Second Edition of Journalists’ Workshop: Indo-Pacific Development Cooperation in the changing paradigm of International Relations

ISB, in partnership with the U.S. Consulate General, Hyderabad, is organizing a series of workshops to arrive at a joint vision between India and the U.S. for the Indo-Pacific Region in the Post-Covid-19 World Order. There are multiple nuances and narratives to understand and analyse the Indo-Pacific regional cooperation. Some of the prominent ones are the maritime security, geopolitical strategy, China’s approach, multi-lateral and regional agreements within the Indo-Pacific region, Climate change strategy, disaster management, besides many others. The workshops attempted to cover most of the aspects that impact Indo-Pacific regional cooperation. We had engaged the journalists and the International Relations Scholars to help them think in a structured way on the Indo-Pacific cooperation.

The second edition of the Journalist Workshop was scheduled for October 21 and 25, 2021, on the theme ‘Indo-Pacific Development Cooperation in the Changing Paradigm of International Relations’. As we are experiencing many changes in the diplomatic engagements and foreign policies worldwide, e.g., due to the situation in Afghanistan, AUKUS and many others, it is essential to understand the emerging thought processes for Indo-Pacific development cooperation. In this workshop, we had focused on - Emerging Scenarios in International Relations challenging Indo-Pacific Regional Cooperation, Exploring Rule-Based International Order, Climate Diplomacy and E.U. Strategy for Indo-Pacific cooperation. The speakers engaged for the second workshop were:

 ‘The Emerging Scenarios in International Relations that challenge the Indo-Pacific Regional Cooperation’ by Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM (Retd.), Former Chief of the Naval Staff, Indian Navy & Chairman, National Maritime Foundation (NMF).

‘International Legal Order during Power Transition’ by Dr Rajdeep Pakanati, Associate Professor, Centre for Global Governance and Policy, Jindal School of International Affairs, OP Jindal Global University.

‘The E.U. Strategy for Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific’ by H.E. Mr Ugo Astuto, Ambassador of the European Union to India

‘The run-up to COP 26: Evolving a Climate Diplomacy for the Indo-Pacific’ Dr Anjal Prakash, Research Director Bharti Institute of Public Policy, Indian School of Business.

Dane Robbins Political Officer Political Section of United States Embassy to India spoke about the U.S. Foreign Policy on Indo-Pacific Cooperation in the background of the changing paradigm of International Relations

David Moyer Public Affairs Officer U.S. Consulate General, Hyderabad delivered vote of thanks and Shri DNV Kumar Guru, Director (External Relations), ISB welcomed the Speakers and participating journalists.