Elephants Can Dance: an Assessment of India’s Economic Performance and Potential

President Ramaswamy delighted MIIS students with his talk entitled Elephants Can Dance: an Assessment of India’s Economic Performance and Potential. The President gave the talk on the Monterey Institute of International Studies campus on Thursday, May 3 during the Emerging Markets Colloquium.

President Ramaswamy is widely recognized for his scholarly and professional work in international and development economics, particularly in India and Africa. He has written and edited books, authored articles for a variety of scholarly journals focused on development and international economics, delivered presentations at international conferences on four continents, and been quoted in local, national, and international media.

Photo an biography from MIIS Website.

What makes a good teacher?

As a teacher in training, I wanted to gather information on the qualities people value in a teacher. I sat down with two good friends of mine, Paul Schweigl and Nathan Lutterman, to  ask their opinion of the matter.

Paul Schweigl graduated from St. Norbert College in beautiful De Pere, Wisconsin, with a Bachelors Degree in History and Religious Studies. He is currently a graduate student at the University of Notre Dame and a high school religious studies teacher in Wisconsin.



Nathan Lutterman is currently a Computer Science undergraduate student at University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. He also works part-time at Family Video, a movie rental company. He hopes to one day become an astronaut.