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India Initiative 2006 -- Columbia School of International and Public Affairs PDF Print
Friday, 07 April 2006 00:00

India Initiative 2006 was a conference held at the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). The conference consisted of a first session entitled US-India: Endless Possibilities, a keynote address by Ambassador Frank Wisner, and a second session entitled Kashmir: Tremors to Stability. IAKF's President Dr. Rahul Pandit was invited as a guest speaker and panelist for the Kashmir session, which also featured Hassan Abbas, Salman Haider, and Daisy Khan, was moderated by Joydeep Mukherjee, and followed by Q & A session.

The full conference details, speakers, and bios are visible at:

To read Dr. Pandit's speech, click here.

INSPIRING INDIA: Conference Schedule, April 7, 2006


Welcoming Remarks
LISA ANDERSON, Dean, School of International and Public Affairs

US-India: Endless Possibilities
WALTER ANDERSEN, Associate Director of the South Asia Studies Program, Professorial Lecturer
NEELAM DEO, Consul General of India, New York
ANIL PADMANABHAN, Chief of Bureau (NY), India Today
SANJAY PURI, Chairman, USINPAC (Moderator)  

FRANK WISNER, Former US Ambassador to India; Vice Chairman, AIG  

Kashmir: Tremors to Stability
HASSAN ABBAS, Research Fellow, Harvard University; Former Pakistani government official (Bhutto administration)
SALMAN HAIDAR, Former Indian Foreign Secretary; Senior Fellow, Jennings Randolph Fellowship Program
DAISY KHAN, Executive Director, ASMA Society
JOYDEEP MUKHERJI, Director, Sovereign Ratings, S&P
DR. RAHUL PANDIT, Director, Indo-America Kashmir Forum (IAKF)  

Closing Remarks
JYOTI MENON, President, India Initiative  



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