Brahma Chellaney lectures on Asian Dam-Building Race
Brahma Chellaney, Professor of strategic studies at the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi, India, holds a guest lecture at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) in Norway on Monday 4 June 2012, 13.00–14.30. He will speak about ”A Dam-Building Race in Asia: How to Contain the Geopolitical Risks”. Venue: PRIO, Hausmannsgate 7, Oslo.
Prof. Chellaney has held appointments at Harvard University, the Brookings Institution, Johns Hopkins University, and Australian National University. He is the author of Water: Asia's New Battleground (Georgetown University Press, 2011) along with five previous books, including Asian Juggernaut: The Rise of China, India, and Japan (HarperCollins, 2010). His presentation focuses on Asia's phenomenal economic rise, that has drawn a lot of attention in policy circles. But less well publicized has been the sharpening water competition this growth has triggered. Asia is the world's most dam-dotted continent: It has more dams than the rest of the world combined.