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Campus Advocacy 2016-17:

Ketki Gupta, our Campus Advocacy Director, conceptualized and established HUII Campus Advocacy, our campus ambassador program in India. She recruited and led 15 ambassadors across Delhi and Mumbai. The team increased our social media reach by 10%. Under Ketki’s guidance, they made the first non-Harvard HUII video which was used as our primary promotion tool across USA and India. They have also conceptualized HUII’s first event in India outside the conference, ‘Caption this’.


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Public Policy in India with Prof. Rohini Pande
Oct 16, 2014

Professor Rohini Pande (Mohammed Kamal Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School) engaged HUII members in a discussion on various issues, challenges and successes related to public policy in India.


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Medical Innovation and Healthcare with Prof. Sujata Bhatia
Sep 26, 2014

HUII organised a lunch with Professor Sujata Bhatia (Assistant Director for Undergraduate Studies in Biomedical Engineering and Associate, Harvard Kennedy School of Government) centered around medical innovation and healthcare in the developing world, but touching on topics as diverse as the ethics of technological research and scientific pedagogy.


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Harvard Activities Fair
Sep 4, 2014

Promoting HUII and the upcoming conference at the Harvard undergraduate activity fair.


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Indian Elections Talk with Visiting Professor Pratap Bhanu Mehta
April 19th, 2014

HUII gathered for an engaging and candid talk with visiting Professor Pratap Bhanu Mehta. Students engaged in conversation about the ongoing elections in India and what they meant for the future of the country.


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HUII Board Dinner
April 4, 2014

In this board bonding exercise, HUII discussed upcoming events, such as our upcoming speakers’ panel, and conference in New Delhi this coming January!


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Diwali Night
November 3, 2013

The HUII Board gathered and engaged in team-bonding with high-spirits for the festival of lights.


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Jaago, Harvard College Summit on Indian Development
September 27th – 29th, 2013

The Summit, targeted specifically at undergrads, addressed a range of political, economic and social issues and was attended by students from some of the best universities in the U.S. and India. The summit was split into three days based on the issues covered. Day 1 was politics, day 2 was business and the economy, and day 3 was cultural and social issues. We had a series of presentations and panel discussions covering critical topics such as education, government efficiency, political accountability, entrepreneurship, women’s rights, healthcare, etc. Each day, there was a different competition, including a policy drafting challenge, a case study competition and a business pitch, in which teams from the universities in attendance presented their own solutions to persistent issues. We sought to encourage student engagement with the issues, and provide exposure to some of the best minds on the subject of Indian development.


Smartphones in the Developing World: A Talk and Discussion
Friday, October 19, 2013
With Matt Dalio, Harvard ’06 and founder of Endless Mobile and the China Care Foundation.

One of the greatest opportunities of our era is hardly known. Six billion people do not have computers. Yet with the impending wave of smartphones, in just a few years billions of people will soon have computers in their pockets. For people in these markets, technology is more than just technology. It is education, health, livelihood. This is what a smartphone can mean to people in China, India, Brazil, Indonesia, and so many other corners of this globe. Yet almost no one is developing these applications. Come, understand why. Explore, engage, and discuss.

Matt Dalio is a Harvard ‘06 grad. He is the founder of a company called Endless Mobile geared at bringing technology to the developing world via smartphones. He founded and now sits on the board of the China Care Foundation, which has raised over $14 million to provide 300 financial aid grants and 400 foster placements as well as establish five China Care Homes to provide surgery for over 1,000 children. Matt was honored as one of Oprah Winfrey’s “People Changing the Lives of Children Around the World” and is the youngest recipient of the Fulbright Award for furthering peace and international understanding. He is the CEO and Chief of Product for Endless Mobile.

The New India – Opportunities, Problems and the Way Forward
Monday, November 21, 2011
A discussion with Mr. R. Ramakrishnan, Executive Director of the Bajaj Group.

We will be focusing on ten major problems facing India and possible solutions followed by a Q&A session. Mr. R. Ramakrishnan has addressed several MBA students on the topic, including Kellogg, MIT Sloan, Chicago Booth, and the London Business School.

Mr. R. Ramakrishnan  is the Executive Director of Bajaj Electricals Limited and also serves on the Board of the Company. Bajaj Electricals Limited (BEl) is one of the oldest companies in the Bajaj Group in India, with a sales turnover of $7 Billion, market capitalization of $10 Billion and 36, 000 employees. Mr. Ramakrishnan plays an active role in various industry associations such as the Economic Affairs Committee of Confederation of Indian Industry, Chairman of the Awards Committee of Bombay Management Association, Executive Council of the Indian Society of Advertisers, and the Customer Complaints Council of the Advertising Standards Council of India.
He was a key note speaker at the International Symposium in Germany, the European Growth Summit in Barcelona, the Action Asia Business Summit in Auckland, the Asia Economic Summit in Hong Kong, and the Oracle Open World in San Francisco. He has been featured alongside luminaries such as  former US President Bill Clinton,  Chancellor of Oxford University Lord Chris Patten, former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark, and General James Jones of NATO