On Monday, April 4th, 2022, CUNY Bronx Community College (BCC) hosted the Indo-American Green University Network Launch Event. At this event, guests attended from several Indian Universities and the City University of New York (CUNY). Representing CUNY CREST Institute in this event, Drs. Reza Khanbilvardi, Shakila Merchant, Tarendra Lakhankar, and Prathap Ramamorthy.
The Indo-American Green University Network Launch Event was a day-long event that focused on sustainability collaborations with India on were climate change, renewable energy, air pollution, water resources and other sustainability efforts. Dr. Neal Phillip, Professor and Chairperson, and Prof. Paramita Sen, both of the Department of Chemistry, Earth Sciences, and Environmental Sciences at BCC, hosted this event. Different guest speakers across the different CUNY and Indian universities presented, as well as entrepreneurs, were able to deliver keynotes that addressed the different issues faced in sustainability. The opening remarks was given by Dr. Thomas A. Isekenegbe, President, Bronx Community College.
Featured Guest Speakers Include:
- Prof. Paramita Sen, Bronx Community College (CUNY)
- Dr. Neal Phillip, Professor and Chairperson, Bronx Community College (BCC)
- Dr. Michal Mlynár, Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Slovakia to the United Nations in New York
- Meghan Fay Zahniser, Executive Director Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, Philadelphia, PA
- Sunaina Singh, Vice Chancellor, Nalanda University, Bihar, India, (Ministry of External Affairs, Govt of India)
- Dr. Lester Sandres Rapalo, Provost, Bronx Community College (CUNY)
- Prof. Vasil Diyamandoglu, City College of New York
- Virendra Rawat, Founder – Green Mentors
- Dr. Jinal Joshi, Director International Relation Kadi Sarva Vishwavidyalaya ( University) Gujarat
- Vivek Singh, Chancellor, Arni University, Himachal Pardesh
- Priya Samant , CEO & Co founder, Abris
- Isabelle Zhu-Maguire, Founder of SUN Sustainable Universities Network (SUN) Australia
- Prof. Kartik Chandran, MacArthur Award Winner, Columbia University
Below are images taken from the Indo-American Green University Network Launch Event!