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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Paul Peterson/Embark LLC

Paul Peterson/Embark LLC

Paul Peterson/Embark LLC

Paul Peterson/Embark LLC

Paul Peterson/Embark LLC

Paul Peterson/Embark LLC

Paul Peterson/Embark LLC

The Taj Mahal

Topic: Arts

The Ties that Bind

Topics: Arts, Media Coverage

“A strong relationship with India is very beneficial to our students in America,” President Nikias said in a feature article in the Financial Chronicle of India. The article noted that the president feels a personal connection to India. “Cyprus used to be a British colony like India and India was a big brother to Cyprus,” he was quoted as saying. “Jawaharlal Nehru was a very close friend of Cyprus’ first president, Archbishop Makarios. Indira Gandhi visited the island when she was the prime minister. And most importantly it was in 1960s when I had a chance to see a number of Hindi movies that were shown in theatres with Greek subtitles.”

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