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Lecture | Event

India in the World: Interaction with Rahul Gandhi and Sam Pitroda

  • Mr. Rahul Gandhi
  • Mr. Sam Pitroda
  • Prof. Jeanne Mifsud Bonnici
Sunday 10 September 2023
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague

As the largest world democracy and one of the top economies in the world, what visions of the world does India bring to the table? In this interaction with Mr. Rahul Gandhi, one of India’s leading political leaders, and Mr. Sam Pitroda, key figure behind India’s telecom revolution, we will discuss the various ways in which India is central to the 21st century world order. Mr. Gandhi has been walking across India with the message of love and solidarity with his Bharat Jodo Yatra (Walk to Unify India). What are the stakes involved in engaging with politics from the grassroots? In what ways does technological revolutions shape the emerging world order. How does a modern-day politician engage with challenges arising from technological modes of conducting politics?

Please join in for a freewheeling conversation with two one of India’s leading figures.

Main Speakers:

Mr. Rahul Gandhi is a member of Indian parliament from the Indian National Congress

Mr. Sam Pitroda is an Indian inventor and entrepreneur

Closing Remarks:

Prof. Jeanne Mifsud Bonnici, University of Groningen


Dr. Vineet Thakur, Leiden University


Please register via this link. Registration is mandatory for this event.

The event is jointly organized by Security, Technology and e-Privacy Group, University of Groningen, Room for Discussion at the University of Amsterdam, and Leiden University Centre for International Relations.


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