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Delivering Democracy in India

Delivering Democracy in India

On February 13, Hudson Institute and the Embassy of India hosted a day-long conference of scholars, diplomats, members of Indian parliament, and think tank leaders to discuss India’s democratic, economic, and societal achievements. They also analyzed the challenges that lie ahead, and opportunities for the world’s largest democracy.

Over the last few decades India has successfully remained a democracy with strong political institutions, civilian supremacy over its military, and an overall vibrant economy and society. India has achieved this within a multi-religious, multi-ethnic society all while combatting the influences of regional adversaries. The conference convened expert panels to discuss governance, society, the economy, and how these forces interact in India.


Rick Rossow Speaker

Senior Adviser and Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Thomas Duesterberg Speaker

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

Santosh Jha Speaker

Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India, Washington D.C.

Richard Fontaine Speaker

Acting CEO, Center for New American Security

Surjit Bhalla Speaker

Economist & Chairman, Oxus Research & Investments

Sanjay Paswan Speaker

Member of Parliament, India

Daniel Twining Speaker

President, International Republican Institute

Ramaswami Balasubramaniam Speaker

Development activist and author of I, the Citizen: Unraveling the Power of Citizen Engagement (Cornell Publishing 2017)

Tod Lindberg Speaker

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

Aparna Pande Speaker

Director, Initiative on the Future of India and South Asia

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