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Stanford Report, May 31, 2000

Indian finance minister to speak on campus today

Yashwant Sinha, India's minister of finance, will speak on the status of Indian economic policy reform 4:30 p.m. today at the Bechtel Conference Center in Encina Hall. Also on hand will be Montek Ahluwalia, a member of India's Planning Commission, and N. K. Singh, secretary to the prime minister.

Sinha's lecture, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Center for Research on Economic Development and Policy Reform, a unit of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.

Sinha is expected to discuss the financial and social connections between India and the Silicon Valley, where many Indian engineers and entrepreneurs have been located in recent years. SR