Rajika is available as a keynote speaker and to moderate discussions on topics such as international higher education; international and foreign students; access and equity issues in education; women and education; being a skilled immigrant in the U.S.; and international exchanges between the U.S. and India. Contact her here for an event.

Book Tour & Events for America Calling

  • In conversation with Suzanne Rust, magazine writer, editor and Senior Curatorial Producer for the Moth, Bronx Book Fair, July 31, 2021

  • Book talk, Society for Intercultural Training and Research (SEITAR), DC Chapter, Sep. 22, 2021


Select Speaking Engagements

  • Commencement Speaker, Masters in International Education Program, George Washington University, May 15, 2021.

  • Moderator and Host, A. Noam Chomsky Global Connections Awards and Closing Ceremony, STAR Scholars Network 2020 Conference. Special address by Professor Noam Chomsky on his 92nd birthday, Dec. 8, 2020.

  • Keynote, The role of higher education in promoting diversity in education abroad. A Catalyst for Change: Promoting health equity in global medical education in the post-COVID-19 era conference organized by Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar and the American Association of Medical Colleges, Dec. 4, 2020.

  • Invited panelist, Times of India Mission Admission:  Options for Indian students seeking an international education. May 2020.

  • Panelist, Access to quality: how higher education competes for talent, WISE Summit, Doha, Nov. 19-21, 2019.

  • Plenary speaker, Pathways and Trends for Global Education, 2019 National Chinese Language Conference, organized by the Asia Society and the College Board, San Diego, May 2019.

  • Invited speaker, panel on International Students and Global STEM Talent: Implications for Science and Innovation, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Policy Forum, Washington DC, May 2019.


  • Keynote panel, National Science Foundation (NSF) Workshop on International Center-Level Collaborations to Enhance Research and Workforce Development, Washington DC, April 2019.

  • Invited speaker, International students: Institutional strategies in difficult times. American Council on Education (ACE) Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, March 2019.

  • Invited speaker, Global academic mobility and knowledge flows: Megatrends, challenges and opportunities, National Science Foundation (NSF) Distinguished Speaker Series, Washington, DC, Dec. 2018.


  • Invited speaker, Symposium on Intelligent Internationalization: The shape of things to come. Boston College Center for International Higher Education, Boston, Nov. 2018.


  • Panelist, launch of the 2018 UNESCO Global Education Monitoring Report, United Nations, New York City, Nov. 2018.

  • Invited speaker, Research, Evaluation and Learning Summit, Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, Washington DC, Feb. 2018.

  • Panelist, Economic impacts of international exchange: a Capitol Hill briefing on trends in student mobility. IIE Washington Forum and the House International Exchange Caucus, Washington DC, Jan. 2018.

Book Talks & Events for The Raj on the Move

  • Moderator, panel on Historical Fiction: Shared Histories, Modern Interpretations, Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) Literary Festival, New York City, 2015.

  • Moderator, panel on Fiction, Indo-American Arts Council Literary Festival, New York City, 2014.

  • Panelist, Unpacking the Empire: Colonial Histories and Modern Interpretations. Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) Literary Festival, New York City, 2014.

  • Book Talk, The Raj on the Move: Story of the Dak Bungalow. Institute of International Education, New York, April 2013.

  • Book launch & reading, The Raj on the Move: Story of the Dak Bungalow. CMYK Bookstore, New Delhi, India, January 2013.

  • Book launch & reading, The Raj on the Move: Story of the Dak Bungalow. Indo-American Arts Council, New York City, December 2012.

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