2013 US India Higher Education Roundtable May

November 1, 2017 May 13, 2013

Institute of International Education
Washington DC office
1400 K Street, N.W.

May 13, 2013

As the U.S. and Indian governments prepare for the Higher Education Dialogue (HED) in India in June, input from stakeholders and practitioners on the challenges and opportunities of engaging with India in higher education are especially valuable. This roundtable convened educators and stakeholders for an interactive dialogue to help frame discussions for the upcoming 2013 Higher Education Dialogue.

Welcome and Introduction of Participants

Gary Sayed
Executive Director, Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
Vice President, Institute of International Education

Remarks on U.S.-India Higher Education Collaboration

M. M. Pallam Raju
Union Minister of Human Resource Development
Government of India

Nirupama Rao
Ambassador of India to the United States 

Tara Sonenshine
Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs
U.S. Department of State

Robert O. Blake
Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs
U.S. Department of State

Discussion: Expanding Academic Collaboration between the United States and India

Moderated by:

Rajika Bhandari
Deputy Vice President for Research and Evaluation
Institute of International Education (IIE)


  1. Community college collaboration and workforce development
  2. Expanding opportunities for U.S. students in India
  3. Use of open educational resources and educational technologies to expand access to and improve quality of education