Interactions
Interaction with Mr. Ribal Al-Assad on ‘Syria and the Arab Spring’

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 cam...

Interaction with Col (Retd) Thomas M. McNamara, Deputy Director of Intelligence, USPACOM

Col (Retd) Thomas M. McNamara, Deputy Director of Intelligence, US Pacific Command (USPACOM) and Member, India Strategic Focus Group (India SFG) interacted with a panel of strategic experts at Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on June 2...

Interaction with HE John Tucknott - UK’s Ambassador to Nepal

The Ambassador of United Kingdom to Nepal HE John Anthony Tucknott visited Vivekananda International Foundation on June 28, 2011 for an informal interaction on Nepal’s internal dynamics. The Ambassador interacted with a select panel of strateg...

Interaction with H.E. Daulat Kuanyshev, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to India

His Excellency Daulat Kuanyshev, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to India, informally discussed the recently concluded Tenth Summit of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) at Astana and Kazakhastan-India bilateral relationship with Lt. Gen (Retd.) R...

Interaction with Dr. Lobsang Sangay

Vivekananda International Foundation hosted Prime Minister-elect of Tibetian Government in Exile, Dr. Lobsang Sangay for an informal interaction on 'Tibet: Assessment of Recent Developments' on June 22. This was his first formal/in...

Interaction with H.E. Tariq Ahmad Karim, Bangladesh High Commissioner

A three hour closed door interaction was held at the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on June 1st 2011 with H.E. Tariq Ahmad Karim, Bangladesh High Commissioner. A distinguished panel of experts, comprising former diplomats, security s...

Interaction with Ambassador Niclas Trouve

The Indian view on the situation in Afghanistan and the future of the country was examined. In addition to the Indian perspective, the views of other countries, like Pakistan, Iran, Russia and Central Asian countries on the current situation in ...

Interaction with Maulana Fazlur Rehman

Maulana Fazlur Rehman, former leader of the opposition in the National Assembly of Pakistan and chief of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUIF) visited VIF on February 16, 2011. He was accompanied by the former Tourism Minister, Attaur Rehman and Senat...

John Negroponte visits VIF

Former US Deputy Secretary of State and Director, National Intelligence, John Negroponte visited Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on Wednesday, March 17, 2010, to interact with the senior faculty and scholars of VIF and a few seasoned ...

Interaction with Michael Chertoff, Former United States Secretary of Homeland Security

Michael Chertoff, former United States Secretary of Homeland Security and Paul A. Schneider, former Deputy Secretary for the US Department of Homeland Security discussed various aspects of internal security with VIF security experts....

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