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Vishakha N. Desai

President and CEO of Asia Society

Vishakha N. Desai appears in the following:

President Obama in Asia

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

President Obama was in India yesterday, he's in Indonesia today on his way to South Korea for the G-20 meeting, and then he'll head to Japan before he returns to the U.S. Vishakha Desai, president of the Asia Society, discusses the politics of the President's trip to Asia.

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Obama to Play Salesman-In-Chief on Visit to India

Friday, November 05, 2010

President Obama begins a lengthy trip to Asia this weekend, starting with a visit to India to talk about job creation and increasing exports. Days after Republicans had significant victories in the midterm elections, he'll arrive in Mumbai with a delegation of more than 200 businessmen and women to attend a business conference. The president may also try to make a deal with the Indian government as they revamp their military aircrafts. What kind of reception will the President and his American delegation of businessmen have there? What should their goals be

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The Growing Middle Class in India and China

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

As President Obama continues his conversations with Americans, with stops in Iowa and Virginia today, we wanted to take a moment and go global.  What do the growing middle classes in other countries look like, and what do they strive for? Today, we're focusing on India and China, two of the world's burgeoning societies. 

To help us look at both countries, we're joined by Vishakha Desai, president of Asia Society. We also talk with someone who's lived in the middle class in both China and India. Aadil Ebrahim recently moved from Hong Kong to Mumbai, where he works for an investment asset management firm.

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Takeouts: FDIC, State Dinner, Listeners on Long Term Care

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

  • Business Takeout: Louise Story of The New York Times says the FDIC insurance fund that protects your bank deposits has fallen a smidge below zero: $8.2 billion, in round numbers. Take heart, though -- there's a plan.
  • Dinner Takeout: Vishakha Desai, president of the Asia Society, was a guest at President Obama's first state dinner. She joins us to talk about the event.
  • Listener Takeout: Listeners tell us their stories of dealing with TMI in the workplace and long term care for family members.

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