December 19th, 2010 — Bangalore
The Takshashila Roundtable conclave programme aims to create a shared understanding of India’s national interests that can serve as the intellectual bases for public policy. The programme will bring high-quality, cutting-edge discussions on strategic affairs, national security and governance to cities and towns across India, creating a platform for dynamic individuals to connect with each other and to the wider policy-making circles.
The Bangalore Roundtable will have two parts. In the first segment, it will have focussed discussion sessions on emerging policy issues: from geopolitics to geoeconomics, from national security to social capital. Takshashila Fellows will be present to share their research and insights. The second segment moves beyond discussion: participants will brainstorm, develop and commit to their own personal action plans on how they will engage in public affairs in the year ahead.
Mrs Rohini Nilekani will inaugurate the Roundtable. Distinguished Guests include Ambassador Leela Ponappa (former Deputy National Security Advisor), Niranjan Rajadhyaksha (Managing Editor, Mint), Vivek Dehejia (Carleton University) and others. Several Takshashila Fellows and Research Associates will also be present.
Note: For non-members, participation at the event is by invitation only. If you’d like to come, please request an invitation here. As we have only a very small number of seats left, and want to have a healthy diversity of participants, let me apologise in advance if we are unable invite you for this session.