AsCon Conversations : India and the Neighbourhood

Date:   Sun Aug 09, 2020 - Sun Aug 09, 2020 , Contact: , Hosts:   Asian Confluence












Topic: India and the Neighbourhood


Prof. S D Muni, Distinguished Fellow, IDSA : Professor S.D. Muni is member of IDSA's Executive Council. For nearly forty years, he taught, conducted and supervised research, in International Relations and South Asian Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University (1974-2006), National University of Singapore (2008-2013), Banaras Hindu University (1985-86), and University of Rajasthan (1972-73). He served as India's Special Envoy to SE Asian countries on UNSC Reforms (2005) and represented India’s Minister of External Affairs at the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the Paris Peace Conference, held in Phnom Penh, Kampuchea. He was also India’s Ambassador to Lao People's Democratic Republic (1997-99). Prof. Muni was nominated to the first ever constituted National Security Advisory Board of India during 1990-91. He was the founding executive member of the Regional Centre of Strategic Studies, Colombo, Sri Lanka, and also served on the Executive Council of the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi, India. In 2005 he was bestowed with 'Sri Lanka Ratna', Sri Lanka's highest national honor for a foreign national. The Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka, Colombo, offered him affiliation as Honorary Distinguished Fellow in 2016.

Prof. Shibashis Chatterjee: Dr. Shibashis Chatterjee (Ph.D) is Professor at the Department of International Relations and Director, School of International Relations and Strategic Studies at Jadavpur University in Kolkata. He is the editor of the Jadavpur Journal of International Relations (SAGE).
His areas of interest include international relations theory, Indian foreign policy, and political theory. The author of India’s Spatial Imaginations of South Asia: Power, Commerce, and Community (OUP, 2018) and Nuclear Non-Proliferation and the Problem of Threshold States (1999) and the co-editor of a number of books. He has published extensively in journals like India Review, Japanese Journal of Political Science, International Studies, South Asian Survey, and Economic and Political Weekly and contributed numerous research papers to edited volumes. 
A recipient of the Fulbright Award twice, he taught at Indiana University in 2009 and at Yale University in 2016-2017. He has also taught and researched at a number of other universities, including Makerere (Kampala), McGill and Hull.

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