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11th ISAS International Conference on South Asia: "Contemporary South Asia: Regional Dynamics and Changing Global Politics""

Institute of South Asian Studies - National University of Singapore.

Friday, 3 March 2017 from 09:00 to 18:00 (SGT)

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11th ISAS International Conference on South Asia:

CONTEMPORARY SOUTH ASIA:
REGIONAL DYNAMICS AND CHANGING GLOBAL POLITICS

Friday, 3 March 2017

*PLEASE NOTE PROGRAMME IS DRAFT & SUBJECT TO CHANGE

PROGRAMME

8.45am           Registration

9.00am           Welcome Address

                          Ambassador Gopinath Pillai

                          Chairman, Institute of South Asian Studies; and
                     Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs


9.10am           Opening Address by Guest of Honour

  Dr Vivian Balakrishnan                   

  Minister for Foreign Affairs
  Republic of Singapore

 

9.25am            Keynote Address  

9.40am            Special Address 

 

9.55am            Interaction Session with QnA       

                           Minister Vivian Balakrishnan

                           with Keynote Speakers     

                           Moderated by: Ambassador Gopinath Pillai

 

10.15am        “South Asia & Global Politics: The State of Play”   

                         Panelists

 Professor Subrata Mitra

 Director, Institute of South Asian Studies

 National University of Singapore

 

  Dr Iftekhar Chowdhury

  Principal Research Fellow, ISAS; and

  Former Foreign Minister of Bangladesh

 

  Dr Amitendu Palit

  Senior Research Fellow; and Research Lead

  (Trade & Economic Policy), ISAS;

  National University of Singapore

 

  Dr Jivanta Schottli

  Visiting Research Fellow, ISAS

  National University of Singapore


10.45am         Tea Break

 

11.00am        Panel 1: South Asia and the Emerging Trends in West Asia

This panel focuses on the three pivotal states of West Asia, contiguous to South Asia. These are Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Each speaker will be asked to discuss the growing importance of South Asia’s West Asia front; its intersection with global politics and the perception of China as a stabilising power.

 

Principal Speaker:  

Amb Umej Singh Bhatia     [TBC]

Former Ambassador of Singapore to the

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

           

Panelists:

Mr Shahid Javed Burki

Visiting Senior Research Fellow, ISAS; and

Former Finance Minister of Pakistan

 

Dr Faramarz Tamanna          

Director, Center for Strategic Studies

Chancellor, Afghanistan Institute of Higher Education

 

Dr Ayesha Siddiqa                 

 

Research Associate, School of Oriental & African Studies

 

University of London

 

Chairperson:

 

Dr Iftekhar Chowdhury

Principal Research Fellow, ISAS; and

Former Foreign Minister of Bangladesh

 

Question and Answer Session

 

12.15am         Lunch

 

1.15pm           Panel 2: South Asia: Looking East

This panel examines the investments and interests that are driving further integration between the regions of South and East Asia.Each speaker will be asked to reflect upon the phenomena of deepening transregional connectivity, how this impacts the perception of threats to national sovereignty, implications for domestic politics and the opportunities created for new alignments and partnerships.

 

                        Principal Speaker:

Mr Md. Shahidul Haque                     [TBC]

Foreign Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Government of the Bangladesh

 

Panelists:

Professor Shen Dingli                      

Vice Dean, Institute of International Affairs

Fudan University, China

 

Mr Dhruva Jaishakar                         

Fellow, Foreign Policy, Brookings Institution, India

 

Dr Nishchal Nath Pandey                   

Director, Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS), Nepal

 

Professor Marie Lall                              

Chair in Education & South Asian Studies

Institute of Education, University College London

 

Chairperson:

Professor Subrata Mitra

 

Director, Institute of South Asian Studies


Question and Answer Session

 

2.45pm           Session 3: Global Developments & South Asia

This panel will examine South Asia and the perception of, as well as policy responses to global challenges such as climate change, terrorism, food security. Furthermore, the speakers will be asked to address the question of how South Asia is responding to and contributing to a re-configuration of global politics in terms of institutions and agenda-setting.

 

                        Principal Speaker:

 

Dr. David M. Malone                  
                           

Under-Secretary General of the United Nations; and

Rector of the United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan

 

Panelists:

 

Ambassador Jayant Prasad      
                          

Director General

Institute for Defense Studies and Analysis, India

 

Professor Alexei Voskressensky              

Dean, School of Political Science

Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO)

 

Dr Gareth Price                                                         

Senior Research Fellow, Asia Programme              

Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs


Chairperson:

Mr Vinod Rai

Visiting Senior Research Fellow, ISAS; and

11th Comptroller & Auditor-General, Govt. of India

 

Question and Answer Session


4.15pm        Tea Break

 

4.30pm           Session 4: South Asia: Prospects & Prognoses

This panel draws on the 5 inter-related research foci of ISAS: diplomacy, democracy, defence, development and the diaspora.The speakers will be asked to reflect upon how each offers a prism of analysis through which to assess the prospects for peace and conflict, order and disorder, integration and fragmentation, governance and dissonance between the states of South Asia.

 

                        Principal Speaker:

Amb George E. Moose                    

Vice Chairman, Board of Directors

United States Institute of Peace; and

Former US Representative to EU Office in United Nations

 

Panelists:

 

Dr Raja Mohan                                  

Director, Carnegie India

 

Assoc. Professor Razeen Sally     

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS; and

Chairman of the Institute of Policy Studies, Sri Lanka

 

Professor K.S. Nathan                    

Distinguished Fellow

Institute of Diplomacy & Foreign Relations (IDFR)

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

Chairperson:

Dr Duvvuri Subbarao

                        Distinguished Visiting Fellow, ISAS; and

                    Former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India

 

Question and Answer Session


6.00pm          Vote of Thanks

                        Professor Subrata Mitra

                        Director, Institute of South Asian Studies, NUS

 

6.15pm           End of Conference

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Grand Ballroom, Level 4, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore
392 Havelock Road
Singapore 169663
Singapore, 169663
Singapore

Friday, 3 March 2017 from 09:00 to 18:00 (SGT)


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Institute of South Asian Studies - National University of Singapore.

The Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) was established in July 2004 as an autonomous research institute at the National University of Singapore (NUS). The establishment of ISAS reflects the increasing economic and political importance of South Asia, and the strong historical links between South Asia and Southeast Asia.
 
ISAS is dedicated to research on contemporary South Asia. The Institute seeks to promote understanding of this vital region of the world, and to communicate knowledge and insights about it to policy makers, the business community, academia and civil society, in Singapore and beyond.
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