A conversation featuring Dr. Pratap Bhanu Mehta (President & Chief Executive, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi) and Dr. David Malone (Rector of the United Nations University)
India has long been viewed as a leader of the South. With its emerging economic strength, however, India is now transcending that status and seeking to play a larger, more comprehensive global role.
In this event Dr. Mehta and Rector Malone will touch on the origins and early drivers of India’s foreign policy, the country’s rise to the high table of international discussions on several topics, the constraints on New Delhi in formulating India’s foreign policy, and possible future directions for India’s evolving international relations.
The UNU Conversation Series aims to foster audience participation: all are encouraged to engage with the speakers during the conversation, and at the reception that will follow, where audience members are cordially invited to enjoy the food and drinks that will be served, while exchanging ideas and making new contacts.
Please note that this event will be in English only; no Japanese interpretation provided. Advance registration is required. Please click on the REGISTER button above to access the online registration page.
Pratap Bhanu Mehta is President of the Center for Policy Research, New Delhi, India. He previously was a Visiting Professor of Government and Associate Professor of Government and of Social Studies at Harvard University; Professor of Philosophy and of Law and Governance at Jawaharlal Nehru University; and Visiting Professor at NYU Law School. He also has done extensive public policy work (he currently is a member of the National Security Advisory Board, Government of India) and is a prolific columnist.
David M. Malone is Rector of the United Nations University. He previously served as President of Canada’s International Development Research Centre (2008–2013), as Canada’s High Commissioner to India and non-resident Ambassador to Bhutan and Nepal (2006–2008), as President of the New York-based International Peace Academy (now International Peace Institute; 1998–2004), and in various roles within Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (1994–1998 and 2004–2006).
2F Reception Hall
United Nations University
53-70, Jingumae 5-chome
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925