My interview with the Harvard Magazine on the newly launched Harvard Global Institute and how it fits into  Harvard’s global strategy.


Labor productivity in India should be driving the reforms being made in India, from infrastructure to education, health and access to technology.


As the Senior Advisor to the President on Harvard’s Global Strategy, I have been working with my colleagues on a new initiative to enhance the University’s global engagement.   I am happy to report that these efforts led to the recent announcement on the creation of the Harvard Global Institute: .  The new Institute will allow Harvard to mobilize its faculty and students to address pressing global challenges of our times.   In this spirit, the Institute will support an ambitious cross-disciplinary initiative to address climate change and air pollution in China.



I found this article to be very interesting.  I’m glad researchers are extending the work that Tarun Khanna and I did on institutional voids in new ways


I’m honored to be named a Fellow of the International Academy of Management and to be named to the Thinkers50 list.


As an HBS faculty member, and as an Indian-American, I am proud of the Tata Hall which was formally inaugurated last week.  Here is a video tribute to Mr. Ratan Tata, a remarkable business leader who made the Tata Hall possible.

Here are excellent remarks by Ratan Tata from the Tata Hall inauguration:


I’d like to thank all the people who made my sabbatical year a rewarding experience including my colleagues at IESE and and CEIBS.


Health-care treatments developed in emerging markets can be low-cost and effective

Posted by on Sep 27, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

Here’s an interesting example of how medical practitioners in emerging markets are developing innovative, effective, low-cost methods for detecting and treating cervical cancer with vinegar and carbon dioxide.  If this is proven to be as effective as our more expensive methods, this is an example of how high quality/low-cost innovations developed in emerging markets could help reduce health care costs in the U.S.

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