Event Reports
Report on the Virtual Book Discussion “The Janajatis of Nepal”

On 21st February 2022 Vivekananda International Foundation organised a virtual book discussion on “The Janajatis of Nepal” authored by Professor Hari Bansh Jha. The welcome address was delivered Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director, Vivekananda...

Quad Plus Dialogue

The latest iteration of the long standing Quad Plus Dialogue was hosted virtually by the Vivekananda International Foundation on 14 February 2022. Participating think-tanks representing the other Quad partners included the Heritage Foundation,...

VIF-JINF Webinar on Strategic Outlook for Indo-Pacific in 2022

The Vivekananda International Foundation organized a joint webinar with the Japan Institute of National Fundamentals (JINF) on 10 February 2022 on Strategic Outlook for Indo-Pacific in 2022. After initial remarks by Dr Arvind Gupta, Director...

Vimarsh on the Earth Sciences & their Importance for the Nation's Well-being - Dr. Shailesh Nayak

On the ninth of February, 2022, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a Vimarsh on the “Earth Sciences and their Importance for the Nation's Well-being”. The session encompassed a series of introductory remarks by Dr Arvind...

Briefing by RIAC for VIF Experts on the Developments in Ukraine

The Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) organized a briefing for experts at the Vivekananda International Foundation on the recent developments in Russia-West Relations and the escalating situation in and around Ukraine. The welcoming...

50 Years of Bangladesh and its Evolving Ties with India

On 31st January 2022, Vivekananda International Foundation organised a talk on "50 years of Bangladesh and its Evolving Ties with India". 2021 marked the Golden Jubilee of the Liberation War and 50 years of India-Bangladesh ties. It also marked...

VIF-CNAS Webinar on Space and Biotech

The VIF in collaboration with the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) of the U.S., has initiated a series of discussions on the potential for collaboration between the US and India on New and Emerging Technologies: Artificial Intelligence...

India’s Engagement with Human Rights

The Vivekananda International Foundation hosted a discussion on India’s Engagement with Human Rights on 27th January 2022. In 2021, India got elected to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for the second term (2022-24) to strengthen its...

Sri Lanka Integrated Country Strategy

On 27th January 2022, Vivekananda International Foundation organised a discussion on Integrated Country Strategy: From Sri Lanka Diplomatic Missions in India (2021/2023). In the last few months, India-Sri Lanka Relations have seen significant...

Routes of Exchange, Roots of Connectivity-The Archaeology of Ancient India’s Trade Networks by Dr. Marike van Aerde

On 19th January 2022 Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted Dr. Marike van Aerde for a talk on ancient trade connectivity and the integral role played by the Indian Subcontinent in these exchanges. The Director, Dr. Arvind Gupta’s...

Vimarsh on Strategic Developments in the Indo-Pacific

On 17th January, 2021 the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), hosted Ambassador Anil Wadhwa, a retired diplomat and Distinguished Fellow at the VIF, to deliver a talk on the “Strategic Developments in the Indo-Pacific” as a part of its...

VIF-Sichuan University Dialogue

On 13 January 2022, VIF held a virtual interaction with scholars from Sichuan University. The speakers were Amb. Anil Wadhwa (retd), Amb Gautam Mukhopadhaya (retd) and Mr. Pranav Kumar from the Indian side. Prof. Liu Siwei, Prof. Zhang Li, Prof...

Brainstorming Session on Strategic & Economic Outlook for 2022

The Vivekananda International Foundation organized an online brainstorming session on Strategic and Economic Outlook for 2022 on 10 January 2022. It saw participation from Dr. Arvind Gupta, Dr. Anantha Nageswaran, Dr. C Rajamohan, Lt Gen Ravi...

‘Gītā for the Millennia’ by Swami Mitrananda

On 6th January 2022, Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted ‘Gītā for the Millennia’; an online talk series based on Śrīmad Bhagavad Gītā by Swami Mitrananda, Chinmaya Mission. In his introductory remarks during the event, Dr. Arvind...

Talk on "Recent Visit of Foreign Secretary to Myanmar and India-Myanmar Relations"

On 04 January 2022, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a talk on "Recent Visit of Foreign Secretary to Myanmar and India-Myanmar Relations”. Dr Arvind Gupta, Director VIF, gave the introductory remarks followed by Amb...

Release of the Interim Report of the VIF Task Force on ‘India’s Energy Transition in a Carbon-Constrained World: The Role of Nuclear Power’ by Gurumurthy Ji, Chairman, VIF

Shri Gurumurthy Ji, Chairman VIF made a virtual release of the Interim Report of the VIF Task Force on “India’s Energy Transition in a Carbon-Constrained World: The Role of Nuclear Power” at a function hosted by the Vivekananda International...

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