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Event – “Science & Technology for Sustainable Development in India” Seminar – 11 February

Posted in Research by Ferne Edwards on February 7th, 2008

Find details below about an upcoming lecture on sustainable development in India. For more information visit the Asialink website.

“Science & Technology for Sustainable Development in India” by His Excellency Shri Kapil Sibal, Minister Minister of Science & Technology and Minister of Earth Sciences, Government of India

2008 Asialink Lecture

Hear one of India’s most eloquent Cabinet Ministers discuss Science and Technology as a powerful instrument for growth and sustainable development.

Minister Sibal has a Masters Degree in Law from Harvard Law School and a Masters in History from Delhi University. He was appointed as Cabinet Minister and Union Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Science in June 2006. He is widely acknowledged as a highly effective Minister, powerful and entertaining speaker with a commitment to openness and transparency.

Minister Sibal’s achievements in his portfolio already include a National Biotechnology Development Strategy, a National Early Warning System for Tsunami and Storm Surges in the Indian Ocean and leading the Indian delegation at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali, successfully negotiating the conclusion on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation in Developing Countries (REDD).

This event is presented by Asialink and is the latest in the Asialink Lecture Series providing a forum for eminent Asian and Australian leaders to present their vision for the Asia Pacific community in the 21st Century.

WHEN: Monday, 11th February 2008
TIME: 1.00 pm prompt start to 2.00 pm. For security purposes, please ensure sufficient time for entry and seating.
WHERE: Carrillo Gantner Theatre, Basement, Sidney Myer Asia Centre, The University of Melbourne
COST: Free
RSVP: Essential.
Please email events @asialink.unimelb.edu.au with “Science Minister” in the subject line.

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