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India and Space in Current Context | Dr. M Annadurai – Keynote Address at 2016 Indo-US Dialogue

Dr. M. Annadurai, Director, ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC), Bangalore delivered the Keynote Address on October 5, 2016 at the India-US Cooperation on Global Security: Dialogue on Strategic Security Threats of the 21st Century at NIAS Bangalore. Dr. Annadurai spoke on Indian space capabilities and the space situational awareness in the current context. 

 



 

 

India-US Cooperation on Global Security: Dialogue on Strategic Security Threats of the 21st Century

The National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore and the National Academies of Sciences, United States held the Indo-US dialogue on Strategic Security Threats of the 21st Century between October 5-7, 2016. The  dialogue was held at the JRD Tata Auditorium, NIAS Bangalore.

Click here for the programe of the Indo-US Dialogue.

 

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Public Lecture: Prof Matthew Bunn on Evolving Opportunities for Cooperation in Nuclear Security

Professor Matthew Bunn

Professor of Practice, Harvard University

delivered a Public Lecture on October 6, 2016 on the topic

Evolving Opportunities for Cooperation in Nuclear Security

 

dsc_8979About the Speaker: Matthew Bunn is a Professor of Practice at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. His research interests include nuclear theft and terrorism; nuclear proliferation and measures to control it; the future of nuclear energy and its fuel cycle; and policies to promote innovation in energy technologies. He has played major role in the formulation of U.S. policies related to the control and disposition of weapons-usable nuclear materials in the United States and the former Soviet Union.

 

Book Discussion: Not War, Not Peace? Motivating Pakistan to Prevent Cross-Border Terrorism

National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore

International Strategic and Security Studies Programme

and

Takshashila Institution, Bangalore

Invite you to a

BOOK DISCUSSION 


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About the Book

not-war-not-peaceThe Mumbai blasts of 1993, the attack on the Indian Parliament in 2001, Mumbai 26/11—cross-border terrorism has continued unabated. What can India do to motivate Pakistan to do more to prevent such attacks? In the nuclear times that we live in, where a military counter-attack could escalate to destruction beyond imagination, overt warfare is clearly not an option.  But since outright peacemaking seems similarly infeasible, what combination of coercive pressure and bargaining could lead to peace?

The authors provide, for the first time, a comprehensive assessment of the violent and non-violent options available to India for compelling Pakistan to take concrete steps towards curbing terrorism originating in its homeland. They draw on extensive interviews with senior Indian and Pakistani officials, in service and retired, to explore the challenges involved in compellence and to show how non-violent coercion combined with clarity on the economic, social, and reputational costs of terrorism can better motivate Pakistan to pacify groups involved in cross-border terrorism. Not War, Not Peace? goes beyond the much discussed theories of nuclear deterrence and counterterrorism strategy to explore a new approach to resolving old conflicts.

About the Authors

George Perkovich is Vice President for Studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He has worked for three decades on nuclear strategy and security issues in South Asia. Perkovich is the author of India’s Nuclear Bomb.

Toby Dalton is Co-Director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where his research focusses on cooperative security initiatives and the management of nuclear challenges in South Asia and East Asia. From 2002 to 2010, Dalton served in a variety of positions at the US Department of Energy.

 

All are cordially invited

Lecture: India and the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG)

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED STUDIES

International Strategic and Security Studies Programme (ISSSP)

 

India and the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG)

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Lecture by

Dr N Ramamoorthy

 

Chairperson

Prof Rajaram Nagappa

 

05 July 2016, Tuesday

NIAS Lecture Hall, 1100 hrs

 

Dr N Ramamoorthy  served as the Director of the Division of Physical and Chemical Sciences at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna, Austria. Earlier he was the Chief Executive (CE), Board of Radiation and Isotope Technology (BRIT) and Associate Director, Isotope Group, BARC, Mumbai. Later he was appointed as Senior Advisor to Director-BARC

Public Lecture: Astropolitics and International Space Governance

National Institute of Advanced Studies

Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bangalore-12

 International Strategic and Security Studies Programme

 

Public Lecture

 

 Astropolitics and International Space Governance:
Issues and Challenges for the Global Space Community and India

 

Speaker

Prof. Eligar Sadeh

 

Chairperson

Dr. Lalitha Sundaresan

 

   Venue, Date & Time

Lecture Hall, NIAS | Monday, May 09, 2016 at 11:30 am

 
About the Speaker:
 
Eligar Sadeh, Ph.D, is an Aerospace Professional and Educator. He currently serves as President of Astroconsulting International, which empowers space, defense, and environmental programs and projects with the critical technology management skills to optimize outcomes, and serves as Chief Editor of the academic journal Astropolitics. Previously, Eligar held professorships in Space and Defense Studies in the Center for Space Studies at the University of Colorado; Eisenhower Center for Space and Defense Studies at the U.S. Air Force Academy; and in the College of Aerospace Sciences, Department of Space Studies at the University of North Dakota. He also worked for Lockheed Martin Space Systems as an Aerospace Systems Engineer on NASA spacecraft, and served as a Research Associate with the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University. Eligar published a number of books and book chapters on space issues, as well as research papers in the academic journals of Space Policy, Astropolitics, and Acta Astronautica. Most recent publications include volumes on Space Strategy for the 21st Century (Routledge, 2012) and Politics of Space (Routledge, 2010), and book chapters and papers covering Spacepower, Regulation of Satellite Remote Sensing, International Space Governance, Satellite Export Controls, and Earth Observation Data Management. Eligar holds Ph.D., Master, and B.S. degrees with subject matter expertise in Technology Management, Program/Project Management, Space Studies, Environmental Studies, International Studies, Science and Technology Studies, Systems Engineering, Engineering Leadership, Bioengineering and Bioastronautics, Remote Sensing, and Astrophysics.
 

All are cordially invited

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Looking East to Act East: Issues and Challenges in India’s Foreign Policy

Department of Southeast and East Asia, University of Calcutta, March 9, 2016

M. Mayilvaganan, Assistant Professor, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore

Prakash Panneerselvam, Post Doctoral Associate, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore

The International Strategic and Security Studies Programme (ISSSP), National Institute of Advanced Studies NIAS) is co-organising a workshop on “Looking East to Act East: Issues and Challenges in India’s Foreign Policy.” The Workshop is being jointly organised by the University of Calcutta, National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies (MAKAIAS), and Observer Research Foundatiion (ORF) Kolkata Chapter, at the Department of Southeast and East Asia, University of Calcutta, March 9, 2016.

Dr. Mayilvaganan will be presenting a paper on the topic “India in Southeast Asia: Assessment of India’s Image and Role – A Case Study of Myanmar and Malaysia.”

Dr. Panneerselvam will be presenting a paper on the topic “Japan’s Interest and Role in Asia.”

ISSSP Reports Release Function

National Institute of Advanced Studies

Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bangalore-12

International Strategic and Security Studies Programme (ISSSP)

Reports Release Function

 

Promise of Small Satellites for National Security
Space, War and Security – A Strategy for India
Identification of Uranium Mill Sites from Open Source Satellite Images
Estimating Uranium Mill Capacity Using Satellite Pictures
on

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 at 4:15 pm, Lecture Hall, NIAS

 

Programme

 

4:00 – 4:15: Coffee/Tea
4:15 – 4:20: Welcome and Introduction of Reports by Prof. Rajaram Nagappa
4:20 – 4:30: Release of ISSSP Reports by Prof. Baldev Raj, Director, NIAS
4:30 – 5:00: ISSSP Reports: A Critique  by Vice Admiral R N Ganesh & Prof. Y S Rajan
5:00 – 5:30: Response by the Authors

 

ALL ARE CORDIALLY INVITED

The Fissile Materials Debate in South Asia

National Institute of Advanced Studies

Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bangalore-12

International Strategic and Security Studies Programme
 

PANEL DISCUSSION

  The Fissile Materials Debate in South Asia
 

Panelists

 
 Prof. R Rajaraman

Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Physics, JNU

&

Dr. L V Krishnan

Former Director, Safety Research and Health Physics Group, DAE
                 

 Chairperson 

Prof. Rajaram Nagappa

Head, International Strategic and Security Studies Programme, NIAS
 
 
Venue, Date & Time

Lecture Hall, NIAS | Monday, February 29, 2016 at 04.15 pm

(Please do join us for Coffee/Tea before the event at 4 pm)

About Speakers:

Dr. L.V. Krishnan is currently Adjunct Faculty at NIAS. He joined the Department of Atomic Energy in 1958 after taking an Honours Degree in Physics from Madras University. Later, he graduated from the Oak Ridge School of Reactor Technology in 1964. He served in the Health Physics Division at Trombay from 1959 until 1973 and then moved to the Kalpakkam Centre to set up a Safety Research Laboratory. At Trombay, he served as Plant Health Physicist for some time. He has participated in safety evaluation of various nuclear installations including power reactors and reprocessing plants. At Kalpakkam, he was Chairman of Safety Evaluation Working Group and retired in 1997 as Director, Safety Research and Health Physics Group. His current interests relates to energy and environment scene in the country. He is a co-author (with C V Sundaram and T S Iyengar) of the book titled ‘Atomic Energy in India – Fifty Years’, and also a book on ‘Elements of Nuclear Power’ with Raja Ramanna.

Professor R. Rajaraman is currently Emeritus Professor of Physics at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi and Co-Chair of the International Panel on Fissile Materials. He received his Ph.D. in 1963 from Cornell University under the supervision of the Nobel laureate Prof. Hans Bethe. He was in the faculty of Cornell University, the University of S. California, and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton before returning to India in 1969. Since then he has been serving in Delhi University, the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and finally, J.N.U. He has also been a long-term visiting scientist at Harvard University, M.I.T., Stanford University, Princeton University and CERN, Geneva.

 

All are cordially invited

Book Discussion: Why India is not a Great Power (Yet)

National Institute of Advanced Studies

Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bengaluru-560012

International Strategic and Security Studies Programme

and

The Takshashila Institution, Bengaluru

Invite you to a

BOOK DISCUSSION

of

Why India is not a Great Power (Yet) authored by Bharat Karnad

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The Book will be discussed by

  • Bharat Karnad, Professor, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi
  • Nitin Pai, Director, The Takshashila Institution
  • S. Chandrashekar, J.R.D. Tata Visiting Professor, National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS)

Date: Friday, 9 October 2015

Time: 4:30 pm
Coffee/Tea will be served at 4:00 pm

Venue: Lecture Hall, NIAS, IISc Campus, Bangalore-12

About the Author: Bharat Karnad is Professor of National Security Studies, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, India. One of the foremost Indian national security strategists, he has been a member of the National Security Advisory Board, the Nuclear Doctrine Drafting Group and Adviser, Defence Expenditure, (10th) Finance Commission, India.

All are cordially invited

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