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Fourth ISAS Lecture: 10 April 2018

Topic : India: Democracy against Development ?

Speaker(s) : Professor Subrata Kumar Mitra


ISAS 12th International Conference on South Asia: 06 April 2018

Topic : Emerging South Asia : Politics, Economy and International Relations

Speaker(s) : Multiple Speakers


ISAS Book Launch: 28 March 2018

Topic : Seven Decades of Independent India: Ideas and Reflections (edited by Vinod Rai and Amitendu Palit)

Speaker(s) : Mr Ajit Singh, Dr Amitendu Palit, Dr Ashok Gulati, Dr S Y Quraishi


ISAS Book Launch: 27 March 2018

Topic : Seven Decades of Independent India: Ideas and Reflections (edited by Vinod Rai and Amitendu Palit)

Speaker(s) : Mr Arun Jaitley, Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, India (Guest-of-Honour), Dr Rajiv Kumar, Vice-Chairman, NITI Aayog, India, Mr Shivshankar Menon, Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow, ISAS-NUS; and Institute of South Asian Studies, NUS; and Former National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of India, Ms Poonam Mutthreja, Executive Director, Population Foundation of India, Mr Vinod Rai, Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow, ISAS-NUS; and 11th Comptroller and Auditor General of India


ISAS Symposium: 23 March 2018

Topic : India’s Changing Financial Landscape

Speaker(s) : Mr Ong Ye Kung, Ms Arundhati Bhattacharya, Mr Akash Prakash, Mr Piyush Gupta, Mr Vinod Rai


Joint ISAS-CPA Workshop: 09 March 2018

Topic : Security and Governance in South Asia

Speaker(s) : Multiple Speakers


ISAS Book Launch and Panel Discussion: 06 March 2018

Topic : India’s Foreign Policy Imperatives in a Changing World

Speaker(s) : Ambassador Shyam Saran, Dr Iftekhar Chowdhury, Dr Rohan Mukherjee


ISAS-COSMOS Foundation Panel Discussion: 05 March 2018

Topic : Bangladesh: Challenges and Opportunities

Speaker(s) : Multiple Speakers


ISAS Seminar: 01 March 2018

Topic : The Monk Who Became Chief Minister

Speaker(s) : Mr Shantanu Gupta


Third ISAS Lecture: 28 February 2018

Topic : India in a Globalising World

Speaker(s) : Dr Duvvuri Subbarao


ISAS Ambassadors’ Lecture: 26 February 2018

Topic : Germany and Europe – Strategic Partners for Singapore and ASEAN


ISAS Closed Door Session: 20 February 2018

Topic : Challenges and Opportunities for the Bharatiya Janata Party in 2019

Speaker(s) : Dr Vijay Chauthaiwale


ISAS Panel Discussion: 08 February 2018

Topic : India Budget 2018: Discussing the Decisions

Speaker(s) : Dr Duvvuri Subbarao, Ms Sonal Varma


ISAS Book Launch & Panel Discussion: 02 February 2018

Topic : Employment Policy in Emerging Economies : The Indian Case

Speaker(s) : Dr Amitendu Palit, Prof Elizabeth Hill


Joint ISAS-Pathfinder Foundation Symposium: 29 January 2018

Topic : The Belt and Road Initiative – Politics, Potentials and Partnerships

Speaker(s) : Multiple Speakers


ISAS Seminar: 24 January 2018

Topic : Evolving Strategic Dynamics in the Indo-Pacific and India’s Maritime Security

Speaker(s) : Dr Vijay Sakhuja


ISAS Colombo Colloquium 2018: 23 January 2018

Topic : Singapore and Sri Lanka in a Fast Growing Region

Speaker(s) : Minister S Iswaran, Professor Razeen Sally


Second ISAS Lecture: 16 January 2018

Topic : The Indian Civil Service : Has it Delivered ?

Speaker(s) : Mr Vinod Rai


The ISAS Lecture: 18 December 2017

Topic : Asia's New Geopolitics

Speaker(s) : Mr Shivshankar Menon, Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, NUS


Abstract Asia's phenomenal economic success has resulted in shifts in the political and military balance of power. What do these mean for Asian geopolitics? Will Asia be able in the future to keep the security and peace that made Asia's economic transformation possible in the past? About the Speaker Mr Shivshankar Menon is Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Institute of Chinese Studies in New Delhi, and a Distinguished Fellow at the Brookings Institution, Washington. Mr Menon served as National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of India from January 2010 to May 2014 and as Foreign Secretary of India from October 2006 to August 2009. A career diplomat, he has served as Ambassador or High Commissioner of India to Israel (1995-1997), Sri Lanka (1997-2000), China (2000-2003) and Pakistan (2003-2006). He was a member of India's Atomic Energy Commission from 2008 to 2014. Mr Menon has also served in India's missions to the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna and in the Department of Atomic Energy in Mumbai. Mr Menon was a Richard Wilhelm Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Fisher Family Fellow at Harvard University in 2015. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the International Crisis Group, and a Distinguished Fellow of the Asia Society Policy Studies Institute in New York. In 2010, Mr Menon was chosen by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the world's top 100 Global Thinkers. Mr Menon studied at the Scindia School, Gwalior, and St Stephens College, Delhi University, where he studied ancient Indian history and Chinese.

ISAS Closed Door Session: 07 December 2017

Topic : Schizophrenic Asia : India and China; India and West Asia

Speaker(s) : Mr Shivshankar Menon


ISAS Ambassadors’ Lecture Series: 30 November 2017

Topic : Peru and Asia : An Evolving Relationship

Speaker(s) : HE Mr Manuel Gerardo Talavera Espinar, Ambassador of the Republic of Peru to Singapore


ISAS-ESI Joint Conference: 28 November 2017

Topic : Towards a Low Carbon Asia : The Challenges of Ensuring Efficient and Sustainable Energy

Speaker(s) : Multiple Speakers


ISAS-ESI Joint Workshop: 27 November 2017

Topic : South Asia's Challenges and Opportunities in Sustainable Energy Transitions

Speaker(s) : Multiple Speakers


ISAS Closed Door Session: 16 November 2017

Topic : New India

Speaker(s) : Mr Ram Madhav, National General Secretary, BJP, India


ISAS-IHC Panel Discussion: 09 November 2017

Topic : Indian Heritage in Singapore : Contexts, Memories and Representations

Speaker(s) : Professor Subrata Mitra, Mr Kwa Chong Guan, Associate Professor Rajesh Rai, Professor Mani A


Singapore Symposium 2017: 31 October 2017

Topic : India, Singapore and ASEAN: Shared History, Common Future

Speaker(s) : Dr Vivian Balakrishnan Minister for Foreign Affairs Republic of Singapore


ISAS-CPR Panel Discussion: 30 October 2017

Topic : The Clean India Mission: Challenges and Prospects

Speaker(s) : Multiple Speakers


ISAS-ADRI Joint Workshop: 25 October 2017

Topic : Political Economy of Development in Eastern India

Speaker(s) : Multiple Speakers


ISAS Workshop: 12 October 2017

Topic : Revisiting Globalisation: Comparing Country Experiences from South Asia and the World

Speaker(s) : Multiple Speakers


ISAS-Darpan Joint Book Launch & Panel Discussion: 10 October 2017

Topic : The South Asian Diaspora - Preserving Culture, Tradition and Identity

Speaker(s) : Multiple Speakers



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