The India Lectures: Security expert Stephen P. Cohen on India-Pakistan relations
Stephen P. Cohen is senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution, where he conducts research on proliferation and the militaries of India and Pakistan.
When (begins) : 2009-04-09 14:00 (Ottawa) DST 2009-04-09 15:30 (Ottawa) DST -
Where : IDRC, 150 Kent Street, 8th Floor, Ottawa
Stephen P. Cohen is senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution, where he conducts research on proliferation and the militaries of India and Pakistan. In 2004, he was named by the World Affairs Councils of America as one of America’s five hundred most influential people in the area of foreign policy. He has also taught in India, Japan, and Singapore, and served on the Policy Planning Staff of the State Department.
Dr. Cohen is the author, co-author or editor of over twelve books, mostly on South Asian security issues, the most recent being Four Crises and a Peace Process: American Engagement in South Asia (2007), The Idea of Pakistan (2004), and an edited volume published by the National Academy of Science that explores the application of technology to the prediction, prevention or amelioration of terrorist acts. A book on the future of the Indian military is now in progress.
In his presentation “Rising India's Pakistan Problem”, Mr. Cohen will explore root causes of India’s rivalry and conflict with Pakistan, the risks of another major crisis, and the role of other countries, if any, in helping India normalize its relationship with its most immediate foreign policy problem.
The lecture is free but seating is limited, so please register.
Time: Thursday, April 9, 2009, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Place: W. David Hopper Room, IDRC, 150 Kent Street, 8th floor, Ottawa, ON
French and English simultaneous interpretation is available.
Stephen Cohen's talk is the ninth in a year-long series organized by IDRC. For information about earlier presentations in this series, see www.idrc.ca/indialectures.
The India Lectures highlight the wealth of eminent thinkers and stimulating ideas emanating from this rising global power. The series marks the 25th anniversary of IDRC’s regional office in New Delhi and celebrates IDRC’s enduring and valued collaboration with its Indian research partners.
Information: Francine Bouchard, 613 236-6163, ext. 2101