International Conference on

Energy Security Challenges-

Non Traditional Security Planning in India


The Issues, Implications and Imperatives for



 (December 12th and 13th, 2014)

Organised by

CPPR – Centre for Strategic Studies (CSS)

Supported by the

US Consulate Chennai region


Riviera Suites, Kochi, Kerala, India


Schedule of the Conference

Day 1: Friday, 12th December 2013

High tea – 10.45 am

Inaugural Session (11.15 am to 12.45 am)

Welcome and Introductory Remarks: Dr D Dhanuraj , Chairman , CPPR

Inaugural: Mr T.P Sreenivasan, Former Ambassador of India

Remarks by: Ms. Andie DeArment, Cultural Affairs Officer, U.S. Consulate General, Chennai

Key Note Address : Mr Tom Cutler, Director, Cutler International LLC


Book Releases

Title: National Security Management in Federal Structures – Perspectives from India and The United States by Centre for Strategic Studies

Title: India Energy: The Struggle for Power by Raymond E. Vickery, Jr.


Lunch Break 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm

First Thematic Session 2.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Theme: India’s Energy Complexities and Challenges

Moderator: Mr. Hormis Tharakan, Advisor, CPPR



Strategic Dimensions of Energy Security

Dr A.Gopalkrishnan

Former Chairman Indian Atomic Energy Regulatory Board

Ms. Shebonti Dadwal

Fellow, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi


Tea Break: 3.45 to 4.00 pm

Second Thematic Session 4.00 pm – 6.00pm

Theme : The Energy-Environment Conundrum




The Energy-Environment Conundrum: The Indian dimension

Dr Lawrence Prabhakar Williams

Associate Professor of Strategic Studies, Madras Christian College, Chennai

Policy and legal Dimensions of Energy Security- An environment perspective

Dr. Sairam Bhat

Associate Professor of Law, National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore

Energy-Environment Conundrum

Raymond E Vickery, Jr

Senior Director Albright Stonebridge Group LLC And Of Counsel, Hogan Lovells, LLP Washington, D.C.


                                                                             Day 2 ( 13th December, 2014)

Third thematic Session 9.15 am – 11.15 am

Theme: Nuclear Power in India: Issues and Challenges

Moderator: Prof K.C Abraham, Academic Director, CPPR



Strategic and Security Challenges of Nuclear Power in India

Dr Happymon Jacob

Assistant Professor, Diplomacy and Disarmament at School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Supply security of  India’s nuclear energy infrastructure

Mr Nitin Pai

Director, Takshashila Institute, Bengaluru

Nuclear  Energy

A Gate Way Not To Prosperity, But To Disaster

Dr M.P.Parameshwaran

Fellow, Integrated Rural Technology Centre, Palakkad.


Tea Break: 11.00 am to 11.15 am

Fourth Thematic Session 11.15 am- 1.00pm

Theme: India’s Future with Alternate Sources of Energy Generation

Moderator: Dr. D. Dhanuraj, Chairman, CPPR



Sustainable Energy

Dr G.M Pillai

Director General , World Institute of Sustainable Energy (WISE), Pune

Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Policies: Some Rational Thoughts

Dr Harikumar

Energy Management Centre, Trivandrum

Challenges of Energy Security for Rural India

Mr Ashok Das

Founder CEO, SunMoksha, Bangalore

1.00 pm Lunch



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