India and China in the New Asian Geopolitics: A Conversation with Former Ambassador and Indian National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon


The India China Institute at The New School presents “India and China in the New Asian Geopolitics,” a discussion on the increasingly tense relations between India and China. The talk will be moderated by Manjari Mahajan, Co-Director of India China Institute and Associate Professor at Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs. Mary Watson, Executive Dean, Schools of Public Engagement will make introductory remarks.

Shivshankar Menon’s long career in public service spans diplomacy, national security, atomic energy, disarmament policy, and India’s relations with its neighbors and major global powers. Menon served as national security advisor to the Indian Prime Minister from January 2010 to May 2014.

He currently serves as chairman of the advisory board of the Institute of Chinese Studies in New Delhi. He is also a Visiting Professor at Ashoka University. He is the author of “Choices: Inside the Making of Indian Foreign Policy” published by the Brookings Press and Penguin Random House in 2016. His new book, “India in Asian Geopolitics; The Past, Present” is likely to be out in 2021.

Menon has previously served as foreign secretary of India from October 2006 to August 2009 and as ambassador and high commissioner of India to Israel (1995-1997), Sri Lanka (1997-2000), China (2000-2003) and Pakistan (2003-2006). From 2008 to 2014, he was also a member of India’s Atomic Energy Commission. A career diplomat, he also served in India’s missions to the International Atomic Energy Agency in Geneva and the United Nations in New York.

Thursday, October 22, 2020
9:30am - 10:30am US EDT
7:00pm - 8:00pm New Delhi
9:30pm - 10:30pm Beijing

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