Event Reports
Talk on Towards A New Historiography for Ancient India

Dr Navratna S Rajaram, the Boston-based Indian mathematician with a keen interest in ancient Indian history, delivered a talk on ‘Towards a New Historiography for Ancient India’ at the VIF on February 21, 2014. Debunking the Aryan Invasi...

Vimarsha: 'Swami Vivekananda on Women: Meeting the Contemporary Challenges' a talk by Shri Dhanendra Kumar

With the gruesome Delhi gang-rape of last December shaking up the conscience of this very nation, also providing a strong stimulus for course correction measures, a talk on 'Swami Vivekananda on Women: Meeting the Contemporary Challenges' was or...

Talk on Global Climate Change and India’s Maritime Interests

Ms Cleo Paskal, well known strategic analyst on maritime affairs, delivered a talk on 'The global climate changes and the resultant strategic challenges to maritime interests of India' at the VIF on January 17. During the talk, Paskal also hi...

Interaction with Mr. Gordon Chang on “The Coming Collapse of China and What It Means for India”

On 8th January 2013, the VIF welcomed Mr. Gordon G. Chang, a China expert, lawyer and a renowned author from the US, to speak on “The Coming Collapse of China and What It Means for India”. ...

Interaction with CIISS on Political Change Over in China

A five-member delegation from the CIISS (China Institute for International Strategic Studies), a think tank with strong military background, visited the Foundation on December 19, 2012 for an exchange of views with a select panel of VIF scholars...

VIF-RUSI-CICIR International Seminar on “Afghanistan Post - 2014 : Perspectives from the Region”

Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a Seminar on “Afghanistan Post 2014- Perspectives from the Region” on 30th Nov 2012, in which experts from RUSI (Royal United Services Institute), CICIR (China Institute of Cont...

Vimarsha on “Transition in America and China: Implications for India” with Amb. Prabhat P Shukla, former Ambassador to Russia

On 27th November 2012, distinguished personalities assembled at the VIF auditorium to attend its monthly series of talks by eminent persons, Vimarsha. This month’s Vimarsha talk was given by Amb. Prabhat P Shukla, former Ambassador ...

Interaction with the Cross-Straits Interflow Prospect Foundation

On 31st October 2012, the Vivekananda International Foundation organized an interactive session with the Cross-Straits Interflow Prospect Foundation from Taiwan. The Prospect Foundation was represented by their President Mr. Kuang Chu...

Nepal: Contemporary Political Scenario and Portents for Future

The Maoist-Madhesi ruling combination had indicated their preference for conducting fresh elections which was announced by PM Baburam Bhattarai (BRB) on May 27 during the process of dissolution of the Constitutional Assembly (CA). Following this...

Vimarsha on National Security: Challenges and Responses a talk with General (retd) VK Singh

The former Army Chief General (retd) VK Singh, addressed a distinguished gathering at the VIF’s monthly Vimarsha series of talks by eminent persons, held on 24 September, 2012. He enlightened the audience about the broad spectrum of security c...

Interaction with Dr. Ing-Wen Tsai, Former Chairperson, DPP, Taiwan

On 20th September 2012, Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted an interaction with Dr. Ing-Wen Tsai, former Chairperson of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Taiwan and Presidential Candidate from the DPP in January 20...

Interaction with Mr. Jon B. Alterman, Director Middle East Programme at CSIS

Mr. Jon B. Alterman, who holds the Zbigniew Brezezinski Chair for global security and geostrategy and is Director of the Middle East Programme at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), visited the Foundation on September 05, ...

Seminar on Strategic Posture: Sino-Indian Border

The VIF held a Seminar on “Strategic Posture: Sino-Indian Border” on 3rd September 2012. Eminent speakers with practical experience on the subject made presentations on specific themes. While China’s Strategic Post...

Seminar on Perspectives from China on Af-Pak Situation and Counter Terrorism

A one day conference on Af-Pak Situation and Counter Terrorism was organised by the VIF on 29th August. Scholars and experts from China gave out their perspectives on the evolving situation in Af-Pak region and their approach to count...

The Role of Diaspora in India’s Foreign Policy, National Security and Economic Development: Talk by Amb J C Sharma, S.M. IFS (Retd)

The Vimarsha series of monthly talks was held on Jul 31, 2012, with Ambassador J.C. Sharma, S.M. IFS (retd), former Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs & former Member Secretary, High Level Committee on the India Diaspora, set up by the Gove...

Vimarsha: Scientific Dating of the Ancient Events from 2000 to 7000 B.C by Ms Saroj Bala

Vimarsha - VIF’s monthly series of talks - was held on Jun 29, 2012. Ms Saroj Bala, Member - Board for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction, Ministry of Finance – Govt. of India & Director - Institute of Scientific Research ...

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