EU-INDIA-Think tanks annual conference

EU-INDIA Think Tanks Annual conference

Think Tanks Twinning Initiative author Events, New Delhi

EU-INDIA Think Tanks Annual conference

Event date
8 January 2019


Event location
New Delhi, India

 
Excerpt

The Delegation of the European Union to India is bringing together leading think tanks from India and the European Union to discuss EU-India relations and further opportunities for enhanced cooperation against the background of the closer partnership in recent years, the new EU Strategy on India and current geo-political environment.

08.30 – 09:00 Registration and Tea/Coffee
09:00 – 09:15 Welcome and opening remarks by the Ambassador of the European Union to India, H.E. Mr. Tomasz Kozlowski, and the President of Observer Research Foundation (ORF), Dr. Samir Saran
09:15 – 10:00

High Level conversation onthe EU’s new strategy for India

Chaired and moderated by:Ms. Shada Islam, Friends of Europe, Brussels

  • Gunnar Wiegand, Managing Director for Asia & the Pacific, European External Action Service, Brussels
  • Ambassador Bhaswati Mukherjee
  • Q & A
10:00 – 11:00

SESSION 1:Taking forward the EU-India Strategic Partnership

Chaired and moderated by: Prof. Ummu Salma Bava, Chairperson and Jean Monnet Chair, Centre for European Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi

  • Henrik Chetan Aspengren, Research Fellow, Swedish Institute of International Affairs, Stockholm
  • Harsh V. Pant, Director Studies and Head, Strategic Studies Programme, ORF
  • Patryk Kugiel, Senior Analyst, Polish Institute of International Affairs, Warsaw
  • Constantino Xavier, Fellow, Brookings India, New Delhi
  • Caroline Vinot, Head of Division, European External Action Service, Brussels
  • Q & A
11:00 – 11:15 TEA BREAK
11:15 – 12:00

SESSION 2: Connectivity in Eurasia

Chaired and moderated by: Dr. Christian Wagner, Senior Fellow, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), Berlin

  • Maaike Okano-Heijmans, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute, The Hague
  • Gulshan Sachdeva, Jean Monnet Chair and Director, Europe Area Studies Programme, JNU, New Delhi
  • Gareth Price, Senior Research Fellow, Chatham House, London
  • Darshana Baruah, Associate Director, Carnegie India
  • Ambassador Peter Burian, EU Special Representative for Central Asia, EEAS Brussels
  • Q &A
12:00 –13:00

SESSION 3:  The EU and India getting ready to shape the future in the context of global political trends

Chaired and moderated by:Dr. Garima Mohan, Research Fellow, Global Public Policy Institute, Berlin

  • C Raja Mohan, Non-resident Senior Fellow, Carnegie India
  • Ambassador Neelam Deo, Director, Gateway House – Indian Council on Global Relations, Mumbai
  • Nicola Casarini, Senior Research Fellow, Instituto Affari Internazionali, Rome
  • John-Joseph Wilkins, Public Information Officer, European Union Institute for Security Studies, Brussels
  • Open house for additional remarks from participants
  • Q & A
13:00 – 13:25

SESSION 4:Take away from today and way ahead

Chaired and moderated by: Prof. Gulshan Sachdeva, JNU

  • Session summaries by session chairs / moderators
    • Shada Islam
    • Salma Bava
    • Christian Wagner
    • Garima Mohan
  • Way ahead: Ms. Friederike Tschampa, Head of Political Section, EU Delegation to India
13:25 – 13:30 Closing remarks / vote of thanks
13:30 – 14:00 LUNCH