RIT Global Engagements Panel to Explore “India Emerging” Jan. 18


India is changing even more rapidly than the world that surrounds it. A panel at Rochester Institute of Technology will discuss the country’s growing importance in today’s global society.

“India Emerging” will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, in Webb Auditorium, James E. Booth Building, on the RIT campus. RIT faculty and staff will discuss topics concerning India, such as film and literature, the country’s relationship with China, information technology, the economy and deaf culture. Speakers include economics professor Amit Batabyal, public policy professor Ron Hira, Ila Parasnis of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, and Amit Ray and Rahul Mehta of RIT’s language and literature department. Each speaker will point out the impact India has in the world, from state-of-the-art technology to a new wave in media and culture.

WHAT: India Emerging, a session of RIT’s Global Engagement Series

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18

WHERE: Webb Auditorium, James E. Booth building, RIT campus

COST: Free and open to the public

CONTACT: Cass Shellman, (585) 475-2057 or cls3740@rit.edu