Students from India Visit Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Students from India Visit Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

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James Liska
April 15, 2014

TWC's students from India traveled to the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on Monday, April 14th to meet with Dr. Milan Vaishnav, associate for Carnegie's South Asia Program. Founded in 1910, the Carnegie Endowment is the oldest non-partisan international affairs think tank in the United States.

 

The students, who attend Dickinson College, Christ University, Loyola Institute of Business Administration, and the Birla Institute of Management Technology spoke with Dr. Vaishnav on the current state of Indian politics and the upcoming May 16th elections. Young voters have registered in great numbers to vote, and as young voters, the students were interested in learning about how Carnegie is following the elections. Other issues discussed during the meeting were corruption in India, particularly in government circles; the role of social media in the spread of information for young people; and the perception of the political candidates in the United States.

 

When asked about the meeting, student Prateek Allapur said, "This discussion gave me a clearer understanding of the political motivations at play in the Indian elections, and helped me become a more informed citizen."


Students who participated in this visit included:

 

Public Policy Dialogues (PPD), sponsored by the Verizon Foundation, provides students with the unique opportunity to meet and interact with think tank experts, or members of the Senate or House of Representatives representing their state or congressional district. This is one component of The Washington Center's internship program.

 


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