International Relations and Diplomacy
Quad Plus Dialogue

The latest edition of the Quad Plus dialogue at the think tanks level was held on 20th September 2022 virtually. The topics discussed were a review of recent developments with the Quad, role of multi-lateral organisations in identifying opportun...

Discussion on Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Achievements and Prospects

Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), organized a Round Table Discussion on “Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Achievements and Prospects” on September 5, 2022. Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director VIF, delivered the welcome remarks, followed...

Discussion with Visiting Singapore MOD Delegation

The Vivekananda International Foundation hosted a Visiting Singapore MOD Delegation on 24 Aug 2022. The Singapore delegation members included Mr Chia Huan Boon, Mr David Chen, Mr Kumuthan Maderya and Ms Clare Chng Shuling. From the VIF side, Lt ...

Interaction with Mr. Dammu Ravi on ‘Prospects of I2U2 Summit’

The Vivekananda International Foundation organised a discussion on "Prospects for I2U2 summit" on 25 July 2022. The key speaker in the discussion was Mr. Dammu Ravi, Secretary (Economic Relations), Ministry of External Affairs. The members atten...

Visit of Third Batch Gen-Next Democracy Network Programme of ICCR to VIF

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) organized the visit of the third batch of Gen-Next Democracy Network Programme. The delegates visited the Vivekananda International Foundation on July 21, 2022 for a roundtable discussion/lecture ...

Interaction with Amb Mohan Kumar on “WTO and Global Trade”

The Vivekananda International Foundation organized an interaction with Ambassador Mohan Kumar (retd) on “WTO and Global Trade” on 18 July 2022. After Welcoming Remarks by Lt Gen Ravi Sawhney (Retd), Ambassador Mohan Kumar expounded on the hi...

Interaction with Prof. Alexandra Xanthaki, UN Special Rapporteur on Cultural Rights

The Vivekananda International Foundation held an online interaction with Prof. Alexandra Xanthaki, UN Special Rapporteur on Cultural Rights on 14 July 2022. In his Opening Remarks, Dr Arvind Gupta, Director VIF, gave a brief insight into UN Spec...

West Asia Experts Group Meeting

The West Asia Experts Group Meeting was held on 8 July 2022 by the Vivekananda International Foundation, the discussion was focused on "The Geopolitical Impact of the War in Ukraine on the Middle East". The key speaker for the session was Giorgi...

Interaction with HE Mr. Ali Chegeni, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to India on “Indo-Iranian Relations and A perspective on Regional Security and Connectivity”

Following the official visit of Dr. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran to New Delhi on June 8-9, 2022, Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted an interaction (in hybrid format) with HE Mr. Ali Ch...

Talk on ‘Asia as Method: Towards Deimperialisation and its Afterlife’

The Vivekananda International Foundation organised a talk titled ‘Asia as Method: Towards Deimperialisation and its Afterlife’ by Professor Chen Kuan-Hsing on 20 June 2022. Prof. Chen is an academic from Taiwan, who specialises in inter-Asia...

Interaction with H.E. Mr. Denis Evgenyevich Alipov, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to India

Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted an Interaction with H.E. Mr. Denis Evgenyevich Alipov, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to India on June 9, 2022 following a hybrid format. The participants who were physically present for th...

Interaction with Ambassador of Algeria to India

The Vivekananda International Foundation organised a discussion on "Algeria’s Foreign Policy in West Asian and North African region and India-Algeria relations" on 7 June 2022. Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director, VIF delivered his opening remarks and...

Ukraine Conflict: A UK perspective

VIF organized a closed door round table discussion on a “Review of Russia-Ukraine Conflict”: A UK Perspective on 06 June 2022 in the physical mode at the VIF with members of the strategic community and Brigadier Nick Sawyer, Defence Advisor,...

Interaction with Dr. Eldor Aripov, Director, Institute of Strategic and Regional Studies (ISRS), Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted Dr. Eldor Aripov, Director, Institute of Strategic and Regional Studies (ISRS), Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Dr. Aripov was accompanied by H.E. Mr. Dilshod Akhatov, Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekis...

Briefing by RIAC for VIF Experts on the Developments in Ukraine

The Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) organized a briefing for experts at the Vivekananda International Foundation on the recent developments in Russia-West Relations and the escalating situation in and around Ukraine. The welcoming r...

VIF-CNAS Webinar on Space and Biotech

The VIF in collaboration with the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) of the U.S., has initiated a series of discussions on the potential for collaboration between the US and India on New and Emerging Technologies: Artificial Intelligence,...

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