Kishan Rana

Understanding India’s Rise as a Great Power

India is seen today as a leading element in the ‘rise of Asia’. Together with China, the country enjoys a high rate of economic growth; it has a ‘young’ population of 1.2 billion (as per the 2011 census results announced in April). As the same time, the country faces daunting social and human development challenges. What role is India likely to play in international affairs? Is its rise likely to be a benevolent phenomenon, for its neighbors, for Asia and for the rest of the world? We explore these challenges, and look
at the positive and negative factors that may shape the outcome.

Co-Sponsored by University of Wisconsin Lectures Committee.