The Sir John Crawford Lecture Series

Established in 2001, the prestigious 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. The lecture series is a counterpart to the K.R. Narayanan Oration, a series of guest lectures by eminent Indians visiting Australia, which was inaugurated in 1994 by His Excellency, the President of India.

Past lectures

2013–14—Eighth Sir John Crawford Lecture

2011–12—Seventh Sir John Crawford Lecture


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2009—Sixth Sir John Crawford Lecture

Title: Re-thinking Financial Regulation in Light of the Financial Crisis - Getting the Balance Right

Lecturer: Professor Ian Harper, Director, Access Economics Pty Ltd., Melbourne, Australia Prof. Ian Harper, Director, Access Economics Pty Ltd., Melbourne, Australia

2008—Fifth Sir John Crawford Lecture

Title: Australia, India and Asian Integration: Building upon the East Asia Summit

Lecturer: Emeritus Professor Peter Drysdale, Professor of Economics and Visiting Fellow in the Crawford School of Economics and Government at the Australian National University

2006—Fourth Sir John Crawford Lecture

Title: Competition Matters: Perspectives of a Practitioner

Lecturer: Professor Allan Fels AO, Dean, Australia and New Zealand School of Government

2004—Third Sir John Crawford Lecture

Title: India, China and Australia: Lessons from Different Paths in Economic Reform

Lecturer: Professor Ross Garnaut, Professor of Economics, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University

2003—Second Sir John Crawford Lecture

Title: International Health Advances in A Troubled World: Challenges for International Co-Operation

Lecturer: Sir Gustav Nossal, Chairman, Strategic Advisory Council of the Bill and Melinda Gates Children's Vaccine Program

2001—Inaugural Sir John Crawford lecture

Title: Malthusian Concerns and Agricultural Revolutions

Lecturer: Dr. Lloyd Evans AO, Honorary Research Fellow, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Last Updated: 11 October 2011