Prem Bhatia Memorial Lectures

Mr. Prem Bhatia was one of the most eminent and influential journalists of our age. During his active career span of six decades, his writings on political and social events were chracterised by independence of judgement, objectivity and exceptional analytical ability.

Lecture 1 : Dr. Karan Singh
“The State of the Nation”

Lecture 2
Justice M. N. Venkatachaliah
Former Chief Justice of India and Chairperson National Human Rights Commission.
“On faith of the Journalist”

Lecture 3
Prof. A. M. Khusro
Chairman, 11th Planning Commission
“Indian Economy : Present State, Future Prospects”

Lecture 4
Prof. M. S. Swaminathan
The Father of the Rice Revolution and current holder
of the UNESCO chair in Eco-Technology

Lecture 5
Mr. Soli J. Sorabjee
Attorney General of India
Subject :- “Press Freedom : Problems, Perils & Paradoxes”

Lecture 6
Prof. Deepak Nayyar 
Vice Chancellor, University of Delhi.
Subject :- “Democracy and Development: The Indian Experience”

Lecture 7
Prof. Dipankar Gupta 
Professor, Centre For the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Subject :- “Not By Tolerance Alone: Prospects of Secularism in India After Gujrat”

Lecture 8
Hon. Lakshman Kadirgamar 
Senior Adviser to the President on Foregin Affairs, Sri Lanka
Subject :- “The World Order After Iraq”.
Lecture 9 Prof. Zoya Hasan
Professor & Chairman of Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Subject : “Indian Polity Today and the Road Ahead”
Lecture 10 Mr. Ashok Desai
For Attorney General for India
Subject : “Dangers to Indian Democracy”.
Lecture 11 Mr. K.S. Bajpai
Chairman, Delhi Policy Group, Former Ambassador to Pakistan, China & USA
Subject : “India Engages with the World”
Lecture 12 Prof. Gowher Rizvi
Director, Ash Institute for Democratic Governance & Innovation Harvard University
Subject :  “Government in the 21st century : Some challenges of governance and democracy in India”
Lecture 13 Dr. Ashok Mitra
Subject :  Growth For Whom: Choice or Dilemma?
Lecture 14 Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa
Subject :  “Building Bridges in Unknown Lands : War and Peace in South Asia”
Lecture 15 Chandrashekhar Dasgupta
Subject :  “Rising China Emerging India and the Rest of the world”
Lecture 16 Shivshankar Menon
Subject :  “India and the Global Scene”
Lecture 17 DR. Y.V. Reddy 
Subject :  “Global Economic Developments and India”
Lecture 18 Shyam Saran 
Subject :  “Navigating an Altered Landscape: Finding India’s Place in a Changing World”

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