For over 2000 years, Western nations have dominated the world’s political, economical, and cultural landscape. They have had the largest economies, the most sophisticated militaries, and have commanded the respect, envy and suspicion of the rest of the world. Will this dominance change in the near future? Forum 2006 intends to look at the rise of India and China. How powerful can we expect these two giants to grow within the next century? The answer to this question has profound implications for international security, as never before have nations risen without conflict.
Speakers for this talk include:
- Mr. Omar Abdullah, Former Minister of State for External Affairs, India
- Mr. Martin Wolf, Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times
Date: Sunday 15 January 2006
Venue: Ramphal Lecture Theatre