Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

Conferences & Workshops Details

October 24, 2013 (Thursday)

9.00 AM: Welcome Remarks by Rajat Kathuria, Co-Chair, India-Korea Dialogue and Director & CE, ICRIER

Welcome Remarks by Choong Yong Ahn, Co-Chair, Korea-India Dialogue and Foreign Investment Ombudsman, Korea

9.20 AM: Keynote Address by Arun Maira, Member, Planning Commission, Government of India
9.40 AM:

Keynote Address by Sung-Joo Han, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Korea

10.00 AM: Congratulatory Remarks by Joon-Gyu Lee, Ambassador of Korea to India 

Congratulatory Remarks by Vishnu Prakash,Ambassador of India to Korea

Guest Remarks by Rajive Kaul, Past President, Confederation of Indian Industry and Chairman, Nicco Corporation Limited

10.30 AM: Vote of Thanks by Rajat Kathuria, Director & CE, ICRIER
10.35 AM: Coffee Break
10.50 AM: Session 1

International Security – The View from Seoul and New Delhi

Chair – S. D. Muni, Senior Visiting Scholar, IDSA and Editor, Indian Foreign Affairs Journal 

Speakers:

  • H. K. Singh, Chair Professor, ICRIER-Wadhwani Programme of Research Studies on India-US Relations & Policy Issues 
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  • Sung-Han Kim, Professor of Korea University and Former Vice Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Korea
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Discussants:

  • Sung-Joo Han, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Korea
  • Skand R. Tayal, IFS (Retd.) and Visiting Professor, Dept. of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi
  • Sanjana Joshi, Senior Consultant, ICRIER
12.30 PM: Special Address by Jin Park, Executive President of Asia Future Institute and Former Chairman of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Unification Committee of the National Assembly. 
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The session will be chaired by Sung-Han Kim, Professor, Korea University and Former Vice Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Korea   

1.15 PM: Lunch
2.00 PM: Session 2

Recent Economic Trends in Korea and India

Chair – Ajay Shankar, Member Secretary, National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council

Speakers:

Discussants:

  • Wook Chae, Professor, Graduate School of Pan-Pacific International Studies, Kyung Hee University, Korea
  • Jaimini Bhagwati, RBI Chair Professor, ICRIER
  • Anil Padmanabhan, Deputy Managing Editor, Mint
3.15 PM: Coffee Break
3.30 PM: Session 3

Domestic Political Trends in India and Korea 

Chair – Sung-Joo Han, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Korea

Speakers:

  • Byung-Joon Ahn, Visiting Professor of International Relations, KDI School of Public Policy & Management 
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  • TCA Srinivasa Raghavan, Consulting Editor, Business Standard and The Hindu (Tamil)

Discussants:

  • Jin Park, Executive President of Asia Future Institute and former Chairman of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Unification Committee of the National Assembly
  • Neera Chandhoke, National Fellow ICSSR and former Professor of Political Science, Delhi University
  • Sandip Kumar Mishra, Assistant Professor, Dept. of East Asian Studies, Delhi University
7.00 PM: Special Address by S. R. Rao, Commerce Secretary, Govt. of India. The session will be chaired by Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, ICRIER
8.00 PM: Dinner Reception

October 25, 2013 (Friday)

9.00 AM: Session 4

Bridging the Socio-Cultural Distance between India and Korea 

Chair – Jin Park, Executive President of Asia Future Institute and Former Chairman of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Unification Committee of the National Assembly 

Speakers:

Discussants:

  • Changho Kwag, Managing Director, POSCO Research Institute
  • Sudhir T. Devare, IFS (Retd.) and former Director General, Indian Council of World Affairs
10.30 AM: Coffee Break
10.45 AM: Session 5

Enhancing India-Korea Trade 

Chair – Pronab Sen, Country Director, International Growth Centre 

Speakers:

  • Wook Chae, Professor, Graduate School of Pan-Pacific International Studies, Kyung Hee University, Korea 
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  • Ram Upendra Das, Senior Fellow, Research and Information System for Developing Countries

Discussants:

  • Choong Yong Ahn, Distinguished Professor, Chung-Ang University and Foreign Investment Ombudsman, Korea
  • Nisha Taneja, Professor, ICRIER
  • Manoj Pant, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University
12.00 PM: Session 6

Galvanizing India-Korea Investment Relations and Joint R&D

Chair – A. Didar Singh, Secretary General, FICCI

Speakers:

Discussants:

  • Choong Yong Ahn, Distinguished Professor, Chung-Ang University and Foreign Investment Ombudsman, Korea
  • Anupam Khanna, Chief Economist & Director General, NASSCOM
  • Rajeev Ananatram, Professor, International Management Institute
1.30 PM: Lunch
2.30 PM: Panel Discussion

India-Korea Relations: Way Forward

Chair – Rajat Kathuria, Director & CE, ICRIER and Choong Yong Ahn, Distinguished Professor, Chung-Ang University and Foreign Investment Ombudsman, Korea 

Panelists:

  • Baijayant Panda, Member of Parliament, India
  • Sung-Han Kim, Professor of Korea University and Former Vice Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Korea
  • Sanjay Singh, IFS (Retd.) and former Secretary (East) Ministry of External Affairs
  • Jin Park, Executive President of Asia Future Institute and Former Chairman of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Unification Committee of the National Assembly
  • Amitabh Kant, CEO & MD, Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation
  • Ajit Ranade, Member, CII Economic Policy Council and Senior President and Chief Economist Aditya Birla Group
  • Jai-Joon Hur, Director General, Korea Labor Institute
4.30 PM: Signing of Joint Statement

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