Sept 23: Talk – Water: Asia’s New Battle Ground

Brahma Chellaney, one of India’s leading strategic thinkers and analysts, a professor at the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi and a former journalist will give a talk at the Foundation Chamber, Eliot Hall on Friday, September 23.

Brahma Chellaney

The talk is about his new book Water Asia’s New Battle Ground.

About the book: “The battles of yesterday were fought over land. Those of today are over energy. But the battles of tomorrow may be over water. Nowhere is that danger greater than in water-distressed Asia.”

Chellaney has served as a member of the Policy Advisory Group headed by the foreign minister of India and as an adviser to India’s National Security Council.

He has held appointments at Harvard University, the Brookings Institution, Johns Hopkins University and the Australian National University.

He is the author of five previous books, including Asian Juggernaut: The Rise of China, India, and Japan.

The talk will form part of Professor Miklos Sukosd’s Environmental Communication class on Friday morning.

Students from Professor Ying Chan’s China media class as well as Professor Thomas Abraham‘s International News Class are strongly urged to attend.

Other MJ students should also use this opportunity to listen to and ask questions of a leading thinker and commentator.

Date: Friday, September 23
Time: 10 – 11 am
Venue: Foundation Chamber, Eliot Hall, HKU
All welcome

For more on the book click here.