University of Southern California

USC Leadership Delegation to India

In February 2011, USC President C. L. Max Nikias led a delegation of university faculty, administrators and trustees to India, where they met with key Indian partners in higher education, business and government, and with USC alumni, to build sustainable alliances in the areas of medicine and health care, neurosciences, the arts, communication and journalism, business, and technology and engineering.

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An End … And a Beginning

The USC delegation’s marathon tour through India concluded with a special panel, the USC Forum on Globalization and Innovation, arranged by the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, examining issues surrounding globalization and innovation in the 21st century from the India perspective. President Nikias (see photo below) welcomed attendees to the gathering, offering perspective on conditions that promote the most beneficial forms of innovation. (See the photo section of this blog for more pictures from the event.)

As the marathon wound down, the USC delegation enjoyed a quiet dinner before packing their bags and catching a 3:30 a.m. flight back to Los Angeles!

“It was a phenomenal trip, and I’d say that everyone on the delegation felt that the end of the trip felt more like a beginning,” said Varun Soni, dean of religious life at USC. “With the bonds that were formed here, USC now has the opportunity to be a major player in connecting the United States to one of the fastest-growing cultures and economies of the coming decades.”

Topics: Bangalore, Travel

One Response to An End … And a Beginning

  1. Bhuvaneswari Jayaraman says:

    For me it was a dream come true – the inauguration of USC’s India office in Bangalore. the organization of the two day event as flawless as the events I had opportunity to attend on campus at LA.

Itinerary

  1. Depart from USA Feb 18
  2. AMumbai Feb 20-22
  3. BNew Delhi Feb 23-24
  4. CAgra Feb 23-24
  5. DBangalore Feb 25-26
  6. Depart from India Feb 27