Wilhelm von Pochhammer Memorial Fund & Lectures

                                          

 

Lecture

Date

 

Delivered by / Subject

29. 20.01.2017 Dr. Gopalkrishna Gandhi, former Governor of West Bengal and Ambassador of India

"The Ambassador Extraordinary: Representing India"

(read here)

 

28. 08.04.2016 Dr. Eckart Wuerzner, Mayor of Heidelberg

"Knowledge-led Smart Cities - the example of Heidelberg"

 

27. 19.03.2015 Dr. Anil Kakodkar, INAE Satish Dhawan Chair of Engineering Eminence and former Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission of India

"Towards Sustainable Green Energy Future"

(read here)
 

26. 06.01.2014 Prof. Hermann Kulke

"From Asoka to Jayavarman VII: Some Reflections on the Relationship between Buddhism and the State in India and Southeast Asia"

(read here)
 

25. 11.01.2013 Shri Tarun Das, Founder Trustee Aspen Institute and former Chief Mentor Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
 

“Strengthening National Security - the Economic Content"

(read here)

24. 21.01.2012
Dr. Annette L. Heitmann, Historian of Religion and Art Historian, University of Leuneburg and Bonn

 

“Beyond Boundaries"

(read here)

 

23.

12.01.2011

Mr. Mani Shankar Aiyar M. P. (Rajya Sabha) Former Cabinet Minister

“India - Pakistan: Retrospect and Prospect”

(read here)

 

22.

05.01.2010

 

Prof. Dr. Dietmar Rothermund, Professor emeritus of South Asian History, South Asia Institute of Heidelberg University.

“The Relations between the Republic of India and Germany in Historical Perspective”

(read here)

 

21.

03.02.2009

 

Dr. Arjun K. Sengupta, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha); Chairman National Commission for Industries in the Unorganised Sector:

“The Other India”

 

20.

04.12.2007

 

Mr. Sebastian Paust, Executive Director, Asian Development Bank, Manila:

“Economic Globalisation: Chances and Challenges for India, Germany and China”

 

19.

08.09.2006

 

Shri N. N. Vohra, Special Representative of the Government of India for the Jammu and Kashmir Dialogue:

“Recent Developments in Jammu & Kashmir”

 

18.

12.12.2004

 

Dr. Gunther Hilliges, Head of the State Office for Development Cooperation, Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, Germany:

“Cooperation and Networking for Sustainable Development" 

(read here)

 

17.

26.03.2003

 

Shri M. K. Rasgotra, former Foreign Secretary:

“India, Pakistan and Kashmir”
 

16.

17.05.1999

 

Dr. Theo Sommer, Editor, Die Zeit:

“The Emergent European Reality and its significance for India”

(read here)

 

15.

24.09.1998

 

Dr. Sudhir Kakkar, distinguished psychologist and author, recipient of the Goethe Award:

“Freud, Jung and India”

(read here)

 

14.

06.10.1997

 

Dr. Manfred Stassen, Director, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), New Delhi:

“The Twilight of the Idols – Independence, Empowerment and Freedom”

(read here)

 

13.

22.02.1996

 

Prof. Dr. Arvind Sharma, Professor of Comparative Religion, McGill University, Montreal, Canada:

“Hindu Concepts of Social Justice”

 

12.

26.11.1994

 

Prof. Dr. Heinrich von Stietencron, Professor of Indology and Comparative History of Religions, University of Tuebingen:

“A Meeting of Gods: Observations on a Rural Festival in India”

 

11.

18.02.1994

 

Mr. Vasant Sathe, former Union Minister and President of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations:

“Significance of Inter-Cultural Exchanges Today”

 

10.

17.02.1993

 

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schmitt-Rink, Dean, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Martin Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg:

“Economic Reconstruction in Eastern Germany and Eastern Europe”

 

09.

30.01.1992

 

Mr. Peter Wiedhass, Director, Frankfurt Book Fair:

“Speak to Me – Listen to Me. On the Necessity of International Literary Exchange”

 

08.

15.12.1990

 

Shri I. K. Gujral, former Prime Minister of India:

“India in Global Change”

(read here)

 

07.

12.01.1990

 

Prof. Dr. Jagat S. Mehta, former Foreign Secretary:

“World Politics after the Cold War”

 

06.

04.01.1989

 

Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Halbfass, Professor of Indian Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA:

“India and Europe – The Europeanisation of the World”

(read here)

 

05.

06.01.1988

 

Dr. Karan Singh, Former Union Minister and M. P.:

”Vedanta in the Nuclear Age”

 

04.

13.11.1986

 

Prof. Dr. Friedrich Wilhelm, Professor of Indology, University of Munich:

“Wilhelm von Pochhammer – The Indian Years of a German Diplomat”

 

03.

10.01.1985

 

Swami Agehananda Bharati, Professor of Anthropology, Syracuse University, New York, USA:

“Western Philosophers Look at Indian Thought – Tradition and Change”

 

02.

27.01.1984

 

Prof. Dr. Lokesh Chandra, M. P.:

“Impact of German on European Culture”

 

01.

19.03.1983

 

Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Halbfass, Professor of Indian Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA:

“India and the Comparative Study of Cultural Traditions”

 

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