Quan Le, associate professor of economics, has been invited to participate in the Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 in Hyderabad, India, next month. Hosted by Shri Narendra Modi, prime minister of India, the conference, titled “Women First, Prosperity for All,” will focus on supporting women entrepreneurs and fostering economic growth globally.
Le was selected to attend the conference by the U.S. State Department because of his previous work on the topic at hand. As a Fulbright Scholar in 2016, Le’s project was on women entrepreneurship in Vietnam.
The U.S. delegation, which will include educators, investors and entrepreneurs, will be led by first lady Melania Trump. While Le is not an official member of the delegation, he will join delegates as a citizen diplomat representing the U.S.
Le is also director of the International Business Program and current holder of the Eva Albers Professorship.