The Global Thinkers of the International Discussion Series: Jawaharlal Nehru

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
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The Global Thinkers of the International Discussion Series at St Cross College

DPIR, CIS and St Cross College present the Global Thinkers of the International Discussion Series. The series brings together scholars from across disciplines to discuss and highlight the importance of history and intellectual diversity in International Relations. This term, the series concentrates on Global Thinkers from South Asia.

In the final session of the The Global Thinkers of the International Discussion Series, Oxford, join Professor Judith Brown to discuss the international thought of India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. After independence, Nehru became the virtual director of India’s foreign policy. Under his guidance India became the first state to have pursued a policy that was new in the history of international relations- the policy of Non-alignment. He was supported by Naser of Egypt, Sukarno of Indonesia and Joseph Broz Tito of Yugoslavia. His policies of non-alignment and Panchscheel—principles of peaceful coexistence—guided India’s international relations until the outbreak of the Sino-Indian War in 1962, which contributed to his declining health and subsequent death in 1964, ending his 17-years in office

Convenors: Sharinee L Jagtiani and Maria Pérez de Arcos
Wednesday 14 February, 17:30 - 19:00
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The series is also organised with the support of the Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development at Somerville College, the Contemporary South Asia Studies Programme of the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies and the Asian Studies Centre at St Antony’s College.