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Gopa Sabharwal
Vice chancellor of Nalanda University, India

          Sabharwal was a Fullbright scholar at Chatham University and plans to model a portion of her new campus after Eden Hall at Chatham. The Indian room at the University of Pittsburgh is designed to represent the original Nalanda University, destroyed 800 years ago, as described in the writings of the Chinese scholar Xuan Xang, who studied there and wrote extensive journals.

         When sociologist Gopa Sabharwal came to Chatham University as a visiting Fulbright scholar, she created a popular course called "Locating India in Pittsburgh." Five years later, she's partnering with the university again -- this time, to take a Pittsburgh vision back home.  

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