Advisory - China and India: Perils, Promises and Prospects

    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

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For further information: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé, (613) 236-6163, ext.
2343, (613) 816-7620,

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