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Advisory - China and India: Perils, Promises and Prospects

October 30, 2008

CNW Telbec
October 30, 2008

OTTAWA, Oct. 29 /CNW Telbec/ *- One of India's leading experts on
China-India relations will be in Ottawa on October 30 as part of the
India Lectures organized by Canada's International Development
Research Centre (IDRC). Dr. Alka Acharya will speak on "China and
India: Perils, Promises and Prospects." She will discuss the economic
and political framework in which the relationship between China and
India is evolving. Her far-ranging presentation will also touch on
Pakistan, Tibet, China's presence in South Asia, energy security and
environmental concerns.

Date: Thursday, October 30, 2008
Time: 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Where: 150 Kent (corner of Albert), 8th Floor

Dr. Alka Acharya is a leading Indian sinologist who specializes in
the relationship between India and China. She is associate professor
of Chinese studies in the Centre for East Asian Studies, School of
International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and is
an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Chinese Studies (New Delhi).
She has been nominated by the Prime Minister to the India-China
Eminent Persons Group, and she is a member of the Indian government's
National Security Advisory Board.

Dr. Acharya's talk is the third in a year-long series organized by
IDRC. The India Lectures highlights 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.

The event is open to the media. French and English simultaneous
interpretation is available. Spaces are limited and journalists are
encouraged to register by calling Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé at
613-236-6163, ext. 2343.

For more information, visit

About IDRC
Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is one of
the world's leading institutions in the generation and application of
new knowledge to meet the challenges of international development.
For nearly 40 years, IDRC has worked in close collaboration with
researchers from the developing world to build healthier, more
equitable, and more prosperous societies.

For further information: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé,
(613) 236-6163, ext. 2343, (613) 816-7620,
CTC National Office 1425 René-Lévesque Blvd West, 3rd Floor, Montréal, Québec, Canada, H3G 1T7
T: (514) 487-0665
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