VILLANOVA, Pa. – Over the last few decades, the global economic and political landscape has altered drastically as new “superpowers” like China and India have emerged. Villanova University, in partnership with the IndUS Forum, will welcome economist, author and business professor Prabhu Guptara to discuss this changing international landscape in a lecture titled, “Global Transformation: The Changing Roles of the US and India.”
The lecture will be held at 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 7 in Driscoll Hall, Room 134, on Villanova’s Main Campus. The program is free and open to the public.
“Today both the United States and India find themselves in the midst of global transformations that require adjustments in the respective internal and external policies,” said Satya R. Pattnayak, PhD, professor of sociology and political science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. “But internal political gridlock in both countries stymies pragmatic responses.” He added, “Professor Prabhu Guptara will enlighten us with his take on how both countries should adapt to the unfolding global changes and benefit from them.”
Professor Guptara worked for 15 years as Executive Director of Wolfsberg, a subsidiary of UBS, leading UBS think tanks as well as managing the UBS Distinguished Speaker Series. Within academia, Professor Guptara served on the International Board of Advisors of the London Business School. He currently divides his time between Switzerland and India, serving as a Board member of the Institute of Management at St. Gallen University and as a Distinguished Professor of Global Business, Management and Public Policy at William Carey University in Northeastern India.
Guptera’s lecture is co-sponsored by the Villanova University College of Engineering, the Villanova Center for Marketing and Public Policy Research in the Villanova School of Business (VSB), and the Villanova Asian Studies Program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
About the IndUS Forum: The IndUS Forum is a private initiative, not funded in any form by any government or political party, which brings together the citizens of the US and India, as well as Americans and People of Indian Origin from around the world, for information sharing, educational activities, lectures, discussion, debate, fun, cultural exchange and celebration, and other forms of meaningful exchange beneficial to citizens of both countries.
About Villanova University: Since 1842, Villanova University’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition has been the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University's five colleges – the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing and the Villanova University School of Law. As students grow intellectually, Villanova prepares them to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them.