“Adept at Adapting: India’s Geostrategic Outlook and Posture in Asia and Beyond”, a Conversation with Srinath Raghavan

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    2018•10•04    18:30 - 19:30

    The United Nations University cordially invites you to attend “Adept at Adapting: India’s Geostrategic Outlook and Posture in Asia and Beyond”a conversation with Dr Srinath Raghavan, Senior Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research (India). This event will start at 6:30 p.m. on 4 October 2018 at UNU Headquarters in Tokyo.

    Geopolitically, the world is in tumultuous times, with past alliances and rivalries reshuffled to suit national interests. Against this backdrop of multilateral discord and seismic political shifts, countries must adapt to survive and thrive. Asia – and India in particular – is at the centre of these global developments. With the second largest population, the sixth largest economy (by nominal GDP), and the largest democracy in the world, India is a key player in Asia. How has India’s strategic outlook and posture altered in the context of wider global developments? How have India’s policies evolved vis-à-vis the shifting stances or neighbouring countries?

    Dr Srinath Raghavan will join UNU Rector David M. Malone for a conversation on how the changing contours of global political order have affected the Republic of India’s policy and strategy in recent times.

    The UNU Conversation Series aims to foster audience participation: you are encouraged to engage with the speakers during the conversation and at the reception that will follow, where all audience members are 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; Japanese interpretation will not be provided. Advance registration (by 3 October) is required. Please click on the REGISTER button above to access the online registration page.

    About the speaker

    Dr Srinath Raghavan is Senior Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, one of India’s leading public policy think tanks. He is also a senior research fellow at the India Institute at King’s College London. Previously, he was a lecturer in defence studies at King’s College London and spent six years as an infantry officer in the Indian Army. Dr Srinath Raghavan is an acclaimed columnist and author. His most recent book is India’s War: The Making of Modern South Asia, 1939-1945.

    Dr Srinath Raghavan has a Doctorate and a Masters in War Studies from the King’s College London. He is also a graduate of the University of Madras, with a Bachelor’s degree in Physics.


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