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THE JADAVPUR ASSOCIATION OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (JAIR)

The First ever Association for the scholars and professionals of International Relations in India

THE JADAVPUR ASSOCIATION OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (JAIR)
A NON-PROFIT NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION 
( Registered under Government of West Bengal Societies Registration Act, 1961) 

जादववपुर एसोसिएशन ऑफ इंटरनेशनल रिलेशंस

দি যাদবপুর এসোসিয়েশন অফ ইন্টারন্যাশনাল রিলেশনস 

Recipient of Annual Maintenance and Development Grant sanctioned by INDIAN COUNCIL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE AND RESEARCH (ICSSR), ( ICSSR is an autonomous body under Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India)

JAIR, founded in 2007-08, has emerged as an academic platform for serious international studies with membership across the disciplines and professions, offering special access to the young scholars. JAIR has successfully held International level, national level as well as inter-university level seminars and conferences and has brought out a couple of major publications apart from occasional papers. We have local chapters in a number of Indian States. The Jadavpur Association of International Relations has been launched to commemorate the 6Oth Year of Independence of India. This is the first organization of its kind with All India character. More than a professional association, JAIR is foremost a learned society. The direct advancement of knowledge is at the core of JAIR activities. We endeavour to bring together the whole gamut of social scientists from all fields of inquiry, regions, and occupational endeavors within and outside academe, and to expand awareness and understanding of International developments. A fundamental mission of JAIR is to support the professional workplace and career opportunities of young scholars working in the field of International Relations and Contemporary history.

The Vision Statement:

The Jadavpur Association of International Relations (JAIR) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization established under Societies Registration Act, 1961 of the Government of West Bengal   on 28th February, 2008. The primary objective of the Association was to emerge as an academic platform for serious international studies with membership across the disciplines and professions, offering special access to the young scholars. This is the first organization of its kind with All India character. More than a professional association, JAIR is foremost a learned society. The direct advancement of knowledge is at the core of JAIR activities. We endeavour to bring together the whole gamut of social scientists from all fields of inquiry, regions, and occupational endeavors within and outside academia, and to expand awareness and understanding of International Relations as a subject. A fundamental mission of JAIR is to support the professional workplace and career opportunities of young scholars working in the field of International Relations.

One of the fundamental missions of JAIR was to analyse India’s Foreign Policy in the contemporary years and to develop goodwill amongst the nations of the region of South and Southeast Asia by securing India’s position in the region.  Since 2008 JAIR has emerged as an important organization in the region which has analysed and propagated India’s Foreign Policy both at the International and National Level. JAIR has dealt closely with the important features of India’s Foreign Policy like Look East Policy, BIMSTEC etc.  With the gamut of experts of International Relations within its Executive Body JAIR has closely worked with the External Publicity and Public Diplomacy Division, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies (MAKAIAS), Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) since its inception. With the patronage of the Public Diplomacy Division, MEA, GOI, MAKAIAS, ICSSR, ICCR, Ministry of Culture, JAIR has successfully organised International level, national level as well as inter-university level seminars and has brought out a couple of major publications apart from occasional papers.  Today, we have local chapters in a number of Indian States. JAIR had also organized the First ever Convention on International Relations in the year 2011 on India’s Constructive Engagement in Asia and Africa. Moreover, JAIR have organized a series of programmes with Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi and Eastern and North-eastern Regional Council, Ministry of Culture, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies (MAKAIAS), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and many others.

During the last few years, with its limited resources JAIR had established its close link with the Foreign Missions in India. This includes the American Center, Embassy of Myanmar, Bangladesh, Thailand, Consulates of Myanmar, and Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Japan and others. Representatives from most of these foreign missions have participated in many of the JAIR programmes and activities. A delegation of the Members of the Parliament of South Africa has also attended JAIR program in recent years. Details of important visitors are attached with this letter.

JAIR is playing a very important role to promote India’s Foreign Policy both at the Regional level and at the International level. JAIR’s strong team of International Relations scholars and practitioners are constantly working to popularise International Relations as a subject. We have specially targeted India’s Foreign Policy and involved the practitioners to give shape to the understanding of it. The association has created more understanding of Indian Foreign Policy and Culture within our own country and beyond.

FOCUS AREA OF JAIR

NORTH EAST INDIA AND INDIA'S LOOK EAST POLICY, REGIONAL AND SUB-REGIONAL CO-OPERATION, PEACE, DEVELOPMENT AND SECURITY ISSUES

WORSHOP ON RESEARCH METHODS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

JAIR is going to organise a ten day workshop on Research Methods in International Relations and Related Social Sciences during 5th-17th January, 2018 in collaboration with The School of International Relations and Strategic Studies , Jadavpur University. The estimated Course fee is approximately Rs. 3500/-- . Minimum Qualification: Passed M.A
Interested candidates are requested to intimate us regarding their willingness to participate at: info@jair.net.in 
Selection will be made on first come first served basis.
Total seats: 30
Inerested candidates kindly inform us by 10th September, 2017 at: info@jair.net.in for Registration procedure.

Shri Jawhar Sircar, IAS, Former Secretary, Ministry of Culture releasing the recent issue of JAIR Journal of International Relations

RELEASE OF JAIR JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Professor Gautam Biswas, Director, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG) delivering the Inaugural Address at the Conference on North East in India's Look East: Issues and Opportunities on 28th October, 2014 organised by JAIR in collaboration with IITG, MAKAIAS, ICWA, ICSSR and PD Division, MEA, GOI at IITG, Guwahati, Assam.

DARJEELING CONFERENCE OF JAIR

Felicitation of Professor Amar Singh Rai, Chairman, Darjeeling Municipality at the Darjeeling Conference of JAIR held on 2nd-4th November, 2015

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MIZORAM CONFERENCE: 2013

Ambassador P.S.Raghavan, Special Secretary (Development Partnership Administration), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India  delivering the key-note address at the International Conference on Regionalism, Sub-Regionalism and Connectivity : India’s Foreign Policy in the 21st Century on 19th Augsut, 2013 at Aizawl, Mizoram.

SHILLONG CONFERENCE OF JAIR

Felicitation of Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Hon'ble Minister of State, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India at the Shillong Conference of JAIR in the year 2010 

 

 

Ambassador Pinak Ranjan Chakravarti delivering the Distinguished Lecture Programme on 28th February, 2015 at JAIR

THE JAIR-MAKAIAS-MIZORAM TEAM VISITING ZOAKHATHAR-RHI BORDER(PHOTO TAKEN AT THE MYANMAR SIDE)

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A Documentary on 10 years of JAIR

10th FOUNDATION DAY LECTURE OF JAIR

BY SHRI JAWHAR SIRCAR, IAS, FORMER CEO, PRASAR BHARATI

THEME: Can Soft Power Work For India? 

20TH JULY, 2017 AT 3.00P.M.

K.P.BASU MEMORIAL HALL, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY


Jawhar Sircar (22 March 1952) is a retired Indian civil servant , who has 42 years experience in Administration, who is equally well known as a Researcher, Publisher of articles, Author and a Public Speaker. He last served as CEO, Prasar Bharati from February, 2012 to October 2016. He resigned from the top statutory post of India and despite diffenences, the NDA Government gave him honours and acknowledged his services. He relocated to Kolkata in November, 2016 to take up his long pending Research and Publication work. He is associated with many Cultural & Academic Institutions, where he holds regular Talks or Preside over Events & Meetings. He has been unanimously elected as Chairman of the prestigious Centre for Studies in Social Science, Calcutta (CSSSC). CSSSC is a Premier Research institute that has hosted numerous Foreign and Indian Scholars of the highest order and undertaken path-breaking research & publication in important disciplines of Social Science. He served as Secretary of the Ministry of Culture, Government of India from late 2008 to February 2012, where he reported directly to the Prime Minister for most of his tenure. He resigned to take over his current position, for which he was chosen by an eminent panel led by the Vice President of India and Supreme Court Judge. As Culture Secretary, he initiated long-pending reforms and took up the modernization of museums, archives, and libraries for which he was awarded the British Museum Medal.

As CEO, he supervised India’s public service broadcaster, which is among the largest such networks in the world and cover well over a billion people, through 570 stations of All India Radio (AIR) & Doordarshan (TV). As a large orthodox organization of government servants, it is difficult to modernize, but Sircar has been able to break new grounds and introduce digital technologies and cut down obsolescence. He has received three Awards for this in three years. He has been elected as Vice President of the world's largest Public TV and Radio organization, the Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union, on which 67 nations are represented.

Jawhar Sircar has been a Member of the Governing Councils of Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA),Consortium for Educational Communication,Film & Television Institute of India, and also Trustee/GB Member of IIM, Kolkata,Victoria Memorial Museum, Indian Museum, National Museum, National Library, National School of Drama, IGNCA, the Three National Akademies,etc.Recently he has been nominated in the National Advisory Council of Spic Macay. & also nominated on the National Executive Council of CII. Jawhar Sircar is Vice President of the All India Tennis Association,the President of India's pioneering Children's Little Theatre. Sircar is also a Trustee Member of PSBT (Public Service Broadcasting Trust)

Jawhar Sircar studied at St.Xavier’s School, Presidency College and Calcutta University in Kolkata and at the Universities of Cambridge and Sussex. He has two Master’s Degrees, in ‘Sociology’ and ‘History’. He has carried on research and publications on cultural, historical and anthropological subjects for several years. Sircar is a Life Member of the Asiatic Society, India International Centre, Indian Anthropological Society and several other bodies.

JAIR@10: 2007-2017*

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