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The Jadavpur Association of International Relations (JAIR)

The First Ever Association for the Scholars and Pratitioners of International Relations in India

CALL FOR PAPERS National Conference on “Identity and the Politics of Security, Sovereignty and the Challenges of World Politics”, 2017

MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS-JAIR DISTINGUISHED LECTURE PROGRAMME

The Ministry of External Affairs Distinguished Lecture Programme was delivered by former Ambassador Suresh Goyel on India's Foreign Policy on 9th April 2018 as a part of International Relations Scholastic Conclave supported by JAIR.

IMPORTANT SEMINARS, CONFERENCES , WORKSHOPS ORGANIZED BY JAIR

 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES:

1. 8TH APRIL, 2010-10TH APRIL, 2010 FROM LAND LOCKED TO LAND LINKED: NORTH EAST INDIA IN BIMSTEC NORTH EASTERN HILL UNIVERSITY, SHILLONG PUBLIC DIPLOMACY DIVISION, MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA AND INDIAN COUNCIL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH, NERC, SHILLONG

2. 27-28 JULY, 2012 VISWAKABI, AND INTERNATIONALISM: RABINDRANATH TAGORE IN THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY, KOLKATA MINISTRY OF CULTURE, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

3. 17TH AND 19TH AUGUST, 2012 INDIA & HER NEIGHBOURS: REVISITING RELATIONS WITH NEPAL, BHUTAN, MYANMAR, SRI LANKA, MALDIVES AND BANGLADESH MANIPUR UNIVERSITY, MANIPUR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY DIVISION, MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA, INDIAN COUNCIL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH, NEW DELHI, AND MAKAIAS, KOLKATA

4. 19-20TH AUGUST, 2013 REGIONALISM, SUB-REGIONALISM AND CONNECTIVITY: INDIA'S FOREIGN POLICY IN THE 21ST CENTURY MIZORAM UNIVERSITY, AIZAWAL PUBLIC DIPLOMACY DIVISION, MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA, INDIAN COUNCIL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH, NEW DELHI, AND MAKAIAS, KOLKATA

5. 27 February, 2014-1ST MARCH, 2014 FUTURE OF INDIA MYANMAR ENGAGEMENT: EXISTING IMPEDIMENTS, UNTAPPED OPPORTUNITIES OBSERVER RESEARCH FOUNDATION, KOLKATA MAULANA ABUL KALAM AZAD INSTITUTE OF ASIAN STUDIES( MAKAIAS) AND OBSERVER RESEARCH FOUNDATION (ORF), KOLKATA CHAPTER

INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS:

17TH-18TH AUGUST, 2011 INDIA’S CONSTRUCTIVE ENGAGEMENT IN ASIA AND AFRICA IN THE 21ST CENTURY HOTEL HINDUSTHAN INTERNATIONAL, KOLKATA AND JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY, KOLKATA PUBLIC DIPLOMACY DIVISION, MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA, INDIAN COUNCIL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH, NEW DELHI, MAKAIAS, KOLKATA

 NATIONAL SEMINARS AND CONFERENCES:

26TH JULY, 2008 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS IN THE 21ST CENTURY JIBANANANDA SABHAGRIHA, KOLKATA JAIR

28-29TH MARCH, 2009 THE CHALLENGE OF TERRORISM JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY, KOLKATA MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA. INAUGURATED BY SRI VINOD KUMAR, JOINT SECRETARY, PUBLIC DIPLOMACY, MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

19TH MARCH, 2010 INDIA’S ENERGY SECURITY IN THE 21ST CENTURY JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY PUBLIC DIPLOMACY DIVISION, MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

16TH NOVEMBER, 2009 INDO~US RELATIONS UNDER OBAMA PRESIDENCY AMERICAN CENTER, KOLKATA AMERICAN CENTER, KOLKATA 

11TH MARCH 2012 RE-READING RAM MOHUN ROY: A 21ST CENTURY PERSPECTIVE RAJA RAM MOHUN ROY MEMORIAL MUSEUM, KOLKATA RAJA RAM MOHUN ROY MEMORIAL MUSEUM

 23RD AND 24TH AUGUST, 2013 QUESTIONING IDENTITY: RESPONSE OF THE STATE AND COMMUNITY IN CONTEMPORARY INDIA DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AND SOCIOLOGY, BARRRACKPORE RASTRAGURU SURENDRANATH COLLEGE, WEST BENGAL UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION (UGC) AND DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AND SOCIOLOGY, BARRRACKPORE RASTRAGURU SURENDRANATH COLLEGE

28TH TO 30TH OCTOBER, 2014 , NORTHEAST IN INDIA’S LOOK EAST: ISSUES AND OPPORTUNITIES INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, GUWAHATI PUBLIC DIPLOMACY DIVISION, MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS), ICSSR, NEW DELHI, MAKAIAS, KOLKATA AND INDIAN COUNCIL OF WORLD AFFAIRS, NEW DELHI

2ND TO 4TH NOVEMBER, 2015 INDIA IN THE EMERGING WORLD ORDER; ISSUES AND OPPORTUNITIES ST. JOSEPH’S COLLEGE, DARJEELING, MAULANA ABUL KALAM AZAD INSTITUTE OF ASIAN STUDIES (MAKAIAS) AND ICSSR, NEW DELHI

19TH AND 20TH DECEMBER, 2016 INDIA’S FOREIGN POLICY IN THE 21ST CENTURY, GOVERNANCE AND FOREIGN POLICY IMPERATIVES DEPARTMENT OF CIVICS AND POLITICS, MUMBAI UNIVERSITY INDIAN COUNCIL OF WORLD AFFAIRS (ICWA), OBSERVER RESEARCH FOUNDATION, NEW DELHI, MAKAIAS, KOLKATA

SPECIAL LECTURE PROGRAMME

1. 20TH JULY, 2008 THE LAUNCHING OF THE JADAVPUR ASSOCIATION OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS JIBANANANDA SABHAGRIHA, KOLKATA SRI AMIT DASGUPTA, JOINT SECRETARY, PUBLIC DIPLOMACY DIVISION, MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS, GOVT. OF INDIA.

2. 19TH JANUARY, 2009 MEDIA AS A CAREER JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY, KOLKATA BHABESH DAS, NEWS EDITOR, PRASAR BHARATI, AKASHVANI, KOLKATA AND SRI PRADEEP GOOPTU, RESIDENT EDITOR, BUSINESS STANDARD

3. 13TH SEPTEMBER 2010 MAKING AMERICAN INTEREST GROUPS APPRECIATE INDIA’S CONCERNS & PRIORITIES: A PUBLIC DIPLOMACY EXERCISE ABROAD ON THE DAY JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY, KOLKATA SUPPORTED BY PUBLIC DIPLOMACY DIVISION, MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA AMBASSADOR RONEN SEN, FORMER AMBASSADOR OF INDIA TO USA

4. 23RD AUGUST 2014, INDIA-BANGLADESH RELATIONS: LOOKING TOWARDS THE FUTURE’ OBSERVER RESEARCH FOUNDATION, KOLKATA MAHBUB HASSAN SALEH, DEPUTY HIGH COMMISSIONER OF BANGLADESH

5. 28TH FEBRUARY, 2015 INDIA’S ACT EAST POLICY RAMAKRISHNA MISSION INSTITUTE OF CULTURE, GOLPARK, KOLKATA PINAK RANJAN CHAKRAVARTY, FORMER SECRETARY EAST, MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

6. 21ST MARCH, 2015 REBEL CAMPS IN MYANMAR: WILL THEY IMPEDE INDIA’S LOOK EAST POLICY? OBSERVER RESEARCH FOUNDATION, KOLKATA SHRI RAJIV BHATTACHARYYA, RENOWNED JOURNALIST AND AUTHOR AND DR. LANGPOKLAKPAM SURAJ SINGH, FACULTY AT THE DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE OF D.M. COLLEGE, (IMPHAL, MANIPUR).

7. 18TH APRIL, 2015 NEW LATIN AMERICA: WHAT IT MEANS FOR INDIA? RAMAKRISHNA MISSION INSTITUTE OF CULTURE, GOLPARK, KOLKATA AMBASSADOR R. VISHWANATHAN

8. 9TH JANUARY, 017 BREXIT AND INDIA JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY AMBASSADOR KRISHNAN SRINIVASAN, FORMER FOREIGN SECRETARY, GOVT. OF INDIA AND SYLVIA MISHRA, ORF, NEW DELHI

 WORKSHOPS:

Taking into consideration the demands of the young researchers of International Relations and related social sciences, the association organized a two days workshop on Research Methods in Political Science / International Relations and Related Social Sciences on 10th-11th December 2010 in active collaboration with the Indian Council of Social Science Research (Eastern Regional Center). The workshop received an overwhelming response from young researchers and proposals have come to conduct workshops on similar lines in the near future. 

 The Association organized the Second Worksop for seven days between 8th August, 2016-17th August 2016 on Research Methods in IR and Related Social Sciences supported by ICSSR-ERC. The same kind of courses have been organized during 2015,2016,2017, 2018

 STUDENTS’ SEMINAR AND ACTIVITIES:

The Association in collaboration with The School of International Relations and Strategic Studies organized a Student’s Seminar on Waves of Democracy in South Asia at K.P.Basu Memorial Hall, Jadavpur University on 26th September 2008.

The Jadavpur Association of International Relations (JAIR) organized a student's seminar in collaboration with the School of International Relations and Strategic Studies, Jadavpur University on 26th September 2009 on India's Foreign Policy: Trends and Perspectives at Jadavpur University.

 JAIR has organized a students’ seminar on India’s Emergence: Through Young Eyes in collaboration with the School of International Relations and Strategic Studies, Jadavpur University on 11th April 2011.

 One of the biggest accomplishments of the association in the year 2010 is sending of postgraduates of International Relations to join the IDSA (New Delhi) and the ICWA (New Delhi) as interns.

An inter-college roundtable on Internet, State, and Democracy: Wiki leaks and Beyond was organized in collaboration with the School of Media, Communications and Culture (Jadavpur University) in 11th January 2012. The roundtable was attended by eminent journalists, students and scholars from different colleges of Kolkata and around.

 A students’ seminar on the theme USA’s Role in South Asia in the 21st Century in collaboration with the American Center (Kolkata) was organized by the association in February 2012.

 An online Student’s Journal of the Association was released on 13th July 2013 by Smt. Riva Ganguly Das, Joint Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.

 The Association received the Maintenance and Development grant for the year 2013-14 towards the publication of JAIR Journal of International Relations with an ISSN number (ISSN: 2348-7496). The Association is receiving the grant to date.

 JAIR organized a Students’ seminar on India’s Foreign Policy on 2nd April 2016 in collaboration with The School of International Relations and Strategic Studies, Jadavpur University, Kolkata

 ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS/ BOOK RELEASES

 The association hosted a Round Table  Discussion on the Arab Spring by Ambassador Rajendra Madhukar Abhayankar in collaboration with the Department of International Relations (Jadavpur University) during the year 2012

 JAIR was honored to have Ambassador Muchkund Dubey, Former Foreign Secretary to the Government of India for a discussion on the book India’s Foreign Policy: Coping with the Changing World in November 2012.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS ORGANIZED BY JAIR

 The JAIR in collaboration with The Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India organized an Interaction between South African MP’s and Jadavpur Association of International Relations (JAIR) experts/academics on 12th December 2008 at Oberoi Grand.

 The book The Challenge of Terrorism edited by Radharaman Chakrabarti and Imankalyan Lahiri was formally inaugurated by Sri Vinod Kumar, Joint Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India on 20 July 2009 at Calcutta Press Club. This book can offer a set of action areas for the government as well the is the most comprehensive, research-oriented publication on Terrorism published since 26/11 Mumbai attacks.

 JAIR registered itself as a non-profit organization in the NGO Partnership system launched by the Planning Commission, Government of India.

 The Association organized a lecture programme by Prof Anne Cheng from College de France organized in collaboration with ICSSR, Institute of Chinese Studies New Delhi and H.P Biswas India-China Cultural Study Programme. The programme took place on 12th March 2013 at Jadavpur University, Kolkata.

 The members of the Association were also invited by the Hon’ble Consul General of Bhutan in the year 2013 on the occasion of the celebration of Bhutan Day. The Association has also kept a very close relationship with the Consulates of Foreign Delegations in Kolkata.

 The Association completed its five years and celebrated the same on 28th April 2013 in the Department of International Relations, Jadavpur University.

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