Azim Premji University Public Lecture Series: A Conversation with George Soros
Monday, January 9, 2012 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM (IST)
Azim Premji University Public Lecture Series: Encouraging public discourse and dialogue on Education and Development.
Topic: "A Conversation with George Soros"
Speakers: George Soros, philanthropistand legendary investor & Anurag Behar, Vice Chancellor, Azim Premji University
Date: Monday 9th Jan, 2012 .
Time: 3 PM to 4 PM
Venue: St. John's Auditorium, opposite Koramangala B.D.A. Complex, Koramangala, Bangalore 560 034. ( Click here for Google Maps Link )
Registration: The talk is open to all. However, prior registration is required at www.apulectureseries2.eventbrite.com
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About the Talk
In the last three years, the global economic system has confronted unprecedented and profound financial instability. The legendary investor, Mr. George Soros will, in conversation with Anurag Behar Vice Chancellor of Azim Premji University, present his views on the implications of the current state of the world economy and on current policy responses to the ongoing U.S and European Financial Crises. He will discuss the role of Asia, and particularly India, in the future of the global financial system. He will also elaborate on his current philanthropic efforts aimed to helping refocus the field of economics to face the challenges of the coming century.
About George Soros
GEORGE SOROS has been a prominent international supporter of democratic ideals and causes for more than 30 years. His philanthropic organization, the Open Society Foundations, supports democracy and human rights in over 70 countries. Born in Budapest in 1930, George Soros is Chairman of Soros Fund Management, LLC. As one of history’s most successful financiers, his views on investing and economic issues are widely followed.
About Anurag Behar
ANURAG BEHAR is the Vice Chancellor of Azim Premji University and CEO of Azim Premji Foundation. He has been closely involved with efforts to improve education in India for the past ten years. He has earlier played leadership roles in business as the CEO of Wipro Infrastructure Engineering and has also led Wipro’s investments in two strategic diversifications in to environment related areas – in the Clean Energy and Water sectors. Anurag has served on the Board of Wipro GE Healthcare Ltd. He is a member of the Board of the TERI University. He serves on various government & industry councils, such as with the Planning Commission’s higher education group, with the CII’s National Climate Change Council. He is a member of the Corporate Executive Council of Wipro Limited and continues to provide leadership to the social and ecological initiatives of Wipro Ltd.
About Azim Premji University
Azim Premji University has a clear social purpose of working towards a just, equitable, humane and sustainable society. The University is committed towards developing outstanding professionals for the education and development sectors in India, conducting contextually relevant research in these fields and strengthening the capacities of existing professionals through high quality continuing education programmes.
The University Public Lecture Series is intended to encourage public discourse and dialogue on critical issues around education and development.
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Azim Premji University
Azim Premji University is an institution of excellence in teaching and research in education and allied development fields. The University has a clear social purpose of working towards a just, equitable, humane and sustainable society.
The University is committed towards developing outstanding professionals for the education and development sectors in India, conducting contextually relevant research in these fields and strengthening the capacities of existing professionals through high quality continuing education programmes.