Tiffin Talk - The Modi Government: An Early Assessment of its Policies and Impact

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02 April 2015 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm


Venue: Yasuko Hiraoka Myer Room, Sidney Myer Asia Centre (Level 1)
761 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Light refreshments will be provided.

The Modi Government: An Early Assessment of its Policies and Impact

Ten months ago, the Bharatiya Janata Party government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was elected with  huge expectations, domestically and internationally. This was the first time the BJP had ever secured a majority on its own, and the victory owed much to the track-record of Mr Modi, who had been chief minister of Gujarat for a record three times. Professor Amitabh Mattoo will undertake an early assessment of the Modi government's policies, programmes and impact. Professor Mattoo's talk will focus on education policy, economic reforms, and foreign policy.

About the Speaker:

Amitabh Mattoo, CEO and Foundation Director, Australia India Institute

Professor Mattoo is the Director of the AII and a Professor of International Relations at the University of Melbourne. He concurrently serves as Professor of Disarmament Studies at the Centre for International Politics, Organisation and Disarmament at New Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University. Professor Mattoo has been a Member of the National Knowledge Commission, a high-level advisory group to the Prime Minister of India and the National Security Council’s Advisory Board. He was the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jammu from 2002-2008. He received his Doctorate from the University of Oxford and has been a visiting Professor at Stanford University, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Illinois, and the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme in Paris. He has published extensively including eight books and more than a hundred articles. He was awarded the Padma Shri, one of India's highest civilian awards, for his contribution to education and public life.

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