SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS

Seminars

Through the Seminars at the International Summer School (ISS), students have the exclusive opportunity to engage with eminent speakers on a wide variety of topics and issues that shed further light on contemporary India.

A complete schedule of these interactions is finalized subject to the availability of speakers during the program. Past Seminars organized by the ISS have included the following speakers:

Ms. Suhasini Haidar, Editor (Diplomatic & Strategic Affairs), The Hindu

Ms. Suhasini Haidar, Editor (Diplomatic & Strategic Affairs), The Hindu

Mr. Wajahat Habibullah, the first Chief Information Commissioner of India

Mr. Wajahat Habibullah, the first Chief Information Commissioner of India

Mr. Ravi Singh, Secretary General, WWF-India

Mr. Ravi Singh, Secretary General, WWF-India

Dr. Shashi Tharoor, MP & Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs

Dr. Shashi Tharoor, MP & Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs

Mr. R. Subrahmanyam, Secretary (Higher Education), Government of India

Mr. R. Subrahmanyam, Secretary (Higher Education), Government of India

Ambassador Pooja Kapur, then Joint Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, India

Ambassador Pooja Kapur, then Joint Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, India

Ambassador Jayant Prasad, Executive Director, IDSA

Ambassador Jayant Prasad, Executive Director, IDSA

Ambassador Anil Wadhwa, then Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs, India

Ambassador Anil Wadhwa, then Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs, India

Mr. Najeeb Jung, then Hon’ble Lt. Governor of Delhi

Mr. Najeeb Jung, then Hon’ble Lt. Governor of Delhi

Ambassador Venu Rajamony, then Press Secretary to the Hon’ble President of India

Ambassador Venu Rajamony, then Press Secretary to the Hon’ble President of India

Dr. Shamika Ravi, Member, Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council and Director (Research), Brookings India

Dr. Shamika Ravi, Member, Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council and Director (Research), Brookings India

High Commissioner Vikas Swarup, then Official Spokesperson, Ministry of External Affairs, India

High Commissioner Vikas Swarup, then Official Spokesperson, Ministry of External Affairs, India

Ambassador Shivshankar Menon, Fmr. National Security Advisor to the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India

Ambassador Shivshankar Menon, Fmr. National Security Advisor to the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India

Prof. Chintamani Mahapatra, Rector, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Prof. Chintamani Mahapatra, Rector, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Dr. Waiel S.H. Awwad, then President of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of South Asia

Dr. Waiel S.H. Awwad, then President of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of South Asia

Ms. Poonam Muttreja, Executive Director, Population Foundation of India

Ms. Poonam Muttreja, Executive Director, Population Foundation of India

Ambassador Preeti Saran, then Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs, India

Ambassador Preeti Saran, then Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs, India

Mr. Nakul Anand, Executive Director, ITC Ltd.

Mr. Nakul Anand, Executive Director, ITC Ltd.

Justice Madan B. Lokur, then Hon’ble Judge of the Supreme Court of India

Justice Madan B. Lokur, then Hon’ble Judge of the Supreme Court of India

Dr. Junaid Ahmad, Country Director, World Bank

Dr. Junaid Ahmad, Country Director, World Bank

Mr. Shakti Sinha, Director, Nehru Memorial Museum & Library

Mr. Shakti Sinha, Director, Nehru Memorial Museum & Library

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WORKSHOPS

In addition to the Seminars, the ISS conducts Workshops that allow students to develop a deeper understanding of the aforementioned overarching themes while keeping in mind the guiding principles of Education; Diplomacy; and Leadership. Many of these Workshops are convened in partnership with organizations such as WWF-India, CogitoHub, 5waraj, Invest India and InMe.

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