PANEL DISCUSSION May 11, 2021 7 PM
May 11, 2021
Visiting Faculty, Kautilya
Former Executive Editor, NDTV
About the event
Book Talk is part of the “Let’s Talk Policy” series by Kautilya School of Public Policy, where we call upon
prolific writers to share their side of the story with acclaimed journalist Nidhi Razdan.
In this edition, we spoke about books, perspectives and beyond with Shivshankar Menon, author of “India and Asian Geopolitics: The Past, Present
In this book, Shivshankar Menon – one of India’s most distinguished foreign policy thinkers – traces the history and evolution of India’s foreign policy and place in the world. Examining India’s own policy choices throughout its history, he focuses, in particular, on India’s responses to the rise of China, as well as other regional powers. Menon makes a powerful geopolitical case for an India increasingly and positively engaged in Asia and the broader world in pursuit of a pluralistic, open, and inclusive world order.
‘Let’s Talk Policy’ is a panel discussion series initiated by Kautilya School of Public Policy, that brings forth a select group of panellists, sharing differing views on key issues of national and global relevance, and building the dialogue into a conversation for the student community.
The series aims to unravel major themes around democracy, politics, and human rights, and explore the challenges and rewards of implementing practices. We aim to create a cohesive platform and call on thematic experts to foster a healthy dialogue around the most-pressing issues.
About the panellists
- Young Indians, passionate about bringing about positive change and building India
- Those aspiring to build a career in public life, public policy and administration, social sector, media, journalism and communications, politics, and other related fields
- Academicians, researchers and journalists working in or following the fields mentioned above
- Those passionate about foreign policy – especially India’s relations with its neighbours – and are keen to hear from experts with on-ground experience at the highest level