The Bridge Project

EP04 The New Age Diplomacy & Development Series ft. The Hon. Lisa Singh

April 28, 2022 thebridgeproject
The Bridge Project
EP04 The New Age Diplomacy & Development Series ft. The Hon. Lisa Singh
Show Notes

We are delighted to be in conversation with Lisa Singh in this very important episode on the back of the India-Australia Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement or better known as Ind Aus (ECTA).

Lisa is a former Australian Senator and was the first woman of South Asian heritage to be elected to the Australian Parliament. She is currently the CEO of the Australia India Institute, a leading research and policy think tank advancing Australia-India relations at the government, business, diaspora and academic levels. In 2014, Lisa was awarded the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman by the President of India for building friendly Australia-India relations, the highest civilian honour for a person of Indian origin. In 2016, representing Australia, she was seconded to the United Nations General Assembly. 

We begin with a discussion on the trade deal from the point of view of political science theory and explore the challenges & solutions to capacity building within the two states. The second segment discusses the sectors where the Indian & Australian businesses & startups can find synergies, especially with the recent update to an India Economic Strategy to 2035, which was commissioned by the Australia Government back in 2018. The final part of the conversation shifts to the role India and Australia could play in multilateral & bilateral forums to tackle issues such as climate change, poor educational outcomes etc.

The Bridge Project (2021), "The New Age Diplomacy and Development Series - Ft. The Hon. Lisa Singh, CEO, Australia-India Institute", 29 April, 2022, URL: 

Research & Host:
Carl Jaison

Music Credits:
Inspired by Kevin MacLeod
Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod

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