• Foreign Policy Lecture Series: Mr. Pramit Pal Chaudhuri, Foreign Editor, Hindustan Times & Distinguished Fellow, Ananta Aspen Centre, speaking on “Is there A Modi Doctrine? The Origins & Priorities of Narendra Modi's Foreign Policy” at Nagaland University, Nagaland, on 4th May 2018.
  • Foreign Policy Lecture Series: Ambassador Rajendra Abhyankar, Professor of Practice of Diplomacy and Public Affairs, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA, speaking on “Syria: The Tragedy of a Pivotal State and its Implications in the Region and the World” at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala, Punjab on 27th April 2018.
  • Foreign Policy Lecture Series: Ambassador T C A Raghavan, Former High Commissioner of India to Pakistan, with Faculty and Students of Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, delivered lecture on Engagement with Pakistan: History, Opportunities and Challenges” on 26th April 2018
  • Foreign Policy Lecture Series: Ambassador Deepak Bhojwani, Adviser, Latin America & Caribbean, Ananta Centre &  Former Ambassador of India to Colombia, Venezuela and Cuba, speaking on “The Impact of External Intervention on International Relations” at Faculty of International Studies, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, UP, on 18th April 2018.
  • The India US Forum 2018 (From L to R): Kenneth Juster, Ambassador of US to India and C Raja Mohan, Director, Carnegie India
  • The India US Forum 2018 (From L to R): Jamshyd Godrej, Chairman, Ananta Centre; Vijay Gokhale, Foreign Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India and Frederick Kempe, President & CEO, <br>Atlantic Council
  • The India US Forum 2018: Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Government of India delivering Keynote Address
  • The India US Forum 2018 (From L to R): Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog, Government of India and Stephen Biegun, Vice President, International Governmental Affairs, Ford Motor Company
  • The India US Forum 2018 (From L to R): Frank G Wisner, International Affairs Advisor, Squire Patton Boggs and M J Akbar, Minister of State for External Affairs, Government of India
  • Foreign Policy Lecture Series: Ambassador Rudi Warjri, Former Ambassador of India to Colombia, Ecuador and Costa Rica, speaking on “Act East Policy and Implications for Northeast” at Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh on 3rd April, 2018.
  • Foreign Policy Lecture Series: Ambassador Talmiz Ahmad, Former Indian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Oman & UAE on “ Political Islam and Global Jihad: Challenges for Global Security” at Department of Defense & Strategic Studies, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune on 18th January 2018
  • Participants at the Round Table on 'India-West Asia Relations Two Years after the PM Modi’s Engagement: What Next?' organised by Ananta Centre and United Service Institution of India on 12th December 2017 in New Delhi.
  • Foreign Policy Lecture Series - Lt Gen. Arvinder Singh Lamba, Former Vice Chief of Army Staff on “Dynamics of Change in South Asia: Challenges for India’s Foreign Policy” at South Asia Study Centre , University of Rajasthan, 15th November 2017, Jaipur.
  • Participants at the Ananta Godrej Ideas India , 2nd – 5th  November 2017, Agra
  • Participants visited theTaj Mahal at sunrise, Agra 2017
  • Session on ‘Trusteeship of Society’, Agra 2017 with Tarun Das, Founding Trustee Ananta Aspen Centre and Chairman of Institute of Economic Growth; Jamshyd Godrej founding trustee Chairman Ananta Centre & Chairman of the Board Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company Ltd and Bhairavi Jani , Convenor Ananta Godrej Ideas India , Chairperson and Founder - IEF Entrepreneurship Foundation and Executive Director , SCA Group
  • Conversation with Gurcharan Das, Author and Bhairavi Jani , Convenor Ananta Godrej Ideas India , Chairperson and Founder - IEF Entrepreneurship Foundation and Executive Director , SCA Group, Agra 2017
  • Session on ‘Changemakers- Their role in a new India’ between Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman Niti Aayog and Tarun Das, Founding Trustee Ananta Aspen Centre and Chairman of Institute of Economic Growth
  • Foreign Policy Lecture Series – Vice Admiral Pradeep Chauhan (retd.), Director, National Maritime Foundation & Adviser, Ananta Aspen Centre, Speaking on “Driving Foreign Policy: A Viable Pan – Regional Alternative to China’s Maritime Silk Route / Belt – and – Road Initiative” at Sikkim University, 4th October 2017, Gangtok
  • China Symposia: Session on India and China as Rising Powers in the World Order-Influences of History and Culture, 14th September 2017, Kolkata
  • Launch of “Foreign Policy Lecture Series” - Ambassador P S Raghavan, Convener, National Security Advisory Board, speaking on  “India's Foreign Policy in the Twenty First Century:  From Non-Alignment to Multi-Alignment” at Manipal University, 15th September 2017, Karnataka
  • Session on The ‘Trump Doctrine’ for West Asia: Implications for India, 1st September 2017, WWF Auditorium, New Delhi
  • From L – R : General Vijay Kumar Singh (Retd), Minister of State for External Affairs, Government of India, Sushma Swaraj, External Affairs Minister, Government of India, Jamshyd Godrej, Chairman, Ananta Centre & Chairman, Godrej and Boyce Manufacturing Co Ltd at The India - US Forum 2017
  • The Growth Net Summit 2017: From (L to R) Kobus van der Wath, Founder & Group Managing Director The Beijing Axis, Peoples’ Republic of China and Naushad Forbes, Co-Chairman Forbes Marshall and President, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) India
  • The Growth Net Summit 2017: From (L to R) Claude Smadja, Founder and Chairman, Smadja & Smadja, Switzerland; S Jaishankar, Foreign Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India; N K Singh, Former Member of Parliament , Rajya Sabha, &  Chairman FRBM Committee, India and S K Lambah, Chairman, Ananta Aspen Centre and Former Special Envoy of the Prime Minister of India
  • The Growth Net Summit 2017: From (L to R) S. B. Nayar, Chairman and Managing Director, India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited (IIFCL); Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, Government of India and Harshavardhan Neotia, Chairman, Ambuja Neotia Group
  • The Growth Net Summit 2017: From (L to R) Nicholas Stern, IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government, London School Economics and Political Science; the UK; Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Human Resource Development, Government of India and Uday Kotak, Executive Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Kotak Mahindra Bank
  • The Growth Net Summit 2017: From (L to R) Shaktikanta Das, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India; Yasushi Akahoshi, President, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Japan and Tarun Das, Founding Trustee, Ananta Centre and Former Chief Mentor, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
  • The Growth Net Summit 2017: From (L to R) N K Singh, Former Member of Parliament , Rajya Sabha, & Chairman FRBM Committee, India; S Iswaran, Minister of Trade and Industry, Singapore and Arvind Panagariya, Vice-Chairman, NITI Aayog, Government of India
  • Seminar on “Start Up India - The Road Ahead”, 9th March, 2017, New Delhi
  • <b>Ambassador S K Lambah</b>, Chairman, Ananta Aspen Centre and Former Special Envoy of the Prime Minister of India,<br><b>Mr Amar Sinha</b>, Secretary (<i>Economic Relations</i>), MEA &  <b>Dr Ebtesam Al Ketbi</b>, President, Emirates Policy Centre, Abu Dhabi, UAE at the Conference on “Strengthening India's Partnership with the Gulf Countries: Next Steps after the UAE Visit” on 3rd March in New Delhi
  • China Symposia: Session on “Whither China? Politics, Economy, Society and Education,” 29th November, Pune
  • Session on “India-UAE Relations: New Dimensions and Challenges” , 5th December, 2016, New Delhi
  • Ananta Centre meets with Dr. Jonathan Pershing, Special Envoy for Climate Change, US Department of State
  • Round Table on The Kingdom Seeks to Shape the Future: Recent Saudi Political, Military and Economic initiatives, 28th June 2016, New Delhi.
  • US-India Trade: Success Stories and Prospects for Growth, 27th June 2016, New Delhi
  • Our Voice, Our Journey VI-<i>Empowerment through Mentorship: Pledge for Parity</i>, 31st March 2016, Kolkata
  • Hon'ble Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at the 4th Annual Growth Net Summit, 7th April 2016, New Delhi
  • Hon'ble Minister of Industry and Commerce, Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman delivering the inaugural address at the Trade Policy Dialogue
  • Delegates at the Fifth India-US Track II Dialogue on Climate Change and Energy held on 10-12 November 2015  New Delhi
  • From L-R Arthur C Brooks, President, American Enterprise Institute; Sadanand Dhume, Writer and Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute; Gurcharan Das, Indian Author and Commentator at a session on Capitalism and Compassion: ‘Why Morality Matters in a Market Economy’ on 20th November 2014,New Delhi
  • Creating a Second Green Revolution: A Special Address by Former President of Israel, Mr. Shimon Peres
  • Discussion on "On Election Eve: Indians reflect on the state of the nation and the world" with Ms. Indrani Bagchi and Mr. Bruce Stokes
  • The Dalai Lama with TN Ninan, Gautam Thapar and Kiran Pasricha

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