Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

Conferences & Workshops Details



Tamarind Conference Hall (Core 4B, UG Floor, Entry Near Eatopia Restaurant)

 India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi -110 003 


November 23, 2015 (Monday)
09.30 –09.55 Registration
9.55 –11.00 Inaugural Session


Mr. Sanjay Pulipaka

Senior Consultant, East Asia Research Programme, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)


Shri Krishnan Srinivasan

Former Foreign Secretary of India


Amb. H. K. Singh

Professor, Strategic  Studies Programme

Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)


Prof. Srikanth Kondapalli

Centre for East Asian Studies

Jawaharlal Nehru University


11.00 –11.15 Tea

11.15 –12.30


Regional Architecture

Chair and Remarks by Prof. G. V. C. Naidu  


China’s Approach to Regionalism in the Asia-Pacific

Dr. Monika Chansoria

Senior Fellow & Head of China-study Programme,  Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS)  


India and New Institutional Building in Asia-Pacific

Dr. Jagannath Prasad Panda

Research Fellow and Coordinator, East Asia Research Centre, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)


Pharmaceutical Provisions in the TPP: Implications for Indo-Japan Trade in Generics

Mr. Rahul Mongia

Research Associate, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)


Reshaping the Global Development Financial Architecture: Role of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and New Development Bank (NDB)

Ms. Purva Singh

Research Assistant, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)



12.30 –13.30

Maritime Security Issues

Chair and Remarks by Commodore Uday Bhaskar


India and Indo-Pacific Construct

Dr. Pankaj K. Jha

Director (Research), Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA)


Security in Maritime-Asia – An Indian Perspective

Cdr. Abhijit Singh

Research Fellow, Centre for Military Affairs, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)


Perspectives from Regional Powers: US, Japan and Australia

Ms. Darshana M Baruah

Junior Fellow, Observer Research Foundation (ORF)


13.30 –14.15 Lunch

14.15 –15.30


Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, Missiles and Risk Reduction Strategies

Chair and Remarks: Brig. Arun Sahgal


Nuclear Asia: Current Dynamics and Challenges

Dr. Arun Vishwanathan

Assistant Professor, International Strategic & Security Studies Programme, National Institute for Advanced Studies (NIAS)


Contours of Cruise Missiles Proliferation in Asia Pacific

Dr. Sitakanta Mishra

Assistant Professor, Social Sciences, School of Liberal Studies, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University


Nuclear Security and Nuclear Governance Issues in the Asia-Pacific

Ms. Ruhee Neog

Assistant Director and Coordinator of Nuclear Security Programme, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS)


15.30 –15.45 Tea

15.45 –17.00


Frameworks of Engagement

Chair and Remarks: Brig. Gurmeet Kanwal


Engage and Hedge: US Policy Towards Asia-Pacific Since 1990

Mr. Graham Palmer

Consultant, Deloitte


Pathways to Peace: Japan’s Engagement of Southeast Asia and India

Dr. A. D. Gnanagurunathan

Assistant Professor, Cross-Disciplinary Studies, Apeejay Stya University


India, US and the Asia-Pacific

Ms. Sylvia Mishra

Junior Fellow, Strategic Studies Initiative, Observer Research Foundation (ORF)


17.00 –17.15 Tea

17.15 –18.30


Political Transitions


Transition in Indonesia and Myanmar: Variations in Regime Outcome

Dr. Sonu Trivedi

Assistant Professor, University of Delhi


Thailand and the Great Game

Dr Udai Bhanu Singh

Senior Research Associate, South East Asia and Oceania Research Centre, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)


Political Transition in South Korea and its Impact on Korean Unification

Mr. Sudhakar Vaddi

Research Assistant at Centre for East Asian Studies, School of international studies(SIS), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)


18.30 Snacks  
7.00 pm followed by Dinner  

Special Address by Prof. Tsutomu Kikuchi


Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo


November 24, 2015 (Tuesday)

10.00 –11.15


Human Rights: Constructs and Experiences


Human Rights and ‘Asian Values’ – A Forced Dichotomy?

Ms. Anandita Bagchi

Research Associate,  Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)


Information Technology and Human Rights in Asia-Pacific

Ms. Meenaz Munshi

Senior Associate, Infrastructure Development Finance Company (IDFC)


Refugees and the Problem of Dubious Categorisation

Mr. Arpan Acharya

Doctoral Candidate, Jawaharlal Nehru University


The ‘Adaptive State’: Pacifism and Japan’s Contribution to Peace

Ms. Nidhi Prasad

Student, Centre for East Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)


11.15 –11.30 Tea

11.30 –12.45


Nation-Building and Ethnic Conflicts


Xinjiang and Ethnic Unrest in China

Mr. Avinash Godbole

Research Assistant,  East Asia Research Centre, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)


Asia’s Rise and the Arc of Ethnic Unrest – China, India and Myanmar

Dr. K. Yhome

Fellow, Observer Research Foundation (ORF)


Ethnic Conflict in Southeast Asia

Ms. Nayantara Shaunik

YFFP-Jindal Foreign Policy Fellow, Jindal School of International Affairs, O.P. Jindal Global University


12.45 –14.00 Conclusion followed by Lunch



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