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Oberoi Lectures

Presented by heads of government, ministers, business leaders, and journalists, the IISS-Oberoi Lecture series comprises four lectures a year, addressing questions of foreign policy, defence and national-security strategy and geo-economics, among others.

Hussain Al-Sharistani, Iraq’s Deputy Prime Minister for Energy

Hussain al-Shahristani

Recent trends in the global energy, oil & gas economy

As global energy demand grows, Iraq can provide a safety valve on the oil market argued Hussain Al-Shahristani, Iraq’s Deputy Prime Minister for Energy, in the the latest IISS-Oberoi Lecture in Mumbai.

India, facing a sharp rise in oil imports due to population increase and rising affluence, can count upon Iraq as a dependable long-term supplier of its crude oil needs he said.

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'Abenomics' and the resurgence of Japan's economy

Japan's new prime minister, Shinzo Abe, has impressed financial markets with a strong stimulus package - nicknamed 'Abenomics' - designed to revive his country's economy and end nearly 20 years of stagflation. But can the planned measures really succeed?

World-renowned economist Dr Heizo Takenaka is one of Abe's key economic advisers. In his IISS-Oberoi Lecture he set out the new government's policy.

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Klaus Regling

About the Oberoi Lectures

The spirit and purpose of these lectures is ‘to inspire informed intelligent public debate on matters of international importance from an international perspective’ for an elite audience of bankers, business and opinion leaders in Mumbai. Participation is by invitation only. Please contact oberoi@iiss.org for more details.