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The State of International Affairs – #DiplomacyDialogue | Distinguished Lecture by Dr Arvind Gupta on Emerging Dimensions of India’s National Security

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

YouTube Live:

The State of International Affairs – #DiplomacyDialogue

A Distinguished Lecture on

Emerging Dimensions of India’s National Security

Details of the #WebPolicyTalk:

Date: July 13, 2022
Time: 3:00 p.m. IST
Platform: Zoom and Facebook Live


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Dr Arvind Gupta
Vivekananda International Foundation;
Former Dy. National Security Adviser and Secretary, Government of India

Dr Arvind Gupta is the Director of the Vivekananda Foundation, New Delhi. He was the Deputy National Security Adviser and Secretary, National Security Council, Government of India during 2014-17. Earlier, he was Director-General of the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, Ministry of Defence, New Delhi during 2012-2014 and a former career diplomat, he has served in the Ministry of External Affairs and Indian missions abroad. He speaks regularly at the various Indian universities, military, para-military, police, and diplomatic academies on foreign policy and national security issues.

He has guided research students at premier educational institutions. He is a member of the Board of Studies of the School of International Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University and has honorary academic positions at Punjab University and Andhra University.

Author of five books, his last book Opportunity for India in a Changing World was published by KW publishers Pvt Ltd in 2021. His book How India Manages Its National Security was published by Penguin in 2018. In 2020, Sage India published a coedited (with Anil Wadhwa) volume titled India’s Foreign Policy: Surviving in a Turbulent World. He also co-edited with Arpita Mitra, a volume titled Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam: The Relevance of India’s Ancient Thinking to Contemporary Strategic Reality, (Aryan book International, New Delhi).


Dr Simi Mehta

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


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Rahul Roy-Chaudhury
Senior Fellow, South Asia, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), London; Associate Fellow, Centre for Contemporary South Asia Studies, Oxford University, London

Sitakanta Mishra edited

Dr Sitakanta Mishra
Associate Professor, International Relations, School of Liberal Studies, Pandit Deendayal Energy University, Gujarat

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  • Arjun Kumar

    Arjun Kumar is the Director of the Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI), New Delhi. He holds a PhD in Economics from the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. With training in development economics, he specialises in quantitative and qualitative research methods, econometrics and the use of statistical software to crunch big data. He has been a Visiting Faculty at the Institute for Human Development (IHD) amongst others and has been associated with several think tanks, research institutes, governments, civil society organisations, and private enterprises. He is President of a Jharkhand based NGO (registered in 2010), Manavdhara- a youth social organisation working for humanitarian causes in backward regions and for marginalised communities. He has also taught Economics at the University of Delhi. His research interests are in the economy, development studies, housing and basic amenities, urban and regional research, inclusive and sustainable development, data and evidence-based policy, and, research methods. He has several research publications to his credit and has experience of being involved in research projects of international and national repute. He is also a member and part of various government and non-government formed committees, groups, and advisory boards overseeing the deliberation as subject matter expert and for possessing strong research acumen. He is an avid writer and frequently writes on various dimensions of economic issues, policies, and their impact for several eminent media platforms.

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