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Public Sessions

Public Sessions

Public sessions where eminent persons are requested to deliver a lecture or participate in panel discussions are organised by the CEP throughout the year. Many of these public sessions have been convened as a part of The Thimphu Seminars initiative with at least two events taking place each year, once in India and once in Bhutan.

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July 2017:Book Discussion with Ambassador Shivshankar Menon on this latest book titled, “Choices: Inside the Making of India’s Foreign Policy”

On 21 July 2017 at the Jawaharlal Nehru University Convention Centre, New Delhi, Ambassador Shivshankar Menon, former Indian Foreign Secretary, was joined in conversation with Dr. Rudra Chaudhuri, a Senior Lecturer at King's College London to...

November 2016: Panel Discussion on “India & Bhutan: Strengthening a Unique Relationship” in Thimphu, Bhutan

To discuss the special India-Bhutan relations, an engaging panel discussion titled, “India & Bhutan: Strengthening a Unique Relationship” was held on 8 November 2016 in Thimphu where the distinguished panellists were:
From India:
Ambassador Shyam Saran,...

May 2016: Panel Discussion on “India & Bhutan: Strengthening a Unique Relationship” in New Delhi

To discuss the special India-Bhutan relations, an engaging panel discussion titled, “India & Bhutan: Strengthening a Unique Relationship” was held on 17 May 2016 in New Delhi where the distinguished panellists were:

From India
Ambassador Shyam Saran, Chairman, RIS; and...

April 2015: Panel Discussion on “India & Bhutan: Strengthening a Unique Relationship” in New Delhi

To discuss the special India-Bhutan relations, an engaging panel discussion titled, “India & Bhutan: Strengthening a Unique Relationship” was held on 23 April 2015 at the The Oberoi, New Delhi where the distinguished panelists were:
From India
Ambassador Shyam Saran,...

November 2013: Talk on ‘Democracy and Development’ by Dr. Shashi Tharoor in Phuentsholing, Bhutan

Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Minister of State for Human Resource Development, India addressed the Friday Forum at the Royal Institute for Governance and Strategic Studies (RIGSS) in Phuentsholing on 1 November 2013. The Friday Forum is a weekly programme at the Institute where various speakers come...

November 2013: Talk on ‘Democratizing Shangri-La’ by Dr. Sonam Kinga in New Delhi & Kolkata, India

An engaging session entitled ‘Democratizing Shangri-La’, which gave an overview of the transition to Democracy in Bhutan was presented by H.E. Dr Sonam Kinga, Chairperson of the National Council, Parliament of Bhutan, on 6 November 2013 at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Auditorium, New...

September 2013: Talk on ‘Higher Education in the 21st Century’ by Prof. Dinesh Singh in Thimphu, Bhutan

Prof. Dinesh Singh, Vice Chancellor of Delhi University visited the Royal Institute of Management in Thimphu on 24 September 2013 to discuss the role of higher education in the 21st Century. The session explored two fundamental ideas: the importance of education in instilling morality...