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Emerging Global Demographic Challenges: Implications for India
30 December 2009 , 1300-1400hrs


Dr Amit Gupta, Professor, US Air War College

All are Welcome


Af-Pak: The Road Ahead
24 December 2009 , 1030 -1300 hrs

Chair: Amb Lalit Mansingh, Former Foreign Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs

Panelists: Amb. KC Singh, Former Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs
Dr Gulshan Sachdeva, Associate Professor, Center for European Studies, JNU
Maj Gen Dipankar Banerjee, Director and Head, IPCS
Brig Arun Sahgal, Consultant, IPCS

Venue: IPCS Conference Room

By Invitation Only


Indo-US Relations
21 December 2009 , 1100-1300 hrs

Speaker: Dr Surjit Mansingh, American University, Washington

Venue: IPCS Conference Room

By Invitation Only


Regional Parties and Foreign Policy: A Case Study of the Indo-US Nuclear Deal
16 December 2009 , 1600 -1700 hrs
This Event has been Postponed

Rekha Chakravarthi

Venue: IPCS Confrence Room

All are Welcome
Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh: Building Peace & Countering Radicalization
2 December 2009 , 0930-1730 hrs

A- three- Day Workshop (2-4 December 2009) in collaboration with the University of Jammu

Inaugural Address: Prof Varun Sahni,
Vice Chancellor, University of Jammu

Keynote Addresses: PR Chari, IPCS
SS Bloeria, Former Chief Secretary, Jammu and Kashmir
Prof Ashwini Ray, Former Professor, JNU
Prof Siddiq Wahid, Vice Chancellor, Islamic University, Srinagar

Venue: University of Jammu

By Invitation Only

Nuclear Weapons Disarmament, Regional Security and Terrorism
1 December 2009 , 1000-1500hrs

One Day Workshop  in collaboration with the University of Jammu

Inaugural Address: Prof Varun Sahni, Vice Chancellor, University of Jammu

Venue: University of Jammu

By Invitation Only

Interaction with Devin Lueddeke
26 November 2009 , 1030-1130 hrs

Speaker: Devin Lueddeke, Monterey Institute of International Studies

Venue: IPCS Conference Room

By Invitation Only

Interaction on East Asian Security
24 November 2009 , 1400 hrs
Delegation: Mr. Louis W.H. Tzen, Chairman, Cross-Strait Interflow Prospect Foundation
Mr. Yang-ming Sun, Vice President, Cross-Strait Interflow Prospect Foundation
Dr. Francis Yi-hua Kan, Associate Research Fellow, Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University
Mr. Yung-sheng Chao, Research Project Consultant, Cross-Strait Interflow Prospect Foundation
Mr. Chuan-yu Lin, Deputy Director, Department of International Affairs, Cross-Strait Interflow Prospect Foundation

Venue: IPCS Conference Room
By Invitation Only
Germany After the Elections: Current Foreign and Security Policies
11 November 2009 , 1030 - 1300 hrs
Speaker: Professor Friedbert Pflueger, Former State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Defence

Venue: Villa Medici, Hotel Taj Mahal

By Invitation Only
Current Situation in Sri Lanka
6 November 2009 , 1500-1630hrs

Speaker: Prof Rajiva Wijesinha, Secretary to the Ministry of Disaster Management and Human Rights


Strategic Gaming Exercise
3 November 2009 , 0930 - 1800 hrs

Speakers: Maj. Gen. Dipankar Banerjee, Director IPCS
P R Chari, Research Professor, IPCS
Amb. Kishan S Rana
Rear Adm K Raja Menon, Distinguished Fellow, IPCS
Brig. Arun Sahgal, Consultant, IPCS
Nitin Gokhale, Defence Editor, NDTV

Interaction With Joint Mission of Norway and DFID on UN Reforms
30 October 2009 , 1000 - 1130 hrs

Venue: IPCS Conference room

Chasing the Dragon: Will India Catch up with China?
27 October 2009 , 1030-1300 hrs

Chair: Maj Gen Dipankar Banerjee, Director, IPCS
Speakers: Mohan Guruswamy, Center for Policy Alternatives
Dr Partha Mukhapadhyay, Center for Policy Research
Dr Ravni Thakur, Department of East Asian Studies, Delhi University


Interaction with Prof Dietmar Herz and Frangis Dadfar Spanta
26 October 2009 , 1000-1100 hrs

Interaction with Prof Dietmar Herz, Professor for Comparative Government and Frangis Dadfar Spanta, Program Coordinator Good Governance Afghanistan, Erfurt School of Public Policy (ESPP), University of Erfurt

Sino-Indian Relations
21 October 2009 , 100-1130 hrs

Interaction with CAPSTONE, US Department of Defence on Sino-Indian Relations

IPCS Colloquy
21 October 2009 , 1515 - 1730

Session I: Helping Break the Strategic Impasse in Af-Pak
Session II: Iran’s Nuclear Program

Conflict Resolution and Peace Building Debriefing of an Indo-Pak Track II Dialogue held in Bangkok on 8-9 October 2009
20 October 2009 , 1800-2000 hrs
Chair: Maj. Gen. Dipankar Banerjee, Director, IPCS

Panelists: Mr P R Chari, Research Professor, IPCS
Amb KC Singh, Former Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs
Brig Gurmeet Kanwal, Director, CLAWS
Dr Suba Chandran, Deputy Director, IPCS

Informal Interaction with Swadesh M Rana
20 October 2009 , 1100-1230 hrs

Speaker: Ms Swadesh M Rana, UN Representative of the Academic Council of the UN System, Senior Fellow World Policy Institute. New York.

Pakistan, Afghanistan and South Asia
20 October 2009 , 1400-1530 hrs

Speaker: Mr Haidar A H Mullick, Senior Fellow, Joint Special Operations University, USA

Review of the Shanghai Meeting and the Future Agenda
16 October 2009 , 1030-1300 hrs

Chair: Maj. Gen. Dipankar Banerjee, Director, IPCS

Speakers: Amb. Arundhati Ghose, Former Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations Conference on Disarmament
Rear. Adm. Raja Menon, Former Chairman, Task Force on Net Assessment and Simulation in the National Security Council
Amb. KC Singh,Former Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs
Maj Gen Dipankar Banerjee, Director, IPCS
Sino-India Relations and Confidence Building
14 October 2009 , 1030 -1230hrs
Speaker: Prof Wang Dehua, Director and Professor, Institute for South-Asia and Central-Asia Studies, Shanghai Center for International Studies, Shanghai

Current Developments in Jammu and Kashmir
9 October 2009 , 1045-1300 hrs
Speaker: SS Bloeria, Former Chief Secretary, Jammu and Kashmir

PR Chari, Research Professor, IPCS

Developing a Framework for Regional Cooperation in Southern Asia
8 October 2009

8 - 9 October 2009

Indo-Pak Track-II Dialogue
7 October 2009 , 0900-1730hrs

Conflict Resolution & Peace Building

05-7 October, 2009

Regional Stability and Nuclear Security
29 September 2009 , 1600-1730 hrs

Informal interaction with Zachary S Davis, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Bob Swartz, National Nuclear Security Administration, US Department of Energy

Interaction with Delegation from Heritage Foundation
17 September 2009 , 1500-1630 hrs

Speakers: Ms Lisa Curtis, Senior Research Fellow, Asian Studies CenterThe Heritage Foundation
Dr Derek Scissors, Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center,  The Heritage Foundation

Developments in Pakistan and Afghanistan
15 September 2009 , 1100-1230hrs

Speaker: TCA Raghavan, Joint Secretary, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Division, Ministry of External Affairs.

Chair: PR Chari, Research Professor, IPCS.

Briefing for Indonesian Parliamentary Delegation on Border Management
14 September 2009 , 1100-1300 hrs

Speakers: Maj Gen Dipankar Banerjee, Director, IPCS
PR Chari, Research Professor, IPCS
Amb KC Singh, Distinguished Fellow, IPCS
D Suba Chandran, Deputy Director, IPCS

IPCS Colloquy
9 September 2009 , 100-1230hrs

Session I: The Indian-French Strategic Relationship: The Need for Clarification
Chair: Prof. Ummu Salma Bava, Center for European Studies, SIS, JNU.
Speaker:Jérémie Lanche, MA International Politics,Sciences Po, Bordeaux.

Session II: Thirteen Practical Steps for Nuclear Disarmament
Speaker: Yogesh Joshi, MPhil, JNU

An Informal Discussion: Developments in Af-Pak
4 September 2009 , 1630-1730 hrs

An informal discussion on developments in Af-Pak with
Paul W. Jones, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South & Central Asia; Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Department of State, United States of America.

Debriefing the Trilateral India-China-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue: Towards a Stable Nuclear Order in Asia held at the Fudan University, Shanghai on 8-9 August 2009
3 September 2009 , 1800-2000hrs

Panelists: Amb. Salman Haidar, Former Foreign Secretary, India;
Amb. Arundhati Ghose, Former Permanent Representative of India to the UN Conference on Disarmament;
Air Marshal Vinod Patney, Former Vice Chief of Air Staff, Indian Air Force;
Amb. KC Singh, Former Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs;
Maj. Gen. Dipankar Banerjee, Director, IPCS.

Paving The Way To Political Stability: A Critical Analysis of UNMIT’S Progress
2 September 2009 , 1600-1730hrs

Speaker: Anna Louise Strachan, MSc Asian Politics, School of Oriental and African Studies, London.


India-ASEAN FTA: The Road Ahead
27 August 2009 , 1030-1300hrs

Panelists: Dr. Amita Batra, SIS, JNU.
Amb.AN Ram, Former Indian Ambassador to Thailand.

Discussant:  Amb. Rajiv Sikri, Former Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs.

Understanding Suicide Bombing in Pakistan
26 August 2009 , 1600-1730hrs

Speaker: Jeremie Lanche, Research Intern, IPCS, Masters in International Politics Analysis, Sciences Po,Bordeaux, France

IPCS Second Annual Workshop for Young Scholars on Nuclear Disarmament and Regional Security
22 August 2009

20-22 August 2009 

After Baitullah Mehsud: What Next?
13 August 2009 , 1030-1200hrs

Chair: PR Chari, Research Professor, IPCS

Speaker: Dr Suba Chandran, Deputy Director, IPCS


Introduction to SWOT Analysis
12 August 2009 , 1600-1730hrs

Speaker: Dr Mallika Joseph, Deputy Director, IPCS.

Trilateral India-China-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue: Towards a Stable Nuclear Order in Asia
8 August 2009 , 8 - 9 Aug
The IPCS, with support from the Nuclear Threat Initiative, held its second trilateral dialogue between India, China and Pakistan in Fudan University, Shanghai on 8-9 August 2009.
Towards Nuclear Disarmament
6 August 2009 , 0930-1300 hrs

Session I: The Case for No First Use
Speaker:  Dr Scott D Sagan, Co-Director, Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), Stanford  University

Session II: Base Camps on the Path to the Summit of Nuclear Disarmament
Speaker: Dr Scott D Sagan, Co-Director, Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), Stanford University
Discussant: Mr Amandeep Singh Gill

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Crisis Gaming Exercise
5 August 2009 , 0930-1800 hrs

Turmoil in Afghanistan: Implications for Regional Stability(03 - 05 August)

The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty: Prospects for Ratification in the Remaining Annex 2 States
28 July 2009 , 1030-1200 hrs

Speaker: Dr Christine Wing, Senior Fellow, Center for International Cooperation, New York University

Chair: Amb Arundhati Ghose, Former Permanent Representative of India to the UN Conference on Disarmament

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Great Indian Nuclear Debate
24 July 2009 , 0945-1230 hrs

SessionI: India and the CTBT, Revisiting the Rajiv Gandhi Action Plan and Exploring Regional Zero
Rekha Chakravarthi, Research Officer, IPCS
Vidisha Shukla, Mphil Student, JNU
D Suba Chandran, Deputy Director, IPCS

SessionII: Nuclear Terrorism: Challenges for India
Speaker: Sitakanta Mishra, PhD Student, JNU and Research Fellow, Center for Air Power Studies

What Next in Swat? Issues of Governance, Justice and Militancy
15 July 2009 , 1000-1200 hrs

Justice System in Swat
Ms Kate Swanson, Research Intern, IPCS

Deconctructing Swat, its People and its Peace Deals
Speaker: Mr Kaustav Dhar Chakrabarti, Research Assistant, Pakistan Studies Programme, ORF

Aspirations for a world free of nuclear weapons- German Perspectives
8 July 2009 , 1030-1230 hrs

Speaker: Amb Peter Gottwald

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Emerging Trends in Malaysian Politics: Implications for the Region and India
7 July 2009 , 1100-1230 hrs

IPCS Discussion
Speaker: Professor Baladas Ghoshal
Visiting Professor, Third World Studies Centre, Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi & Visiting Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi

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Nuclear Fuel-Cycle Arrangements: Prospects and Challenges
24 June 2009 , 1630-1730 hrs
Speaker: Yogesh Joshi, Research Intern
Towards the 2010 NPT RevCon
12 June 2009 , 1030-1200 hrs

Speakers: Amb. KC Singh and Prof. Rajesh Rajagopalan


The North Korean Nuclear and Missile Tests: Implications for India
12 June 2009 , 1200-1330 hrs
Panelist: Amb. Arundhati Ghose, Former Permanent Representative of India to the UN Conference on Disarmament

India-Germany Relations in the Twenty First Century: Achievements and Challenges
10 June 2009 , 1130-1230

Speaker: Marian Gallenkamp, Research Intern, IPCS

India and the US in a Changing World
9 June 2009 , 1000-1200hrs

Speaker: Dr Evan Feigenbaum, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations


Af-Pak Strategy: Regional Implications
2 June 2009 , 1000-1300 hrs

Speaker: Lt. Gen VR Raghavan, Dr. Ajay Darshan Behera, Raghav Sharma

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India’s Northeast and Southeast Asia: Strengthening Linkages
29 May 2009 , 0930-1300 hrs

IPCS Workshop

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Indo-US Nuclear Deal: Book Discussion
19 May 2009 , 1800-2000 hrs

Indo-US Nuclear Deal, Edited by PR Chari (Routledge India, 2009)

Panelists: Amb. Arundhati Ghose, Mr. Siddharth Varadarajan and Prof. Rajesh Rajagopalan  


Nuclear Policies of Japan and Australia: Implications for India
13 May 2009 , 1500-1730 hrs

Speakers: Tomoko Kiyota and Kimberley Layton, Research Interns, IPCS

Discussants: Rekha Chakravarthi,
Research Officer, IPCS and Vidisha Shukla, Research Intern, IPCS

Resource Persons: Prof. Rajesh Rajagopalan
, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and Dr. Vidya Shankar Aiyar, Independent Strategic Analyst and Researcher


Obama and Nuclear Disarmament: A New Push?
8 May 2009 , 1030-1300 hrs

Panelists: Amb. Arundhati Ghose, Prof. PR Chari, Rear Adm. Raja Menon & Dr. G Balachandran.


Why China, not India?: Australia’s Uranium Policy
6 May 2009 , 1530-1700 hrs

IPCS Colloquy
Speaker: Kimberley Layton, Intern, IPCS

India and its Neighbours
4 May 2009 , 1800 hrs – 2000 hrs
Speaker: Shivshankar Menon, Foreign Secretary of India
Maritime Strategy: Indian and American Perspectives
30 April 2009 , 1030-1200 hrs

"US Maritime Strategy," by Captain Edward H. Lundquist, US Navy

"Future of Indian Navy," by Cmde (retd) Ranjit B Rai, Vice President Indian Maritime Foundation


Crisis in Thailand: Regional Implications
29 April 2009 , 1500-1630 hrs
Speaker: Dr. Shankari Sundararaman

Developments in Chinese Foreign Policy and International Relations
21 April 2009 , 1400-1600 hrs

Interaction with a delegation from Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences


Armed Conflicts in South Asia
16 April 2009 , 0930-1745 hrs

IPCS Annual Workshop
An Analysis of Armed Conflicts in Afghanistan, Pakistan, J&K, Northeast India, Nepal, Bangaldesh and Sri Lanka

IPCS Colloquy: Obama's Af-Pak Strategy
2 April 2009 , 1530 - 1730 hrs

Panel Discussion (Panelists: Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, Rekha Chakravarthi & Raghav Sharma)

Northeast Asia and South Asia: Comparative Security Dynamics
1 April 2009 , 1030-1400 hrs

Speakers: Prof PR Chari (Research Professor, IPCS); Dr. Vyjayanti Raghavan (Associate Professor, School of Languages, JNU); Dr. Jong-Chun Baek (National Security Adviser to former President Roh Moo-hyun); & Dr Hak-Soon Paik (Director, Centre for North Korean Studies, Sejong Institute)


From Mumbai to Lahore: Where do we go from here?
23 March 2009 , 1000-1400 hrs
Panelists: Mr Dhirendra Singh, Prof Amitabh Mattoo, Prof P R Chari & Dr. Suba Chandran

India as a Regional Power: Identifying the Impact of Roles and Foreign Policy Orientation on the South Asian Security Order
9 March 2009 , 1500-1630 hrs

Speakers: Derrick Frazier (Assistant Professor, University of Illinois) and Rob Stewart-Ingersoll (Assistant Professor, Grand Valley State University)

Book Discussion
4 March 2009 , 1830-2000 hrs

India-China Relations: The Border Issue and Beyond
by Mohan Guruswamy & Zorawar Daulet Singh

Panelists: Prof Mira Sinha Bhhattacharjea, Amb Lalit Mansingh & Lt Gen V R Raghavan


IPCS Regional Workshop on Nuclear Disarmament
28 February 2009
Democratising the Security Debate in India
27 February 2009 , 1100-1300 hrs

Obama and US-India-Pakistan Triangle
IPCS Panel Discussion at Bangalore University, 1100-1300 hrs

India-Pakistan-US Relations in the context of Terrorism
IPCS Panel Discussion at NIAS, 1500-1730 hrs

IPCS Colloquy: Our Own Taliban? Growing Fundementalism in India
25 February 2009 , 1600 - 1730 hrs

Discussant: URVASHI GULIA, Research Officer, IPCS

IPCS Colloquy
19 February 2009 , 1530 - 1730 hrs

Naxal War: Strategies and Counter-Strategies (Speaker: DEVYANI SRIVASTAVA)
On its Way: Chinese Blue Water Navy (Speaker: HAYOUN RYOU)

IPCS Workshop on Nuclear Weapons: Regional and Global Strategies for India
17 February 2009 , 1015-1230 hrs

Session I: Safety and Security of Pakistan's Nuclear Assets: India's Concerns
Session II: Revisiting Rajiv Gandhi Action Plan

Inhouse Discussion
10 February 2009 , 1000-1130 hrs

India and Afghanistan: Charting A Future (Speaker: Raghav Sharma)
East Asia Summit: India's Strategic Agenda (Speaker: Jasmeet Kaur)

A Plan of Action: Managing Global Insecurity
9 February 2009 , 1500-1700 hrs
Speaker: Amb CARLOS PASCUAL, Vice President & Director of Foreign Policy, Brookings Institution

Recent Developments in Sri Lanka: Implications for India
6 February 2009 , 1000 - 1330 hrs

Round Table


Burma and the Limits of International Influence
5 February 2009 , 1100 - 1230 hrs
Speaker : Dr ANDREW SELTH, Research Fellow, Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University

India-US in the Greater Middle East
2 February 2009 , 1100 - 1230 hrs

Speaker : Ambassador TERESITA SCHAFFER, Director for South Asia, Center for Strategic and International Studies 


Countering Terrorism: Building a Common Approach in SAARC
28 January 2009

Consortium of South Asian Think Tank Project by IPCS & KAS
28-30 January 2009

Tibet: Victim of Geopolitics
27 January 2009

Speaker: Dr Dibyesh Anand

Indonesia: Security and Foreign Policy
23 January 2009
Speaker : Theo L Sambuga
Member of House of Representatives, Indonesia
1020-1300 hrs (Venue IIC, Committee Room 1)

Bangladesh Elections and The Future of Indo-Bangladesh Relations
21 January 2009
Speaker : Maj General Muniruzzaman President, Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies.
1700-1830 hrs (IPCS Conference Room)

An INDIA-NATO Dialogue
14 January 2009
1000 - 1400 hrs,
J&K Elections: Analysis and Policy Implications
6 January 2009

Speakers: D. Suba Chandran & Prof Amitabh Mattoo


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