kravis Leadership Institute, Claremont McKenna College
Dr. David Oxtoby – President, Pomona College

Mr. Madan Padaki – Co-Founder and Chairman, Head Held High Foundation
Prof. Rajeev Patke – Professor of Humanities, Yale-NUS College, Singapore
Dr. Arjendu Pattanayak – Professor of Physics, Carleton College
Mr. Don Pattison – Director of Donor Relations, Pomona College
Prof. Laurie Patton – Dean of Arts and Sciences, Duke University
Prof. Bryan Penprase – Frank P. Brackett Professor of Astronomy, Pomona College
Dr. Smita Premchandar – Founder, Sampark NGO

Dr. Usha Rajaram – Head of UWC Learning, UWC Mahindra College
Mr. Dileep Ranjekar – CEO, Azim Premji Foundation
Dr. Somak Raychaudhury – Vice Chancellor and Professor of Physics, Presidency University
Dr. Anita Reddy – Dwaraka Trust
Dr. Aromar Revi – Director and Professor of Global Environmental Change, Indian Institute of Human Settlements

Dr. Lakshmi Saripalli – Astrophysicist and Raman Fellow, Raman Research Institute
Dr. Shekhar Seshadri – Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, ?National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences?
Dr. Pramath Raj Sinha – Founder & Trustee, Ashoka University, and Founding Dean of the Indian School of Business (ISB), Ashoka University
Dr. Nikhil Sinha – Founding Vice Chancellor, Shiv Nadar University
Prof. Urbasi Sinha, Associate Professor of Physics, Raman Research Institute
Prof. Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan – Dinakar Singh Professor of India and South Asian Studies; Professor of Anthropology, Forestry and Environmental Studies; Director of Undergraduate Studies, Yale University
Dr. Sharada Srinivasan – Professor of Art, Archaeology, Archaeometallurgy and Culture, National Institute of Advanced Studies

Ms. Aleta Wenger – Executive Director for International Programs, Center for Global Education, Claremont McKenna College
Dr. Steven Wilkinson – Nilekani Professor of India and South Asian Studies; Director, Undergraduate Studies, Ethics, Politics & Economics, Yale University