The United States and India: Two Giant Democracies

By Pankaj Sharma

Purdue University



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Prof. Rao, the chairman of the Science Advisory Council to India's prime minister is the keynote speaker at Purdue University's Discovery Lecture Series event on June 18, outlining how India is reaching out to the international research community. Dr. Gail Cassell, Eli Lilly and Co.'s vice president for scientific affairs and the company's distinguished research scholar for infectious diseases will then give a presentation on how the United States is responding to the need for more college graduates in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Dr. Arabinda Mitra, executive director of the Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum, also will discuss funding opportunities for bilateral research activities between the United States and India.

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