In a lecture at the Baker Institute, The Honorable Shri Murii Deora, lectured on India's Quest for Energy Security followed by a brief question-and-answer session.
Deora is the Republic of India's Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas. Long active in Indian politics at the national, state and municipal levels, Deora has held many prominent civic positions including member of the Committee on Finance from 2002 to the present; chairman of the Parliamentarians for Global Action, India, from 2003 to the present; chairman of the Maharashtra Small Scale Industrial Development Corp. from 1982 to 1985; and mayor of Mumbai from 1977 to 1978. Deora has been actively involved in social work for the last several years. As vice chairman of the Gandhi Institute of Computer Education & Information Technology of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, he initiated free computer training programs for poor and unprivileged youth in more than 30 cities in India. As vice chairman of the Indian Red Cross Society, he has helped mobilize relief work during natural and man-made calamities. Deora also serves as vice president of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Geneva.
This event was co-sponsored by the Baker Institute and the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce.