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India Connected | Book Talk with Ravi Agrawal | SAIS Rome Auditorium | martedì, 11. dicembre 2018

Every second, three Indians experience the internet for the first time. Smartphone penetration is exploding across the country with vast implications for society, politics, culture, development, and business. Join former CNN South Asia Bureau Chief Ravi Agrawal in discussion with FPI Senior Fellow Afshin Molavi about the transformative impact of smartphones on the world’s largest democracy.

Books will be available for sale and signing before and after the event.

Ravi Agrawal is the managing editor of Foreign Policy. Before joining Foreign Policy, Agrawal worked at CNN for more than a decade, including his most recent position as the network’s New Delhi bureau chief and correspondent. Previously, he served as a senior producer in CNN’s New York and London bureaus, receiving a Peabody Award and three Emmy nominations for his work. Agrawal is the author of India Connected: How the Smartphone Is Transforming the World’s Largest Democracy. He is a graduate of Harvard University..

Afshin Molavi, Moderator, is a Senior Fellow at the Johns Hopkins SAIS Foreign Policy Institute, where he writes broadly on emerging markets, particularly on themes related to 'The New Silk Road,' South-South trade, global hub cities, new emerging market multinationals, global aviation, the geopolitics of energy, and the intersection of Middle East states and the global economy. A former journalist with postings in Dubai, Riyadh, Jeddah, and Tehran, his dispatches from the Middle East and essays have been published in The New York Times, Foreign Policy, The Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, Newsweek, Businessweek, The Journal of Commerce, National Geographic, and dozens of academic and specialty publications. He is also a contributing writer to the Washington Post Global Opinions section and, most recently, to Newsweek Japan.