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India's Position in the World

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Not many years ago, India was often thought of as a poor country of marginal significance in international affairs. These perceptions are now changing. Journalist Narasimhan Ram will explore India's position in the world in a public lecture at LSE on Monday 10 October.

He will offer a critical assessment of India's position in the world in the context of globalisation and the changing balance of power.

Narasimhan Ram is editor in chief of The Hindu group of newspapers based in Chennai and is one of India's most distinguished journalists.

Professor John Harriss, director of the Asia Research Centre at LSE, will chair this event.

India's Position in the World is on Monday 10 October at 6.30pm in the Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE, Aldwych, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.

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To request a press seat for this event, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.Winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

Press cuttings

The Hindu, India
India obsessed with permanent seat in U.N. Security Council: N Ram (13 Oct 05)
The Manmohan Singh Government's foreign policy is in danger of becoming hostage to its 'obsession' with securing a permanent seat on the UN Security Council and its pursuit of ever closer 'strategic partnership' with America, N. Ram, Editor-in-Chief of The Hindu , has said. Speaking at LSE, Mr. Ram singled out India's decision to vote against Iran at last month's crucial meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency as an example of how these two issues threatened to undermine the independence of Indian foreign policy.
http://www.hindu.com/2005/10/13/stories/2005101307941200.htm| 

3 October 2005

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