The Foreign Policy Lecture Series

The foreign policy lecture series was launched in 2017 to encourage interest in foreign policy and international relations among students. The series provides an exclusive opportunity to students and young researchers to gain insights in the field of foreign policy through interaction with thought leaders and understand India’s prime foreign policy challenges and opportunities. The series also provides an excellent opportunity to the faculty at these Universities and educational institutions to have an in-depth discussion with the visiting speakers.


  • Ambassador S K Lambah
    Chairman, Ananta Aspen Centre, Former Special Envoy of the Prime Minister of India & former High Commissioner to Pakistan, former Ambassador to Germany, Russia, Hungary
  • Ambassador Rajendra Abhyankar
    Professor of Practice of Diplomacy and Public Affairs, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
  • Ambassador Deepak Bhojwani
    Adviser, Latin America & Caribbean, Ananta Centre & Former Ambassador of India to Colombia, Venezuela and Cuba
  • Ambassador Talmiz Ahmad
    Adviser, West Asia & North Africa, Ananta Centre & Former Indian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Oman & UAE
  • Ambassador Ashok Sajjanhar
    Former Ambassador of India to Kazakhstan, Sweden and Latvia
  • B.J.Panda
    Former Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha)
  • Dr. Sugata Bose
    Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
  • Tarun Das
    Founding Trustee, Ananta Aspen Centre & Former Chief Mentor, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
  • Ambassador Gautam Mukhopadhyay
    Former Ambassador to Myanmar
  • Ambassador G. Parthasarthy
    Honorary Research Professor, Centre for Policy Research (CPR); former High Commissioner of India to Pakistan & Chairman of the Special Committee for Sardar Patel Memorial
  • Ambassador P S Raghavan
    Convener, National Security Advisory Board
  • Vice Admiral (retd.) Pradeep Chauhan
    Director, National Maritime Foundation & Adviser, Ananta Aspen Centre
  • Lt General Arvinder Singh Lamba
    Former Vice Chief of Army Staff
  • Ambassador Rudi Warjri
    Former Ambassador of India to Colombia, Ecuador and Costa Rica
  • Ambassador Arun K. Singh
    Former Ambassador of India to the United States
  • Pramit Pal Chaudhuri
    Foreign Editor, Hindustan Times & Distinguished Fellow, Ananta Aspen Centre
  • Dr. Mohan Kumar
    Chairperson Research & Information Systems in Developing Countries & Former Ambassador to France


  • Aligarh Muslim University, Uttar Pradesh
  • Andhra University, Andhra Pradesh
  • Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu
  • Central University of Gujarat
  • Dibrugarh University, Assam
  • Goa University, Goa
  • IILM University, Haryana
  • Jadavpur University, Kolkata
  • Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi
  • Manipal University, Karnataka
  • Manipur Central University, Manipur
  • Mizoram University, Mizoram
  • Nagaland University, Nagaland
  • North Eastern Hill University, Meghalaya
  • Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab
  • Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh
  • Savitribai Phule Pune University, Maharashtra
  • Sikkim University, Gangtok
  • Tripura University, Tripura
  • University of Rajasthan, Rajasthan

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All International

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    This forum aims at intensifying engagement between India and countries of the new constellation of growth.
  • India–US Forum
    This dialogue platform aims to promote greater cooperation between the two countries.
  • Strategic Dialogues
    These Track 2 Dialogues with international partners aim to strengthen India’s bilateral and multilateral relations.
  • Ambassador Series
    This moderated conversations with Ambassadors help participants understand the different facets of India's ties with other countries.
  • Foreign Policy Lectures
    The series is an opportunity for students and researchers to interact with thought leaders and understand India’s prime foreign policy challenges and opportunities.


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