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ISAS Workshop: “Re-Energizing the SAARC Process”

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), National University of Singapore

Monday, 21 August 2017 from 10:00 to 18:00 (Singapore Standard Time Singapore Time)

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PROGRAMME (10.00am - 6.00pm)

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PROGRAMME

 

Inaugural Session

Welcome Address

Ambassador Gopinath Pillai

Chairman, Institute of South Asian Studies, NUS; and

Ambassador-at-Large, MFA, Singapore

 

Opening Remarks

Professor Subrata K Mitra

Director and Visiting Research Professor

Institute of South Asian Studies, NUS

 

Keynote Address

HE Mr Amjad Hussain B Sial  

Secretary-General

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)

 

Address

Dr Nishchal N Pandey

Director, Centre for South Asian Studies, Kathmandu; and

Convenor, Consortium of South Asian Think Tanks

 

Address

Mr Christian Echle

Director, Regional Programme, Political Dialogue Asia

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Singapore

 

Vote of Thanks

Dr Iftekhar A Chowdhury

Principal Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, NUS; and

Former Foreign Minister of Bangladesh

 

Lunch Reception / Photography Session

 

Session I: Current Deadlock in SAARC, Initiatives, Hurdles and Possibilities

 

Chairperson

Dr Iftekhar A Chowdhury

Principal Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, NUS; and

Former Foreign Minister of Bangladesh                 

 

Major General (Rtd) Dipankar Banerjee

Forum for Strategic Initiatives, New Delhi

 

Major General (Rtd) A N M Muniruzzaman

President, Bangladesh Institute of Peace & Security Studies (BIPPS)

 

Ambassador Touhid Hossain

Former Foreign Secretary

Bangladesh

 

Ms Dinusha Panditaratne

Executive Director, Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute

of International Relations and Strategic Studies, Sri Lanka

 

Question and Answer Session

 

Tea Break

 

Session II: SAARC and Other Sub-Regional Initiatives

 

Chairperson

Mr Shahid Javed Burki

Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, NUS; and

Former Finance Minister of Pakistan

 

Mr Asanga Abeyagoonesekera

Director-General, Institute of National Security Studies, Sri Lanka

 

Ambassador Abdul Ghafoor Mohamed

Former Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations


Dr Jivanta Schoettli

Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, NUS

 

Dr Mallika Joseph

Head, Department of National Security Studies

University of Jammu, India

 

Professor Indralal De Silva

Acting Executive Director

Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, Sri Lanka

 

Question and Answer

 

Conclusion and the Way Forward

Dr Iftekhar A Chowdhury

Principal Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, NUS; and

Former Foreign Minister of Bangladesh

 

Dr Nishchal N Pandey

Director, Centre for South Asian Studies, Kathmandu; and

Convenor, Consortium of South Asian Think Tanks

 

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UNDP Auditorium
29 Heng Mui Keng Terrace, Level 8, Block A
Singapore 119620
Singapore

Monday, 21 August 2017 from 10:00 to 18:00 (Singapore Standard Time Singapore Time)


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Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), National University of Singapore

The Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) is an autonomous research institute at National University of Singapore. 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 the region, and to communicate the knowledge and insights about it to policymakers, the business community, academia and civil society, in Singapore and beyond.

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