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  1. 5 JUNE 2024: THE PLANETARY FUTURE: PART I: Webinar: The Planetary Future: Part – I | Environmental Policy and Law) - YouTube

  1. 10 DECEMBER 2023: AVERTING THE CLIMATE CHANGE CATASTROPHE: EPL Webinar: Averting the Climate Change Catastrophe: Dubai COP28 and Beyond - YouTube 

  1. 05 JUNE 2023: THE TRIPLE PLANETARY CRISIS: EPL Webinar: The Triple Planetary Crisis - YouTube 

  1. 09 DECEMBER 2022THE HUMAN RIGHT TO A CLEAN, HEALTHY AND SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT: PART - II: EPL Webinar December 2022 | Environmental Policy and Law

  1. 20 SEPTEMBER 2022THE HUMAN RIGHT TO A CLEAN, HEALTHY AND SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT: PART - I: EPL webinar The Human Right to a Clean, Healthy & Sustainable Environment, recorded on Sep 20, 2022 - YouTube

  1. 03 JUNE 2022: EPL WEBINAR ENVISIONING OUR ENVIRONMENTAL FUTURE, recorded on Jun 3, 2022 - YouTube

  1. 05 JUNE 2021: 2021 BOOKOUR EARTH MATTERS | IOS PressEPL webinar Our Earth Matters, recorded on World Environment Day, Jun 5, 2021 - YouTube 



  1. “Revitalizing the United Nations for Our Common Future'', Professor Dr Rahmatullah Khan Memorial Lecture by Prof Bharat Desai, November 02, 2023:

         (i) JNU Webpage: Prof Rahmatullah Khan Memorial Lecture by Prof Bharat Desai, Nov 02, 2023 - YouTubebrochure (;

         (ii) EPL WebpageProf. Dr. Rahamatullah Khan Memorial Public Lecture| EPL


  1. “The Era of a Planetary Crisis”, Professor Dr RP Anand Memorial Lecture by Prof Bharat Desai, September 14, 2023:

         (i) JNU WebpageProf Dr RP Anand Memorial Lecture by Prof Bharat Desai on 14 Sept 2023 - YouTube;

         (ii) JGU WebpageProfessor (Dr.) RP Anand Memorial Lecture (


Prof. Bharat Desai


Prof. Dr. Rahamatullah Khan Memorial Public Lecture on 2nd November 2023          YouTube Link
Prof. R. Khan's proposal for National School of Law (1973)




Dr. R.P. Anand Memorial Lecture 2023 on 14th September 2023



Xiamen Academy Lectures 10-14 July 2023 
‘Professor Bharat H. Desai (Chairperson, Centre for International Legal Studies/SIS) has been invited to deliver the prestigious 2023 Summer Course of the  Xiamen Academy of International Law (Xiamen, China) ’.



Valedictory Address of 04 March 2023 delivered at International Conference of the Indian Society of International Law (New Delhi).  
Reflections on the Law of International Organisation: A Tribute of a Student to Prof. Rahmatullah Khan

Book releases
Envisioning Our Environmental Future (Envisioning Our Environmental Future | IOS Press) and that it was released on 10 February 2023 by the Union Environment Minister Shri Bhupendra Yadav at the BIMTECH Literature Festival 2023.


SGBV Book Release & Discussion with ICRC President 17 August 2022


A warm welcome to the modified and updated website of the Centre for East Asian Studies. The East Asian region has been at the forefront of several path-breaking changes since 1970s beginning with the redefining the development architecture with its State-led development model besides emerging as a major region in the global politics and a key hub of the sophisticated technologies. The Centre is one of the thirteen Centres of the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi that provides a holistic understanding of the region.

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.