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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
         
Mr. Pinak R
 Chakravarty

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
  Dr Harsh V
 Pant

Visiting Fellow
         
Mr. Ravi Joshi
Visiting Fellow
  Mr. Daniel A Porras
Visiting Fellow
         
Mr. Krishan Varma
Honorary 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. 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
         
Mr. Vikrom Mathur
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. Sonali Mittra
Associate Fellow
         
Mr. Akhilesh Sati
Program Manager
  Ms. Tanoubi
 Ngangom

Junior Fellow
         
Ms. Kanchi Gupta
Junior Fellow
  Ms. Sarah Hasan
Junior Fellow
 
 
 



  

  

  

 
Events
 

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Talk
on

"The Rise of Populism in Europe"
by Mr Ramon Perez Maura
Wednesday, 25 February 2015
(3:00 PM To 5:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Conference
on

"Defence Technology - US-India Cooperation"
Thursday, 26 February 2015
(3:00 PM To 6:00 PM)
Venue: Shangrila Hotel, New Delhi

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Panel Discussion on
on

"Full Statehood for Delhi"
Friday, 27 February 2015
(10:00 AM To 1:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Roundtable Discussion

"Political Turmoil in West Asia: Perspectives from India and Russia"
2-3 March 2015
(10:00 AM To 5:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Talk
on

"ISIS and Emerging Patterns in West Asia"
by Mr. Kamran Bukhari
Tuesday, 3 March 2015
(2:00 PM To 4:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


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Talk
on

"Europe and the Ukraine Crisis"
by Former PM of Sweden Goran Persson
Wednesday, 4 March 2015
(10:30 AM To 1:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


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Conference

"Space Threats and National Space Strategies"
Thursday, 5 March 2015
(11:30 AM To 1:30 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


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Discussion

"Rajdeep Sardesai Book Discussion at ORF Campus."
Thursday, 12 March 2015
(11:00 AM To 1:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Talk
by

"Japanese Professor Dr Shinnichi Kitaoka, President, International University of Japan"
Tuesday, 17 March 2015
(3:30 PM To 5:30 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Conference
on

"Space Security"
Tuesday, 17 March 2015
(2:00 PM To 5:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi

 


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Conference
on

"Continental Strategy or Maritime Defence"
Tuesday, 24 March 2015
(11:00 AM To 1:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Conference
on

"ORF-MEA West Asia Conference"
Monday, 30 March 2015
(2:00 PM To 5:00 PM)
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
(10:00 AM To 5:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Conference
on

"India-France Experts Policy Dialogue"
Thursday, 2 April 2015
(10:00 AM To 5:00 PM)
Friday, 3 April 2015
(10:00 AM To 5:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Conference
on

"CYFY 2015"
14-16 October 2015
(10:00 AM To 6:00 PM)
Venue: New Delhi

 




  

  

  

  
  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 
Energy/Coal/Power
 
Ramping up Coal Production: Planning Experience
17 February 2015
Saumitra Chaudhuri, (Former Member, Planning Commission)

Transcript of comments made at the round table 'Ramping Up Coal Production: Policy Pathways' organized by the Observer Research Foundation on 18 February 2015 at New Delhi

 
Is the budget the only hope for coal & power sector?
17 February 2015
Ashish Gupta,

The General Budget will be presented in the last week of February, 2015 and the industry is coming out with its wish list and coal & power sector is no exception.

 
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International
Ease of doing business and Arbitration Amendment Bill
09 February 2015
Harinder Deep Singh Bains

India's ranking in the World Bank's ease of doing business index is 134. Ease of doing business has ease of settling commercial disputes at its centre.

 
World War II: Time to mark India's contributions
06 February 2015
C. Raja Mohan

If the world rapidly forgot about the Indian role in the Second World War, independent India did a lot worse. Its political leaders trivialised the war by dismissing it a colonial enterprise.

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National
Modi's cricket diplomacy: Renewing political contact with Pakistan
13 February 2015
C. Raja Mohan

Cricket has always come in handy for India and Pakistan leaders to break political ice at difficult moments.

 
Vote, both negative and positive
12 February 2015
Arushi Gupta

Unlike the BJP, the focus of the AAP's campaign was not on lofty slogans, such as making a Delhi a 'smart city',

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China
Swaraj's Beijing visit creates right atmosphere for Modi's visit
13 February 2015
K.V. Kesavan & Vindu Mai Chotani

After Sushma Swaraj's successful visit to Beijing, which managed to create a certain degree of 'warmth' in China's attitude towards India,

 
Is China practising new form of imperialism in Africa?
10 February 2015
Geethanjali Nataraj and Richa Sekhani

Many see China to be practicing a new form of imperialism in Africa as it imports primary goods from Africa and exports manufacturing goods to Africa,

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Economy
Breaking down hurdles to e-commerce
16 February 2015
Vivan Sharan

As India's online footprint has increased, so has the role of e-commerce. The industry is expected to cross $6 billion in revenues by 2015,

 
Puzzling new GDP data and growing inequality
11 February 2015
Jayshree Sengupta

India's new GDP data speaks of robust growth (6.9%) rather than of policy paralysis and industrial decline in 2013-14.

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