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OCTOBER 22-25, 2015
October 25th, 2015 - 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Sessions 4B:
The Rebel & The Sage
Susan Adelman, Ram Jethmalani, Hindol Sengupta 
Moderator: Devika Kewalramani

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Susan AdelmanSusan Hershberg Adelman MD is a pediatric surgeon who has had a distinguished career in medicine. She also is an author, an artist and jeweler. Born in Rochester, New York, she went to the University of Michigan to study geology. She graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine, did an internship and General Surgery residency at Henry Ford Hospital, and a Pediatric Surgery fellowship at Children's Hospital of Michigan. A pioneer female surgeon in her time, Dr. Adelman practiced pediatric surgery for almost 30 years, most as a solo practitioner, later as part of the University of Michigan faculty. She was the first woman President of the Wayne County Medical Society and of the Michigan State Medical Society. She served on the American Medical Association Council of Medical Service, then the AMA Board of Trustees. She was Editor of the Detroit Medical News for 17 years and wrote a monthly column in AMNews for 10 years. Dr. Adelman continues to paint, sculpt and she has become a jeweler and silversmith, as seen on Dr. Adelman speaks five languages and reads several others.
The RebelSusan Adelman's biography The Rebel features Ram Jethmalani who came to Bombay from Sindh in 1948, and developed one of the most illustrious legal careers in the English speaking world. For 75 years, Ram has defended the most famous, and notorious, figures of India. A Member of Parliament for over 35 years, he also mediated between Pakistan and India through the Ram Jethmalani Kashmir
Committee. A life-long legal educator, he helped initiate theNationalLaw Schools of India.A strong opponent of corruption in government, he was Union Minister of Urban Affairs and Employment and Union Minister of Law, Justice and Company Affairs. He has campaigned for judicial accountability all his life. Writing in the Indian Express, his 10 questions a day to Rajiv Gandhi for 30 days during the Bofors scandal helped end the Gandhi government. In his eighties, he founded the Sunday Guardian.

Hindol SenguptaHindol Sengupta is the author of six books including Recasting India: How Entrepreneurship is Revolutionizing the World's Largest Democracy (Palgrave Macmillan, Fall 2014) which is the only Indian book ever to be shortlisted for the Hayek Prize given by the Manhattan Institute for original writing in economics in memory of the Nobel laureate F A Hayek. His next book Being Hindu is being released by Penguin Random House in Fall 2015. He is Editor-at-Large for Fortune India and founder of the Whypoll Trust which worked on India's first women safety mobile app and gender mapping of Delhi. He was invited to present his research on Hinduism and technology at the XXI World Congress of the International Association for the History of Religion. He is the co-founder of the South Asia Media Project incubated in Lund University, Sweden and an alumni of the Australia-India Youth Dialogue. He is a TEDx speaker, and spoken at the Manthan Samvaad, India's annual TED-like event.
Recasting IndiaRecasting India - More than two decades after India opened its economy, it still struggles with staggering levels of inequality. A third of its citizens still lack adequate food, education, and basic medical services, while Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani lives in a home in Mumbai that is rumoured to be the most expensive in the world and cost nearly a billion dollars. India has launched a mission to Mars, yet there are still more mobile phones than toilets in the country. Anywhere else, the locals would be pounding at the billionaires’ gates. So why no Arab Spring for India?

Hindol Sengupta argues that the only thing heading off civil war is the explosion of local entrepreneurship across the country. In Recasting India, he introduces us to a colorful cast of entrepreneurs selling everything from low cost sanitary napkins to call centre services in villages to mobile phone based ‘Facebook and Google for the poor’ – and tackling the country’s vast social problems at the same time.

Devika KewalramaniDevika Kewalramani is a partner and co-chair of Moses & Singer LLP’s Legal Ethics & Law Firm Practice which advises other law firms, lawyers and legal departments on ethical and legal aspects of law practice. She also currently serves as the firm's general counsel. Devika counsels clients on issues relating to legal ethics, professional discipline, law firm risk management, and lawyer licensing and admissions. A frequent lecturer, panelist and author on legal ethics, Devika speaks to law firms, corporate legal departments, bar associations and other professional organizations on legal ethics. The editor of New York State Bar Association’s Journal magazine recognized Devika as author of one of the best articles of 2010: “Up Close and Professional with New York’s Engagement Letter Rules” (Sept. 2010). Her article “Demystifying ESQrow Ethics” was featured on the front page of the New York State Bar Association Journal’s May 2013 edition. Devika is a member of the International Board of Advisors of Jindal Global Law School in Sonipat, India. She is Chair of the Committee on Professional Discipline of the New York City Bar Association. In 2014 and 2015, Devika achieved Super Lawyer status in the Metro Edition of New York Super Lawyers.® She was appointed as a member of the New York Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline in 2015 and served as a Co-Chair of its Subcommittee on Transparency and Access.
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