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This summer, it will have been two years since Indian national elections created a mandate for the Bharatiya Janata Party under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Over these two years, many commentators, Indian and international, have attempted to understand the transformations of India under the Modi government, but seldom in a context enabling serious reflection across political and ideological lines. To mark the impending two year anniversary of the Modi government and to assess its impact and the challenges ahead, the University of California at Berkeley, through its Institutes for South Asia Studies and International Studies, is organizing an international symposium titled, India under Modi which brings together influential political, business, policy, scientific, and academic leaders to debate six key areas of governance listed below.
Friday, March 11, 2016 at the Faculty Club, UC Berkeley
Heyns Room8:30 AM Registration 
9 AMOpening Remarks
Lawrence Cohen
9:15 - 10:45 AMBUSINESS | INDUSTRY
Moderator: S. Shankar Sastry
Rapporteur: Ben Fong
Sridar Iyengar  
Pratap Bhanu Mehta 
Venktesh Shukla ABSTRACT
10:45 - 11 AMBreak 
11 - 12:30 PMEDUCATION
Moderator: Pradeep Chhibber
Rapporteur: Nirvikar Jassal 
Seshadri Chari  
Faizan Mustafa  
Manisha Priyam 
12:30 - 1:30 PMLunch (CLOSED) 
1:30 - 3 PMHEALTH | DEVELOPMENT | POVERTY
Moderator: Pranab Bardhan​
Rapporteur: Yoshika Crider 
Reetika KheraABSTRACT
Ashok Kotwal ABSTRACT
Isha Ray 
3 - 3:15 PMBreak 
3:15 - 4:45 PMLAW | JUSTICE | MINORITY RIGHTS
Moderator: Sonia Katyal
Rapporteur: Shikha Bhattacharjee 
Charu Joseph  
Sonia Katyal 
Lawrence Liang  
4:45 - 5 PMBreak
The Great Hall5 - 6:30 PMKeynote Address: INDIA'S TRAPPED TRANSITIONS
Rapporteur: Shikha Bhattacharjee 
Pratap Bhanu Mehta 
The O'Neill Room6:30 - 8 PMDinner (CLOSED)
Saturday, March 12, 2016 at the Faculty Club, UC Berkeley
Heyns Room8:30 - 9 AMRegistration
9 - 10:30 AM   DIGITAL GOVERNANCE
Moderator: Lawrence Cohen
Rapporteur: Gustav Steinhardt 
Jennifer Bussell​ ABSTRACT
Ashish Rajadhyaksha  
Kanwal Rekhi 
10:30 - 10:45 PMBreak 
10:45 - 12:15 pm  MEDIA | CULTURE
Moderator: Raka Ray
Rapporteur: Gowri Vijayakumar
Thenmozhi Soundararajan 
Paranjoy Guha Thakurta  
Siddharth Vardarajan  
The Great Hall12:15 - 2 PM Lunch (CLOSED)