India’s Minister of External Affairs, S.M. Krishna, discussed “India Now” on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in SMU’s McFarlin Auditorium. The Carrington Endowed Lecture Series event was hosted by the University’s Dedman School of Law, from which Krishna received his law degree in 1959.
“Minister Krishna’s leadership and contributions have played a significant role in the development of India,” said John B. Attanasio, Judge James Noel Dean and Professor of Law and Judge William Hawley Atwell Chair of Constitutional Law in the SMU Dedman School of Law. “This is a wonderful opportunity for the community, our alumni and our students to have him back at the law school and hear him speak.”
Krishna oversees India’s government agency responsible for relationships with other countries, and his position is similar to that of U.S. secretary of state. Top members of the Ministry of External Affairs represent India at the United Nations.
Before he began his lecture, Minister Krishna received the law school’s Distinguished Global Alumni Award, presented by Attanasio.