Event Reports
Seminar on ‘Disasters Risk Reduction: Another Important Route to Poverty Alleviation’

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), in conjunction with National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), organized a day long seminar on ‘Disasters Risk Reduction: Another Important Route to Poverty Alleviation’ at the Foundation...

Interaction with a Taiwanese Delegation

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) held an informal closed-door interaction with a visiting delegation from a Taiwan-based Cross-Strait Interflow Prospect Foundation at its premises on 18 November 2011. The delegation was led by Mr. ...

Vimarsha - India 2021: Hazarding Guesses, Guessing Hazards by Shri Gopal Krishna Gandhi

Shri Gopal Krishna Gandhi, former Governor of West Bengal, and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, presented his vision of India in 2021 to an enlightened audience at Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on Nov 7, 2011. Crystal-gazing, Shri Gandhi...

Interaction with US Congressional Delegation

Leading a four-member delegation of the Oversight and Investigation for the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the United States House of Representatives, Chief Council Mr. J Harold Rees, visited Vivekananda International foundation Oct 21, 2011 fo...

Seminar on India-Bangladesh Relations

The Vivekananda International Foundation organized a seminar on India-Bangladesh relations at its premises on October 12 & 13, 2011. Spanning three sessions, with one session each devoted to economic issues, security related issues and bilateral...

Vimarsha - A talk on Proposed Communal Violence Bill with Mr. R.N.P. Singh

‘Vimarsha’, VIF’s monthly series of public discourse on contemporary subjects, was held on September 30, 2011 to discuss an issue of utmost national importance - the implications for social harmony of a proposed legislation titled 'Prev...

A Report on Seminar: ‘Tibet in the Aftermath of Devolution of Political Authority’

On 6 & 7 September 2011, the Vivekanada International Foundation (VIF) organised a conference on ‘Tibet in the Aftermath of Devolution of Political Authority’. The conference was designed to address topics like Tibetan politics and new leade...

The Study of Ancient India: Erroneous Perceptions and the Reality - A Talk by Dr. Dilip K Chakrabarti

In his talk, delivered at Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on August 31, 2011, Dr. Dilip K Chakrabarti, Professor Emeritus of South Asian Archaeology, Cambridge University made out a strong case for presenting the history of ancient In...

VIF Seminar on Myanmar in Transition: Asian Perspectives

On Monday, Sep 19, 2011, the VIF brought together high-level diplomats, academics, journalists and security experts for a seminar on ‘Myanmar in Transition: Asian perspective’....

Interaction with a Taiwanese Delegation

In the first-ever visit by any official delegation of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) of Taiwan to India, a five-member delegation led by DPP Member of Parliament MP Ms....

Role and Relevance of Saints and Religious Leaders in Constitutional Polity - A Talk by Dr. Bharat Gupt

During the VIF’s monthly discourse ‘Vimarsha’, which was held on July 29, 2011, Dr. Bharat Gupt, an eminent scholar of civilisational studies, deliberated upon the ‘Role and Relevance of Saints and Religious Leaders in Constitutional pol...

Maratha Rule 1674-1761: an Appraisal : A talk by Shri Shanti Prasad Agrawal

‘Vimarsha’, the monthly talk at Vivekananda International Foundation, was held on June 30, 2011, on the subject of Maratha Rule in India. Shri Shanti Prasad Agrawal, a scholar of history of Marathas and author of several books, gave an appra...

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...

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