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Co-founded by alumni from IIT Delhi, St. Stephen’s College and South Asian University, The Bridge Project is an initiative set up by recent graduates to address the divide between academia and policy-making in the field of International Relations and Indian Foreign Policy. The objective is to ‘bridge the gap’ between academia and policy in International Relations by facilitating a dialogue between scholars and practitioners in the discipline. Spread the word and let's bridge that gap!

EP06 The New Age Diplomacy & Development Series ft. Dr. Erin Watson-Lynn
May 17 2022
EP06 The New Age Diplomacy & Development Series ft. Dr. Erin Watson-Lynn
In this episode, we speak to Dr Erin Watson who is a public affairs specialist with over 14 years of experience in policy, research, and programs. Prior to establishing her own boutique consultancy, Erin worked in senior leadership roles at Australian universities and think tanks where she built a reputation for her public affairs and research. Erin has represented Australia at G20 meetings in seven countries, published reports for the United Nations, and regularly files for the Economist Intelligence Unit. Currently, she is a Board Director of the Council on Australia and Latin America Relations (COALAR) at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade appointed by the Foreign Minister in 2021. Erin regularly appears on the ABC Australia, CNN News18 India, ITV NewsX India, and Sky News Australia. You can follow Erin on Twitter @erinwatsonlynnWe met on the sidelines of the Raisina Dialogue 2022 and this conversation took place right after Erin moderated a fantastic panel on the digital future of the Indo-Pacific and e-governance initiatives of countries. Our wide-ranging conversation covers themes including the upcoming G20 summit & its opportunities of cooperation for India & Australia, India's foreign policy ambitions, Australia's "middle power" diplomacy, her thesis on the role of women’s entrepreneurship among the Indian diaspora in Australia and her unique experiences as a theorist who applies her craft on real-world, practical problems.Shownotes:1. The G20 “diplomacy dividend”, The Interpreter, Lowy Institute, The G20’s existential crisis, The Interpreter, Lowy Institute, 3. Digital futures – financial inclusion in the Asia-Pacific, United Nations, ESCAP,   4. Intersectional Mixed Embeddedness: Women Entrepreneurs in the Indian Diaspora in Australia, Monash University, The panel moderated by Erin at Raisina Dialogue 2022, ORF, Bridge Project (2022), "The New Age Diplomacy & Development Series ft. Dr. Erin Watson-Lynn", 18 May, 2022, URL: Credits:CarlMusic Credits:Inspired by Kevin MacLeodLink: by Kevin MacLeodLink: to us at carl.jaison@thebridgeproject.in with your feedback!Visit our website:
EP05 The New Age Diplomacy & Development Series ft. Sam Freeman (Austrade)
May 9 2022
EP05 The New Age Diplomacy & Development Series ft. Sam Freeman (Austrade)
In this episode, we speak to Sam Freeman, trade & investment commissioner of Austrade, which is the Australian Government’s international trade promotion and investment attraction agency. Currently working out of Bangalore, Sam has extensive work experience in international trade and investment, having lived and worked in India full time since 2014. At Austrade’s Bangalore division, Sam is tasked with promoting The Australia – India Business Exchange program (AIBX), a flagship program to strengthen Australia-India commercial links and provide businesses with confidence and capability to engage across both markets. In this conversation, he talks to us about his professional journey in India, the different experiences working in the major cities here. We discuss the big winners from the recent India Australia Economic Cooperation & Trade Agreement and delve into some interesting case studies in the winery and agri-tech space. As a die-hard cricket fan, who also opens the batting for his workplace teams, it would have been a remiss on our part to not ask him about the cricket culture between the two countries and his take on the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup scheduled to take place Down Under later this year. We bring to you our riveting conversation that gives us a business understanding of how Australia & Australian companies are viewing the Indian markets - both in its urban and rural forms.Attribution:The Bridge Project (2022), "The New Age Diplomacy and Development Series - Ft. Sam Freeman, Trade & Investment Commissioner, Austrade", 05 May, 2022, URL: Research & Host:Carl JaisonMusic Credits:Inspired by Kevin MacLeodLink: by Kevin MacLeodLink: to us at carl.jaison@thebridgeproject.in with your feedback!Visit our website:
EP04 The New Age Diplomacy & Development Series ft. The Hon. Lisa Singh
Apr 28 2022
EP04 The New Age Diplomacy & Development Series ft. The Hon. Lisa Singh
We are delighted to be in conversation with Lisa Singh in this very important episode on the back of the India-Australia Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement or better known as Ind Aus (ECTA).Lisa is a former Australian Senator and was the first woman of South Asian heritage to be elected to the Australian Parliament. She is currently the CEO of the Australia India Institute, a leading research and policy think tank advancing Australia-India relations at the government, business, diaspora and academic levels. In 2014, Lisa was awarded the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman by the President of India for building friendly Australia-India relations, the highest civilian honour for a person of Indian origin. In 2016, representing Australia, she was seconded to the United Nations General Assembly. We begin with a discussion on the trade deal from the point of view of political science theory and explore the challenges & solutions to capacity building within the two states. The second segment discusses the sectors where the Indian & Australian businesses & startups can find synergies, especially with the recent update to an India Economic Strategy to 2035, which was commissioned by the Australia Government back in 2018. The final part of the conversation shifts to the role India and Australia could play in multilateral & bilateral forums to tackle issues such as climate change, poor educational outcomes etc.Attribution:The Bridge Project (2021), "The New Age Diplomacy and Development Series - Ft. The Hon. Lisa Singh, CEO, Australia-India Institute", 29 April, 2022, URL:  Research & Host:Carl Jaison Music Credits:Inspired by Kevin MacLeodLink: by Kevin MacLeodLink: to us at carl.jaison@thebridgeproject.in with your feedback!Visit our website:
EP 03 The New Age Diplomacy and Development Series - ft. Mr. Ajay Singh, IAS
Aug 15 2021
EP 03 The New Age Diplomacy and Development Series - ft. Mr. Ajay Singh, IAS
Podcast on New age diplomacy and development seriesSpeaker : Mr. Ajay Singh- IAS(Rtd.)  Vice Chairman(Chhattisgarh State Planning Commission); Former Chief Secretary, Chhattisgarh.Q1. What is the present situation with respect to COVID cases and management in Chhattisgarh? Also, since March 2020, how has the government and the bureaucracy evolved in terms of managing the pandemic in the state? Q2. With respect to the migrant workers, one of the worst hit groups during the pandemic, a large number headed back home to Chhattisgarh. How has the state worked towards addressing their concerns?Also, ‘Janta ka Faisla’- which is a unique 5 day program held in Raipur, is the first citizen’s jury of migrant workers. As the Vice Chairman of the state Planning Commission how do you see citizen’s participation in policy making in the state in the future? Q3. Recently in the NITI Aayog’s SDG Index Report 2020-2021, Chhattisgarh has been declared the top performing state in India on the Gender Equality parameter. The Planning Commission of Chhattisgarh has also published two important documents- Chhattisgarh SDG Vision Document 2030 and SDG Indicator Framework.In this context, I would like to know from you what are the areas within the domain of SDGs that the State Government and the State Planning Commission are giving priorities to achieve.  Q4. Supplementary question: How are the uncertainties brought by the Corona pandemic posing a challenge to the efforts towards achieving these goals and should the framework need any change to adjust with the present challenges posed by the pandemic? Q5. You have traversed the entire hierarchy of the IAS in the state- from being a probationer, all the way to the Chief Secretary of the State and now you are the Vice Chairman of the state Planning Commission. Down the memory lane could you please share some instances/ experiences that you feel were some of the high moments in your career.     References: Chhattisgarh SDG Vision Document 2030  SDG Indicator Framework
EP01 The New Age Diplomacy and Development Series - Ft. Manoj K. Bharti, Ambassador of India to Indonesia
Aug 1 2021
EP01 The New Age Diplomacy and Development Series - Ft. Manoj K. Bharti, Ambassador of India to Indonesia
In this brand new series on New Age Development & Diplomacy, we speak to stakeholders in government, bureaucracy, academia & development sector on the opportunities & challenges for sub-national diplomacy & development partnerships in the post-COVID world! The first episode features Manoj K. Bharti, currently serving as the Ambassador of India to Indonesia. He is a seasoned diplomat with years of experience cutting across the domains of foreign policy, trade & commerce, technology etc. He assumed charge as the Ambassador of the Republic of India in Indonesia at the start of 2021. He is an officer of 1988 batch of the Indian Foreign Service and Served as Additional Secretary (Administration) & (Economic Diplomacy and States) from 2018-2020. He has also held the position of Special Secretary (Administration). His previous ambassadorial postings include Ukraine, Belarus, Iran, Holland, Nepal, Turkey & Myanmar. Amb. Bharti also served in the Ministry of Commerce, Govt of India, where he handled economic relations and foreign trade issues with Central European countries and prior to this he headed the e-Governance and Information Technology Division of the Ministry from 2008-2011. The podcast deals with themes such as India's development partnership and diplomatic engagements with Indonesia, role of youth, importance of India's national level initiatives in diplomacy, role of city level governments & sister-city relationships and the participation of the private sector in India’s diplomatic efforts.Shownotes:1. Recounting India-Indonesia, Gateway House (2016)2. India-Indonesia Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Arrangement, The Asia Regional Integration Center (ARIC)3. India – Indonesia relations and the Indo-Pacific, Ananta Aspen Centre (2021)4. Burgeoning India-Indonesia Relations: Beyond Historical Nostalgia and Toward Strategic Convergence, The Diplomat (2019)Attribution:The Bridge Project (2021), "The New Age Diplomacy and Development Series - Ft. Manoj K. Bharti, Ambassador of India to Indonesia", 01 August, 2021, URL: & Host:Carl Jaison Music Credits:Inspired by Kevin MacLeodLink: by Kevin MacLeodLink: to us at carl.jaison@thebridgeproject.in with your feedback!Visit our website:
S02 E04 Taking SDGs to the Last Mile: Earth System Governance and Sustainable Development
May 27 2021
S02 E04 Taking SDGs to the Last Mile: Earth System Governance and Sustainable Development
Podcast Series on 'Taking SDGs to the Last Mile' in collaboration with Centre for Climate Studies, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)Episode 4: Earth System Governance and Sustainable DevelopmentIn less than a decade from now in the year 2030, SDGs would near their end. Almost all the countries have adopted this framework and incorporated it in their intervention programs. However, never before has the gulf between the global north and global south been this apparent. An urgent need for co-operation has not materialized yet which involves the transfer of technology, accessibility and most importantly funding. In the 2015 Paris summit, nations came together to achieve a voluntary declaration to cut carbon emissions to keep the rise in temperature within 2 degrees C.  Four of these six years saw the topmost emitter- the United States- out of the agreement. The urgency of the issue has led many experts to question our approach towards viewing environment systems or its more relevant terminology - Earth System Governance. This provides a fresh lease of life to the thinking of environmental issues, a pathway to explore novel solutions and ideas, and more effective governance to cope with the transitions that will take place in the coming decade. This Episode features  Professor Frank Biermann and  Dr. Dhanasree Jayaram. Prof. Frank Biermann is a professor of Global Sustainability Governance at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. Prof. Biermann also chairs the Earth System Governance Project, a global transdisciplinary research network launched in 2009.Dr. Dhanasree Jayaram is an Assistant Professor, Department of Geopolitics and International Relations, and Co-Coordinator, Centre for Climate Studies, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Karnataka, India. Shownotes:1. Earth System Governance: 2. Transforming governance and institutions for global sustainability: key insights from the  Earth System Governance Project. 3. Navigating the anthropocene: the Earth System Governance Project strategy paper. Bridge Project (2021), "Taking SDGs to the Last Mile: Earth System Governance and Sustainable Development", 23 May, 2021, URL: Credits:Dr. Dhanasree , Carl, Mrinmoy and Vignesh.Music Credits:Inspired by Kevin MacLeodLink: by Kevin MacLeodLink: to us at carl.jaison@thebridgeproject.in with your feedback!Visit our website:
S02 E03 Part 2: Health & Heatwaves: How Cities Cope
May 23 2021
S02 E03 Part 2: Health & Heatwaves: How Cities Cope
Podcast Series on 'Taking SDGs to the Last Mile' in collaboration with Centre for Climate Studies, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)Episode 3, Part 2: Health & Heatwaves: How Cities CopeThe sounds of birds chirping early in the morning. Bustling activity & lively chatter on the streets. The cries of children playing at a maidan. And the grim, incessant honking at traffic signals. These evoke memories of a typical Indian city in our minds. But today, these very cities have been silenced by the ravaging pandemic. While the subject of health occupies a large part of our mindspace today, the looming threat of natural disasters such as heat waves deserve closer attention. We crave for a return to normalcy, which is, in other words, hearing those sounds once again that breathes life into our cities. The answer lies in better preparedness, both from a health and disaster response standpoints.This episode features Mr. Abiyant Tiwari who is an Assistant Professor & Program Manager at the Gujarat Institute of Disaster Management. He is trained as a Master of Public Health with a specialization in Environmental Health Sciences from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Mr. Tiwari is also a member of the National Disaster Management Authority of India’s technical experts’ group that develops national guidelines for heatwave adaptation plans. In this episode, he begins by describing the steps taken to improve the healthcare infrastructure in our cities via digital solutions & surveillance apps. In the latter part of the podcast, Mr. Tiwari shares his experiences from working on Ahmedabad’s heatwave action plan, a critical innovation designed to provide early warning updates on those unforgiving temperature rises.Shownotes:1. Ahmedabad Heat Action Plan 2019, C40 Knowledge Hub (quote by Dr. Tejas Shah & other expert interviews)2. ACSyS (Advanced COVID 19 Syndromic Surveillance System), Gujarat Institute of Disaster Management (GIDM)3. Quality of Life in Indian Cities, Handbook of Emerging 21st-Century Cities4. Chapter 3 — Global Warming of 1.5 ºC - IPCC (section on impact of heatwaves on cities)5. Paper: Deadly Heat Stress to Become Commonplace Across South Asia Already at 1.5°C of Global Warming, Geophysical Research LettersAttribution:The Bridge Project (2021), "Taking SDGs to the Last Mile: Health & Heatwaves: How Cities Cope ", 23 May, 2021, URL:  Research Credits:Prarthana Puthran (Voice-over & Research), Carl Jaison (script)Music Credits:Inspired by Kevin MacLeodLink: to us at carl.jaison@thebridgeproject.in with your feedback!
S02 E03 Part 1: Re-Thinking Local Governance
May 14 2021
S02 E03 Part 1: Re-Thinking Local Governance
Podcast Series on 'Taking SDGs to the Last Mile' in collaboration with Centre for Climate Studies, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)Episode 3, Part 1: Re-Thinking Local GovernanceA rich diversity. Varied landscapes. An indomitable human spirit. Most of all, a simple yet complex idea. This is the India we know of. But how is the governance of this remarkably complex country having a population of 1.3 billion people organised? To be sure, India’s governance systems are every bit as sweeping as the country itself. The administrative levels are constituted by the Central government, State govts and local level governance. This third layer of complexity – the local level - consisting of the urban local bodies and municipalities – is the focus of this podcast. This podcast features Dr. Anjali K. Mohan an urban and regional planner by profession with a PhD in urban e-governance from International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore. Dr. Anjali helps us understand & explore the various challenges encountered by city governance & the solutions that can be leveraged to better govern these units. We find out how ICT & digital governance solutions are only as good as your city & local urban administrations. Shownotes:1. Message from Wu Hongbo for the 2016 UN E-Government Survey, UN DESA2. Prime Minister Modi's speech at the Economic Times Global Business Summit 20163. Seminar Series on ‘The ‘Southern Tilt’ in the urban’ 4. Shillong Declaration on E-Governance (2019)Attribution:The Bridge Project (2021), "Taking SDGs to the Last Mile: Re-Thinking Local Governance ", 17 May, 2021, URL: Research Credits:Carl Jaison (Voice-over & Research), Prarthana Puthran (Research)Music Credits:Inspired by Kevin MacLeodLink: to us at carl.jaison@thebridgeproject.in with your feedback!
S02 E02 Taking SDGs to the Last Mile: Global Cities and Global Climate Governance
May 3 2021
S02 E02 Taking SDGs to the Last Mile: Global Cities and Global Climate Governance
Podcast Series on 'Taking SDGs to the Last Mile' in collaboration with Centre for Climate Studies, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)Episode 2Global cities are increasingly becoming a crucial part of global climate governance, more so because of their ability to contribute to the journey of achieving the SDGs. Assessing the role of cities in global climate governance becomes an important study as much as studying the role of states in mitigating climate change.  From an international relations perspective as well, there is a connection between the global and the local levels. It is important to look at transnational municipal networks and their contribution to climate governance such as the C40 and what is it that they do to promote technology-based solutions as well as how do they contribute in forwarding the agendas necessary for cities to mitigate climate change. Climate change and technology interface in global environmental politics makes the study of the role of global cities a holistic one. To discuss on “Global Cities and Global Climate Governance”, we are joined by Dr. Marielle Papin, Postdoctoral Fellow, Political Science department, McGill University and Dr. Ana Carolina Evangelista Maud, Assistant Professor, International Relations Department, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.Attribution:The Bridge Project (2021), "Taking SDGs to the Last Mile: Global Cities and Global Climate Governance ", 04 May, 2021, URL:  Research Credits:Dr. Dhanasree Jayaram (Host), Mrinmoy, Kurnica and Varun (Research)Music Credits:Inspired by Kevin MacLeodLink: to us at carl.jaison@thebridgeproject.in with your feedback!
S02 E01 Taking SDGs to the Last Mile: Action on Cities and Communities in India
Apr 4 2021
S02 E01 Taking SDGs to the Last Mile: Action on Cities and Communities in India
Podcast Series on 'Taking SDGs to the Last Mile' in collaboration with Centre for Climate Studies, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)The Sustainable Development Goals was initiated in 2015 by the Member States at The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. Six years since the SDGs were launched, how have global & local economies adopted these goals? Unfortunately, a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic has pushed back progress on many of the goals by decades. As these goals become more important than ever before, how can economies and governments at all levels accelerate their efforts in reaching these goals?In order to address one of the primary concerns of taking SDGs to those who are most in need, The Bridge Project brings to you a series of podcasts under the theme- ‘Taking SDGs to the Last Mile’. We are delighted to collaborate with the Centre for Climate Studies at the Manipal Academy of Higher Education for this podcast series.Episode 1More than half of the world's population live in cities and by 2030, it is estimated that six out of ten people will be city dwellers. Cities have always been the engines of economic growth fueled by the continuous rural to urban migration. However, the capacity of our cities have touched alarming levels with respect to the demand and availability of resources & space. In this context, sustainability needs utmost attention from all stakeholders of society.To discuss the ‘Action on Cities and Communities’, we are joined by Dr. Arunabha Ghosh, CEO and Founder of Council for Energy, Environment and Water and Melissa Smith, Principal Architect and Urban Planner based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The discussion was moderated by Dr. Dhanasree Jayaram, Assistant Professor and Co-coordinator of the Centre for Climate Studies, Manipal Academy of Higher Education. ShownotesWhat are the Sustainable Development Goals? (2015), UNDP IndiaBackground on the goals (2015), UNDP IndiaAttribution:The Bridge Project (2021), "Taking SDGs to the Last Mile: Action on Cities and Communities in India ", 04 April, 2021, URL: Research Credits:Dr. Dhanasree Jayaram (Host), Mrinmoy and NavyaMusic Credits:Inspired by Kevin MacLeodLink: to us at carl.jaison@thebridgeproject.in with your feedback!
EX 700 Future of US-India Relations: Business, Politics and Diaspora (Ft. Arun Kumar-KPMG, Sanjeev Joshipura and Rajesh Mehta)
Sep 24 2020
EX 700 Future of US-India Relations: Business, Politics and Diaspora (Ft. Arun Kumar-KPMG, Sanjeev Joshipura and Rajesh Mehta)
Today, the U.S is India’s largest trade partner, with close to $150 billion in two-way trade between the democracies. More than two decades ago, it was just $11 billion. Indo-US defence trade, on the other hand, has risen from close to zero in 2008 to $18 billion today with an array of strategic agreements signed & greater convergence of strategic interests realised than during any other point in their otherwise contentious history. Further, U.S investments add up to around $28 billion in India along with the slew of American firms that hire India’s technical workforce. Even Indian firms have invested around $18 billion to go with its much-celebrated IT outsourcing services. On the cultural front, Indian-Americans now make up the largest PIO community anywhere in the world with estimates showing around 4 million live in the U.S at present. Additionally, the diaspora community is also one of the wealthiest sub-groups by income, a testament both to their relative success and the hallowed tenet of the American Dream. Exploring these three pillars – of politics, business and diaspora- this episode seeks to understand the changes and continuities in Indo-US relations over the years, especially with the next U.S Presidential elections just round the corner and what it portends for the relationship between the two countries in the coming years. This makes the India-U.S relationship, certainly, one for the ages.In this episode, we are joined by Arun M Kumar, Chairman and CEO, KPMG India; Sanjeev Joshipura, Executive Director, Indiaspora and Rajesh Mehta, an International Consultant and Columnist. Thanks to Indiaspora & Rajesh Mehta for setting up this conversation with KPMG India.References1. Indian Americans Vote 2020 Voter Survey Results, Joint Report by Indiaspora and AAPI Data, 15 September 20202. Indian Roots, American Soil, A Survey of Indian Industry's Business Footprint in the United States, CII Report, Sixth Edition 20203. Megha Bahree, India Needs 'Regulatory Coherence,' U.S.-India Business Council Says, Forbes India, 10 July 20194. Kashish Parpiani, Understanding India–US trade tensions beyond trade imbalances, ORF, 05 February 20205. Manjeet Kripalani and Michael Mandel, A New World for India and the United States, Gateway House, 30 July 2020Attribution:The Bridge Project (2020), "Future of US-India Relations: Business, Politics and Diaspora" (7.0), 24 Sept, 2020, URL: Research Credits:Carl Jaison (host), Research (Mukul Bhatia and Raunaq Puri)Music Credits:Inspired by Kevin MacLeodLink: to us at thebridgeproject2020@gmail.com with your generous feedback!
EX 502 Afghanistan's Peace Process and India's Role (ft. Amar Sinha & Dr. Avinash Paliwal)
Sep 6 2020
EX 502 Afghanistan's Peace Process and India's Role (ft. Amar Sinha & Dr. Avinash Paliwal)
Afghanistan has been mired in conflict for over 40 years. In February of this year, the signing of the agreement between the US and Taliban marked a milestone in America’s longest war. However, at present, as the US presence in the country is dwindling, Indian foreign policy in Afghanistan stands at a cross-road. Fear of losing in ‘the Great Game’ has led some to suggest opening a dialogue with the Taliban. Others have pointed out that talking to the Taliban will not serve any purpose since the group is closely tied to Pakistan and still maintains its linkages with the terrorist organisations. In this background, it becomes imperative to discuss the emerging scenario in Afghanistan and what the policy options are likely to be for India after the withdrawal of the US troops from the country.In the second episode of The Bridge Project Exclusives on “India's National Security Challenges”, we talk about Afghanistan’s peace process and India’s role. We are extremely privileged to have with us Amar Sinha, a member of the National Security Advisory Board and former Ambassador to Afghanistan and Dr. Avinash Paliwal, who is a Senior Lecturer and the Deputy Director of South Asia Institute at SOAS.In this episode, they discuss the implications of the global war on terror in Afghanistan, the ongoing peace process, Taliban 2.0, India’s policy options, and the role of regional countries.References1. Avinash Paliwal, "India must support its allies in Kabul", The Hindustan Times, 24 February, 20202. Interview, "India must not give Taliban legitimacy until it joins intra-Afghan talks, says former envoy Amar Sinha", The Hindu, 17 May, 20203. Book by Avinash Paliwal, "My Enemy's Enemy: India in Afghanistan from the Soviet Invasion to the US Withdrawal", Harper Collins.4. C. Raja Mohan, "As it ponders talks with Taliban, Delhi should focus on complex geopolitics of the Pashtun lands", The Indian Express, 26 May, 20205. Davood Moradian, "India should play an active role in articulating and promoting a peace process in Afghanistan", The Indian Express, 27 June, 2020Attribution:The Bridge Project (2020), "Afghanistan's Peace Process and India's Role" (5.2), 06 Sept, 2020, URL: Credits:Dr Yatharth Kachiar (Host), Navya Khanna (Host)Music Credits:Inspired by Kevin MacLeodLink: to us at thebridgeproject2020@gmail.com with your generous feedback!
EX 501 China-Pakistan Nexus and its Implications for India (ft. Dr. Ashok K. Behuria and Andrew Small)
Aug 30 2020
EX 501 China-Pakistan Nexus and its Implications for India (ft. Dr. Ashok K. Behuria and Andrew Small)
The China-Pakistan strategic relationship has been one of the most enduring ones in world politics, often times leading to consequences for India’s foreign policy. Take, for example, the numerous cases of China’s repeated attempts to support Pakistan in international forums against India’s interests. Beijing and Islamabad also jointly coordinate their military and defence strategies. Do the recent border clashes between India & China and the continuing cross-border tensions with Pakistan reveal anything about the China-Pakistan factor in India’s strategic calculations?In the first episode of this series, we talk about the China-Pakistan nexus and its implications for India. We are joined by Dr. Ashok K. Behuria, who is a Senior Fellow and Coordinator of the South Asia Centre at Manohar Parrikar Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses and Andrew Small, who is a Senior TransAtlantic Fellow with the Asia program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and a Non-Resident senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations. I’m Prarthana Puthran, and along with Vignesh, Co-Founder of The Bridge Project, we talk to Dr. Ashok K. Behuria and Andrew Small about the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, strategic military coordination, growing nuclear alliance between the two countries and its implications for India.Attribution:The Bridge Project (2020), "China-Pakistan Nexus and its Implications for India" (5.1), 30 Aug 2020, URL: Credits:Vignesh P (Host), Prarthana Puthran (Host) and Prateek Joshi (Research)Music Credits:Inspired by Kevin MacLeodLink: to us at thebridgeproject2020@gmail.com with your generous feedback!
EX 403 Climate Change and Multilateralism (ft. Prof Navroz K Dubash & Dr. Dhanashree Jayaram)
Aug 23 2020
EX 403 Climate Change and Multilateralism (ft. Prof Navroz K Dubash & Dr. Dhanashree Jayaram)
Episode 3: Climate Change & MultilateralismIn the COP 25 Summit, consensus emerged that sustainable economic growth cannot exist without a healthy environment and our encroachment upon the environment, erodes our ability to grow. This is a significant debate in the world of economics which concerns itself with boosting levels of productivity by reducing costs and minimizing wastages. At a time when unilateralism and populism are rising around the globe, the fact that the nations of the world need to and can come together to cope with climate change proves that multilateralism remains a trend of the times.In the third episode of The Bridge Project Exclusives in collaboration with Kubernein Initiative, we talk about Climate Change & Multilateralism. We are joined by Navroz K Dubash, Professor at The Centre for Policy Research (CPR) who works on climate change policy and governance, the political economy of energy and water, and the regulatory state in the developing world and Dr Dhanasree Jayaram, Professor, Department of Geopolitics & Co-Coordinator at the Centre for Climate Studies in Manipal Academy of Higher Education. You can follow them on Twitter @NavrozDubash & @dhanasreejIn this episode we discuss with Prof Dubash & Dr Jayaram about India’s role in the climate debate, need for a multilateral response, climate financing and climate politics.References1. Navroz K. Dubash, "Imagining a different, better future", Hindustan Times, 26 March, 20202. Dhanasree Jayaram, "What the COVID-19 Crisis Means for ‘Security’ and ‘Global Governance’: Lessons from the Climate Crisis", Indrastra, 25 March, 20203. Christiana Figueres, "Climate Change: Why We Need a Multilateral Solution" S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies", United Nations Climate Change, 18 October, 20124. Nitin Sreedhar, "Interview with Prof Dubash: ‘Climate action focus needs to be at the national level’, LiveMint, 04 January, 20205. Arunabha Ghosh, "India needs a plan for extreme weather caused by climate change", Nikkei Asian Review, 27 June, 2020Attribution:The Bridge Project (2020), "Climate Change and Multilateralism", Exclusives in Collaboration with Kubernein Initiative (4.3), 23 Aug 2020, URL: Research Credits:Ambika Vishwanath (Host), Mahima Kaur Bajaj (Host) & Tanya Rana (Research)Music Credits:Inspired by Kevin MacLeodLink: to us at thebridgeproject2020@gmail.com with your generous feedback!