Montek Singh Ahluwalia, deputy chairman of the Indian Planning Commission, will give the IG Patel Memorial Lecture at LSE on Thursday 2 November. He will explore Growth and Equity in a Globalising World: can India meet the challenge? Professor Lord Desai, an emeritus professor of LSE, will respond to his comments.
As the world's largest democracy, India faces the challenges of globalisation in a unique way. It has adopted a strategy of inclusion in its politics and of liberalisation in its economic policy. Yet this combination poses its own problems.
Howard Davies, director of LSE, will chair this lecture, which is in memory of Dr Indraprasad Gordhanbhai (IG) Patel who was the ninth director of LSE, serving as director from 1984 to 1990.
Montek Singh Ahluwalia is deputy chairman of the Indian Planning Commission, a position he has held since July 2004. Prior to this he worked at the International Monetary Fund and has held several positions in the Indian Government.
Lord Meghnad Desai is an emeritus professor of LSE.
Growth and Equity in a Globalising World: Can India meet the challenge? Is on Thursday 2 November 2006 at 6.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all but a ticket is required.
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24 October 2006