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ORF FACULTY
Dr. C. Raja Mohan
Head - Strategic
 Studies  &
 Distinguished Fellow
  Amb. H H S
 Viswanathan

Distinguished Fellow
         
Prof. K.V. Kesavan
Distinguished Fellow
  Mr. Manoj Joshi
Distinguished Fellow
         
Dr. Vivek Lall
Distinguished Fellow
  Mr. Ashok Dhar
Distinguished Fellow
         
Dr. Sergey
 Kurginyan

Visiting Distinguished
 Fellow
  Prof. Amitabh Mattoo
Visiting Distinguished
 Fellow
         
Dr. Rajan Gupta
Visiting Distinguished
 Fellow
  Amb. Talmiz Ahmad
Visiting Distinguished
 Fellow
         
Mr. Nandan
 Unnikrishnan

Vice President
  Mr. Wilson John
Vice President
         
Mr. Ashok Malik
AII-ORF Chair
  Ms. Lydia Powell
Head, Centre for
 Resources Management
         
Mr. Rohit Bansal
Visiting Fellow
  Dr. S. Paul Kapur
Visiting Fellow
         
Mr. Manohar
 Thyagaraj

Visiting Fellow
  Dr Harsh V
 Pant

Visiting Fellow
         
Mr. Ravi Joshi
Visiting Fellow
  Mr. Daniel A Porras
Visiting Fellow
         
Ms. Paula Hansaz
Visiting Fellow
  Mr. Srinath Sridharan
Visiting Fellow
         
Mr. Peter Martin
Visiting Fellow
  Dr. Girish
 Chandrakant
 Gujar

Visiting Fellow
         
Mr. Siddharth
 Sivaraman

Visiting Fellow
  Mr. Rajnish Wadehra
Visiting Fellow
         
Mr. Manoj Kumar
Visiting Fellow
  Mr. Constantino Xavier
Visiting Fellow
         
Mr. Tim Steinecke
Visiting Fellow
  Mr. Mirza Sadaqat
 Huda

Visiting Fellow
         
Mr. Mahendra
 Kumawat

Distinguished Visitor
  Mr. Uma Shankar
 Sharma

General Manager
         
Ms. Jayshree
 Sengupta

Senior Fellow
  Prof. Rakesh Basant
Senior Fellow
         
Dr. Rajeswari
 Rajagoplan

Senior Fellow
  Dr. Satish Misra
Senior Fellow
         
Dr. Niranjan Sahoo
Senior Fellow
  Dr. P K Ghosh
Senior Fellow
         
Dr. Rumi Aijaz
Senior Fellow
  Dr. Geethanjali
 Nataraj

Senior Fellow
         
Mr. Thomas Elmar
 Schuppe

Senior Fellow
  Mr. Jochen
 Mistelbacher

Senior Fellow
         
Wg Cdr Vishal Nigam
Senior Fellow
  Dr. Siddharth
 Shanker
 Saxena

Visiting Senior Fellow
         
Brig Deepak Sinha (Retd)
Consultant
  Dr. K. Yhome
Fellow
         
Ms. Mahima Kaul
Head, Cyber and
  Media Initiative
  Dr. Joyeeta
 Bhattacharjee

Fellow
         
Dr. Uma
 Purushothaman

Fellow
  Mr. William Poff-
 Webster

Henry Luce Fellow
         
Mr. Rakesh Kumar
 Sinha

Associate Fellow
  Mr. Ashish Gupta
Associate Fellow
         
Mr. Siba Prasada
 Tripathy

Associate Fellow
  Ms. Rebecca Alison
 George

Associate Fellow
         
Mr. Aryaman
 Bhatnagar

Associate Fellow
  Mr. Abhijit Iyer
 Mitra

Programme Coordinator
         
Ms. Nishtha Gautam
Associate Fellow
  Mr. Prashant Kumar
Associate Fellow
         
Mr. Kaustav Dhar
 Chakrabarti

Associate Fellow
  Ms. Mallika Bhardwaj
Program Coordinator
         
Mr. Akhilesh Sati
Program Manager
  Ms. Tanoubi
 Ngangom

Junior Fellow
         
Ms. Kanchi Gupta
Junior Fellow
  Ms. Sarah Hasan
Junior Fellow
         
Ms. Darshana M
 Baruah

Junior Fellow
  Ms. Rishika Chauhan
Junior Fellow
         
Mr. Manish Vaid
Junior Fellow
  Ms. Anahita Mathai
Junior Fellow
         
Mr. Arka Biswas
Junior Fellow
  Mr. Vinod Kumar
 Tomar

Assistant Manager - C R M
         
Mr. Dinesh
 Kumar Madhrey

Assistant Manager
  Ms. Taruni Kumar
Research Assistant
         
Ms. Garima Sahdev
Research Assistant
  Mr. Sikandar Azam
Research Assistant
         
Ms. Richa Sekhani
Research Assistant
  Ms. Vidisha Mishra
Research Assistant
         
Mr. Satish Kumar
 Tezaa

Data Analyst
  Ms. Sruthi R
Research Intern
         
Ms. Kaveri Ashok
Research Intern
  Ms. Isha Sharma
Research Intern
         
Ms. Guruamrit K Khalsa
Research Intern
  Ms. Vindu Mai Chotani
Research Intern
         
Mr. Vivek Jain
Research Intern
  Mr. Shalabh Upadhyay
Research Intern
         
Ms. Himani Pant
Research Intern
  Ms. Arushi Gupta
Research Intern
         
Ms. Ittika Takkar
Research Intern
     
         
PUBLICATIONS
Ms. Anshu John
Editor
  Ms. Ritika Passi
Assistant Editor
         
DEVELOPMENT OUTREACH AND COMMUNICATIONS
Mr. Samir Saran
Sr. Fellow &
 Vice President
  Mr. Vidyadharan
 M. P.

Additional Director -
 Communications
         
 
         
Ms. Britta Petersen
Senior Fellow
  Mr. Vivan Sharan
Associate Fellow
         
Ms. Antje Uhlig
Visiting Fellow
  Mr. Manmath Goel
Research Assistant
         
Mr. Vijay Seth
Assistant Manager
 Events
     
         
LIBRARY
Ms. Nisha Verma
Librarian
  Ms. Shubha Gupta
Audio Visual
 Documentation Officer
         
ORF - CHENNAI CHAPTER
Mr. N. Sathiyamoorthy
Director-Chennai Chapter
   
         
ORF - MUMBAI CHAPTER
Mr. Vivek P. Karandikar
Vice President - CRM
  Dr. R. Swaminathan
Visiting Fellow
         
Dr. Leena Chandran
 Wadia

Senior Fellow
  Ms. Radha
 Viswanathan

Fellow and Editor
         
Mr. Gautam Kirtane
Fellow
  Mr. Rammohan
 Shrikant
 Khanapurkar

Fellow
         
Ms. Maansi Parpiani
Fellow
  Ms. Shruti Mahajan
 Deorah

Fellow
         
Ms. Aparna Sivakumar
Fellow
  Mr. Rishi Aggarwal
Fellow
         
Mr. Priyam Gandhi
Fellow
  Ms. Prithvi Hirani
Fellow
         
Mr. Anay Joglekar
Associate Fellow
  Ms. Rachel D’Silva
Associate Fellow
         
Ms. Janki Nirmal
 Pandya

Associate Fellow
  Ms. Payal Tiwari
Associate Fellow
         
Ms. Karishma
 A Makeshwar

Associate Fellow
  Ms. Adithi Muralidhar
Associate Fellow
         
Ms. Shaheeda Kirtane
Associate Fellow
  Mr. Aditya Khandekar
Associate Fellow
         
Mr. Sumedh Madhav
 Kulkarni

Programme Coordinator
  Ms. Priya R
 Jadhav

Research Assistant
         
ORF - KOLKATA CHAPTER
Mr. Rakhahari
 Chatterji

Advisor
  Mr. Krishan Varma
Honorary Visiting Fellow
         
Dr. Biswa Nath
 Bhattacharyay

Distinguished Fellow
  Ms. Anasua Basu
 Ray Chaudhury

Fellow
         
Ms. Sumita Ghosh
Associate Fellow
  Ms. Pratnashree Basu
Junior Fellow
         
Ms. Swagata Saha
Research Assistant
  Mr. Mihir Bhonsale
Research Assistant
         
Ms. Natasha Sharma
Research Intern
  Ms. Garima Sarkar
Research Intern
         
Ms. Priyanka Dey
Research Intern
     
         
 
 
 



  

  

 
Events
 

(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Talk on

"PM Modi's US Visit"
by M Ganapathi, IFS (retd) ex-Secretary (West), MEA, GoI
Saturday, 18 October 2014
(11:00 AM To 1:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Chennai, Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Brainstorming Workshop on

"India's Engagement in the Indo-Pacific: Prospects and Challenges"
Saturday, 18 October 2014
(10:30 AM To 1:30 PM)
Venue: ORF Kolkata, Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Conference on

"United States Foreign Policy in International Perspective"
Monday, 20 October 2014
(10:00 AM To 5:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

ORF-ZEIT Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius (Hamburg)

"4th Asian Forum on Global Governance"
26 October to 4 November 2014
(10:00 AM To 5:00 PM)
Venue: Hyatt Regency, New Delhi

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

ORF-CIS Conference

"Security, Governments and Technology: Exploring Policy and Practice"
Tuesday, 4 November 2014
(11:00 AM To 5:30 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Talk on

"Deepening Global Higher Education Partnerships: The Role of MOOCs"
by Dr Richard Levin, CEO, Courseera
Friday, 7 November 2014
(3:00 PM To 5:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Roundtable Discussion
on

"Bangladesh"
Wednesday, 12 November 2014
(10:00 AM To 6:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Conference

"The Cost of Precision Strike"
Friday, 14 November 2014
(10:00 AM To 12:30 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Roundtable Discussion

"Bangladesh"
Wednesday, 12 November 2014
(10:00 AM To 6:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

ORF-PRIO Conference on

"Emerging Challenges in an Urbanizing India: Governance, Security and Climate Change"
Tuesday, 18 November 2013
(9:30 AM To 6:00 PM)
Wednesday, 19 November 2013
(10:00 AM To 5:30 PM)
Venue: India Habitat Centre,New Delhi

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Interaction with

"The Polish Institute for International Affairs"
Tuesday, 18 November 2013
(11:00 AM To 1:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

International Conference on

"Regional Integration in the Indo-Pacific: Prospects and Challenges"
Monday, 24 November 2013
(6:00 PM To 8:00 PM)
Tuesday, 25 November 2013
(10:00 AM To 6:00 PM)
Venue: The Oberoi Hotel, New Delhi

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

ORF-Russkiy Mir Conference
on

"New Problems and Trends in Global Geopolitics"
4-5 December 2014
(10:00 AM To 5:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Conference
on

"Mekong Ganga Dialogue"
Friday, 5 December 2014
(6:00 PM To 10:00 PM)
Venue: Shangrila, New delhi
Saturday, 6 December 2014
(10:00 AM To 6:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi
Sunday, 7 December 2014
(10:00 AM To 6:00 PM)
Venue: ORF Kolkatta

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Conference

"India-US Strategic Dialogue"
6-8 December 2014
(10:00 AM To 4:00 PM)
Venue: Agra

 




  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 
Energy/Coal/Power
 
Shades of Grey: The Annals of the Indian Coal Industry (part II)
7 Octber 2014
Lydia Powell,

A casual survey of literature on mining labour in the Indian coal industry reveals that it is the result of a complex interplay of factors beginning with caste & class at the local level, colonial interests,

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International
India's climate change strategy: Expanding differentiated responsibility
07 October 2014
Samir Saran and Will Poff-Webster

For Lima and Paris climate change negotiations to succeed in achieving consensus, the issue of equitable response to the climate crisis must be creatively reimagined.

 
Modi and the Middle East: Towards a Link West Policy
07 October 2014
C. Raja Mohan

In the past, India avoided talking to major powers like the US and Europe on the Middle East.

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National
Digital governance: Need for regulating cloud ecosystem
04 October 2014
R. Swaminathan

India will become a digital society. It is also deploying all the right pieces and infrastructure for a digital economy.

 
Modi and Obama's war
01 October 2014
C. Raja Mohan

The real issue is not about double standards on terrorism. Nor is hypocrisy a monopoly of either America or India. The problem is different.

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Japan
Japan and China seeking a limited truce?
09 October 2014
K.V. Kesavan

The forthcoming APEC annual summit, to be held in Beijing in November,

 
Modi's America
24 September 2014
C Raja Mohan

India must improve relations with both Washington and Beijing and not limit ties with one because of the other.

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China
Not so coy
08 October 2014
C. Raja Mohan

What is new is the fact that Delhi under Modi is no longer coy about affirming its position in conjunction with the US.

 
Xi Jinping visit - a wasted opportunity to break new ground
25 September 2014
H.H.S.Viswanathan

The Chinese diplomacy seems to have erred on the side of aggression.

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