Rahul Gandhi to address Cornell University students on democracy

Rahul Gandhi

Chennai: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on 2 March will address the students of prestigious Cornell University and interact with them on the subjects of democracy and development, the university said.

During the virtual programme, Gandhi, 50, will join professor Kaushik Basu for the talk, which will also include topics such as life in politics in India and the world.

“Indian Member of Parliament Rahul Gandhi will join economics professor Kaushik Basu on 2 March at 9.30 am (8 pm IST) for a conversation about democracy, development and life in politics in India and the world,” the university said in the statement.

Hosted by the South Asia Programme of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, the virtual event is open to the Cornell community with NetID.

“Registration is required. The conversation will also be live streamed on Facebook for viewers around the world,” the statement said.

According to the university, Gandhi and Basu will compare notes on the Indian economy and the outlook for democracy in India and around the world.

Basu is the Carl Marks Professor of International Studies, professor of economics in the College of Arts and Sciences, and former senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank.


NT Bureau