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OSIPP Policies Forum

2013-10-28 (Mon) 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), Osaka University, has held a series of policy forums for the exchange of opinions with practitioners and intellectuals active on the front lines of public policies in various fields. OSIPP will hold a lecture in accordance with the schedule noted below.

Our guest is Deepa Gopa Lan Wadhwa, Indian Ambassador to Japan, former Ambassador of India to Sweden & Latvia, former Indian Ambassador to Qatar. This lecture is indeed a rare chance, a valuable lecture -- don't miss it!

Lecturer: Deepa Gopa Lan Wadhwa, Indian Ambassador to Japan
M.C.: TAKEUCHI Toshitaka, Professor, Osaka School of International Public Policy
Lecture title: India's Diplomacy - Strengths & Challenges

In 2012, Japan and India celebrated the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries. Both nations are big powers in Asia, sharing universal values such as democracy, basic human rights, and the rule of law. The two countries are very important partners for each other in a variety of fields such as politics, economics, culture, science and technology, and academic exchange.

In May 2013, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh came to Japan and, based on the Japan-India Strategic and Global Partnership which Prime Minister Singh and then Prime Minister Abe signed in 2006, they agreed to address strengthening their bilateral partnership. Moreover, the decision that the Emperor and Empress will make a visit to India from 30th November 2013 has been made. This will further deepen the bilateral relationship. Maintaining a good bilateral relationship will lead to security in Asia, and even to improved peace in international society.

The lecturer, Deepa Gopa Lan Wadhwa, has served as Indian Ambassador to Qatar and Ambassador of India to Sweden & Latvia. Currently, she serves as the first female Indian Ambassador to Japan. She pays particularly close attention to activities of young people who will assume a large role in the international community in the future. In the forefront of diplomacy, she will speak about Japan-India ties in economics, diplomacy, religion, culture and the outlook for the future.

This lecture will be conducted in English. Unfortunately, no English-to-Japanese translation service will be available.

No fee is charged for attending this event but registration is required. Make online application at this page by Friday, October 25.

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Date: 2013-10-28 (Mon) 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Organizer: Osaka School of International Public Policy
Venue: Assembly Hall, 2nd floor, Osaka University Hall, Toyonaka campus, Osaka University
Registration: Registration online is necessary. URL:

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