Creighton University is the site of the first-ever United States-India Friendship Summit.
Dr. Sanjay Singh, Chair of the Department of Neurology in Creighton’s School of Medicine, says the event is a collaboration between Creighton’s Asian World Center and the India Association of Nebraska.
Singh says the goal of the summit is to promote friendship between the two largest democracies in the world.
He says in this time of turmoil, these two countries represent the best regarding democracy and human rights.
Singh says both are countries where people from diverse backgrounds can live together, prosper and build a strong nation.
"What we have done is brought some of the most prominent intellectuals from the two countries together and from varied backgrounds. We have Dr. Shashi Tharoor, former foreign minister of India. He is currently the chair of the foreign affairs committee of the Indian parliament and probably one of the best English-language speakers from India.”
The day-long summit starts at 8:00 a.m. this Saturday and takes place at the Harper Center.
To register, the website is USIndiaSummit.org.