On Jun 28, 2012, a group of eminent security experts held an intense and wide ranging interaction with Mr. Jason Issacson, Director of Government and International affairs at the American Jewish Committee in Washington.
VIF-IDSA International Conference on “Emerging Geo-political Trends in Asia: Prospects and Challenges for India-Russia Relations”
A joint seminar on India – Russia relations was organized by the VIF and IDSA on May 14, 2012. Amb. Prabhat Shukla, Jt. Director, VIF, (Former Ambassador to Russia) in his Key Note address emphasized that India and Russia should resort
Round Table Discussion on “Implications of the likely Leadership Change(s) in the PRC and PLA Strategy on the South China Sea Issue”
A Taiwanese delegation visited Vivekananda International Foundation on 18 May 2012 to hold a Round Table Discussion on “Implications of the likely Leadership Change(s) in the PRC and PLA Strategy on the South China Sea Issue”.
The Vivekananda International Foundation held a Round Table meeting with a U.S. delegation led by Dr. Peter R. Lavoy, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs of the U.S Administration on May 18, 2012.
As part of what could be described as an exercise in Track 1.5 diplomacy, Mr. Michel Miraillet, Director Strategic Affairs in France’s Ministry of Defence, held wide-ranging and intense interaction with the VIF’s battery of policy experts on March 1, 2012.
Representatives from Monitor 360, a US-based consultancy firm executing a project for the US Department of Defence and engaged in research and study of global strategic and analytical challenges, visited VIF on Feb 14, 2012.
At an interaction with eminent strategic experts held at VIF on Feb 08, 2011, Mr. Ribal al Assad, Chairman of the Organization for Democracy and Freedom in Syria, based in London, and son of the former Syrian leader Rifat al Assad, presently campaigning for democratic ...
The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) held an informal closed-door interaction with a visiting delegation from a Taiwan-based Cross-Strait Interflow Prospect Foundation at its premises on 18 November 2011. The delegation was led by Mr. Kuang-Chung Liu, President Prospect Foundation and comprised four other members including Ms Migonne Chan, Executive Director, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research, Chinese Taipei APEC Study Center and Prof Tuang Y. Cheng, National Chengchi University Taiwan, R.O.C. The Taiwanese delegation was welcomed by General NC Vij, a former Chief of the Indian Army, who briefed them on the various activities of VIF besides providing them with an Indian perspective on the security dynamics in the Asia-Pacific region. Besides General Vij, Mr. Sushant Sareen, Shri RNP Singh, Prof. Makkhan Lal, Mr Sanjay Kumar, Mr. Anirban Ganguly, Mr. Manoharan and Ms Neha Mehta were part of the team that interacted with the Taiwanese delegation.
Leading a four-member delegation of the Oversight and Investigation for the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the United States House of Representatives, Chief Council Mr. J Harold Rees, visited Vivekananda International foundation Oct 21, 2011 for an interaction on the situation in Afghanistan against the backdrop of an increasingly complex situation there. He was accompanied by Ms. Janice V. Kaguyutan, Deputy Chief Council and two other members of the committee - Ms. Sarah Leiby and Mr. William Hawkins. The delegation apparently was on fact finding mission to ascertain views of regional countries ahead of a scheduled Senate Hearing the following week by the US Secretary of State Ms. Hilary Clinton. The delegation was briefed by senior faculty members of VIF which comprised, among others, Mr. Ajit Doval, KC, Director VIF, Ambassador PP Shukla, Joint Director VIF, General NC Vij, Vice Adm (Retd.) K. K. Nayyar, Ambassador Satish Chandra, Shri CD Sahay, Lt Gen (Retd.) RK Sawhney, and Brig (Retd.) Vinod Anand.