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    17 3:00 p.m.

    Talk on South Asia's water and sanitation crisis Fulbright-Nehru scholar Cheryl Colopy will discuss some of the issues she explored in her book Dirty, Sacred Rivers: Confronting South Asia's Water Crisis. Ms. Colopy will share what she learned during her multi-year journey through Nepal, North India, and Bangladesh.

    Discussion on air quality in India The Embassy marks international air quality week with a talk by the head of our Environment, Climate & Scientific Affairs Unit discussing the national air quality situation in India and what the future holds.

    Standardized tests: planning and preparation Attend this session to learn more about standardized tests, including test formats, the scoring scale, and test-taking strategies.


    2 3:00 p.m.


    3 4:00 p.m.



    26 3:00 p.m.

    Innovation improving lives: a panel discussion on World IP day 2017 Noted Intellectual Property Rights attorneys will discuss the field and explore the pros and cons of protecting intellectual property, especially as regards innovation.


    28 3:00 p.m.

    Earth month wrap-up - Delhi's air quality The final event of the American Center's Earth Month program sees the Embassy, in cooperation with other diplomatic missions to Delhi, join forces with Clean Air Asia to explore the evolving situation with the NCR's air quality situation.

    Town hall on the political process in the United States with State Senator Pamela J. Althoff of Illinois and State Assemblyman Raj Mukherji, New Jersey State Legislature. Join State Senator Althoff and Senator Mukherji as they explain the ins and outs of America's not-always-tidy legislative process.


    3 3:30 p.m.

    Defining priorities for your U.S. university application Students will reflect on the reasons for studying in the U.S. and define their expectations, examining the role of such priorities as academic interest, selectivity, finances, and university selection.


    24 4:00 p.m.

    The Montgomery March & Gandhi's Salt March as freedom of expression Professor Suman Khanna Aggarwal will analyze the Salt March and show how King learnt from it and applied it to his nonviolent protest against the Racism of the time.


    25 3:00 p.m.

    Talk on freedom of the press in the 21st Century Alex McLaren, Deputy Spokesperson with the American Embassy discusses the critical role an unshackled press plays in safeguarding a free society.


    26 3:00 p.m.

    Finance your studies in the United States Financial planning is one of the integral elements of planning for your higher education. Learn about the different options that exist for international students while they put their finances together.


    17 4:00 p.m.

    Panel discussion on 'Piracy of Intellectual Property' with IPR attorneys of USTPO Lawyers from the U.S. Trademarks and Patent Office will discuss the role intellectual property rights play in promoting economic growth, scientific advances and a vibrant entertainment industry.


    12 3:00 p.m.


    28-29 World IP day film festival Stay tuned for more details! In partnership with Motion Pictures Distribution Association. For more details, please visit the American Center Facebook page


    13 3:00 p.m.

    Panel discussion on how libraries transform lives Join us as noted experts from a cross section of India's NGO and think-tank sector explain the critical role libraries play in keeping civil society knowledgeable.

    Free press - what it means around the world Join us for this informal discussion with American diplomatic spokespeople who will discuss their experiences of working with the press in different countries.


    18 3:00 p.m.

    Talk on 'Freedom of speech and media' Professor of journalism Shaswati Goswami of Indian Institute of Mass Communication discusses her views on why free speech - the right to think and exchange ideas freely - is at the core of the democracy. Join us for this interactive session.


    9 3:00 p.m.

    Talk on 'Freedom of speech' Renowned journalist Maya Mirchandani of NDTV joins us to discuss why the freedom of speech and expression is the bedrock necessary for nearly every other form of freedom.


    22 3:00 p.m.

    The challenge of regulating the environment in India Fulbright alum Kanchi Kohli explains how India's wide range of forest and environment regulations have not been sufficient to protect the country's natural environment, and discusses steps the country can take to safeguard India's natural heritage while also protecting people's livelihoods.


    18 3:00 p.m.


    19 4:00 p.m.

    Maximizing your time in the United States This session will help you understand opportunities, both on and off campus, to maximize your experience in the United States. The session will cover topics such as academic engagement, campus life, student resources, inter-cultural learning, student-faculty relationship, class environment, student bodies, resources, and systems.

    World Press Freedom Day Film Festival Stay tuned for more details! In partnership with Motion Pictures Dist. Association Entry is by invitation only. For more details, please visit American Center face book



    Foreign affairs reporting in India Mr. Shubhajit Roy, Senior Assistant Editor with The Indian Express, discusses the hows and whys of foreign affairs reporting in India. What are the opportunities and challenges? Join us for this interactive session.


    5 3:00 p.m.

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    21 3:00 p.m.

    USAID presentation on the state of India's forests USAID experts will explain the current situation with India's forest resources and how its project REDD+ (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation) is working to save the country's forests.


    28 5:00 p.m.

    World Dance week celebration Join us for some Indo-western dance fusion as the young performers from Prithak light up the stage at the American Center.

    Strategies to plan and prepare for English proficiency tests English proficiency tests are a prerequisite for applying to a U.S. college or university. The session will explain the format and the content of the IELTS and TOEFL tests, as well as preparatory materials available.


    5 4:00 p.m.


    The connection between air pollution and cognitive health Fulbright alum and celebrated public health authority Dr. Nitish Dogra discusses his recent findings on the impacts of air pollution on brain power.


    6 3:00 p.m.


    7 3:30 p.m.

    Discussion on surrogacy law Faculty and students from National Law University of Delhi and Cornell Law School will join representatives from the Embassy's Consular Section to discuss the current laws surrounding surrogacy issues.


    10 4:30 p.m.

    "The impact of IP protection on the entertainment industry" Pamela Gavin, Managing Member at Gavin Law Offices, PLC focuses on intellectual property and entertainment law. In this talk she will draw upon her extensive experience with U.S. and international trademark registration and enforcement to explain why IPR is critical to the success of the movie and music industries and good for society at large.


    12 4:00 p.m.

    Five steps to study library science in America Attend this session to learn about opportunities and the application process to pursue a degree in the field of library sciences in the United States.


    10-13 3:00 p.m.

    National Library Week celebration It's National Library Week 2017 in the United States, a time to celebrate libraries, librarians, and library patrons. Join us for this celebration with discounts, prizes, quizzes, contests and other fun activities.

    The press and participatory democracy in India Mr. Anil Padmanabhan, a senior journalist with the Hindustan Times, will throw light on the role of the press in participatory democracy.


    4 3:00 p.m.

    U.S. colleges and universities - finding the right fit for you This session will inform you about the key factors to consider when applying to an American university, including such considerations as funding opportunities, program type and structure, eligibility criteria, and tuition and living costs.


    31 4:00 p.m.

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