Policy Forum

India Awakes

A documentary to air on public television

August 14, 2015 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Hayek Auditorium

Featuring Johan Norberg, Film host and Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by Ian Vasquez, Director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.
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For many centuries, only the politically connected and elite prospered in India, while the rest of the population lived in poverty. Since 1991, however, 250 million people have been lifted out of poverty and are finding new ways of unlocking their potential. India Awakes explores an inherited British bureaucracy, which created layers of rules and regulations, and it shows how globalization and economic liberalization are leading to social change. Join us to see a segment of the documentary from the Free to Choose Network. Film host Johan Norberg will discuss how individuals from different parts of India are breaking down the centuries‐​old caste system through new opportunities, entrepreneurship, and by obtaining property and other legal rights.

If you can’t make it to the event, you can watch it live online at www​.cato​.org/live and join the conversation on Twitter using #IndiaAwakes. Follow @CatoEvents on Twitter to get future event updates, live streams, and videos from the Cato Institute.