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One-day National seminar on ‘Indian foreign policy’ at Maharaja’s College on Mar 25

Mysuru, March 23:-University of Mysore, Post-Graduation Department of Internal Relations and Maharaja’s College in collaboration with Vidyavardhaka Law College, Mysuru and Administrative Training Institute, Mysuru is organising one-day seminar on ‘Indian foreign policy: Continuity and change in 21st century on March 25, at 9 am at Centenary Hall of Maharaja’s College in the city.

Theme Note: Continuity and change are features of all foreign policies. Foreign policy of a nation reflects continuity because it is based on, and guards, the long term national interest of the nation. Preservation of our territorial integrity and freedom of policy, international peace, economic development, protection of the interest of PIOs abroad, and freedom of dependent people have been the primary objective of Indian Foreign policy. Principles adopted towards the fulfilment of these objectives were NAM, Panchsheel, solidarity with third world countries, establishment of a just world order, support to UN, anti-imperialism, etc.

Dr Bharathi Heramath, co-ordinator, Department of International Relations will deliver the welcome address. Prof P Sunitha, principal, will deliver the presidential address, UoM Vice-Chancellor Prof G Hemanth Kumar, will inaugurate the event and deliver inaugural address.

Prof KS Rangappa, former vice-chancellor, UoM and KSOU; A Mahadevan, former Ambassador of India and former director, India International Centre, New Delhi, will be the guests of honour.

Prof AK Pasha, former associate dean, School of International Studies, director, Gulf Studies Programme and former chairman, Centre for West Asian Studies, SIS, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, will deliver keynote address.

Prof HS Prabhakar, Centre for East Asian Studies, JNU, New Delhi, will speak on India’s policy towards East Asia: A case study of Japan; Dr Paul M Joshy, assistant professor, Christ University, Bengaluru, will speak on ‘India’s foreign policy towards South East Asia: A case study of Indonesia,’ Dr Navitha Thimmaiah, assistant professor, Department of Economics, UoM,  will speak on Chinese economic growth and its implication on India.

Registration fee for the event will be for students Rs 100 and for faculty it is Rs 200. For more details, call cell: 90361 38125. (NAV)

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