Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges: The US and India Forging a Stronger Middle East
Day 1: September 30, 2013‚Äč
17:00 hrs-17:30 hrsTea
17:30 hrs-18:30  hrsKeynote Session
  • Welcome by Dean Ajit Rangnekar, Dean, Indian School of Business
  • Address by Consul General  Michael C. Mullins, US Consulate General, Hyderabad
  • Keynote by Steven A. Cook,  Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Day 2: October 01, 2013
09:00 hrs-10:00 hrsRegistration
10:00 hrs-11:30  hrsPanel 1: Energy Trends
  • Michael A. Levi, David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment; & Director of Energy Security & Climate Change Program, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Suresh P. Prabhu, Chairperson, Council on Energy, Environment and Water
  • T P Sreenivasan, Former Governor for India, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna; Vice-Chairman and Executive Head, Kerala State Higher Education Council 
  • Amir Ullah Khan, Senior Policy Advisor, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (Moderator)
11:30 hrs-11:45  hrsTea break
11:45 hrs-13:15  hrsPanel 2:  Trade Issues
  • K. K. M. Kutty, Chairman, CII National Committee on Middle East
  • Prabalan Pandian, General Manager, Punj Lloyd Ltd.
  • Sreeram Sundar Chaulia,  Professor and Dean, Jindal School of International Affairs
  • Rajesh Chakrabarti,  Executive Director, Bharti Institute of Public Policy; and Clinical Associate Professor, Indian School of Business (Moderator)
13:15 hrs-14:15  hrsLunch
14:15 hrs-14:30  hrsConference photograph
14:30 hrs-16:00  hrsPanel 3:  Geo-Political and Geo-Strategic Issues
  • Asif Shuja, Research Fellow, Indian Council of World Affairs
  • Steven A. Cook,  Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Commodore Uday Bhaskar, Distinguished Fellow, Society for Policy Studies and Visiting Fellow, National Maritime Foundation
  • Praveen Swami, National Security Analyst, CNN-IBN (Moderator)
16:00 hrs-16:15  hrsTea break
16:15 hrs-17:15  hrsPanel 4: People-to-People Ties
  • Anvar Alikhan, Columnist, and Sr. Vice President & Strategic Consultant, JWT Mindset
  • Asaduddin Owaisi, Member of Parliament, All India Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen
  • Dinesh Kumar, Senior Associate Editor, The Tribune
  • Amir Ullah Khan, Senior Policy Advisor, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (Moderator)
17:15 hrs-17:30  hrsConclusion and Vote of thanks
* Invited