Celebrating Global Cambridge: India
Cambridge "has a role to play in the creation of modern India", alumni and guests heard at the latest Global Cambridge event in Delhi on Friday.
MJ Akbar, from India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, made the observation to some 200 alumni and guests gathered for the day of lectures and panel discussions.
Thinkers including Karen Thapar (Pembroke 1974), Lord Bilimoria (Sidney Sussex 1986), Professor Pauline Rose (Faculty of Education) and the University's Vice-Chancellor covered topics on health, education and society.
Attendees heard about ground-breaking research into treatment for tuberculosis, the importance of access to quality primary education, and how discussion of social issues must be woven into any healthcare and education solution.
Professor VijayRaghavan (Department of Biotechnology, Government of India) summed up the feeling of the conference by noting that "the brand quality which Cambridge brings to partnerships can help promote faster change".
Conference proceedings are now available below.
Thank you to those alumni and friends who attended the event. The next Global Cambridge conference will be in Berlin in March 2015.