November 11, 2012 On Friday, November 9, President Christina Paxson introduced the inaugural speaker of the O.P. Jindal Distinghuished Lecture Series, Kaushik Basu.
A development and comparative economist and former chief economic adviser in India's Ministry of Finance, Basu was named the World Bank's chief economist and senior vice president for development economics last September.
Describing his position in the Indian government as akin to having a "box seat in the theater of life," Basu delivered the first of two lectures covering economic reform, politics, and law in modern India.
The second lecture will take place on Friday, November 16 at 2:30 p.m. Complete video coverage of both lectures will be available.