Programs by Country: India + Dialogue of Civilizations

INDIA: Climate Change Science and Policy (closed)

Dialogue of Civilizations | , India

Faculty leader: Auroop Ganguly (

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (

Term: Summer I


  • CIVE4777 Climate Hazards and Resilient Cities
  • CIVE4778 Climate Adaptation and Policy

Climate change has been described as a “clear and present danger” to humankind by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and as “the only thing that … has the power to fundamentally end the march of civilization as we know it” by former United States President Bill Clinton. The two courses will explore the science, impacts, and policy issues pertinent to climate change.

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INDIA: Marketing in Asia and India Dialogue “CLOSED”

Dialogue of Civilizations | , India

Faculty Leader: Lefevre, Duane (

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (

Information Sessions:

  • Tuesday, October 29 @ 1pm: Curry #342
  • Tuesday, October 29 @ 6pm: Curry #332
  • Wednesday, November 6 @ 6 pm: NU YMCA #109
  • Thursday, November 7 @ 11am: Curry #334

Term: Summer II


  •  MKTG4220, Marketing In Asia
  • INTL4944 “Dialogue of Civilizations - Regional Engagment: India and its Glorious Contradictions


India has one of the most fascinating cultures in the world. You’ll find the origins of the Hindu, Buddhist and Sikh religions here as well as World Heritage sites as diverse as Qutb Minar, the Ajanta and Ellora Buddhist Caves, Jantar Mantar Observatory, Victoria Terminus and of course the Taj Mahal (one of the seven wonders of the world). From a business perspective, over a billion consumers live there and it has had one of the fastest growing economies in the last twenty years. What was once the biggest market in the world for Rolls Royce is now a must win market for P&G, Ford, IBM and Boeing. It is also a growing source of the world’s software and major destination for business process outsourcing.

The India Dialogue takes an in-depth look at India from both cultural and business perspectives. The cultural component includes a comprehensive overview of Indian history, culture, religion, politics, food and society. The business component delves into marketing and business in the second most populous nation on earth. The Marketing in Asia course will explore India’s evolution into a must win market, its burgeoning middle class and the ‘Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid’.

There will be extensive dialogue with Indian students and business people and site visits to:

  • Local Advertising Agencies in Mumbai
  • Conde Nast India and a Public Relations Agency
  • Reliance Communications BIG FM radio studios and the NDTV cable news network studios
  • A guided tour of the Dharavi slum (Asia’s largest) and its amazing economic ecosystem
  • Greenlight Planet which manufactures and distributes low-power LED lanterns via innovative distribution networks to rural India
  • The Bannerghatta Tiger and Lion Reserve in Bangalore
  • Taj Mahal the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the seven wonders of the world
  • Fatehpur Sikri, an abandoned city; one of the best preserved examples of Mughal architecture
  • The Amber Fort known for its artistic style, blending both Hindu and Rajput elements
  • The village of Channapatna in rural Karnataka where local craftspeople specialize in brightly colored wooden toys

We’ll base ourselves in India’s financial and marketing capital (Mumbai) for two weeks moving on to a week in its silicon valley (Bangalore) with our final week in the rich historical golden triangle in the North (Delhi/Agra/Jaipur).