Conferences
The Wanshou dialogue on the Global Security, Beijing

The Chinese People’s Association for Peace and Disarmament organised the first Wanshou Dialogue on the Global Security on 20-21 June 2018. The deliberations were divided into three sections: Sino-US Relations and the Asia-Pacific Security Situation; Security Situation in Northeast Asia and its Prospect; and Security Mechanism Building in the Asia-Pacific Region.

VIMARSHA: ‘Sister Nivedita’s Thought on Nationalism, Nationhood, Education and its Relevance in Contemporary Times’

Talk by Pravrajika Divyanandaprana, Monastic Member of Ramakrishna Sarada Mission and Principal, Nivedita Vidyamandir, New Delhi Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director, VIF, welcomed the speaker and introduced the theme. He highlighted that in today’s world, notwithstanding how much we possess, there is much conflict in society.

Interaction with EU Ambassador to India

Vivekananda International Foundation hosted an interaction with His Excellency Mr. João Cravinho, Ambassador and Head of the Delegation of the European Union to India on 13 March 2014, under its ongoing series of interactions with Ambassadors based in India.

Doha Conference on Preparing for Afghanistan-2014

Scholars and strategic analysts from VIF, RUSI U.K., China Institute of Contemporary International Relations, China Institute for International Studies, China Academy of Social Sciences and other Chinese think

International Conference at RUSI, London on Afghanistan 2014 and Beyond

A trilateral conference on Afghanistan’s future between scholars from Royal United Services Institution, VIF experts and researchers from various Chinese think tanks was organized in London from 04 to 06 December 2013.

Interaction with Australian Associate Secretary of Defence

On October 3, 2013, Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized a Round Table Discussion with the Australian Associate Secretary and Chief Operating Officer in the Ministry of Defence Mr Brendan Sargeant.

Interaction with the High Commissioner of Bangladesh to India

On 23<sup>rd</sup> August 2013, VIF invited the High Commissioner of Bangladesh to India, H.E Mr. Tariq A. Karim for an interaction on the present state and future prospects of India-Bangladesh relations. Ambassador Karim began his talk by first briefing the distinguished gathering on the major developments

Interaction with H.E Dr Riyad Kamel Abbas, Syrian Ambassador to India

On 11<sup>th</sup> September 2013, VIF welcomed the Syrian Ambassador to India, H.E. Dr. Riyad Kamel Abbas for an interaction session. The interaction focused on various issues of mutual concern, including the ground situation in Syria, the issue of growing Islamic radicalism, and cross-border terrorism. The candid talk was followed by a session of Q&A.

VIF Delegation’s Visit To Israel

A VIF delegation led by Gen (Retd) N C Vij, former Chief of Army Staff and Dean, Centre for Defence Studies, VIF; Lt. Gen. (Retd) R. K. Sawhney, former Deputy Chief of Army Staff and Distinguished Fellow, VIF and C D Sahay former Secretary, R&AW and Distinguished Fellow, VIF visited Israel from August 27-30, 2013 at the invitation of Galilee International Management Institute (GIMI) to participate in a security seminar.

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