Event Reports
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 NC...

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...

Visit of a Parliamentary Delegation from Myanmar

A ten-member multi-party delegation of Myanmar’s parliamentarians, led by Mr. Oo Hla Sae (Member of Parliament, Arakan National party), called on the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) faculty on 20 February 2017. The ensuing...

‘Trilateral India-Japan-USA Dialogue’ - The Indo-Pacific, 17 February 2017

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), in collaboration with the US-based Hudson Institute and Japan Institute of National Fundamentals (JINF) organized a trilateral dialogue on 17 February 2017, to discuss shared concerns among India...

Trincomalee Consultation, 16 – 17 Feb 2017, Colombo

The ‘Trincomalee Consultation 2017’, a Track 1.5 dialogue, was organized by the Pathfinder Foundation (Sri Lanka) in collaboration with Carnegie India to discuss the development of Trincomalee port as regional hub for the Bay of Bengal. The...

VIF - JINF ‘Bilateral Dialogue’ on India-Japan Relations, 16 February 2017

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized a bilateral dialogue with Japan Institute for National Fundamentals (JINF) on 16 February 2017 to deliberate on the changing strategic environment in Asia and enhance India-Japan...

Round Table Discussion on the Union Budget - 2017-18

Following the presentation of NDA-led government’s’ fourth consecutive budget on 01 February 2017, the VIF assembled a high-powered panel, comprising India’s best-known economists - Mr. Arvind Panagariya, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog and Dr. Bimal...

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 followed...

Talk on Netaji's Contribution to the Freedom Moment

The VIF arranged a talk on the contributions towards India’s independence made by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. The talk was delivered by US-based Dr Kalyan De, an engineer by profession and an authority on India’s freedom struggle. Quoting...

Talk by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

On 08 February 2017, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), for a second time since its inception in December 2009, had the honour and privilege of hosting the Nobel Peace Laureate, His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, the...

Vimarsha on ‘Uniting India: Sardar Patel’ with Amb G Parthasarathy

As part of VIF’s ongoing series of talks on issues of national importance, contemporary as well as historical, held every month under aegis of Vimarsha, Amb G Parthasarathy, former diplomat and author, was invited on 02 Feb 2017 to deliver a...

Visit of Bangladesh Enterprises Institute (BEI) Delegation to the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF)

A high –powered delegation from Bangladesh Enterprise Institute (BEI) led by its President, Ambassador Farooq Sobhan, visited the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on the 1st of February 2017. The delegation included Amb. M. Humayun...

Workshop on Internet Governance

Dr Gulshan Rai, (National Cyber Security Coordination Centre, or NCSC), Mr Sanjay Verma, Ministry of External Affairs, Mr. Samiran Gupta, India Head of Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers or ICANN), among others, participated...

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 January...

Round Table Discussion on China’s Economy

Having transited from a government-controlled economy to a market-based economy in 1990, China had been successively clocking double digit growth until a decade ago. China's economic miracle, however, appears to be gradually fading away in...

LANDSLIP National Stakeholders Workshop

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), in collaboration with LANDSLIP (Landslide Multi-Hazard Risk Assessment, Preparedness and Early Warning in South Asia: Integrating Meteorology, Landscape and Society), organized a day-long national...

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