Third Party Event

26 Feb 2017 - 27 Feb 2017

Eisenhower Fellowships is holding the South Asia Rising 2017 conference in light of critical issues in the region. The conference is the third of its kind, with the first two conferences on the region previously held in Colombo in 2006 and Sri Lanka in 2012. Speakers will include George de Lama, president of Eisenhower Fellowships; Pervez Musharraf, former president of Pakistan; Jerome Glenn, director of The Millennium Project; Eran Wickramaratne, deputy minister of State Enterprise Development in Sri Lanka; Harsha de Silva, deputy minister of Foreign Affairs in Sri Lanka; Arvind Gupta, national technology head of BJP (India); Attiya Inayatullah, former minister and adviser to the president (Pakistan); Co. Herbert Chen, CEO of Tus-Holdings, among several others.

We live in an increasingly globalised world where society’s needs are rapidly evolving; however, a myriad of socio-economic grievances gripping nations across continents remain acute and unaddressed. Eisenhower Fellowships stands at a unique position to foster cross-national relations that can serve humanity by influencing decision makers throughout the world to make wise and lucrative decisions to overcome the problems that thwart development.
The creation of dialogue that can promote integration across borders is one of the first steps towar

ds achievable and sustainable development. The South Asia Rising 2017 conference will focus on two primary themes: Regional Connectivity and Citizen Empowerment, allocated on the two days respectively.

Topics include the following:
Regional Connectivity
“The Belt & Road Initiative,” “The African Plan,” “The Indian Growth Model,” “The Energy Corridor”
Citizen Empowerment
“Technology and Human Behaviour,” “Demographics 2050,” “Governance in the 21st Century,” “Security Architecture of the Future”

To register for the conference, and for further information including location, speakers, agenda, please visit