International Conference on The US Presidential Election 2016(cropped)

The one-day International Conference on ‘U.S. Presidential Election 2016’, conceptualised and organised by the CPPR – Centre for Strategic Studies, Kochi in association with Sacred Heart College, Thevara, Kochi, and South India American Studies Network – Kerala Chapter with the support of the U.S. Consulate General. Chennai Region attempted to present an overview of the ongoing U.S. Presidential Election campaign by deliberating on the political parties and candidates in the fray, their policies and issues, and the impact of the positions taken by the Presidential candidates on multiple issues beyond borders.

To this end, it engaged experts on American politics and foreign policy for generating insights to help develop an in-depth understanding of the changes in the election process over the years and the country’s prospective foreign policy overtures.

Speakers at the Conference

Professor (Dr) G Gopakumar, Vice Chancellor, Central University of Kerala, Kasaragod

T P Sreenivasan, Former Ambassador of India

Raymond E Vickery Jr, Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce Trade Development

Dr Father Johnson X Palackappillil CMI, Principal, Sacred Heart College, Thevara, Kochi

Professor K C Abraham, Academic Director, Centre for Public Policy Research

Professor Rajeev SreenivasanMember, National Think Tank on Intellectual Property Rights, Government of India

Dr Josukutty C A, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram

Dr Stanly Johnny, International Affairs Editor, The Hindu, Chennai

Dr Uma Purushothaman, Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations & Politics, Central University of Kerala, Kasaragod

Vinson Palathingal, Executive Director, Indo–American Center, Washington DC


Click here to read the entire Conference Proceedings


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