This two hour pop up event is designed for students, staff and faculty at universities and colleges in Melbourne and Sydney who are interested in learning more about India in a relaxed and friendly environment. It would also greatly interest government servants, businesspeople, community members, and members of the public - anyone, really, interested in becoming more informed about economic and social change in one of the most vibrant countries in the world. The two-hour event is aimed especially at getting people to think about how they could engage with India more closely, either through their studies, research, or via travel or volunteering.
The event will start with a 50 minute state-of-the-art presentation by Craig Jeffrey, Director of the Australia India Institute, on what is happening in modern India in terms of the economy, society, politics, and culture. Craig will explain why India matters in the world today, and why it matters for Australians. Craig and other staff will then arrange a series of break out groups at which participants discuss how they might be able to engage more with the country in the future.
Join us for samosas and chai after the event!
Everyone who registers for this event will go into a draw to win a return economy fare flight to India! You can only accept your prize if you're physically present at the Contemporary India Masterclass, so make sure you bring some photo identificaion.