Harvard prof joins Rahul’s e-connect plan

  • Saubhadra Chatterji, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Jan 23, 2013 02:05 IST
  • Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi hugs his mother and party president Sonia Gandhi after his speech at AICC session in Jaipur. (PTI Photo)

  • Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi gets emotional as he hugs his mother and congress President Sonia Gandhi during the AICC meeting in Jaipur. (Ajay Aggarwal/ ...

  • Vice president of Congress party Rahul Gandhi being greeted by partymen with a turban at a meeting of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) in ...

  • Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi hugs his mother and party president Sonia Gandhi during the AICC meeting in Jaipur. (Ajay Aggarwal/ HT Photo)

  • Congress president Sonia Gandhi hugs her son and party vice-president Rahul before his speech during a meeting of AICC in Jaipur. (PTI Photo)

  • Newly-appointed Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi interacts with his mother and party president Sonia Gandhi during the AICC meeting in Jaipur. (UNI photo)

  • Congress president Sonia Gandhi looks at her son and party vice president Rahul Gandhi at a meeting of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) in ...

  • Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi receives greetings at an AICC meeting in Jaipur. Also seen in the picture are Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Prime ...

  • Congress president Sonia Gandhi with her son and party vice president Rahul Gandhi at a meeting of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) in Jaipur. ...

  • Congress president Sonia Gandhi smiles during her son and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's speech at All India Congress Committee (AICC) session in Jaipur on ...

A few months ago, when Congress leader Rahul Gandhi first met renowned Harvard professor Michael Sandel, he was so impressed that he called his favourite technocrat Sam Pitroda to suggest the American’s greater involvement in India.

On Wednesday, Sandel and Pitroda will launch a lecture series involving several topics the country facing. While the ruling establishment’s key agenda is connecting better with the youth, about 3,000 students from 500 institutions across India will join it through webcast. Sources told HT that Gandhi has also been invited.

The first topic of the series also assumes significance in the backdrop of the recent events: “Democratising information, justice, equality and the rule of law.” While Pitroda will focus on the reach of information, Sandel will talk about other issues.

Sandel, one of the top Harvard professors, had been piloting the “justice” course for students for over 20 years. The huge participation in his lecture series has made it into one of the most popular courses at Harvard.

The series will also include a live Q&A on Twitter.

 

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