19 August 2021
By GP Course Scholars
0930 hrs: Welcome and Introduction
Session-I: 0945-1130 hrs
THE RISE OF CHINA
China's celestial quest: The space program for global domination
China's space program has an integral role to play in its rise as a global power. It will alter the space order with long-lasting effects.
Dincy Adlakha, Post-graduate Scholar, CHRIST (Deemed to be) University, Bangalore
China’s indulgence in ASEAN: Vaccine diplomacy as a re-enforcing act
China's tightening of its grip strategy seems to create a sense of fear among the ASEAN countries and serves as a warning of its growing power to the larger world order.
M Vibha Venugopal, Post-graduate Scholar, CHRIST (Deemed to be) University, Bangalore
China in Africa: A new 'hope'
China as a partner with no colonial aspirations will be the 'best investment' of Africa for the next ten years.
Anu Maria Joseph, Post-graduate Scholar, Madras Christian College, Chennai
Reconstructing East Asia: China altering the equilibrium
China pursuing its ambitions in East Asia will have an outsized impact on the international system and world order.
Keerthana Rajesh Nambiar, Post-graduate Scholar, Maharaja's College (University of Mysore), Mysore
China's investments in Nepal and Sri Lanka: Impact on small countries' foreign policy
How investing in smaller countries like Nepal and Sri Lanka is changing their way of foreign policy.
Harshita Rathore, Research Intern, NIAS
Discussants: Harini Madhusudan, Avishka Ashok & Mohammad Aseel Ummer
Session-II: 1130-1300 hrs
THE RISE OF NEW FRONTIERS
Cryptocurrencies and the developing world: Making remittances cheaper
Cryptocurrencies may be a game-changer for developing countries heavily dependent on remittances. El Salvador’s adoption of Bitcoin provides a real-world example to study the pros and cons.
Vishnu Prasad E, Post-graduate Scholar, CHRIST (Deemed to be) University, Bangalore
The Race for 5G: The politics of 5G technology
As technology becomes the emerging currency of power in global power politics, 5G assumes the core for geostrategic competition.
Juan Mary Joseph, Research Intern, NIAS
Artificial Intelligence: Changing Nature of Modern Warfare
The race for better Artificial Intelligence technology will be the new arms race in the 21st century.
Udbhav Krishna P, Post-graduate Scholar, CHRIST (Deemed to be) University, Bangalore
Discussants: Lokendra Sharma & Sukanya Bali
Session-III: 1400-1530 hrs
Quad: Keys to success
To succeed, Quad has to grow beyond the "Asian NATO" narrative to a broad-based functional grouping for which it needs a clear framework and flexible agenda.
Julia Mathew, Post-graduate Scholar, Madras Christian College, Chennai
Are sanctions effective?: A comparative study of Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Belarus
The nature of the emerging world order would render the measure of sanctions ineffective.
Porkkodi Ganeshpandian, Research Intern, NIAS
Global polarization in climate change
Coverage of climate change has not only become dominated by partisan voices but also the voices that are associated with propagating different messages about climate change.
Dhanushaa P, Post-graduate Scholar, Madras Christian College, Chennai
The US vs the World Order: Biden reset policies to maintain the status quo.
Re-entry of US is feasible through multilateral engagements and strategic partnerships to sail through heavy shore.
Wonchibeni Tsopoe, Research Intern, NIAS
Discussants: Rashmi Ramesh and Akriti Sharma
Session-IV: 1530-1630 hrs
The Rise of the Gender Protests and Movements
The emergence of gender protests and discussions can be attributed to the state responses and the global community's varied sentiments toward the gender concept.
Joeana Cera Matthews, Post-graduate Scholar, Maharaja’s College (University of Mysore), Mysore
Protest movements across the world: Juxtaposing protests from Americas, Europe and Africa.
The relationship between demands and response to them in a protest has shifted to a new level. This reflects to a new world order is already in place.
Sarthak Jain, Post-graduate Scholar, Maharaja's College (University of Mysore), Mysore
Discussants: Sourina Bej and Aparupa Bhattacherjee
Concluding Remarks: 1630-1645 hrs