March 9th, 2022 | 7PM – 8PM


Amb. Syed Akbaruddin

Fmr. Permanent Rep. of India to
the UN; Dean, Kautilya

Amb. D. B. Venkatesh Varma

(IFS:1988), recently retired Indian
Ambassador to Russia; Lectures
occasionally at Kautilya


Prateek Kanwal

Project Director at
Ekatrit – Educate Girls;
Co-Founder, Kautilya

Listen to India's former UN representative and India's former Ambassador to the Russian Federation discuss:

  • Background and history of the current crisis in Ukraine.
  • What accounts for the Russian Intervention?
  • Is the Russian action a breach of International Law?
  • Regional implications in Europe.
  • Role of NATO in the current situation.
  • Global Implications – Political and Economic.
  • What should India’s stand at the UN Security Council be?
  • Importance of the role of the UN.
  • Are we witnessing a return to the Cold War?
  • Concerns of the former Soviet states.
  • What next?

Who should attend?

  • Those keen in public life, public policy & administration, International relations governance, media, journalism & communications, politics, and other related fields.
  • Those wanting to pursue careers in International organisations.
  • Those seeking clarity on what information to absorb & how to process it with respect to the current situation in Ukraine.
  • Academicians, researchers, journalists and professionals working in, or following the fields mentioned above.
  • Young Indians who are keen to understand how geo-politics plays out and desire to bring about change.