Event Reports
Round Table Discussion on China-Pakistan Nexus

The VIF organized a Round Table Discussion (RTD) to discuss the China-Pakistan Nexus. Dr Arvind Gupta, Amb Satish Chandra, Amb Ashok Kantha, Amb TCA Rangachari, Amb Amar Sinha, Mr Tilak Devasher, VAdm Satish Soni, Lt Gen Ravi Sawhney and Cmde...

Book discussion, ‘Towards a New India – Governance Transformed 2014-2019’ authored by Mr V. Srinivas

On 11th March 2020, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) held a book discussion on the book, ‘Towards a New India – Governance Transformed 2014-2019’, written by Mr V. Srinivas, Additional Secretary to Government of India in the...

Roundtable Discussion on Brexit and its Impact on the European Union: Implications for India

Nearly four years after holding the fateful referendum to leave the European Union, the United Kingdom eventually ceased to be an EU member on 31 January 2020. The country, however, would remain a part of the Customs Union till the culmination...

Discussion on ‘Remedial Measures to counter possible spread of Coronavirus'

The Vivekananda International Foundation organized a discussion with a delegation led by Lt Gen RS Grewal, Director General Medical Services (DGMS), Army, on ‘Remedial Measures to counter possible spread of Coronavirus' on 06 March 2020. Air...

Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam Revisited: Exploring India’s Soft Power Assets

In January 2019, Vivekananda International Foundation organized the seminar Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam: Relevance of India’s Ancient Thinking to Contemporary Strategic Reality to mobilize the Indian repository of ideas—ancient and modern—and bring...

UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People

The Vivekananda International Foundation organized an interactive session with the ‘UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People’ on 2 March 2020. Dr Arvind Gupta, Director, VIF delivered his opening remarks...

Interaction with Dr Anantha Nageswaran on Union budget 2020-21

The Vivekananda International Foundation recently organized a talk by Dr. V. Anantha Nageswaran on the Union Budget 2020-21 and the macroeconomic challenges that the country faces. Dr. Nageswaran is a member of the Prime Minister’s Economic...

Talk by Prof. Rounaq Jahan and Prof. Rehman Sobhan on Bangladesh: Promise and Performance

The Vivekananda International Foundation recently hosted a talk Bangladesh: Promise and Performance, delivered by Prof. Rounaq Jahan and Prof. Rehman, chaired by Dr Arvind Gupta, Director VIF. Prof. Rounaq Jahan began her talk by giving a...

Book Discussion on Dilip Chakrabarti’s Ancient Rajasthan

On 24 February 2020, VIF organized a book discussion on Prof. Dilip K. Chakrabarti’s latest book Ancient Rajasthan: Research Development, Epigraphic Evidence on Political Power Centres, and Historical Perspectives (New Delhi: Aryan Books...

Islamic State: A Game Changer International Terrorism a talk by Mayank Sharma

The Islamic State (hereafter IS)/Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)/Daesh is a transnational terrorist organisation which is based on the ideology of fundamentalism and Salafism teachings of Islam towards the creation and establishment of...

Introduction to Indian Strategic Thinking for Diplomats 2.0

On 17 February 2020, VIF held the second workshop for foreign diplomats posted in embassies based in New Delhi. It was the second time this initiative was taken to bring together diplomats from countries around the world and introduce them to...

Vimarsha: Panel Discussion on Political Stability and Transformation of Union Budget

A special edition of Vimarsh was organized on Political Stability and Transformation of Union Budget at the Vivekananda International Foundation on February 15, 2020. The public event which marked the launch of the newly set-up VIF Centre for...

Achieving Global Competitiveness-Improving Ease of Doing Business

Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a Round Table Discussion (RTD) on ‘Achieving Global Competitiveness-Improving Ease of Doing Business’ on 14 February 2020. Dr Arvind Gupta, Director VIF, opened the floor by laying the...

Discussion on Report on STEM Education in collaboration with Association of Indian Universities

The Vivekananda International Foundation organized a seminar to discuss a VIF taskforce report on STEM education in India launched in 2019. The report, titled, “Towards More Effective Education: Emergence of STEM Education in India” was written...

Roundtable on ‘Managing India’s Relations with the Four Major Powers in an Unpredictable World’

The Vivekananda International Foundation organized a closed-door roundtable on ‘Managing India’s Relations with the Four Major Powers in an Unpredictable World’ on 3rd February 2020. The meeting was attended by many retired senior diplomats and...

Round Table Discussion on ‘India-Central Asia Relations’

Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a Round Table Discussion (RTD) on ‘India-Central Asia Relations’ on 23 January, 2020. Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director VIF, delivered the opening remarks followed by a key note address by Amb....

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