AIC Program Activities
The Sir John Crawford Lecture Series
Established in 2001, the Sir John Crawford Lecture series provides a forum for eminent Australians to deliver lectures in India on topics of common public interest. It aims at exchange of expertise and promotion of professional links and understanding between the two countries.
A joint initiative of the Australia-India Council (AIC) and the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), the lecture series commemorates Sir John Crawford, a prominent Australian economist who helped pioneer the Green revolution in India.
K R Narayanan Oration Lecture Series
The K R Narayanan Oration Lectures are hosted by the Australian National University in honour of the former Indian President, DR K R Narayanan. The annual oration is delivered by a leading India thinker, and the list of distinguished speakers has included Dr Raja J. Chelliah, Professor Jagdish Bhagwati, Professor U. R. Rao and Mr P. Chidambaram. The Narayanan lectures are published annually by Australia South Asia Research Centre (ASARC).
AIC Environment Speakers Tour
The Australia-India Council provided funding to the Lowy Institute for International Policy to convene the Australia-India Roundtable, a '1.5-track' or composite government/non-government dialogue in Sydney on 19 and 20 September 2011.
The dialogue was convened to discuss the current and future state of Australia-India relations. This was the most substantial informal dialogue yet held between the two countries. Bringing together leading figures from policy, diplomacy, think tanks, business and media in both countries, the Roundtable was designed to generate fresh thinking about relations between Australia and India, share insights and strategic perspectives and identify opportunities for cooperation. The meeting focused on how to improve economic links, strategic partnership and bilateral perceptions in a changing region.
For the full report and key findings please visit the Lowy Institue wesbsite