Dr. Stroustrup
Inventor of C++
Dr. Kleinrock
Internet Pioneer
Dr. Hennessy
Stanford President
Dr. Pachauri
IPCC Chair
Abhinav Bindra
Olympic Champion
Dr. Timothy Roemer
US Ambass. to India
Dr. Han Duk-soo
Korean Ambassador
Dr. Nitin Nohria
Dean of HBS

Mr. Martin Cooper
Wireless Pioneer
Dr. Pradipta Banerji
IITR Director
Dr. Sunil Mithas
Hon. Robert Gates
former Defense Secy.
Hon. P Chavan
Maharashtra CM
Comm. 333 Ftr Sqn.
Dr. Amartya Sen
Nobel Laureate
Hon. Naveen Jindal
MP and Industrialist

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"The Mars Rover project is one of the most impressive engineering feats to date and I'm proud that C++ is a prominent part of the systems involved..."
- -Bjarne Stroustrup, inventor of C++

"In 2007, we announced that for typical families with incomes below $100,000, tuition would be free, and for families with incomes below $60,000, both tuition and room and board would be covered by the university. "
- John Hennessy, President of Stanford University

"My U.S. education, aside from teaching me the technical aspects of my career, provided me with a broader view of the world, made it possible for me to meet students from around the world and learn from their experiences and encouraged me to replicate, in my country, the good things I learned about life in the U.S. "
- Alberto Aleman-Zubeita, CEO of the Panama Canal

"As my President Barack Hussein Obama said when he hosted Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the White House in November 2009, the relationship between India and the United States will be one of the defining partnerships of the 21st century. "
-Timothy Roemer, US Ambassador to India

"First, prepare yourself! The invention is a tiny part of the process of bringing something to market. A successful inventor has to understand the entire process even if she doesn't manage every part of it. Second, reach out, do not fear failure. Perseverance and self confidence are requisites to the creative process. "
-Martin Cooper, inventor of cellphones


" One major change that is required to sports governance in India today is - the involvement of active and retired sportspersons in the administration of sports in the country, rather than the administrators who govern the sports federations today without having ever played the sports themselves. This will bring about a sea change in how sports are played in the country."
-Abhinav Bindra, India's only individual Olympic Gold Medalist


"I always wanted to study further and after I worked for about 6 years at the Diesel Locomotive Works at Varanasi, I felt it was time for me to study further and I came to US and I started with Industrial Engineering and gradually moved to Economics, as I felt that is where my interest is. That is how I ended up in the US."
-Dr Rajendra Pachauri, IPCC Chair


We interview world leaders, academicians, inventors, diplomats, admission directors, university administrators and successful students to bring you unique insights into the academic and professional life in the USA. The first interview in this series was with Dr. Bjarne Stroustrup, the inventor of C++.

The Honorable Prithviraj Chavan, Chief Minister of Maharashtra

The Honorable Mr. Prithviraj Chavan is the Chief Minister of the state of Maharashtra in India. Prior to taking over as the Chief Minister, as a Minister of State in the Government of India, he was responsible for six portfolios/ministries, the highest by any minister in the government, including PMO, Science and Technology, Earth sciences, Parliamentary affairs, Public grievances and Pension and Ministry of Personnel. He holds a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India and a Masters degree in Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.

Former Defense Secretary and CIA Director Hon. Robert Gates

The Honorable Robert Gates is a true American hero, and a great proponent of diversity at US universities. In the history of USA, Secretary Gates is the only Secretary of Defense to serve under Presidents of both parties. He is the first and only entry level CIA employee to rise to the position of Director of Central Intelligence.

Dr. Sunil Mithas, Professor and Author of 'Digital Intelligence' book

Dr. Sunil Mithas is an associate professor at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland in the Decision, Operations and Information Technologies Department. He earned his PhD at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and an engineering degree from IIT, Roorkee.

Prof. Pradipta Banerji, Director of IIT Roorkee

Professor Pradipta Banerji is the Director of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, India. Prior to joining IIT Roorkee, he was a Professor of Structural Engineering at IIT Bombay. He graduated with a B.Tech. degree from IIT Delhi, then completed an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

Mr. Martin Cooper, wireless pioneer and father of mobile phone

Martin Cooper is the man who led the movement at Motorola to make cellular communication personal and mobile. Thanks to the efforts he championed in 1970s and 1980s - culminating in world's first commercial handheld cellphone - an entire industry has been formed and billions of people can remain connected today, no matter where they go.

Prof. Nitin Nohria, Dean of Harvard Business School

Nitin Nohria became the tenth dean of Harvard Business School on 1 July 2010. He previously served as co-chair of the Leadership Initiative, Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Development, and Head of the Organizational Behavior unit. Prior to joining the Harvard Business School faculty in July 1988, Dean Nohria received his Ph.D. in Management from the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

His Excellency Han Duk-soo, Korean Ambassador to USA

Ambassador Han Duk-soo was appointed by President Lee, Myung-bak as the Republic of Korea's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States of the America on January 18, 2009. Before the appointment, Ambassador Han served as the 38th Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea from April 2007 to February 2008.

U.S. Ambassador to India, Timothy J. Roemer

Appointed by U.S. President Barack Obama, Ambassador Timothy J. Roemer is the 21st and current U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of India. He leads one of America's largest diplomatic missions and has principal responsibility for broadening and deepening the multi-faceted U.S.-India partnership.

Abhinav Bindra, India's only individual Olympic Gold Medalist

Abhinav Bindra is the current World and Olympic champion in the 10 m Air Rifle event. He is the first Indian to win an individual gold medal at the Olympics.

Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, the Chair of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning IPCC

Dr. Rajendra Kumar Pachauri, is the Chairman of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Director General of TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute), an independent research organisation providing knowledge on energy, environment, forestry, biotechnology, and the conservation of natural resources. He is also serving as Director, Yale Climate and Energy Institute.

Dr. John Hennessy, the President of Stanford University

Dr. John Hennessy, is the 10th and current President of Stanford University. A pioneer in computer architecture, in 1981 Dr. Hennessy drew together researchers to focus on a computer architecture known as RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Computer), a technology that has revolutionized the computer industry by increasing performance while reducing costs. In 1984, he cofounded MIPS Computer Systems, now MIPS Technologies, which designs microprocessors.

Professor Leonard Kleinrock, on the occassion of 40th birthday of the Internet

Dr. Leonard Kleinrock is considered a father of the Internet. Dr. Kleinrock is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at the Department of Computer Science, UCLA. He developed the mathematical theory of packet networks, the technology underpinning the Internet, while a graduate student at MIT. His host computer at UCLA became the first node of the Internet in September 1969.

Mr. Alberto Aleman-Zubieta, the Administrator and CEO of the Panama Canal Authority

We interviewed Mr. Alberto Aleman-Zubieta, the Administrator and CEO of Autoridad del Canal de Panama (Panama Canal Authority). Panama Canal is the leading interoceanic waterway that serves world maritime commerce.

The inventor of C++, Professor Bjarne Stroustrup

Dr. Bjarne Stroustrup is the inventor and original implementer of C++ programming language. He is a Professor and College of Engineering Chair in Computer Science, at the Dept. of Computer Science,Texas A&M University, College Station.

Upcoming interviews:

Hon. Mr. Prithviraj Chavan, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, India

Hon. Mr. Naveen Jindal, Industrialist, Member of Indian Parliament and major donor to Naveen Jindal School of Management

Dr. Amartya Sen, Thomas W. Lamont University Professor, and Professor of Economics and Philosophy, at Harvard University, and winner of 1998 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.

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