The State of International Affairs – #DiplomacyDialogue

A #WebPolicyTalk series by the #IMPRI Center for International Relations and Strategic Studies (CIRSS)

We live in a highly connected world, and the events and happenings in one country directly and/or indirectly impact other countries. From bilateral relations to multilateral arrangements, from diplomacy to sanctions and from globalization to protectionism, the role of small and developing states, reforms of global governance structures, and processes, non-state actors and international policy development are the areas that deserve a concerted understanding.

This discussion series – The State of International Affairs – #DiplomacyDialogue – being carried out by the #IMPRI Center for International Relations and Strategic Studies (CIRSS),  is aimed to engage with leaders, ambassadors, and experts to discuss the important foreign policy issues to foster greater understanding of the complexities of unfolding events, trends, and geopolitics. As countries make headway into becoming a responsible power in the new world order, the series seeks to present the insights and analysis to scholars of international relations and those interested in the theories, dynamism, developments, trends in diplomacy, and foreign affairs.

The #WebPolicyTalks are conducted via Zoom webinars and streamed live on Facebook. The event video is available on the #IMPRI YouTube Channel, thereafter. A recording of the session is also available on the #WebPolicyTalk: Live at IMPRI podcast, on Spotify and Google Podcasts.

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The audience is composed mostly of policymakers, practitioners, researchers, faculty, and University and college students across India and other countries. 

The outcome of the deliberations is disseminated through various social media platforms and media outlets and is aimed at contributing to the future courses of action for policymakers, practitioners, researchers, and civil society organizations.

Below is the list of #EducationDialogue events, along with links to the relevant details:

#DiplomacyDialogue – Events

Blacks in the USA & Dalits in India: The New Fight Against Discrimination Amidst COVID-19
Date: June 8, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM
Panelists: Sydney Freeman Jr | Martin Macwan | Nitin Tagade | Simi Mehta
Details: Event Page | Event Report
Watch: YouTube | Facebook Live
Listen: Spotify | Google Podcasts
Media Coverage: Counterview | Dainik Bhaskar | Justice News

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Border Disputes in Sino-Indian Relations: Past, Present and Prospects
Date: June 29, 2020
Time: 6 PM 
Panelists: Nirupama Rao | Kyle Gardner | Anit Mukherjee | Deep Pal
Details: Event Page | Event Report
Watch: YouTube | Facebook Live
Listen: Spotify | Google Podcasts
Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz | Counterview.net | Delhi Post News

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The Way Forward in the India-Nepal Border Dispute
Date: July 8, 2020
Time: 6:45 PM 
Panelists: Minendra P Rijal | P K Chakravorty, Rakesh Sood | Ajay Pradhan
Details: Event Page | Event Report
Watch: YouTube | Facebook Live
Listen: Spotify | Google Podcasts
Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz | Delhi Post News

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New US Administration and New Hope? Views from the Prism of Indo-US Relations
Date: December 11, 2020
Time: 7 PM
Panelists: Deepa M. Ollapally | Richard M. Rossow | K.P. Vijayalakshmi
Details: Event Page | Event Report
Watch: YouTube | Facebook Live
Listen: Spotify | Google Podcasts
Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz | Counterview.net

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The Sino-Indian Border Standoff: Background and the Way Forward
Date: December 16, 2020
Time: 8 AM
Panelists: Srikanth Kondapalli | Zhou Bo |  Rafiq Dossani
Details: Event Page | Event Report

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China’s Emergence as a Tech Power
Date: June 2, 2021
Time: 4 PM
Panellists: G Venkat Raman | Ritu Agarwal | Ambika Viswanath | Amit Dubey | Kazim Rizvi
Details: Event Page | Event Report
Watch: YouTube | Facebook Live
Listen: Spotify | Google Podcasts
Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz

India and the Evolving Global Order
Date: August 17, 2021
Time: 5:00 PM
Speaker: Harsh V. Pant
Details: Event Page | Event Report
Watch: YouTube | Facebook Live
Listen: Spotify | Google Podcasts
Media Coverage:

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Recent Developments in West Asia: Challenges for Indian Diplomacy

Recent Developments in West Asia: Challenges for Indian Diplomacy
Date: August 23, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM
Speaker: Ambassador Talmiz Ahmad
Discussant: Prof A. K. Pasha
Details: Event Page | Event Report
Watch: YouTube | Facebook Live
Listen: Spotify | Google Podcasts

China’s Grand Strategy
Date: August 24, 2021
Time: 11:30 AM
Speaker: Dr Rafiq Dossani
Discussant: Maj. Gen. (Dr) P. K. Chakravorty, VSM (Retd.) | Dr Prashant Kumar Singh
Moderator: Dr Simi Mehta
Details: Event Page | Event Report
Watch: YouTube | Facebook Live
Listen: Spotify | Google Podcasts

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India’s Act West Policy: Opportunities and Challenges

India’s Act West Policy:
Opportunities and Challenges

Date: August 27, 2021
Time: 5:00 PM
Speaker: Ambassador Anil Trigunayat, (IFS Retd)
Discussant: Dr Omair Anas | Nina Slama
Moderator: Dr Simi Mehta
Details: Event Page | Event Report
Watch: YouTube | Facebook Live
Listen: Spotify | Google Podcasts

Special Lecture
Developments in Afghanistan: Implications for India and the Region
Date: September 27, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM
Speaker: Dr Deep Pal
Discussant: Dr Krzysztof Iwanek | Dr Jagannath P. Panda | Aarti Betigeri
Moderator: Dr Simi Mehta
Details: Event Page | Event Report
Watch: YouTube | Facebook Live
Listen: Spotify | Google Podcasts
Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz | Counterview

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