Dr Sridhar Krishnaswami to speak on freedom of expression in India

Centre for Proficiency Development and Placement Services (CPDPS), in association with UOM Alumni Association (UMAA) is organising a special talk on Freedom of expression in India by senior Journalist Dr Sridhar Krishnaswamy of SRM University, Chennai.

Dr Sridhar Krishnaswami has been a journalist for 25 years. For 18 years, he was a Foreign Correspondent – ten years with The Hindu in Washington DC (1995-2005) covering North America and the United Nations; three years he was with The Press Trust of India (2005-2008) in Washington DC; and for four years in Singapore (1991-1995) in-charge of South East Asia and the Asia Pacific with The Hindu.

Currently Dr Krishnaswami is a Professor in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications at SRM University near Chennai, India. Besides teaching and supervising research scholars, he is a Special Assistant to the Vice-Chancellor of SRM University and Heads the Centre for Press, Publicity and Media Communication in that institution.

Dr Krishnaswami has a PhD in Political Science from the Miami University of Ohio (USA) specializing in International Relations, International Law and Organization, and Comparative Politics (Asian Political Systems).

Dr Krishnaswami has been a Fellow with The Japan Foundation, Tokyo, and a Journalist Fellow with The Foreign Press Centre of Japan in Tokyo. He is the recipient of The Radio Tampa Broadcasting Award of Japan for his writings in The Hindu on the Asia-Pacific and Oceana. He is also the recipient of a Cash Prize and Citation from the Presidency College for securing the First Rank in Political Science in the University Examinations.

A regular Visiting Fellow at the Department of Communication of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Central Oklahoma, Dr Krishnaswami continues to contribute articles to scholarly journals and media publications.

A columnist with the Centre for China Studies in Chennai, Dr Krishnaswami also sits on the Advisory Board of the Society for Policy Studies, a major New Delhi-based Think Tank that focuses on issues of domestic and foreign policies of India and the world.

He is actively associated with the Centre for Japanese Studies of the Indo-Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry and has recently co-authored the First Policy Paper of the Centre titled ‘Fostering Synergetic Relations Between India and Japan’.



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