Event will start on 18th February 2019 at New Delhi

About The Programme

As the global power axis shifts from Pacific-Atlantic to Indo-Pacific, India is today
evolving as a major power with an important voice on global issues. At this critical
juncture, young scholars, academics and professionals around the world are keen to
better understand the important features of India’s public and foreign policy.

In response to this strong global interest, India Foundation, in association with the
Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, is announcing the Kautilya Fellows
Programme (KFP) in February 2019. KFP is a unique and comprehensive 10-day
workshop on India’s Foreign Policy and Public Policy. It includes a visit to Kumbh
Mela in Prayagraj which is the largest religious congregation on earth. The curriculum
of KFP is well rounded to cover major thematic issues and strategic bilateral
relationships in India’s foreign policy, understand India’s public institutions and their
role in shaping India’s political economy and society.

This event will bring together as participants, researchers, academicians and
enthusiasts from across India, India’s neighbouring countries and from key partner
nations. These sessions will be addressed by senior practitioners and thought leaders
including officials of the government, national leaders, experienced diplomats,
domain-specialists and ambassadors of several countries. In addition, the KFP will
deploy innovative mechanisms to facilitate in-depth analysis and interaction through
Field Visits, Foreign Policy Labs and Mini-Workshops on selected issues.

Event Info

  • Entry

    By Invitations Only
  • Start Date

    February 18-28, 2019
  • Location

    New Delhi, India
  • Speakers

    Professional and Academic

Event Start

  1615 hrs-1700 hrs

India in G20

Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation, Govt. of India
  1030 hrs to 1130 hrs

India-EU Relations

Harsh Pant, Professor of International Relations, King's College London
Peter Rimmele, Resident Representative India, KAS
  0630 hrs to 2000

Visit to Kumbh Mela 2019 in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh

0630 hrs: Arrival at Prayagraj by Humsafar Express
0700: Transfer to Mela Camps
0800 to 0900: Breakfast
0900 to 1200: Visit to Sangam
1200 to 1300: Interaction with District Administration
1300 to 1400: Lunch
1400 to 1600: Visit around Kumbh Mela
1600 to 1800: Visit to Ulta Kila (sunset)
1800 to 1900: Ganga Aarti
1900 to 2000: Dinner
  1000 hrs to 1100 hrs

Overview of Indian Economy

Shaurya Doval, Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation
Shamika Ravi, Member, Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council, India
  1600 hrs to 1730 hrs

Digital India

Ravi Shankar Prasad*, Union Minister of Law & Justice and Information Technology, Government of India