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Pitzer Hosts Lecture by Entrepreneurship Expert Viharidas Patel

Thursday, October 09, 2008



Pitzer is honored to host Dr. Viharidas Patel, a leading authority on strategies for promoting entrepreneurship as a key to economic development in India.  He will give talks to two classes and a Public Lecture at Noon on Thursday, October 9 in the Founder’s Room.  The public lecture will address the recent rise of India as a growing economic power and is titled:  “India’s Economic Resurgence:  Is the Tiger Un-caged?”


Dr. Patel is the Founding Director of the Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI).  He pioneered the schemes for financing and training first generation entrepreneurs in India and is considered the father of the entrepreneurship development movement in his country and in the developing world.  This movement has spread throughout India and is responsible for 30,000 new enterprises each year.  With the support of a number of international organizations—the World Bank, UNIDO and the International Labor Organization—the Indian Model is now operating in over 25 developing countries.


Schedule of Talks:

Wednesday, October 8, 2:45-4PM, Broad Hall 207:  “Innovations in Development Strategies: Entrepreneurship, Self-Employment and Credit Initiatives”


Thursday, October 9, 12-1PM, Founders Room: “India’s Economic Resurgence:  Is the Tiger Un-caged?”



Thursday, October 9, 1:15-2:45, Fletcher 106, “Impact of Globalization on Business and Entrepreneurship in India:  Threats and Opportunities”



Please join us for a stimulating series of talks and discussions.

This visit is supported by the Harvey Botwin Lecture Fund.



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