#TheIndiaDialog Summit


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#TheIndiaDialog Summit

Thursday, Feb 29, 2024 - Mar 1, 2024

08:00 am - 06:00 pm

The Elephant Moves: India’s New Place in the World

2-day Summit: Thursday, February 29 & Friday, March 1, 2024


Video recordings available at:
2024 Agenda:

To view the program booklet/agenda, please click here.

#TheIndiaDialog is a continuation of the effort from last year to foster a better understanding of India and its functioning, delving deeper into developmental issues the country faces, the functioning of the democracy, etc.

#TheIndiaDialog looks at inviting the world’s leading experts and intellectuals in the areas of economics, business, policy, social development, science, technology, art and culture to provide their perspectives and foster an understanding of India. There would be a series of keynote addresses, panel discussions, and fireside chats during the dialog.

This year, deliberations become significant considering forthcoming general elections as well. As “The Elephant Moves,” it would be an apt opportunity to relook at India’s developmental trajectory, the challenges it faces, the steps required for continued growth and the functioning of democratic institutions. Some of the discussions we look at having are on education, nutrition, healthcare, reforms, urbanization, culture, states etc. 

To view our 2023 program, please visit: https://asia.stanford.edu/event/the_india_dialog_2023

#TheIndiaDialog Summit is supported by:


Distinguished speakers include:
  • Amitabh Kant, Sherpa G20, Government of India
  • Bibek Debroy, Chairman EAC – PM, Government of India
  • Ramesh Chand, Member, NITI Aayog, Government of India
  • K Srikar Reddy, Consul General of India, San Francisco
  • Sanjeev Sanyal, Member, EAC – PM, Government of India
  • Arun Majumdar, Dean, Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability
  • Jay Chaudhry, CEO, Chairman & Founder, Zscaler INC
  • Sripriya Ranganathan, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India, Washington D.C.
  • James Crabtree, Author of The Billionaire Raj
  • MR Rangaswami, Founder and Chairman of Board, Indiaspora
  • Asha Jadeja, Founder, Jadeja Motwani Foundation
  • Arun M Kumar, Managing Partner, Celesta Capital
  • Anil Chalamalasetty, Managing Director, Greenko
  • Neeraj Jain, Country Director, India & Director, South Asia, PATH
  • Marsha Vande Berg, Principal, MJGlobal Insights and Lead & Co-chair: 2024 India Expert Exchange
  • Pranab K. Bardhan, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics, UC Berkeley

For a complete list of our 2024 speakers and agenda, please visit:



This summit is invitation-only. To be considered for an invitation, please complete the application as soon as possible. We will not accept any new applications after 5:00 PM, Friday, February 16, 2024. Applications will be vetted on a rolling basis. You will be notified by email if your application is accepted. We appreciate your interest and will be in touch with further details. This is a free event.

Application: https://forms.gle/kTmjepfRfiNFAFF78


Venue location:

Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center, Mackenzie Room (#300), 475 Via Ortega, 3rd Floor, Stanford, CA 94305 (Google Map)


To purchase an all-day “A” parking permit for $19, please register your vehicle below for each day. Registration can be done in advance. The “A” permit will allow you to park in any A or C parking spot on campus.

Recommended garages:

  • Via Ortega Garage, 498 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94305 (Google Map)
  • Roble Field Garage, Via Ortega Dr., Stanford, CA 94305 (Google Map)

Hourly guest parking is also available using https://parkmobile.io/.


For inquiries:

Please contact Briana Burrows at burrowsb@stanford.edu or Neera Vohra at neera.vohra@competitiveness.in.


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