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Panel Discussion on Values in Foreign Policy

December 11, 2019

Programme Schedule

10:30 – 11:00: Registration and Tea/Coffee

11:00 – 11:10: Welcome remarks

11:10 – 11:15: Release of the Book “Values in Foreign Policy: Investigating Ideals and Interests”

11:15 – 12:30: Panel Discussion

12:30 – 12:55: Q & A

12:55 – 13:00: Vote of Thanks

13:00: onwards Lunch

Place : New Delhi

Venue : Tamarind Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road

Launch of the book “Values in Foreign Policy: Investigating Ideals And Interests” edited by KRISHNAN SRINIVASAN, JAMES MAYALL, AND SANJAY PULIPAKA

Date: November 1, 2019

Venue: Story Bookstore, Kolkata


Krishnan Srinivasan (former Indian foreign secretary),

Anita Sengupta (Senior Researcher at Calcutta Research Group),

Hari Vasudevan (Professor, Department of History, Calcutta University),

Kingshuk Chatterjee (Associate Professor, Department of History, Calcutta University)

Discussion Conducted by Suranjan Das (Vice-Chancellor, Jadavpur University, Kolkata)

Talk on Values in public policy with special reference to foreign policy

On Friday 25th October 2019 at 5:30 pm

at Bella Vista, Hyderabad – 500 082



5.30 pm: High Tea

6.00 pm: Introductory remarks by Sri K Padmanabhaiah, IAS (Retd.)

Chairman, Court of Governors, Administrative Staff College of India

6.15 pm: Talk by Sri Krishnan Srinivasan, IFS (Retd.)

7.00 pm: Discussion

Discussants: Sri Mohan Guruswamy

Dr. N Jayaprakash Narayan

Sri Sanjay Pulipaka

7.40 pm: Presentation of Memento by Sri K Padmanabhaiah, IAS (Retd.)

7.45 pm: Vote of Thanks by Director General, ASCI

Please click on the link below to access the discussions: 

Values in Foreign Policy
Inherent tensions between values and national priorities

23rd October 2019

Bangalore International Centre

7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560 071


Krishnan Srinivasan
Former Foreign Secretary

Jairam Ramesh
Member of Parliament

Nitin Pai
Founder and Director, Takshashila Institution

Neena Gopal
Bangalore editor, Deccan Chronicle

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Values in Foreign Policy: Interests and Ideals

March 1-2, 2019, Silver Oak Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi



Day 1: March 1, 2019 (Friday)

09:00 – 09:30 Registration, Meet and Greet + Tea/Coffee

09:30 – 10:30 Inaugural Session

– Sanjay Pulipaka (chair)
– Dhara Snowden, publisher’s representative
– Special Guest: Pavan K. Varma, Author, Diplomat and former Member of Parliament
– Remarks by H. K. Dua, former Chief Editor, Ambassador and Member of Parliament

10:30 – 10:45 Tea/Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:00 Session 1: The Enlightenment and Western Foreign Policy

Krishnan Srinivasan (chair), Veronica Sutherland, James Mayall, Salman Haidar

12:00 – 13:15 Session 2: Values in East Asian Foreign Policy

Jyoti Malhotra (chair), Wang Yiwei, Aftab Seth, Tadashi Anno

13:15 – 14:15 Lunch

14:15 – 15:00 Diplomatic Guest Lecture

Fredrik Erixon (chair), Ambassador Peter Burleigh

Remarks by Ms. Shireen Vakil, Head of Policy and Advocacy at the Tata Trusts

15:00 – 16:15 Session 3: Islamic Values and Foreign Policy

Zeenat Rous (chair), Dewi Fortuna Anwar, Kingshuk Chatterjee, Talmiz Ahmad

16:15 – 16:30 Tea/Coffee Break

16:30 – 17:45: Session 4: Values in ASEAN’s Foreign Policy

Kate Sullivan de Estrada (chair), Chaw Chaw Sein, Rajiv Bhatia, Iftekhar Ahmad Chowdhury

19:30 onwards Dinner

Day 2: March 2, 2019 (Saturday)

09:30 – 11:00 Session 5: Western Liberalism and Asian Values in Foreign Policy

Veronica Sutherland (chair), Kate Sullivan de Estrada, Krishnan Srinivasan, Ravi Velloor

11:00 – 11:30 Tea/Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:00 Session 6: Hits And Misses: Interests and Ideals in Foreign Policy

Maroof Raza (chair), T. C. A. Raghavan, Shakti Sinha, Fredrik Erixon, Sanjay Pulipaka

13:00 – 13:30 Session 7: Valedictory Session: Keynote Address by Ram Madhav, National General, Secretary, Bharatiya Janata Party and Director, India Foundation

13:30 onwards Thanks and Acknowledgements

Krishnan Srinivasan

followed by Lunch

Panel Discussion

ICRIER, with support from Tata Trusts, had organised a panel discussion titled Principle and Practice in International Relations” on (Friday) March 9, 2018 from 7.00 pm to 8.30 pm at the Casuarina HallIndia Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi. The India Habitat Centre was also the venue partner for this event.

The panel discussion was chaired by Krishnan Srinivasan, Former Foreign Secretary, India. The other participants/discussants were:

Tadashi Anno, Associate Professor, Sophia University, Japan

Fredrik Erixon, Founder-Director, European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE), Brussels

Ravi Velloor, Associate Editor, The Straits Times, Singapore


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