Rahul Gandhi to speak on democracy at the virtual event on March 2

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Rahul Gandhi will join Kaushik Basu, Carl Marks Professor of International Studies at Cornell University, to speak on democracy at a virtual event on March 2

According to the website of the Cornell University, “Rahul Gandhi, member of India’s Parliament and former president of the Indian National Congress, will join Kaushik Basu, Carl Marks Professor of International Studies at Cornell University, for an open conversation on democracy, development, and life in politics, India, and the world. Q&A with Cornell students and faculty will follow.”

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As per the website, Kaushik Basu is a professor of economics and the Carl Marks Professor of International Studies. From 2012 to 2016 he was chief economist and senior vice president of the World Bank. Educated at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, and the London School of Economics, Basu has published extensively in development economics, game theory, and industrial organization. His most recent book The Republic of Beliefs: A New Approach to Law and Economics was published by Princeton University Press in 2018.