Here's a list of interesting speeches that I've attended or come across in recent times listed in reverse chronological order.
- The Malady of continuing fiscal imbalance: The impossible quadrangle
By Dr. Raja Chelliah (Founder Chairman, Madras School of Economics, Chennai) on February 16, 2005 at IMAGE auditorium, MRC Nagar, Chennai.
- Social Capital
By Sunder Ramaswamy (Director, Madras School of Economics, Chennai) on September 18, 2004 at the Shriram HRD Centre, Chennai.
- Multiple Careers of Mahatma Gandhi
By Ramachandra Guha (Noted writer and historian) on January 27, 2004 at the Chennai Mathematical Institute.
- Corporate Governance
Fourth Palkhivala Memorial Lecture by Y. H. Malegam (Managing Partner, S.B. Billimoria & Company) on January 10, 2004 at Chennai
- Corruption mocks at liberalisation
Second Minoo Masani Memorial LectureBy N. Vittal (former Chief Vigilance Commissioner) on November 20, 2003 at Chennai, under the auspices of the Indian Liberal Group.
- Corrupting the Constitution
Fifth K.R. Ramamani Memorial Lecture held by Hon. Justice Shri T.N.C. Rangarajan (Retired Judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court) in November 2003, at Chennai.
- The Judicial System - need for urgent reforms and Uniform Civil Code
Third Palkhivala Memorial Lecture by Ram Jethmalani (Supreme Court Lawyer and former M.P. and cabinet minister) on September 06, 2003 at Chennai.
- Building Innovative India for the 21st Century
G. Ram Reddy Memorial Lecture by Prof. R. A. Mashelkar (Director General of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research - CSIR) on July 2, 2003 at IGNOU, New Delhi.
- Empowering the Deserving
Second Palkhivala Memorial Lecture by N. Vittal (former Chief Vigilance Commissioner) on June 21, 2003 at Chennai.
- Why the West leads in technology, and how India can catch up
Dr. Y Nayudamma Memorial Lecture, by Prof. P. V. Indiresan (former Director of IIT Madras) on March 21, 2003 at the Adminstrative Staff College of India.
- Economic Development in China and East Asia -- Lessons for India
By Prof. Leslie Young (Executive Director of the Asia-Pacific Institute of Business and Professor of Finance at the Chinese University of Hong Kong) on March 06, 2003 at Kolkata.
- Nani Palkhivala and the Constitution of India
First Palkhivala Memorial Lecture by Soli Sorabjee (Attorney General of India) on February 22, 2003 at Chennai.