International Relations Conference 2016 ​

INDIA AND THE INDIAN OCEAN:

Sustainability, Security and Development

Date: 18- 19 December 2016​

Venue : SIU, Gram: Lavale, Taluka: Mulshi Pune, Maharashtra 411042

18 DECEMBER 2016, SUNDAY

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Inauguration Ceremony

  1. Mr. Ram Madhav, Director, India Foundation

  1. H.E. Dr. Ali Al Bimani, Vice Chancellor, Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman

  2. Mr. Amar Sinha, Secretary (Economic Relations), Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Session I

Trade, Investment and Economic Growth

Keynote speaker

Amb. K. V. Bhagirath, Secretary General, Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA), Port Louis, Mauritius

Speakers:

  1. Dr. Sanjay Chaturvedi, Dept. of Political Science, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

  2. Amb. Munshi Faiz Ahmad, Chairman, Bangladesh Institute Of International Strategic Studies (BIISS)

  3. Mr.Deepak Shetty, Former Director General of Shipping, Former Secretary to Government of India

  4. H.E. Dr. Saud bin Mohammed Al Sati, Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to India (tbc)

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

LUNCH

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Session II

Defence and Security

Keynote speaker

Dr. Arvin Boolell, Former Foreign Minister of the Republic of Mauritius (via Skype)

Moderator

Amb.(Retd) Prakash Shah Former Ambassador to Japan and Venezuela

Speakers:

  1. Dr. C. Raja Mohan, Director, Carnegie Endowment for Peace, India Centre, Delhi, India  (Confirmed)

  2. Mr. Peter Varghese, Former Permanent Secretary of Australia

  3. Amb. Ong Keng Yong, Director, RSIS, NUS, Singapore

  4. Mr. Nitin Gokhale, Defence expert

19 DECEMBER 2016, MONDAY

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Session III

Civilizational Linkages and Soft Power Diplomacy

Moderator

Amb. (Retd.) Sudhir Devare Ram Sathe Chair for International Studies, SIU, Pune

Speakers:

  1. Prof. Suryanarayan, Chennai Centre for China Studies, Chennai, India

  2. Dr. Baladas Ghoshal, Society for Indian Ocean Studies, New Delhi, India

  3. Amb. (Retd.) Talmiz Ahmad Former Ambassador to UAE, Oman and Saudi Arabia

  4. Mr. Mahen Utchanah, Founding Chariman International Indentured Girmityas Foundation

  5. Ms. Namrata Kumar, DDG, ICCR

  6. Dr. Kavita Sharma, President, South Asian University

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Session IV

Development Cooperation

Keynote speaker

Mrs Nancy Karigithu , Principal Secretary, Ministry of Shipping, Kenya

Speakers:

  1. Mr. Yaduvendra Mathur, CMD EXIM Bank

  2. Prof. Alok Bansal, Director, India Foundation

  3. Mr.Rajeev Mehrotra , Chairman, RITES,

  4. Capt. G.S. Khurana, Executive Director, National Maritime Foundation, Delhi

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Session V

Blue Economy

Keynote speaker

H. E. Ms. Chitranganee Wagiswara

High Commissioner, Sri Lanka High Commission

Speakers:

  1. Dr. S.K. Mohanty, RIS, Delhi, India

  2. Amb. (Retd.) Dinkar Srivastava Former Ambassador to Iran

  3. Amb. (Retd.) Yogendra Kumar Former Ambassador to Tajikstan and the Phillipines

  4. Dr. Ravishankar C.N., Director, Central Institute of Fisheries Technology,

  5. Dr. Vikrom Mathur, Senior Fellow, Observer Research Foundation, Delhi