Jawaharlal Nehru on International Relations

Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru on International Relations

Wednesday, 14 February 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Venue: 
Sybil Dodds Room, St Cross College
Speaker(s): 
Judith Brown (Balliol)
Convenor: 
Sharinee Jagtiani (St Cross) and Marina Perez De Arcos (St Cross)
Series: 
Global Thinkers of the International Discussion Series

In the final session of the Global Thinkers of the International Discussion Series, Oxford, join Judith Brown to discuss the international thought of India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.

After independence, Nehru became the virtual director of India’s foreign policy. Under his guidance India became the first state to have pursued a policy that was new in the history of international relations- the policy of non-alignment. He was supported by Naser of Egypt, Sukarno of Indonesia and Joseph Broz Tito of Yugoslavia. His policies of non-alignment and Panchscheel—principles of peaceful coexistence—guided India’s international relations until the outbreak of the Sino-Indian War in 1962, which contributed to his declining health and subsequent death in 1964.

Supported by the Department of Politics and International Relations, the Centre for International Studies and St Cross College and organised with the support of the Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development of Somerville College, the Contemporary South Asia Studies Programme of the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies and the Asian Studies Centre of St Antony’s College.