Melbourne - Lunch with Professor Craig Jeffrey
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Alumni and guests are invited to join the Cambridge Society of Australia (Victoria) for lunch with Professor Rethinking Contemporary India - Reflections of a Trinity Hall Geographer.
August 15th marks the 72nd anniversary of Indian independence. When we Australians think of India we think of people, places or events. In no particular order, Professor Jeffrey listed the following: Indira Gandhi, Lord Buddha, Sachin Tendulkar, The Taj Mahal, Ravi Shankar, Srinagar, outsourcing to Bangalore, Srinivasa Ramanujan, The Raj, Mother Theresa, Fort St. George and Shah Rukh Khan. But what do we know about modern India and the way it is developing? Come and learn.
Professor Craig Jeffrey is Director and CEO of the Australia India Institute. He works on contemporary India and youth. Building on long-term social research in north India, he has highlighted the positive contributions of marginalised youth to Indian society, working in Hindi and Urdu, which he speaks fluently. He has written eight books, and has advised over thirty PhD researchers in Seattle, Oxford, and Melbourne and has recently developed a New Generation Network of 13 post-doctoral scholars conducting applied research on contemporary India across Australia. Professor Jeffrey’s work has influenced public policy in the UK, India, and Australia. He has a BA, MA, and PhD from Cambridge in geography.
To purchase tickets please, contact Peter Baines by Monday 12 August and include your dietary requirements (if you have any).