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  • ‘Negotiating around tradeoffs: Alternative institutional designs for climate finance.’ European Climate Platform Seminar on Climate Finance, Centre for European Policy Studies. Brussels (via satellite). 26 October 2010.
  • ‘Should bottom-up meet top-down? Lessons for institutional design in climate governance.’ Post-Copenhagen Global Climate Cooperation: Politics, Economics and Institutional Approaches, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. Shanghai. 29 September 2010.
  • ‘Seeking coherence between climate, trade and energy: Questions for institutional design.’ Trade, financing and climate change: Towards a positive agenda for developing countries, Chatham House. London. 14 May 2010.
  • ‘Climate, trade and global governance in the midst of an economic crisis.’ Special Committee on the Financial, Economic and Social Crisis, European Parliament. Brussels. 25 March 2010.
  • ‘Six key issues with technology transfer.’ Transfer of Climate Change Technologies: Challenges and opportunities for Copenhagen and beyond, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development Dialogue. Copenhagen. 16 December 2009.
  • ‘Will climate governance learn from other regimes?’ Initiative for Development and Global Governance, Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations, Sciences Po. Paris. 6 November 2009.
  • ‘Avoiding dangerous climate change – where is the technology transfer?’ Human Welfare Conference, Green Templeton College. Oxford. 10 May 2009.
  • ‘Water for life and livelihoods.’ Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly. Hyderabad. 15 December 2006.
  • ‘The priorities for water management in India.’ National Parliamentary Forum on Water, Parliament of India. New Delhi. 14 December 2006.
  • ‘The challenge of urban water provision.’ Centre for Public Policy, Indian Institute of Management. Bangalore. 13 November 2006.
  • ‘Beyond scarcity: power, poverty and the global water crisis.’ Media launch of Human Development Report 2006, with H.E. Professor Saifuddin Soz, Hon. Minister of Water Resources, Government of India. New Delhi. 9 November 2006.
  • ‘Managing transboundary waters for human development: power, interdependence and institutions.’ World Water Week. Stockholm. 24 August 2006.
  • ‘Aid, trade and security in an unequal world.’ John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University. South Orange, NJ. 6 April 2006.
  • ‘Why human development matters for a nation: an Indian analysis.’ Indian Young Professionals Network, on the occasion of India’s 57th Republic Day. New York. 26 January 2006.
  • ‘U.N. aid, international trade and development: Europe’s contribution.’ Australian Institute of International Affairs. Canberra. 8 September 2005.
  • ‘The world at a crossroads: human development in 2005 and beyond.’ New South Wales Parliament. Sydney. 7 September 2005. Variants of the same delivered at Australia National University, University of New South Wales and University of Sydney (September 2005).
  • ‘Why violent conflict matters for human development.’ Catholic Academy. Berlin. 9 June 2005. Variant of the same delivered at Berlin Technical University (June 2005).
  • ‘Cultural liberty: championing diversity, equity and human rights.’ Plenary lecture at the National Multicultural Institute Annual Conference. Washington, D.C. 19 May 2005.
  • ‘Culture and business: harnessing opportunities for human development.’ Chestnut Hill College. Philadelphia, PA. 19 April 2005.
  • ‘Cultural Liberty in Today’s Diverse World.’ Plenary lecture at the InterAction Diversity Conference. Washington, D.C. 4 October 2004.
  • ‘Interculturalism versus multiculturalism: the keys to co-existence?’ Plenary lecture at the World Youth Festival, Universal Forum of Cultures. Barcelona. 9 August 2004.
  • ‘Communication Quo Vadis?’ Plenary lecture on new technologies and human resources at Communicating in the New Millennium, an all-India business seminar. New Delhi. 24 August 1999.
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