Interactions
Visit of a South Korean Delegation

The VIF, on 20 April 2017, hosted a six-member delegation from the Policy Planning Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of South Korea (ROK), to a bilateral interaction, encompassing a broad range of issues of mutual interests - e...

Interaction with Dr. Alinaghi (Kamal) Kharrazi, Iran’s Former Foreign Minister

Dr. Alinaghi (Kamal) Kharrazi, former Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran, escorted by Ambassador Gholamreza, Iran’s present Ambassador to India, visited the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on 20 March 2017 for an inter...

Interaction with Prof. Baoz Ganor on Counter-Terrorism

On 14 March 2017, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) invited the globally renowned counter-terrorism expert, Prof. Bao Ganor, Founder & Executive Director of the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism and Dean at the Lauder Sc...

Interaction with Mr. Samiran Gupta, the Head of India for ICANN

Mr. Samiran Gupta, the Head of India for Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) was invited February 23, 2017 for a discussion on issues broadly related to internet’s freedom and security. In his opening remarks, General N...

Interaction with Chinese Scholars on the Belt & Road Initiative

With Beijing upping its diplomatic ante on its ‘Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a group of Chinese scholars, led by Amb Liu Jinsong, visited the VIF to seek support for an international conference on the BRI slated to take place in Beijing on ...

Interaction with Ambassador Peter Burian, EU’s Special Representative for Central Asia, February 10, 2017

Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) invited Amb. Peter Burian, European Union’s Special Representative for Central Asia, on February 10, 2017 to deliver a talk on EU’s perspective and strategy for Central Asia. His address was followe...

Interaction with Tilak Devasher on his book “Pakistan: Courting the Abyss”

Mr. Tilak Devasher, former civil servant, author and columnist, shared key findings of his outstanding research, titled ‘Pakistan: Courting the Abyss’ in a panel discussion, held at the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on 27 Januar...

Interaction with H.E. Nils Ragnar Kamsvåg, Norway’s Ambassador to India

Amid growing uncertainties over Brexit, especially in the Eurozone and the UK, the VIF invited Norway’s current Ambassador to India, H.E. Nils Ragnar Kamsvag, on November 28, 2016, for a talk on the current state of play in Europe in po...

Interaction with Taiwan Delegation from National Defense University

A two member delegation from Taiwan’s National Defence University comprising of Dr. Shen, Ming-Shih, Director War College of NDU and Col. Chen, Yeng Chuan interacted with the VIF faculty on 28 November 2016. While Dr. Shen spoke on &lsq...

Interaction with Delegation from Guangdong Institute for International Strategies

A four member delegation led by Prof. Sui Guangjun, Vice President of Guangdong Institute for International Strategies and Party Secretary of Guangdong University of Foreign Studies interacted with the VIF faculty led by Amb. Satish Chandra o...

Visit of VIF Delegation to Taiwan

A delegation from VIF visited Taiwan from 23 to 27 November 2016. The visit was undertaken with the aim of giving a new impetus to India-Taiwan Relations. ...

Interaction with Australian Delegation

The VIF held a closed-door informal interaction with a five-member Australian delegation led by Mr Graham Fletcher, First Assistant Secretary, North East Asia, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Australia), and comprising of Mr Adam Clancy...

Interaction with Delegation of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, China

A ten-member delegation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, China, with Mr Yang Yu leading and Mr Wu Songlin, Mr Li Bijian, Ms Zhang Mengzhuo, among others, as members of the delegation, held a broad-ranging interaction with the VIF’s facult...

Visit of Delegation from Peking University, China

Mr Liu Xianjing, Deputy Director General of International Cooperation Center (ICC) for the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), led a delegation from Peking University (China) to visit the VIF. The visit was aimed furthering the b...

Interaction with Maxim Shepovalenko, Russian Navy

The VIF invited Capt Maxim Shepovalenko (Retd), Russian Navy, for an interaction on India-Russia relations with emphasis on maritime cooperation. Lt Gen Ravi Sawhney, Dean, Centre for Defence Studies, headed the VIF panel which comprised of Amb...

Interaction with Amb Tariq Karim, Bangladesh’s former Ambassador to India

Amb Tariq Karim, Bangladesh’s former High Commissioner to India and a Distinguished Fellow at the VIF, delivered a talk on some of the recent developments in Bangladesh on. He broadly dwelt upon the Islamic State (IS) factor in Bangladesh, the...

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