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PROGRAMME SCHEDULE
Conference on Look East Policy
India and Myanmar: Pitching for Greater Connectivity
Date: 4 August 2014
Time: 9.30am to 4.30pm
Venue: Abdul Nazir Sab Hall, Institute of Social Sciences, No.8, Nelson Mandela Road
New Delhi-110 070
Organised By
Institute of Social Sciences (ISS) & Burma Centre Delhi (BCD)
Supported By: Heinrich Böll Stiftung – India
Timing
Programme Schedule
9.30am
Registration
Timing
10:00 am
Inaugural Session:
Chair: Dr. George Mathew, Chairman, Institute of Social Sciences
Welcome Address:
Dr. Ash Narain Roy, Director, Institute of Social Scieneces.
Greeting:
Dr. Axel Harneit-Sievers, Country Director, Heinrich Böll
Stiftung, New Delhi
Dr. Ajay M Gondane, Joint Secretary (Border Connectivity)
Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.
Dr. Alana Golmei, Burma Centre Delhi
Inaugural Speech:
Overview of the Conference:
Keynote Address:
11.30 am
11.45 am
1:15 pm
2:30 pm
Amb. Bhatia, Director General, Indian Council of World Affairs
and former Ambassador of India to Myanmar
Tea
Session I
Chair: Mr. B.G Varghese, Senior Journalist and author
Theme:
Speakers:
Look East Policy: Overview
Prof. Baladas Goshal, Centre for Policy Analysis, New Delhi
India's Development
Cooperation Projects in
Myanmar
New Geopolitics and
Paradigm Change
Mr C S Kuppuswamy, South Asia Analysis Group
Changing Economic Scenario
and Opportunities in the
Neighbourhood
China Factor in IndiaMyanmar Relations
Ms Nyo Nyo Thinn, Member of Yangon Region Parliament,
Myanmar
Salai Isaac Khen, Director, Gender Development Initiative,
Yangon
Dr. Sanjay Pulipaka, Fellow ICRIER and Prof. Srikanth
Kondapalli, JNU
Lunch
Session II
Chair: Prof Manmohini Kaul, School of International Studies, JNU
Theme:
India and Myanmar in
Regional and Sub-regional
Multilateralism
Indian Myanmar Military
Cooperation - Securing the
Commons
Speakers:
Dr. K Yhome, Researcher, Observer Research Foundation
Brig (Retd) Rahul K Bhonsle, Director Security Risks Asia
4:15 pm
4:30 pm
Mr. Sithu Aung Myint, Political analyst and journalist, Yangon,
Building Democracy:
Challenges Within
Burma
Session III
Chair: Dr. Tint Swe, Former MP, National League for Democracy
Theme:
Speakers:
Mr. Filip Sumi, Senior Journalist and Columnist, Nagaland
India-Myanmar border
development – Nagaland
perspective
Mr. Lalremruata, Director, Zo Indigenous Forum
India – Myanmar border
development - Mizoram
perspective
Mr. Kabi Gangmei, Researcher, Manipur
Impact of Development in
Border States: First Hand
Account
Tea
Open Discussion
Chair: Dr. A.N Roy
For more information kindly contact:
Alana Golmei, Burma Centre Delhi - [email protected]
Ninglun Hanghal, Burma Centre Delhi – [email protected]
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