Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Contemporary South Asia

Montek Singh Ahluwalia – India's Future Prospects and Policy Imperatives

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

4:00pm – 6:00pm

Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street

Free admission

Reception to follow

Event was chaired by Christina Paxson, Brown University President
Lant Prichett, Professor of the Practice of International Development, Harvard University

OP Jindal Distinguished Lectures

Montek Singh Ahluwalia has served as a high-level government official in India, as well as with the IMF and the World Bank. He has been a key figure in India’s economic reforms since the mid-1980s. Most recently, Mr. Ahluwalia was Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of India from July 2004 till May 2014. In addition to this Cabinet level position, Mr. Ahluwalia was a Special Invitee to the Cabinet and several Cabinet Committees. In 2011, he was awarded the prestigious “Padma Vibhushan”, India’s second highest civilian honor, by President of India for his outstanding contribution to economic policy and public service.