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Mr. M K Narayanan will be inaugurating the International Conference on ‘US Rebalance and Asia Pacific’ organized by CPPR in collaboration with the US Consulate, Chennai on 6, 7 March 2015 at Kochi, Kerala, India.
About Mr. M K Narayanan
Mr. M.K.Narayanan has held several prestigious assignments, during his illustrious career spanning nearly six decades, the most recent one being that of Governor of the State of West Bengal (2010-2014).
Prior to this, Mr. Narayanan was Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of India and National Security Advisor from 2004 – 2010, holding the rank of Minister and functioning from the Prime Minister’s Office in New Delhi. Still earlier, Mr. Narayanan headed the Intelligence Bureau as its Director (1987-1992) and worked with four Prime Ministers.
As Special Advisor and National Security Advisor, Mr. Narayanan’s responsibilities included, advising the Prime Minister and the Cabinet on Foreign and Defence Policies, National Security and all Strategic Aspects, as well as Governance Issues. During this period, Mr. Narayanan led India in Institutionalized Strategic and Security Dialogues with several countries viz, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, China, Russia, Japan and Brazil. He was also the Prime Minister’s Special Representative for the Boundary Talks with China.
Mr. Narayanan has been a regular speaker at International and National Conferences. These include the Munich Security Conference (Germany); the World Policy Conference; and the International Institute of Strategic Studies in the UK and elsewhere. This apart, he has spoken at Stanford and Harvard Universities (in the United States), Melbourne University and the Australia-India Institute (in Australia).
Sessions and Speakers
Mr. Murray Hiebert
Senior Fellow and Deputy Director,
Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asian Studies,
Center for Strategic and International Studies
|Theme I: The Contexts and Geopolitics of the U.S. Rebalance in Asia|
Dr. W. Lawrence S. Prabhakar
Associate Professor, International Relations and Strategic Studies,
Dept of Political Science,
Madras Christian College, Chennai.
Prof. Chintamani Mahapatra
Professor, Centre for Canadian, US & Latin American Studies at the School of International Studies of JNU
Dr. Arvind Kumar
Professor and Head Department of Geopolitics and International Relations Head, Manipal Centre for Asian Studies, Manipal University
|Theme II: Trade and Commerce – A rebalancing tool in Asia Pacific|
Dr. Joe Thomas
Assistant Professor at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences,
Indian Institute of Technology Madras.
Prof. Rajeev Srinivasan
Member, National Think Tank on Intellectual Property Rights,
Government of India, Oct 2014-Present
|Theme III: China’s Strategic Rise: Regional Hegemony or Peaceful Rise|
Dr. G Gopakumar
Vice Chancellor of the Central University of Kerala, Kasaragod
Dr. Rajesh Rajagopalan
Professor, International Politics, Organization and Disarmament, School of International Studies,
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Dr. Jabin T Jacob
Assistant Director and Fellow,
Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS), New Delhi
Dr. Pramod C.R.
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science,
Sree Kerala. Varma College, Thrissur.
|Theme IV : Trans Pacific Partnership|
|Ms. Ingrid Henic
|Dr. Nilanjan Banik|
About the International Conference
The two day Conference on ‘US Rebalance and Asia Pacific’ is been organised in a crucial time given the significant developments brought by President Obama’s visit to India recently. India will need to strategise and plan its actions to stay relevant and strengthen its diplomatic relations in the region. The Conference will deliberate on various aspects of US rebalancing including China’s role in the region. It will witness several renowned scholars and thought leaders from India and abroad discussing the various aspects of the theme.