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International Conference on Asia-Pacific: 70 Years after the War

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Tamarind Conference Hall (Core 4B, UG Floor, Entry Near Eatopia Restaurant)

 India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi -110 003 

November 23, 2015 (Monday)
09.30 09.55 Registration
9.55 11.00 Inaugural Session

 

Mr.Sanjay Pulipaka
Senior Consultant, East Asia Research Programme, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)

 

Shri Krishnan Srinivasan
Former Foreign Secretary of India

 

Amb.H.K.Singh
Professor, Strategic  Studies Programme
Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)

 

Prof. Srikanth Kondapalli,
Centre for East Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University

11.00 11.15 Tea
 

 

 

11.15 12.30

Session 1: Regional Architecture

Chair and Remarks by Prof. GVC Naidu  

Chinas Approach to Regionalism in the Asia-Pacific

Dr. Monika Chansoria
Senior Fellow & Head of China-study Programme,  Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS)
 

India and New Institutional Building in Asia-Pacific

Dr. Jagannath Prasad Panda
Research Fellow and Coordinator, East Asia Research Centre, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, (IDSA)

 

Pharmaceutical Provisions in the TPP: Implications for Indo-Japan Trade in Generics

Mr. Rahul Mongia
Research Associate, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)

 

Reshaping the Global Development Financial Architecture: Role of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and New Development Bank (NDB)

Ms. Purva Singh
Research Assistant, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)

 

 

12.30 13.30

Session 2: Maritime Security Issues

Chair and Remarks by Commodore C Uday Bhaskar

India and Indo-Pacific Construct

Dr. Pankaj K Jha
Director (Research), Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA)

 

Security in Maritime-Asia – An Indian Perspective

Cdr. Abhijit Singh
Research Fellow, Centre for Military Affairs, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)

 

Perspectives from Regional Powers: US, Japan and Australia

Ms. Darshana M Baruah
Junior Fellow, Observer Research Foundation (ORF)

 

 

13.30 14.15

 

Lunch

 

14.15 15.30

 

Session 3: Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, Missiles and Risk Reduction Strategies

Chair and Remarks by Brig. Arun Sahgal

 

Nuclear Asia: Current Dynamics and Challenges

Dr. Arun Vishwanathan
Assistant Professor, International Strategic & Security Studies Programme, National Institute for Advanced Studies (NIAS)

  

Contours of Cruise Missiles Proliferation in Asia Pacific

Dr. Sitakanta Mishra
Assistant Professor, Social Sciences, School of Liberal Studies, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University

 

Nuclear Security Challenges in the Asia-Pacific

Ms. Ruhee Neog
Assistant Director and Coordinator of Nuclear Security Programme, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS)

 

 

15.30 15.45

 

Tea

 

15.45 17.00

Session 4: Frameworks of Engagement

Chair and Remarks by Brig. Gurmeet Kanwal

 Engage and Hedge: US Policy Towards Asia-Pacific Since 1990

Mr. Graham Palmer
Consultant, Deloitte

 

Pathways to Peace: Japans Engagement of Southeast Asia and
India

Dr. A.D.Gnanagurunathan
Assistant Professor, Cross-Disciplinary Studies, Apeejay Stya University

 

India, US and the Asia-Pacific

Ms. Sylvia Mishra
Junior Fellow, Strategic Studies Initiative, Observer Research Foundation (ORF)

 

17.00 17.15 Tea
 

 

 

 

17.15 18.30

 Session 5: Political Transitions

Chair and Remarks by Shri Krishnan Srinivasan

Transition in Indonesia and Myanmar: Variations in Regime Outcome

Dr. Sonu Trivedi
Assistant Professor, University of Delhi

 

Thailand and the Great Game

Dr Udai Bhanu Singh
Senior Research Associate, South East Asia and Oceania Research Centre Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)

 

Political Transition in South Korea and its Impact on Korean Unification

Dr. Sudhakar Vaddi
Research Assistant at Centre for East Asian Studies, School of international studies(SIS), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)  

 

 

18.30

 

Snacks   

19.00 pm

 

 

Regional Architecture Building in the Indo-Pacific Prospects and Challenges

Special Address by Prof. Tsutomu Kikuchi

Professor
Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo
 

Special Address will be followed by Dinner

  November 24, 2015 (Tuesday)
 

10.00 11.15

 

Session 1: Human Rights: Constructs and Experiences

Chair and Remarks by Prof. Leïla Choukroune

Human Rights and Asian Values A Forced Dichotomy?

Ms. Anandita Bagchi
Research Associate,  Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)

 

Information Technology and Human Rights in Asia-Pacific

Ms. Meenaz Munshi
Senior Associate, Infrastructure Development Finance Company (IDFC)

 

Refugees and the Problem of Dubious Categorisation

Mr. Arpan Acharya
Doctoral Candidate, Jawaharlal Nehru University

 

The ‘Adaptive State’: Pacifism and Japan’s Contribution to Peace

Ms. Nidhi Prasad
Student, Centre for East Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)

 

11.15 11.30 Tea
 

11.30 12.45

Session 2: Nation-Building and Ethnic Conflicts

Chair and Remarks by Mr. Dipanjan Roy Chaudhury  

Xinjiang and Ethnic Unrest in China

Mr. Avinash Godbole
Research Assistant, East Asia Research Centre, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)

 

Asias Rise and the Arc of Ethnic Unrest China, India and Myanmar

Dr. K. Yhome
Fellow, Observer Research Foundation (ORF)

 

Ethnic Conflict in Southeast Asia

Ms. Nayantara Shaunik
YFFP-Jindal Foreign Policy Fellow, Jindal School of International Affairs, O.P. Jindal Global University

 

12.45 14.00 Conclusion followed by Lunch

 

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