Where is India heading to?

On January 31st, the UI researchers Henrik Chetan Aspengren and Henriette Tjäder, together with Per Norström, Department Secretary at the Swedish Foreign Ministry, participated in a seminar titled “Where is India heading to?” The discussion touched on the upcoming Indian elections, human rights in India and Sweden-Indian bilateral relationships. The seminar was organized by the Swedish-Indian Association. Continue reading Where is India heading to?

Collaborative India Project

Since late autumn 2018, UI’s researchers Dr.Henrik Chetan Aspengren and Analyst Henriette Tjäder have been involved in a research project focused on conditions for Indian domestic and foreign policy. The project is funded by the Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI) and aimed at providing an overview of political conditions in India ahead of the upcoming general election in 2019. Interesting? In the meantime find out more … Continue reading Collaborative India Project

Raisina Dialogue

UI has participated the the Rasina Dialogue in New Delhi during 8-10 January 2019. The Raisina Dialogue is a multilateral conference committed to addressing the most challenging issues facing the global community. Every year, global leaders in policy, business, media and civil society are hosted in New Delhi to discuss cooperation on a wide range of pertinent international policy matters. The conference is hosted by … Continue reading Raisina Dialogue

India Trilateral Forum

UI has participated in the 15th edition of the India Trilateral Forum which was held in Stockholm on 29-30 November 2018. The forum, which is a regular dialogue held between Americans, Europeans and Indians, is aimed at creating a place for an intimate conversation on shared political, social and economic objectives in national and foreign policy implementation. The forum is held twice annually under the … Continue reading India Trilateral Forum

Successful funding application for a workshop on the Indo-Pacific

The South Asia Initiative has received 160 000 SEK from Riksbankens Jubileumsfond for organizing the workshop “A new regional order with global consequences? Studying an emerging partnership in the ‘Indo-Pacific’” in Lund 7-8 Nov 2018. The application was co-written by Henrik Chetan Aspengren and Dr John Hennessey, Linnaeus University. The workshop will focus on the emerging geostrategic arena, referred to as the “Indo-Pacific”. The workshop … Continue reading Successful funding application for a workshop on the Indo-Pacific

Roundtable on India-US relations

A breakfast roundtable discussion on the theme “Where are US-Indian relations heading – and what are the implications for Europe?” was held at UI on 13 September, 2018 Two speakers – Dr. Anita Inder Singh and SASNET guest researcher Dr. Vittorio Felci, were invited to give their view on the historical and contemporary state of affairs between the two countries. Themes included: • How is … Continue reading Roundtable on India-US relations

Seminar at UI minority rights in India 27 September

One of the defining features of the Indian democracy has been its safeguarding of minority rights. Some observers now suggest that such rights are being challenged. The seminar will provide perspectives on the state of minority rights in India. Why did India constitutionalize minority rights in the first place, who argued for it and how were the ideas justified? How has the debate changed over … Continue reading Seminar at UI minority rights in India 27 September