On his three-day visit to the US, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with many well-known people in New York, including Twitter founder Elon Musk, professor Nassim Nicholas Taleb, writer Robert Thurman, and astrophysicist Neil Tyson. PM Modi will attend the UN’s celebration of Yoga Day, receive a formal welcome at the White House, and address a joint meeting of the US Congress. Additionally, US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will host a state dinner where the Prime Minister will be honored.
During his recent trip to the US, PM Modi met with several influential people
In New York, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a three-day trip to the US, met with many well-known figures.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Twitter owner Elon Musk
Tuesday in New York, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Elon Musk. Musk is the owner of Twitter. Elon Musk said he would travel to India next year after meeting with PM Modi and expressed his desire to do so. During the meeting, he declared himself a “fan of Modi” and disclosed that Tesla would invest in India.
During the meeting, according to a tweet from PM Modi, he discussed many topics, from energy to spirituality.
“It was great to meet you, @elonmusk! We had in-depth discussions about several topics, from energy to faith,” he wrote on his Twitter account.
PM Modi met with Professor Nassim Nicholas Taleb
On Tuesday in New York, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a bilateral meeting with Professor Nassim Nicholas Taleb, an essayist and statistician. Taleb, a renowned professor of risk engineering at the School of Engineering at New York University, gave PM Modi a copy of his book, “Skin in the Game.”
Taleb has an MBA from the Wharton School and a Ph.D. from the University of Paris. According to New York University, he is the author of The Incerto, a five-volume essay on uncertainty that includes the books Antifragile, The Black Swan, Fooled by Randomness, The Bed of Procrustes, and Skin in the Game. He also wrote Dynamic Hedging (1997), a technical book on derivatives, and The Statistical Consequences of Fat Tails, an openly accessible technical book.
The prime minister met in person with author Robert Thurman
In New York, the prime minister also had one-on-one conversations with academic professor and author Robert Thurman.
In addition to holding the highly regarded positions of co-founder and president of Tibet House in New York, Prof. Thurman is renowned for being the first bestowed chair in Buddhist Studies in the West.
PM Modi and Neil deGrasse Tyson had a fun conversation
PM Modi and Neil deGrasse Tyson discussed space exploration and ways to inspire more children to pursue careers in science and innovation.
Tyson stated, “The sky is not a restriction for Prime Minister Modi. I enjoyed talking with the leader because he is a thoughtful scientist. Many world leaders may not have balanced priorities, but Prime Minister Modi cares about many things, including solutions. I’m not the only one who believes India has limitless potential.”
PM Modi’s three-day trip to the US
PM Modi will attend the UN’s Yoga Day celebrations, be formally welcomed at the White House, and speak to a joint session of the US Congress. In addition, the Prime Minister will be honored at a State Dinner hosted by US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden. PM Modi will meet with representatives from the Indian diaspora, industry experts, and stakeholders.