About

Shivalik Dialogue, jointly organised by the Indian School of Business (ISB) and Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India, is positioned as an annual dialogue on Diplomacy for Development. The Dialogue is positioned to be an annual flagship event (on similar lines as Deccan Dialogue) aimed at promoting multi-stakeholder conversations on economic diplomacy and India’s external engagement. Shivalik Dialogue will aim to help strengthen external economic engagement and cultural ties between states in the Shivalik region and countries across the globe. It will involve key leaders from the Government of India and Governments of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Chandigarh. The Dialogue will also involve leaders from business, the diplomatic community, academia, media and civil society.
 
The Shivalik region falls between the Himalayan ranges and Indo-Gangetic plains in north-western India. The states of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana and the Union Territory of Chandigarh, fall within the north-western part of Shivalik range and will be the focus states of the maiden Shivalik Dialogue.
 
ISB and the Economic Diplomacy and States Division of MEA have previously collaborated to organise two editions of Deccan Dialogue in Hyderabad in 2018 and 2019. Building on the success of this collaboration, the maiden edition of Shivalik Dialogue is being organised at the Mohali campus of ISB.
 
The day-long event will have thematic dialogues featuring thought leaders and practitioners.


DIALOGUE I: Geopolitics, Neighbourhood and Paradiplomacy
DIALOGUE II: Seeding Diplomacy through Agriculture: Learnings from Global Best Practices
DIALOGUE III: Engaging the Overseas Indian Communities
DIALOGUE IV: Cooperative Federalism and Indian Foreign Policy