India and the Emerging Competition in the Indo-Pacific

India and the Emerging Competition in the Indo-Pacific
India and the Emerging Competition in the Indo-Pacific
India and the Emerging Competition in the Indo-Pacific
India and the Emerging Competition in the Indo-Pacific

India and the Emerging Competition in the Indo-Pacific

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A Special Lecture by Dhruva Jaishankar on India and the Emerging Competition in the Indo-Pacific

#IMPRI Center for International Relations and Strategic Studies (CIRSS), IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi invites you to an IMPRI #WebPolicyTalk series –

The State of International Affairs – #DiplomacyDialogue

A Special Lecture on

India and the Emerging Competition in the Indo-Pacific

Details of the #WebPolicyTalk:

Date: November 10, 2021
Time: 6:00 p.m. IST
Platform: Zoom and Facebook Live


Dhruva Jaishankar
Executive Director, Observer Research Foundation America (ORF America), Washington DC, USA; Non-Resident Fellow, Lowy Institute, Sydney, Australia

Dhruva Jaishankar is Executive Director of the Observer Research Foundation America (ORF America).  He is also a Non-Resident Fellow with the Lowy Institute in Australia. A regular contributor to the Indian and international media, he presently writes a monthly column for the Hindustan Times. His published research on India’s relations with the United States, Japan, Australia, Southeast Asia, and Europe; defense and security policy; and globalization, democracy, and technology; has appeared in several books, policy reports, and publications including Foreign AffairsForeign Policy, and Survival.

Jaishankar was previously Director of the U.S. Initiative at the New Delhi-based Observer Research Foundation (ORF). Prior to that, he was a Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at Brookings India in New Delhi and the Brookings Institution in Washington DC from 2016 to 2019. From 2012 to 2016, he was a Transatlantic Fellow with the German Marshall Fund (GMF) in Washington DC, where he managed the India Trilateral Forum, a regular policy dialogue involving participants from India, Europe, and the United States. From 2009 to 2012, he was program officer with the Asia Program at GMF. Before that, he worked as a research assistant at the Brookings Institution in Washington and as a news writer and reporter for CNN-IBN television in New Delhi. In 2015-2016, he was a Visiting Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Jaishankar holds a B.A. in history and classics from Macalester College, and an M.A. in security studies from Georgetown University. 


Graeme Dobell
Journalist Fellow, Australian Strategic Policy Institute

A journalist since 1971, Graeme Dobell writes on Australian foreign policy and defence.  He is Journalist Fellow with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, writing a weekly column for ASPI’s digital magazine, The Strategist, since 2013.

In 2021, he wrote an intellectual history of ASPI’s work over its first two decades: An informed and independent voice: ASPI, 2001-2021.

Starting as a newspaper journalist in 1971 in Melbourne on The Herald, Dobell joined the ABC’s international service, Radio Australia, in 1975. He was an ABC correspondent for 33 years, reporting in Canberra, Europe, America, and throughout Asia and the South Pacific.

Dobell was the ABC’s Southeast Asia radio correspondent, based in Singapore, and did three stints as Radio Australia’s Foreign Affairs and Defence Correspondent, reporting also for ABC radio news and current affairs programs and ABC television. He worked in the Parliamentary Press Gallery in Canberra in 1978-81, 1986-89 and 1991-2008. From 2001 to 2003, he was the presenter of ABC Television’s weekly review of the week in Federal Parliament, Order in the House.

Assignments in his career included the Falklands War, coups in Fiji, Thailand and the Philippines, Beijing after the crushing of the pro-democracy movement in Tiananmen Square, and the return of Hong Kong to China. Dobell covered the security dialogue of the ASEAN Regional Forum, the East Asia Summit, and a dozen APEC summits.

From 2008 to 2012, Dobell wrote ‘The Canberra Column’ for The Interpreter, published by the Lowy Institute for International Policy. He has been a contributor to Inside Story since 2011. Since 2009, he has written an annual review of Australia-US-East Asia relations for Pacific Forum.

Dobell is the author of the book Australia Finds Home — the Choices and Chances of an Asia Pacific Journey, published in 2000.  He has a BA Journalism (RMIT) and an MA International Relations (ANU). In 2011, he was made a Fellow of the Australian Institute of International Affairs ‘for his distinguished contribution to journalism through his reporting on politics and international affairs.’

Dr Li Mingjiang
Associate Professor and Provost Chair in International Relations, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Dr. Li Mingjiang is an Associate Professor and Provost Chair in International Relations at S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is also the Coordinator of the PhD Program at RSIS. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Boston University. His main research interests include Chinese foreign policy, Chinese economic statecraft, the Belt and Road Initiative, Chinese politics, China-ASEAN relations, Sino-U.S. relations, and Asia-Pacific security. He is the author (including editor and co-editor) of 15 books. His recent books are China’s Economic Statecraft (World Scientific, 2017) and New Dynamics in US-China Relations: Contending for the Asia Pacific (lead editor, Routledge, 2014). He has published papers in various peer-reviewed outlets including International Affairs, Asian Perspective, Asian Politics & Policy, Asian Security, Oxford Bibliographies, Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs, Journal of Strategic Studies, Global Governance, Cold War History, Journal of Contemporary China, the Chinese Journal of International Politics, the Chinese Journal of Political Science, China: An International Journal, China Security, Harvard Asia Quarterly, Security Challenges, and the International Spectator.

Jack Detsch
Pentagon and national security correspondent, Foreign Policy magazine

Jack Detsch is a Pentagon and national security correspondent at Foreign Policy magazine, where he works to provide readers with a front-row seat to the Defense Department debates shaping U.S. national security. Before he joined FP, Detsch won the exemplary media award from the Forum on the Arms Trade for his coverage of the U.S. policy toward Yemen at Al-Monitor. Detsch came to Washington after covering cybersecurity for the Christian Science Monitor in Boston and working in radio in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Dr Felix Heiduk
Senior Associate, Asia Division, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP – Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik)


Dr Simi Mehta
CEO and Editorial Director, IMPRI, New Delhi

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