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International Seminar


Changing Scenario in Afghanistan: Implications for South Asia
Schedule 23rd October 2013
Registration: 9:00 AM - 9:25 AM Opening Session: 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM Opening Remarks: Dr. Siddharth Mallavarapu, Associate Professor and Chairperson, Department of International Relations (FSS), South Asian University (SAU), New Delhi. Dr. Dhananjay Tripathi, Assistant Professor and Seminar Coordinator, Department of International Relations (FSS), South Asian University (SAU), New Delhi.


Welcome Address: Prof. G.K. Chadha, President, South Asian University (SAU), New Delhi. Keynote Address: Ambassador Vivek Katju, IFS (Retd), Former Ambassador of India to Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Prof. G.K. Chadha, President, South Asian University, New Delhi.
High Tea: 10:45 am – 11:00 am

Presided by:

Session 1: Analysing the Present Situation of Afghanistan: 11:05 am –1:00 pm Chair: Prof. Rajen Harshe, Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Allahabad, Visiting Professor, Department of International Relations (FSS), South Asian University (SAU), New Delhi. Speakers: Shri Bharat Bhushan, Senior Journalist and Consultant at Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi. ‘Analyzing Recent Political Discourses in Afghanistan and Assessing its Future Implications ’ Dr. Arpita Basu Roy, Senior Fellow, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies (MAKAIAS), Kolkata. ‘Afghanistan Beyond 2014: South Asian Security Concerns’ Dr. Aman Ullah Malik, Associate Professor, Faculty of Legal Studies (FLS), South Asian University (SAU), New Delhi. ‘Pakistan's Afghan Policy: Challenges and Prospective’ Dr. Athar Zafar, Research Fellow, Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), New Delhi. ‘Implications of US Drawdown from Afghanistan on India's Engagements in Central Asia’ Mr. Omar Sadr, Research Scholar, Department of International Relations, South Asian University (SAU), New Delhi. ‘The US Presence in Afghanistan and Regional Stability ’ Lunch: 01:00 pm – 01:30 pm

‘International Military Interventions in Regions: Case Study of Kosovo and Afghanistan’ Valedictory Session: 5:00 pm. Dhananjay Tripathi. Speakers: Mr. IPCS & Visiting Professor. Eva Gross. Director. Faculty of Legal Studies (FLS). ‘Post-2014 Development Scenario in Afghanistan: Role of Regional Players’ Dr. Kabul. ‘Afghanistan 2014: An Analysis on a Regional Solution’ Mr. South Asian University (SAU). Of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to India. Ramesh Dadhich. Sasanka Perera. ‘South Silk Route: Afghanistan as a Regional Gateway ’ Dr. the United Service Institution of India. Hussain Yasa. Singh. Member Secretary. ‘Pakistan’s options in Afghanistan’ Prof. Department of International Relations (FSS). Suba Chandran.5:45 pm Valedictory Address By: Mr. Professor of European Studies. ‘Debunking the Doomsayers: Afghanistan Will Survive’ Dr. New Delhi. Dean and Professor. Former Special Secretary. Jamia Millia Islamia. South Asian University (SAU). Director. South Asian University (SAU). Coordinator. Dean and Professor. Government of India. New Delhi. ‘Parameters of the EU engagement in post-2014 Afghanistan’ Dr. the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS).3:40 pm Session III: Role of Different Actors: 3:45pm – 5:00 pm Chair: Prof. Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR). Cabinet Secretariat. Senior Analyst. New Delhi. Deputy Chief of Mission (Minister Counselor). Yogesh Tyagi. Presided By: Concluding Remarks: Prof. the Munich Process. Supported By: . Ashraf Haidari. M. Delhi. ‘Afghan Elections and its Implications’ Tea: 3:30 pm . Nishchal Nath Pandey. New Delhi. President. School of International Studies. Currently Distinguished Fellow. New Delhi. EU Institute for Strategic Studies (EUISS). Gulshan Sachdeva. Speakers: Dr.K. Paris. Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS). Assistant Professor. Director. IAS (Retd). New Delhi. Rana Banerjee. Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). Prof.Session II: Future Projections: 1:40 pm – 3:30 pm Chair: Lt Gen P. Shafeek Seddiq. New Delhi. Kathmandu. Afghan Justice Organization. Faculty of Social Sciences.