2016 UCLA-Tata Global Forum in New Delhi

Monday, January 11, 2016
9:15 AM - 6:15 PM
New Delhi,

All photos are courtesy of Tata Trusts.

UCLA-Tata Global Forum: Innovating for a Sustainable Energy Future

UCLA Chancellor Gene Block and Mr. Ratan Tata, chairman of Tata Trusts, hosted the inaugural UCLA-Tata Global Forum. The forum featured thought leaders from UCLA and India and keynote addresses by Dr. Gururaj Deshpande and Ms. Smriti Zubin Irani.


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Event Details

The Taj Mahal Hotel
New Delhi, INDIA

Day I: Monday, January, 11, 2016
9:15 a.m. Check-in
10:00 a.m. – 6:15 p.m. Forum

Day II: Tuesday, January 12, 2016
10:15 a.m. Check-in
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Forum


Speakers and Panelists

Gene Block
Chancellor, UCLA

Ratan Tata
Chairman, Tata Trusts

Gururaj Deshpande (Keynote)
President and Chairman, Sparta Group LLC

Smriti Zubin Irani (Keynote)
Minister of Human Resource Development

Isher Judge Ahluwalia
Chairperson, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

Pinky Anand
Additional Solicitor General of India

Sanjay Govind Dhande
Founding Director, Mahindra Ecole Centrale - College of Engineering at Hyderabad

Cindy Fan
Vice Provost for International Studies and Global Engagement, UCLA
Professor of Geography, UCLA

Rajit Gadh
Professor, Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at UCLA
Founder and Director, Smart Grid Energy Research Center (SMERC)
Founder and Director, UCLA WINMEC Consortium

Mark Gold
Associate Vice-Chancellor for Environment and Sustainability, UCLA

Kshitij Gupta
Officiating Director & Professor, Indian Institute of Technology - Delhi

Shekhar Gupta
Chairman and Founding Editor, Mediascape Pvt. Ltd.

Prem Kalra
Director, Dayalbagh University

Abhijit Kushari
Professor, IIT Kanpur

James Liao
Ralph M. Parsons Foundation Professor and Department Chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, UCLA

Gopal Saxena
Director, BSES Rajdhani & Yamuna Power Ltd., Delhi

Pramath Sinha
Founder & Trustee, Ashoka University

Praveer Sinha
CEO and Managing Director, Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited

See press release for the event.


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