February 02, 2010

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By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Swaran Singh will give the talk, "China and India: Friends or Foes?" on Thursday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Gallery Theatre of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.

The talk, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the MacArthur Chair in East Asian Politics at Bucknell, with support from the Bucknell departments of Political Science and International Relations.

"India and China are two emerging powers and the growth engines of the world today," said Zhiqun Zhu, associate professor of political science and international relations and the MacArthur Chair of East Asian Politics at Bucknell.

"Even the current global economic meltdown has not dented their rapid growth. The nature of interactions between the two Asian giants will have significant impact on the future of Asia and the rest of the world. Dr. Singh will examine this impact in his talk."

Noted authority
A distinguished professor of diplomacy and disarmament at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, Singh is also president of the New Delhi-based Association of Asia Scholars and General Secretary of the Indian Association of Asian and Pacific Studies.

He has held visiting faculty positions at Beijing University, University of Peace of Costa Rica, Hong Kong University, Shanghai Institute of International Studies, University of the Philippines and Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

His recent books include China-India Economic Engagement: Building Mutual Confidence (2005); China-South Asia: Issues, Equations, Policies (2003); and China-Pakistan Strategic Cooperation: Indian Perspectives (2007).

Contact: Division of Communications

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