Seminar by Dr Christopher Sneddon
Date: Friday 21 October 2011 – 5:00-6.15pm
Location: Graduate Seminar Room 2, Old Arts, University of Melbourne
If history tells us one thing, it is this: after 64 years, India and Pakistan have been unable to ‘bury the hatchet’ and resolve the Kashmir dispute. A new approach is needed. This presentation discusses India, Pakistan and the third—but forgotten—party to the Kashmir dispute, the people of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). Arguably, only these people have sufficient knowledge, self-interest and will to resolve the dispute over the former princely state. In 1952, Nehru endorsed this approach: Let the People Decide!
Dr. Christopher Snedden is a politico-strategic analyst specialising in South Asian affairs. Currently, he is Dean/Head of College at the Navitas College of Public Safety, Melbourne. He also works on South Asian matters via his own consultancy, ASIA CALLING. His forthcoming book is titled The Untold Story of the People of Azad Kashmir.
Dinner: The seminar will be followed by dinner at around 7 pm at a nearby restaurant within walking distance of Melbourne University. All are welcome!
RSVP: An RSVP is appreciated for booking dinner (an RSVP to the seminar is not necessary).
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Venue details: Graduate Seminar Room 2 is located upstairs in Old Arts. Please see the Map_2011