Press Release: US India Policy Institute Holds a Discussion on “Inclusive Development Strategy for Minorities: In the Decade Ahead”

-For Immediate Release and Distribution- 


(3/4/2014) — US India Policy Institute (USIPI) is holding a dinner discussion on Saturday, April 5th in Houston, Texas. The discussion topic is the challenges facing minorities in India and the strategies needed to wrestle them.

The dinner meeting will be held at Mezban Restaurant in Houston starting at 6:00 p.m. with networking and dinner followed by the presentations. The theme of the presentation is “Inclusive Development Strategies for Minorities: In the Decade Ahead.”

This discussion will be led by Dr. Abusaleh Shariff, the advisor to the Indian Prime Minister and the member secretary of the Prime Minister’s High Level Committee on the status of the social, economic, and educational conditions of the Muslim community of India also known as Sachar Committee. Dr. Shariff is a renowned economists and the Chief Scholar of USIPI.

Dr. Shariff is also the founder and president of the Centre for Research and Debates in Development Policy (CRDDP) and was the Chief Economist at the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCEAR) prior to joining USIPI.

The headquarter of US India Policy Institute is based in Washington D.C. USIPI works with policymakers and scholars to provide equal access to opportunities for all with a particular focus on marginalized communities in India. USIPI strives to keep the Minorities agenda in the forefront of the policy discourses.

For more details about the dinner, you may call the local hosts: Mr. Abbas Ali Khan at (713) 723-6325, Mr. Latafath Hussain at (713) 269-6171 and/or Dr. Maqbool Haq at (281) 996-5472.

Please click on this link to purchase your ticket: Event Registration.

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