Prof. Pappu Rama Rao
University of Miami
Professor Rama Rao Pappu obtained Ph.D. in Philosophy from Southern Illinois University. He is well-known in North America as the Founder-Director of the International Congress of Vedanta which he established in 1986 for bringing together, on a common platform, Indian, American and European scholars to discuss current issues and foster research in Indian philosophy and religion.
He has organized sixteen international conferences in the U.S.A., Trinidad, Russia and India. The Indian Council for Philosophical Research nominated Professor Rama Rao as a Distinguished Visiting Philosopher in 1998, and the National Endowment for Humanities appointed him as Visiting Philosopher to Wittenberg University, USA. He was the recipient of the “Recognized Professor Award” and a “Certificate of Distinguished Service” given by Miami University, TANA (Telugu Association of North America) Award in 1999.