Let’s talk


Book Talk
with Shivshankar Menon

May 11, 2021

7 PM


Nidhi Razdan

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

Nidhi Razdan

Visiting Faculty, Kautilya &
Fmr. Exec. Editor NDTV


Nidhi Razdan (Moderator) is an award-winning journalist, author and the former Executive Editor of…

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Shivshankar Menon

Former NSA to the PM


Shivshankar Menon was previously National Security Advisor to the then Prime Minister of India…..

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  • 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

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