Dr. Harbir Singh to speak at US-India People-to-People Conference hosted by the State Department
Dr. Harbir Singh, the Dean for Global Initiatives and Co-Director of the Mack Center for Technological Innovation, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, will be featured at the U.S.-India People-to-People Conference on the panel "Economic Empowerment," to discuss the US-India relationship and cooperation on trade, innovation and economic relations.
- (1888PressRelease) October 28, 2010 - WHAT: U.S.-India People-To-People Conference for Indian American professionals, business and community leaders to showcase and discuss the current U.S.-India bilateral relationship
TOPIC: "Economic Empowerment," U.S.-India Cooperation on Trade, Innovation and Economic Relations
WHERE: State Department Headquarters, 2201 C. Street NW, Washington D.C.
WHEN: 4:00 - 4:45 pm, Thursday, October 28, 2010
WHO: Dr. Harbir Singh, Dean for Global Initiatives and Co-Director of the Mack Center for Technological Innovation, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
The U.S.-India People-to-People Conference will also feature keynote speaker, Rajiv Shah, the Administrator of the U.S. Administration for International Development (USAID) as well as many other prominent thought leaders including, Pradeep Ramamurthy, Senior Director for Global Engagement at the White House National Security Council, Ron Somers, President of the U.S.-India Business Council, and Professor Arvind Panagariya from Columbia University. They will come together to discuss four crucial areas of U.S.-India engagement: Global Health, Renewable Energy, Education, and Economic Relations.
The purpose of this conference is not only to provide real-world insights into the current state of U.S.-India cooperation, but also to spur thinking on how the Indian-American diaspora can further contribute in the four conference topic areas.
For more information about the U.S.-India People-to-People Conference, please visit http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2010/10/150075.htm.
About Dr. Harbir Singh
Dr. Harbir Singh is the William and Phyllis Mack Professor of Management, and Co-Director of the Mack Center for Technological Innovation at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His main areas of research are on strategic alliance and network formation, alliance management, corporate acquisitions, management buy-outs, and corporate restructuring. He has published on these topics in journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal and Administrative Science Quarterly. Harbir Singh has served on the Editorial Boards of Strategic Management Journal and the Academy of Management Journal. His research on the role of cultural distance in explaining the choice of entry mode by multinationals won the "JIBS Decade Award", presented by the Journal of International Business Studies.