The India Lectures: M.J. Akbar

The India Lectures: Distinguished thinkers reflect on a rising world power. M.J. Akbar, the renowned Indian journalist, editor, and author kicks off IDRC's year-long series, The India Lectures, on August 28.

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Akbar has written extensively on the impact of Islam in the changing political and security environment of South Asia. As a leading, highly respected Muslim voice in India’s media, he helped launch several publications, including Sunday, The Telegraph, The Asian Age, and most recently, Covert. He is also the author of numerous political books.

Akbar will speak on “India in the Arc of Turbulence from the Nile to the Ganges — Implications for Geo-Politics.” He will touch on the rising power of Iran, the evolution of Pakistan, the situation in Afghanistan, and the role of India.

His talk inaugurates a year-long series organized by IDRC. The India Lectures will highlight the wealth of eminent thinkers and stimulating ideas emanating from this rising global power. The series is being held to celebrate IDRC’s 25th anniversary of its office in New Delhi and the Centre’s enduring and valued collaboration with its Indian research partners.

Thursday, August 28, 2008, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

IDRC Head Office, 150 Kent St., 8th floor

RSVP Isabelle Lacroix at [email protected] or (613) 236-6163, ext 2244

From 28 Aug 2008
Until 28 Aug 2008
Ottawa, Canada
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