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ORF FACULTY
Dr. C. Raja Mohan
Head - Strategic
 Studies  &
 Distinguished Fellow
  Amb. H H S
 Viswanathan

Distinguished Fellow
         
Prof. K.V. Kesavan
Distinguished Fellow
  Mr. Manoj Joshi
Distinguished Fellow
         
Dr. Vivek Lall
Distinguished Fellow
  Mr. Ashok Dhar
Distinguished Fellow
         
Dr. Sergey
 Kurginyan

Visiting Distinguished
 Fellow
  Prof. Amitabh Mattoo
Visiting Distinguished
 Fellow
         
Dr. Rajan Gupta
Visiting Distinguished
 Fellow
  Amb. Talmiz Ahmad
Visiting Distinguished
 Fellow
         
Mr. Nandan
 Unnikrishnan

Vice President
  Mr. Wilson John
Vice President
         
Mr. Ashok Malik
AII-ORF Chair
  Ms. Lydia Powell
Head, Centre for
 Resources Management
         
Mr. Rohit Bansal
Visiting Fellow
  Dr. S. Paul Kapur
Visiting Fellow
         
Mr. Manohar
 Thyagaraj

Visiting Fellow
  Dr Harsh V
 Pant

Visiting Fellow
         
Mr. Ravi Joshi
Visiting Fellow
  Mr. Daniel A Porras
Visiting Fellow
         
Ms. Paula Hansaz
Visiting Fellow
  Mr. Srinath Sridharan
Visiting Fellow
         
Mr. Peter Martin
Visiting Fellow
  Dr. Girish
 Chandrakant
 Gujar

Visiting Fellow
         
Mr. Siddharth
 Sivaraman

Visiting Fellow
  Mr. Rajnish Wadehra
Visiting Fellow
         
Mr. Manoj Kumar
Visiting Fellow
  Mr. Constantino Xavier
Visiting Fellow
         
Mr. Tim Steinecke
Visiting Fellow
  Mr. Mahendra
 Kumawat

Distinguished Visitor
         
Mr. Uma Shankar
 Sharma

General Manager
  Ms. Jayshree
 Sengupta

Senior Fellow
         
Prof. Rakesh Basant
Senior Fellow
  Dr. Rajeswari
 Rajagoplan

Senior Fellow
         
Dr. Satish Misra
Senior Fellow
  Dr. Niranjan Sahoo
Senior Fellow
         
Dr. P K Ghosh
Senior Fellow
  Dr. Rumi Aijaz
Senior Fellow
         
Dr. Geethanjali
 Nataraj

Senior Fellow
  Mr. Thomas Elmar
 Schuppe

Senior Fellow
         
Mr. Jochen
 Mistelbacher

Senior Fellow
  Wg Cdr Vishal Nigam
Senior Fellow
         
Dr. Siddharth
 Shanker
 Saxena

Visiting Senior Fellow
  Brig Deepak Sinha (Retd)
Consultant
         
Dr. K. Yhome
Fellow
  Ms. Mahima Kaul
Head, Cyber and
  Media Initiative
         
Dr. Joyeeta
 Bhattacharjee

Fellow
  Dr. Uma
 Purushothaman

Fellow
         
Mr. William Poff-
 Webster

Henry Luce Fellow
  Mr. Rakesh Kumar
 Sinha

Associate Fellow
         
Mr. Ashish Gupta
Associate Fellow
  Mr. Siba Prasada
 Tripathy

Associate Fellow
         
Ms. Rebecca Alison
 George

Associate Fellow
  Mr. Aryaman
 Bhatnagar

Associate Fellow
         
Mr. Abhijit Iyer
 Mitra

Programme Coordinator
  Ms. Nishtha Gautam
Associate Fellow
         
Mr. Prashant Kumar
Associate Fellow
  Mr. Kaustav Dhar
 Chakrabarti

Associate Fellow
         
Ms. Mallika Bhardwaj
Program Coordinator
  Mr. Akhilesh Sati
Program Manager
         
Ms. Tanoubi
 Ngangom

Junior Fellow
  Ms. Kanchi Gupta
Junior Fellow
         
Ms. Sarah Hasan
Junior Fellow
  Ms. Darshana M
 Baruah

Junior Fellow
         
Ms. Rishika Chauhan
Junior Fellow
  Mr. Manish Vaid
Junior Fellow
         
Ms. Anahita Mathai
Junior Fellow
  Mr. Arka Biswas
Junior Fellow
         
Mr. Vinod Kumar
 Tomar

Assistant Manager - C R M
  Mr. Dinesh
 Kumar Madhrey

Assistant Manager
         
Ms. Taruni Kumar
Research Assistant
  Ms. Garima Sahdev
Research Assistant
         
Mr. Sikandar Azam
Research Assistant
  Ms. Richa Sekhani
Research Assistant
         
Ms. Vidisha Mishra
Research Assistant
  Mr. Satish Kumar
 Tezaa

Data Analyst
         
Ms. Sruthi R
Research Intern
  Ms. Kaveri Ashok
Research Intern
         
Ms. Isha Sharma
Research Intern
  Ms. Guruamrit K Khalsa
Research Intern
         
Ms. Vindu Mai Chotani
Research Intern
  Mr. Vivek Jain
Research Intern
         
Mr. Shalabh Upadhyay
Research Intern
  Ms. Himani Pant
Research Intern
         
PUBLICATIONS
Ms. Anshu John
Editor
  Ms. Ritika Passi
Assistant Editor
         
DEVELOPMENT OUTREACH AND COMMUNICATIONS
Mr. Samir Saran
Sr. Fellow &
 Vice President
  Mr. Vidyadharan
 M. P.

Additional Director -
 Communications
         
 
         
Ms. Britta Petersen
Senior Fellow
  Mr. Vivan Sharan
Associate Fellow
         
Ms. Antje Uhlig
Visiting Fellow
  Mr. Manmath Goel
Research Assistant
         
Mr. Vijay Seth
Assistant Manager
 Events
     
         
LIBRARY
Ms. Nisha Verma
Librarian
  Ms. Shubha Gupta
Audio Visual
 Documentation Officer
         
ORF - CHENNAI CHAPTER
Mr. N. Sathiyamoorthy
Director-Chennai Chapter
   
         
ORF - MUMBAI CHAPTER
Mr. Vivek P. Karandikar
Vice President - CRM
  Dr. R. Swaminathan
Visiting Fellow
         
Dr. Leena Chandran
 Wadia

Senior Fellow
  Ms. Radha
 Viswanathan

Fellow and Editor
         
Mr. Gautam Kirtane
Fellow
  Mr. Rammohan
 Shrikant
 Khanapurkar

Fellow
         
Ms. Maansi Parpiani
Fellow
  Ms. Shruti Mahajan
 Deorah

Fellow
         
Ms. Aparna Sivakumar
Fellow
  Mr. Rishi Aggarwal
Fellow
         
Mr. Priyam Gandhi
Fellow
  Ms. Prithvi Hirani
Fellow
         
Mr. Anay Joglekar
Associate Fellow
  Ms. Rachel D’Silva
Associate Fellow
         
Ms. Janki Nirmal
 Pandya

Associate Fellow
  Ms. Payal Tiwari
Associate Fellow
         
Ms. Karishma
 A Makeshwar

Associate Fellow
  Ms. Adithi Muralidhar
Associate Fellow
         
Ms. Shaheeda Kirtane
Associate Fellow
  Mr. Aditya Khandekar
Associate Fellow
         
Mr. Sumedh Madhav
 Kulkarni

Programme Coordinator
  Ms. Priya R
 Jadhav

Research Assistant
         
ORF - KOLKATA CHAPTER
Mr. Rakhahari
 Chatterji

Advisor
  Mr. Krishan Varma
Distinguished Fellow
         
Dr. Biswa Nath
 Bhattacharyay

Distinguished Fellow
  Ms. Anasua Basu
 Ray Chaudhury

Fellow
         
Ms. Sumita Ghosh
Associate Fellow
  Ms. Pratnashree Basu
Junior Fellow
         
Ms. Swagata Saha
Research Assistant
     
 
 
 



  

  

  
 
Events
 

(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Seminar on

"Building 100 New Cities in India"
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
(10:30 AM To 1:30 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

"Assessing Xi Jinping 's Visit"
Friday, 26 September 2014
(10:30 AM To 1:30 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Release Report on

"Nuclear Security in India"
Monday, 29 September 2014
(11:00 AM To 1:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Talk on

"India-Bangladesh Relations"
by Amb. Tariq A Karim.
Tuesday, 30 September 2014
(2:00 PM To 5:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Talk on

"Nuclear Disarmament: Prospects and Challenges"
by Sen. Douglas Roche, Canada
Monday, 6 October 2014
(3:30 PM To 5:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Talk on

"Great War's Continuing Impact"
by Gen V R Raghavan (retd), ex-DGMO, Indian Army
Tuesday, 7 October 2014
(4:00 PM To 6:00 PM)
Venue: Odyssey Book Store, Adayar, Chennai

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Visit

"A delegation from the Counsellors Office of the State Council, PRC"
Tuesday, 14 October 2014
(10:00 AM To 1:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Presentation on

"Pivot to Africa - India's Economic and Security Engagement in Sub-Saharan Africa"
Wednesday, 15 October 2014
(2:30 PM To 4:30 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

The India Conference on

"Cyber Security and Cyber Governance"
16-17 October 2014
(10:00 AM To 6:00 PM)
Venue: The Oberoi Hotel, New Delhi

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Seminar by

"Prof. Hitoshi Tanaka, CHairman, Institute for International Strategy, Tokyo"
Thursday, 16 October 2014
(11:00 AM To 1:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Conference
on

"Kautilya on Self-Protection, Self-Insurance and Sovereignty."
Friday, 17 October 2014
(2:30 PM To 5:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Conference on

"CyFy 2014"
Saturday, 18 October 2014
(11:00 AM To 1:00 PM)
Venue: ORF Delhi, Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Roundtable Discussion on

"Regional Integration in the Indo-Pacific"
Saturday, 18 October 2014
(11:00 AM To 1:30 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Auditorium

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Conference on

"United States Foreign Policy in International Perspective"
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
(10:00 AM To 5:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

ORF-ZEIT Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius (Hamburg)

"4th Asian Forum on Global Governance"
26 October to 4 November 2014
(10:00 AM To 5:00 PM)
Venue: Hyatt Regency, New Delhi

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

ORF-CIS Conference

"Security, Governments and Technology: Exploring Policy and Practice"
Tuesday, 4 November 2014
(11:00 AM To 5:30 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Roundtable Discussion

"Bangladesh"
Wednesday, 12 November 2014
(10:00 AM To 6:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

ORF-PRIO Conference on

"Emerging Challenges in an Urbanizing India: Governance, Security and Climate Change"
Tuesday, 18 November 2013
(9:30 AM To 6:00 PM)
Wednesday, 19 November 2013
(10:00 AM To 5:30 PM)
Venue: India Habitat Centre,New Delhi

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

International Conference on

"Regional Integration in the Indo-Pacific: Prospects and Challenges"
Monday, 24 November 2013
(6:00 PM To 8:00 PM)
Tuesday, 25 November 2013
(10:00 AM To 6:00 PM)
Venue: The Oberoi Hotel, New Delhi

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

ORF-Russkiy Mir Conference
on

"New Problems and Trends in Global Geopolitics"
4-5 December 2014
(10:00 AM To 5:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Conference
on

"Mekong Ganga Dialogue"
5 December 2014
(6:00 PM To 10:00 PM)
Venue: Shangrila, New delhi

6 December 2014
(10:00 AM To 6:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi
7 December 2014
(10:00 AM To 6:00 PM)
Venue: ORF Kolkatta

 




  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 
Energy/Coal/Power
 
The Climate has Not Changed
16 September 2014
Lydia Powell,

Formal and informal conversations over ambitions and commitments to combat climate change are going on in India and other important regions of the world...

 
CIL must change its mindset
16 September 2014
Ashish Gupta,

The Energy Committee which was institutionalised recently under the Former Union Minister of Power Shri Suresh Prabhu was entrusted with the task for advising government on the issues related with the energy sector.

more >>
 
International
The story beyond uranium
05 September 2014
C Raja Mohan

The real story for strong India-Australia relations lies beyond uranium. With one of the world's strongest mining sectors,

 
Taking India-Singapore partnership to newer heights1
03 September 2014
Richa Sekhani

India and Singapore's efforts and strategic planning have brought the bilateral linkages between them to such a juncture,

more >>
National
Widening communal fault lines pose challenge to Modi govt
21 August 2014
Niranjan Sahoo

Compared to an average 100,000 incidents annually in the 1980s and 1990s, India witnessed only 72,126 communal riots in 2013.

 
Modi's ports
20 August 2014
R. Swaminathan

Modi needs a credible domestic strategy to ramp up India's maritime infrastructure.

more >>
 
Japan
Modi's Lexicon
03 September 2014
C. Raja Mohan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's fluent Hindi, through which he engages foreign interlocutors,

 
Why relations with Japan are important
03 September 2014
Manoj Joshi

In terms of technology, Japan is way ahead of us and China in many areas. It may be some time before we can expect Japan to export complete weapons systems,

more >>
 
China
What Modi can learn from Xi
04 September 2014
Manoj Joshi

Modi has been ambivalent about the Lokpal, believing, presumably, that a revitalised administration will make this institution redundant.

 
Making friends with the middle
25 August 2014
C. Raja Mohan and Rory Medcalf

Building a set of flexible Asian coalitions that do not include America or China should become a critical element of India's strategy

more >>