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The Fifth Sir John Crawford Lecture, 2008

'Australia, India and Asian Integration: Building upon the East Asia Summit'




Peter Drysdale

Crawford School of Economics and Government

The Australian National University


3rd April 2008 

The Imperial, New Delhi





Programme (PDF)

Lecture Text (PDF)




About the Sir John Crawford Lecture Series


The Sir John Crawford Lecture Series, initiated by the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) in collaboration with the Australia-India Council (AIC), is a forum for eminent Australians to deliver lectures in India on topics of common public interest. It is funded jointly by the NCAER and the AIC and is designed to increase awareness of Australian views in India. It aims at exchange of expertise and promotion of professional links and understanding between the two countries. It is a counterpart to the K.R. Narayanan Oration, a series of guest lectures by eminent Indians visiting Australia, which was inaugurated in 1994 by His Excellency, the President of India. The Crawford lectures commemorate Sir John Crawford, a prominent Australian who helped pioneer the Green Revolution in India.


The inaugural Crawford lecture was delivered by Dr. Lloyd Evans AO, Honorary Research Fellow, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Canberra on 5 November 2001 in New Delhi on "Malthusian Concerns and Agricultural Revolutions". The second Crawford Lecture was delivered by Sir Gustav Nossal, Chairman, Strategic Advisory Council of the Bill and Melinda Gates Children's Vaccine Program on 28 March 2003 in New Delhi on, "International Health Advances in A Troubled World: Challenges for International Co-Operation". The third Crawford Lecture was delivered by Professor Ross Garnaut, Professor of Economics, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University on 28 September 2004 in New Delhi on, “India, China and Australia: Lessons from Different Paths in Economic Reform”.

The fourth Crawford Lecture was delivered by Prof. Alen Fels, Dean of Australia and New Zealand School of Government on 18 April, 2006 in New Delhi, on “ Competition Matters: Perspectives of a Practitioner”.


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