Building A Better India

At Hindustan Times, we believe that serious newspaper must go beyond reportage and analysis. A great newspaper is one that defines its role in terms of contributing to intellectual debate and shaping the future. The Hindustan Times Leadership Summit is part of this endeavour.

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit with Raman Singh, Prithvi Raj Chauhan - Need for strong leadership
Manmohan Singh - Challenges in nation building
Asif Ali Zardari - How can India and Pakistan work together
Sunil Gavaskar - Test v/s ODI v/s T20
HT Leadership Summit - Challenges, Opportunities and risks involved as America rengages with the world.
Ranbir Kapoor - Father and Son's success at a very young age
Saif Ali Khan - Challenges for the Next Decade
HT Leadership Summit 2010 - Al Gore,Vice President USA.
COMPLETE SCHEDULE
Time
8:00 - 9:15
Guest Registration
9:30
Guests to be Seated
INAUGURAL ADDRESS: THE FUTURE FOR INDIA
10:00-10:40

DR. MANMOHAN SINGH,
HON. PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA

CHAIR: SANJOY NARAYAN, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, HINDUSTAN TIMES
10:45-11:30
MICROFINANCING: PHILANTHROPY? OR LOAN SHARKING?

JAIRAM RAMESH,
HON. MINISTER FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

PROFESSOR ARVIND PANAGARIYA,
PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS AND JAGDISH BHAGWATI PROFESSOR OF INDIAN POLITICAL ECONOMY, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

CHAIR: R. SUKUMAR, EDITOR, MINT
SUSTAINABILITY: WHAT'S CHANGING THE WORLD. OR COULD
11:45-12:30

DR. MALCOLM McCULLOCH,
HEAD OF ENERGY POWER GROUP, OXFORD UNIVERSITY

TIM KRUGER,
JAMES MARTIN FELLOW, OXFORD GEOENGENEERING PROGRAMME, OXFORD MARTIN SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

DR. IGNACIO CAMPINO,
DIRECTOR, DESERTEC FOUNDATION

CHAIR: JONATHAN FREEDLAND, COLUMNIST, THE GUARDIAN
12:30-13:15
CATCHING UP WITH THE DRAGON

SHYAM SARAN,
FORMER FOREIGN SECRETARY, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

PROF. NICHOLAS BURNS,
PROFESSOR OF THE PRACTICE OF DIPLOMACY & INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, HARVARD KENNEDY SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT

CHAIR: SUHASINI HAIDAR, FOREIGN AFFAIRS EDITOR, CNN-IBN
THE SUMMIT DEBATE: A LIBERAL ARTS EDUCATION IS A WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY
14:15-15:15

MICHAEL ELLSBERG,
AUTHOR AND JOURNALIST

DR. ANTHONY SELDON,
MASTER, WELLINGTON COLLEGE

JEREMY O'GRADY,
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, THE WEEK

BARONESS BEEBAN KIDRON,
FILM DIRECTOR

CHAIR: JONATHAN FREEDLAND, COLUMNIST, THE GUARDIAN
15:15-16:00
IN CONVERSATION WITH RAJEEV MASAND

DARYL HANNAH,
ACTOR AND ACTIVIST

CONSCIOUS CAPITALISM - BEYOND MAKING MONEY
16:20-17:05

PROFESSOR RAJ SISODIA,
FW OLIN DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR OF GLOBAL BUSINESS AND WHOLE FOODS MARKET RESEARCH SCHOLAR IN CONSCIOUS CAPITALISM, BABSON COLLEGE

WALTER ROBB,
CO-CEO, WHOLE FOODS MARKET

CHAIR: R. SUKUMAR, EDITOR, MINT
17:05-17:50
IN CONVERSATION WITH VIR SANGHVI

KAJOL DEVGN,
ACTOR

AJAY DEVGN,
ACTOR AND PRODUCER

* Tentative Schedule
  • Anoushka Shankar

    Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar is one of the leading figures of world music today. In her twenties, as a composer she explored the crossover between Indian music and a variety of genres including flamenco...

  • Dr Malcolm D McCulloch

    He started the Energy Power Group (EPG) at Oxford University in 1993. He also heads the Institute for Carbon and Energy Reduction in Transport, which is researching the techno-economic diffusion on new mobility modes...

  • Digvijaya Singh

    In political circles, Digvijay Singh is known as the king of controversy. Having served as the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh for ten years from 1993, Singh took a vow in 2003 to not contest elections for a decade...

  • Dr. Ignacio Campino

    An internationally recognized and exceptionally well-connected expert on climate change, Dr. Ignacio Campino was appointed to the Board of Directors of the DESERTEC Foundation in 2012. Ignacio is Member of the National...

  • Dr Susie Orbach

    Dr Susie Orbach is a psychoanalyst and writer. She co-founded The Women's Therapy Centre in 1976 in London and The Women's Therapy Centre Institute in New York in 1981. She has written 13 books including Fat is a Feminist Issue...

  • Walter Robb

    Jonathan Fenby is the author of six books on China and six others on subjects including the Second World War Alliance, France and Charles de Gaulle. His most recent book is Tiger Head, Snake Tails on contemporary...

  • Beeban Kidron

    Beeban Kidron has spent the last 30 years directing and producing feature films, television dramas and documentaries. She is the co-founder and vice-chair of FILMCLUB, an educational charity, that uses films to educate...