Let’s Talk Policy

Can India Unite
a Divided G20?

07:00 pm – 8:00 pm IST
24th January 2023 (Via Zoom)

    Panelist

    Suhasini Haidar

    Diplomatic Editor
    The Hindu

    Panelist

    Rahul Chhabra

    Former Diplomat
    Former Secretary (Economic
    Relations), MEA

    Panelist

    Mohan Kumar

    Former Ambassador to
    France Dean, Jindal Global
    University

    Moderator

    Smita Sharma

    Visiting Faculty-Kautilya
    School of Public Policy

    AT THE G20 HELM AMID GLOBAL TURMOIL

    The G20 grouping represents two-thirds of the world’s population and about 85% of the global GDP. India took over its presidency last year amid heightened tension over the Russia-Ukraine conflict and an uneasy relationship with China

    Global economic upheaval and the road to recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic have also strained multilateralism.
    Over the course of the year, India has the opportunity to steer the G20 grouping through these inflection points while looking out for its own strategic interests

    WHAT WILL BE COVERED

    In this episode of Let’s Talk Policy, our panel experts will discuss and answer questions which are at the core of this renewed policy and its impact on India and her citizens.

    • The G20 summit in Bali last year, where India took over the presidency, saw a deeply divided grouping. Can India leverage its unique position of sharing warm ties with both the US-led West and Russia to bridge this divide?
    • Can India mediate between the warring sides to help negotiate a resolution to the conflict?
    • How can the G20 presidency be an opportunity for India to pitch its long-held proposition of a multipolar global order?
    • Can India lead the Global South (broadly covering regions of Asia, Africa, Oceania and Latin America)?
    • What are the key challenges for its foreign policy in the year ahead?
    • How can G20 address challenges left in the wake of the pandemic, economic devastation and social upheaval?
    • How can India ensure that the G20 summit scheduled to be held in Delhi in September results in fruitful negotiations?

    WHO WILL BENEFIT

    • Students of foreign trade, business, policy and international relations
    • Aspiring journalists, researchers, academicians and professionals
    • Political commentators, public service professionals
    • Entrepreneurs