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Join us at Cornell University on October 19 for the first event in the Tata-Cornell Institute's 10th Anniversary Distinguished Lecture Series. Dr. Ashok Gulati, distinguished professor at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), will give a lecture titled, “India: Repurposing Support for Sustainable Food Systems.” The lecture will be held in Warren Hall room B73 from 11:25 a.m.–12:40 p.m. ET. Lunch will be provided.

This lecture will be held in a hybrid format. Virtual attendees can register to participate on Zoom.

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About Ashok Gulati

Dr. Ashok Gulati is an agricultural economist and a distinguished professor at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER). 

Before joining ICRIER, Gulati was chairman of the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices. He was an independent director on the Central Board of Directors of the Reserve Bank of India, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development and National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange Limited. He is currently a member of the Tenth Audit Advisory Board of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, and is an independent director on the Board of Directors of Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited and Godrej Agrovet Limited.

Gulati has been deeply involved in policy analysis and advice in India. From 2001-2011, he served as director at the International Food Policy Research Institute. He was also a member of the Economic Advisory Council of Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee and of the committee on the Farm Laws appointed by the Supreme Court.

For his contributions to the field of agricultural economics, the president of India honored him with the “Padma Shri” award in 2015.

Gulati has authored 18 books on Indian and Asian agriculture, in addition to numerous research papers published in national and international journals. He is a prolific writer in some of the leading newspapers in India, writing the “From Plate to Plough” column in the Indian Express and Financial Express.

About the 10th Anniversary Distinguished Lecture Series

In recognition of its 10th anniversary, the Tata-Cornell Institute's monthly 10th Anniversary Distinguished Lecture Series brings world-renowned scholars and experts in food systems and related fields to Cornell University to present on challenges facing food systems in the developing world. All lectures will be held in hybrid format, with virtual participation via Zoom. 

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