Media Advisory - Rising India's "Pakistan Problem"

    OTTAWA, April 6 /CNW Telbec/ - Stephen P. Cohen, one of the foremost
international authorities on India and Pakistan, will be in Ottawa on April 9
as part of the India Lectures organized by Canada's International Development
Research Centre (IDRC). In his talk, "Rising India's Pakistan Problem", Dr.
Cohen will explore the root causes of India's rivalry and conflict with
Pakistan, and the role of other countries in helping India and Pakistan
normalize their relationship.

    Date: Thursday, April 9, 2009
    Time: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
    Where: 150 Kent (corner of Albert), 8th Floor

    Dr. Cohen is a senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings
Institution, an influential independent think tank based in Washington, D.C.
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 500 most influential people in the area of foreign policy.
Dr. Cohen is the author, co-author, or editor of over 12 books, mostly on
South Asian security issues.
    Dr. Cohen's presentation is the ninth 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 Angela Pereira at 613-696-2171. For more information,

    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: Angela Pereira, (613) 696-2171,

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