Changing Asia Series Lecture on “The Trump Effect: Challenges and Opportunities for Asia” by Suhasini Haidar, Diplomatic Affairs Editor, The Hindu on November 21, 2018
Changing Asia Series Lecture on “Creative Industries – Smart Power – The world ahead!” by Sanjoy Roy, Managing Director, Teamwork Arts at IHC on September 4, 2018
IIC & SPS Invites you to a discussion on "India and the World: 10 Years after Lifting of Nuclear Strictures" by Mr. Shyam Saran and Dr. S. Jaishankar at IIC on August 9, 2018
Round Table Discussion with Moroccan Ambassador, H.E. Mr. Mohamed MALIKI, on July 24, 2018
Changing Asia Series Lecture on “India-US Civilian Nuclear Agreement: 10 Years Later” by Siddharth Varadarajan, Founding Editor of the Wire, journalist and academic at IHC on July 9, 2018
Changing Asia Series Lecture on “The Relevance of Marxism in India and Asia” by Shri Sitaram Yechury, General Secretary, CPI (M) at IHC on May 10, 2018
Changing Asia Series Lecture on “China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Nature, Implications and India’s Response” by Amb. Ashok K. Kantha, Director, Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS) & Former Indian Ambassador to China at IHC on February 26, 2018
Special Lecture on “2022: The India We Seek” by Shri Hardeep Puri, Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs at IHC on February 22, 2018
Changing Asia Series on “Japan’s Perspective of the Changing Geopolitics of Asia” by Amb. Kenji Hiramatsu, Ambassador of Japan to India at IHC on December 08, 2017
Changing Asia Series on “Why India and China Matter to Each Other” by Ravi Bhoothalingam, at IHC on October 30, 2017
Changing Asia Series on “Can Asia Change the Climate? Risks, Responses and Leadership for Climate Action” by Dr Arunabha Ghosh, at IHC on April 3, 2017
Changing Asia Series on “Health And Development: India Must Bridge The Disconnect” by Prof. K. Srinath Reddy, at IHC on April 3, 2017
Changing Asia Series on “Asia: Hope for the Future or Prisoner of the Past?” by Dr.Pratap Bhanu Mehta, President and Chief Executive, Centre for Policy Research, at IHC on February 28, 2017
Round Table discussion on “Accommodating Rising Powers: Past, Present and Future” on January 27, 2017 led by Prof. T.V. Paul and Amb. Shyam Saran, at Private Dining Hall, IIC, New Delhi.
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London hosted its 'Centenary and Campaign Celebrations'
Round Table discussion on “China’s Silk Road Initiative: Economic, Political and Social Consequences for Central Asia and Russia” on January 6, 2017 led by Dr. Bhavna Dave, at Private Dining Hall, IIC, New Delhi.
Changing Asia Series on “Challenges in Indian Education: Lessons From Asia” by Dr.Rukmini Banerji, CEO, Pratham Education Foundation, at IHC on December 10, 2016
Changing Asia Series on “The Journey of the Indian Woman: Change or Status quo?” by Bhaswati Mukherjee, Former Indian Ambassador to the Netherlands & UNESCO, Paris, at IHC on September 09, 2016
Changing Asia Series on “Harnessing S&T: The Political-Economies of Technology and the Sciences in India’s Policy-making” by V.Siddhartha, Principal Scientific Advisor to the Govt. of India, at IHC on July 18, 2016
Round Table discussion on “India's Energy Security and Climate change commitment: Policy challenges” on June 24, 2016 led by Vikram Singh Mehta, Director, Brookings India with discussant, Karthik Ganesan, Research Fellow, CEEW at Private Dining Hall, IIC, New Delhi.
Mr. Tarun Basu addressing a seminar at Skhirat, Morocco organised by the Morocco Ministry of Economy and Finance from June 2-3, 2016.
Round-Table discussion on “Reason behind Islamic Terrorism and when and how it would end” by Dr. Susmit Kumar, President, Kumar Consultancy, US, on May 24, 2016
Changing Asia Series on “India In A Changing Asia: Towards A Forward Policy” by Dr. C. Raja Mohan Director, Carnegie India & columnist and author, at IHC on April 13, 2016
Special Lecture on "​​Countering Terrorism Finance : An Assessment of Current Efforts and Possible Steps for the Future", by Amit Kumar Ph. D., President, AAA International Security Consultants LLC, USA and Visiting Fellow, Society for Policy Studies, at IIC on February 10, 2016
Changing Asia Series on "India's Changing Geopolitical Environment" by Shiv Shankar Menon, former National Security Adviser at IHC on January 20, 2015
Round Table on "From Lahore to Pathankot : Turbulent Trajectory" ​led by panel of Amb. Vivek Katju, former Ambassador to Afghanistan, Lt. Gen. Syed Ata Hasnain, former GOC of Srinagar-based 15 Corps, and Visiting Fellow, Vivekananda Int. Foundation, ​​Mr. ​ Zorawar Daulet Singh​, Foreign affairs analyst at IIC on January 19, 2016
Special lecture on "UN at 70: Relevance for India and the World" by Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri, ​Vice President, International Peace Institute(IPI), New York and Secretary General, Independent Commission on Multilateralism(ICM) at Kota House on December 07, 2015
Changing Asia Series on “India’s Growth Prospects Over The Next 5 Years” by Dr.Shankar Acharya, former Chief Economic Adviser, India, at IHC on September 22, 2015
Round Table Discussion on the “India-Egypt ties” by H. E. Hatem Tageldin, ​​Ambassador of Egypt to India at IHC on September 4, 2015
Changing Asia Series on “The Indo-U.S. Civil Nuclear Agreement-Ten Years After” by Shyam Saran, former Foreign Secretary, at IHC on July 20, 2015
Round Table Discussion on “India, Kuwait and changing dynamics in the Middle East” by H.E. Sami Mohammad Al-Sulaiman, Ambassador of Kuwait to India at The Embassy of Kuwait on June 11, 2015
Round Table Discussion on “PM’s Three Nation Foreign Visit” with an expert panel at IHC on April 29, 2015
Round Table Discussion on "The Current Developments in Afghanistan : Policy Options for India" with an expert panel at IIC on April 22, 2015
Changing Asia Series : “Overcoming History: Sino-Indian Relations” – Shyam Saran in conversation with Manoj Joshi at IHC on April 20, 2015
Round Table Discussion on "The current situation in Yemen and the region" by Saudi Ambassador Saud Mohammed Alsati at Hotel Taj Palace on April 14, 2015
Round Table Discussion on "India and Morocco: Imperatives of Cooperation" at Viceregal, led by an expert panel at The Claridges Hotel on April 10, 2015
Round Table Discussion on “Current developments in Myanmar and Indonesia” by Mr. Stanley Weiss, Chairman, BENS at IHC on March 16, 2015
Round Table Discussion on "Tunisia : Success of Arab Spring and its Democratic Dividend" with H. E. Tarek Azouz, Ambassador of Tunisia to India, at IHC on February 12, 2015

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