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SIS is organising Pandit Hridya Nath Kunzru Memorial Lecture Series

SIS is organising Pandit Hridya Nath Kunzru Memorial Lecture Series

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Jawaharlal Nehru University
Pandit Hridya Nath Kunzru Memorial Lecture Series


11-15 SEPTEMBER, 2017  


Theme - Global and Regional Orders: Crises and Contestations  
Venue- Room No. 229, School of International Studies-II


DAY ONE: 11th September  
3:30-4:30 pm- Inaugural Programme
Welcome - Dean, SIS
Chair - Prof.  Srikanth Kondapalli, Chairperson, CEAS,SIS
Keynote Address - Prof. Chintamani Mahapatra, Rector, JNU
U.S. and the Current Turbulence in the Global Order  
Vote of Thanks - Dr. Ritu Agarwal
Prof.Rajesh Rajagopalan, Emerging Contours of Asian Regional International Politics
Prof.Yeshi Choedon, U.N.and the Global Order: Does U.N. Still Matter ?


DAY TWO: 12th September   
3:30-6 Panel Discussion on Global Order: Crises and Contestations  

Chair- Prof. D. Varaprasad Sekhar
Prof. A.K. Ramakrishnan - Contemporary Challenges to the Westphalian Order
Dr. Siddhartha M.  - The  Crisis  of  Western  Liberalism:  Implications  for  the  Study  of  International Relations


DAY THREE: 13th September  
3:30- 6:00
Panel Discussion on Regional Responses to Global Order  

Chair- Prof. Srikanth Kondapalli
Prof. Sanjay Pandey - Russia and the Emerging Global and Regional Order
Prof.   Alka   Acharya - Stakeholder   or   Challenger?   China   in   the   New   Phase   of Globalization
Dr. Jamal Moosa - African Responses to the Global Order
Dr.  Priti  Singh - Latin  American  Initiatives  and  the  Current  Convulsions  in  the  International Order
Dr. Shubhamitra Das - India’s “Indo-Pacific” Strategy    


DAY FOUR: 14th September  
Panel   Discussion   on   Non-Traditional   Issues   in   Global   Order:   Energy, Environment and Migration

Chair - Prof. Sangeeta Thapliyal  
Prof.    Girijesh    Pant:    Global    Energy    Order:    Contestation,    Disruption    and Transformation
Dr. Nanda Kumar - Reshaping Energy Security Strategies
Prof. Aparna Sawhney - Energy and Environment
Prof. Bhaswati Sarkar - Migration, Borders and States


DAY FIVE: 15TH September  
Panel Discussion on Recent Trends in Global Political Economy: Implications for Asia  

Chair- Prof. Manoj Pant  
Prof. Amita Batra - The Dynamics of China and India in the Regional Economic Order.
Dr. Jitendra Uttam - Varieties of Capitalism in Asia  
Prof. Srabani Roy Choudhury - India-Japan Relations: Beyond Economic Partnership
Prof. Gulshan Sachdeva - European Integration: Achievements and Challenges  
6:00-7:00 Prof. Nivedita Menon -Thinking the Global South 

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Initially, established as a Centre for Chinese and Japanese Studies, it subsequently grew to include Korean Studies as well. At present there are eight faculty members in the Centre. Several distinguished faculty who have now retired include the late Prof. Gargi Dutt, Prof. P.A.N. Murthy, Prof. G.P. Deshpande, Dr. Nranarayan Das, Prof. R.R. Krishnan and Prof. K.V. Kesavan. Besides, Dr. Madhu Bhalla served at the Centre in Chinese Studies Programme during 1994-2006. In addition, Ms. Kamlesh Jain and Dr. M. M. Kunju served the Centre as the Documentation Officers in Chinese and Japanese Studies respectively.

The academic curriculum covers both modern and contemporary facets of East Asia as each scholar specializes in an area of his/her interest in the region. The integrated course involves two semesters of classes at the M. Phil programme and a dissertation for the M. Phil and a thesis for Ph. D programme respectively. The central objective is to impart an interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding of history, foreign policy, government and politics, society and culture and political economy of the respective areas. Students can explore new and emerging themes such as East Asian regionalism, the evolving East Asian Community, the rise of China, resurgence of Japan and the prospects for reunification of the Korean peninsula. Additionally, the Centre lays great emphasis on the building of language skills. The background of scholars includes mostly from the social science disciplines; History, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, International Relations and language.

Several students of the centre have been recipients of prestigious research fellowships awarded by Japan Foundation, Mombusho (Ministry of Education, Government of Japan), Saburo Okita Memorial Fellowship, Nippon Foundation, Korea Foundation, Nehru Memorial Fellowship, and Fellowship from the Chinese and Taiwanese Governments. Besides, students from Japan receive fellowship from the Indian Council of Cultural Relations.