Raisina Dialogue 2020

January 16, 2020

The Raisina Dialogue is a multilateral conference committed to addressing the most challenging issues facing the global community. Every year, global leaders in policy, business, media and civil society are hosted in New Delhi to discuss cooperation on a wide range of pertinent international policy matters. We represented as partners to ORF for the three days.

















The List of speakers were : 


  • Tshering Tobgay

    Former Prime Minister, Bhutan

  • Marise Payne

    Minister for Foreign Affairs, Australia

  • S. Jaishankar

    Minister of External Affairs, India

  • Grace Naledi Pandor

    Minister of Foreign Affairs, South Africa

  • Tomáš Petříček

    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Czech Republic

  • Abdulaziz Khafizovich Kamilov

    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Uzbekistan

  • Kaja Ciglic

    Senior Director, Digital Diplomacy, Microsoft, Slovenia

  • Jeppe Kofod

    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Denmark

  • Daisy Amdany

    CEO, CRAWN Trust, Kenya

  • Smriti Irani

    Minister of Women and Child Development and Textiles, India, India

  • Jeremy Sturchio

    Vice President, Head of Government Relations, Asia Pacific, Visa Inc., United States

  • Lindsey Sheppard

    Fellow, International Security Program, CSIS, United States

  • Annie Norfolk Beadle

    Annie Norfolk Beadle, Policy Analyst, OECD, France

  • Urmas Reinsalu

    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Estonia

  • Patricia Scotland

    Commonwealth Secretary-General

  • Rajiv Kumar

    Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog, India

  • Ila Patnaik

    Professor, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, India

  • Rachel Rizzo

    Adjunct Fellow, CNAS, United States

  • Helen Clark

    Former Prime Minister, New Zealand

  • Abdulla Shahid

    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Maldives

  • Vivek Lall

    Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, Lockheed Martin, United States

  • Giacomo Persi Paoli

    Head, Security and Technology Programme, UNIDIR, Switzerland

  • Manpreet Sethi

    Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Air Power Studies, India

  • Lee Sang Hyun

    Senior Research Fellow, Department of Security Strategy Studies, Sejong Institute, Republic of Korea

  • Dingli Shen

    Professor, Fudan University, China

  • S. Paul Kapur

    Policy Planning Staff - State Department, United States

  • Latha Reddy

    Distinguished Fellow, Observer Research Foundation and Co-Chair, Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace, India

  • Elina Noor

    Fellow, DKY Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, United States

  • Steven Blockmans

    Head, EU Foreign Policy, CEPS, Belgium

  • Amrita Narlikar

    President, German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Germany

  • Amy Searight

    Senior Adviser and Director, Southeast Asia Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), United States

  • Gilles Babinet

    Advisor on Digital Issues, France

  • Dhruva Jaishankar

    Director of the US Initiative at Observer Research Foundation, United States

  • Kwame Owino

    Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Economic Affairs, Kenya

  • Ebtesam Al Ketbi

    President, EPC, United Arab Emirates

  • Nagma M. Mallick

    Additional Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, India

  • Suhasini Haidar

    National Editor and Diplomatic Affairs Editor, The Hindu, India

  • Vance Serchuk

    Executive Director, KKR Global Institute, United Kingdom

  • Richard Verma

    Vice Chairman and Partner, The Asia Group, United States

  • Marina Kaljurand

    Marina Kaljurand, Member of European Parliament, Estonia

  • Ondrej Ditrych

    Director, Institute of International Relations, Czech Republic

  • Ashok Malik

    Policy Advisor, Ministry of External Affairs, India

  • Com. Melissa Ross

    Deputy Chief, Royal New Zealand Navy, New Zealand

  • Oluwatosin Durotoye

    Chief Operating Officer, FilmoRealty, United States

  • Alexander Klimburg

    Director Cyber Policy and Resilience Program & GCSC Initiative - The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, Netherlands

  • Shiv Sahai

    Additional Secretary, National Security Council Secretariat, India

  • Saad Mohseni

    CEO, Moby Group, Australia

  • Anjali Nayyar

    Executive Vice President, Global Health Strategies, India

  • Mohan Kumar

    Chairperson, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), India

  • Anil Sooklal

    Deputy Director-General: Asia and Middle East, South Africa

  • Peter Berkowitz

    Director, State Department Policy Planning Staff, United States

  • Dino Patti Djalal

    Former Ambassador of Indonesia to the United States, Indonesia

  • Ram Madhav

    National General Secretary, Bharatiya Janata Party, India

  • Renata Dessallien

    UN Resident Coordinator in India

  • Claire Perry O’Neill

    President, COP26, United Kingdom

  • Robert Scharfe

    CEO, Luxembourg Stock Exchange, Luxembourg

  • Moutushi Sengupta

    Director, India Office, MacArthur Foundation, India

  • Swapan Dasgupta

    Member of Parliament, India

  • Asle Toje

    Member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Norway

  • Eleni Kounalakis

    Lieutenant Governor of California, United States

  • Sergey Afontsev

    Professor, Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Russia

  • General Claudio Graziano

    Chairman, European Union Military Committee, Italy

  • Shrayana Bhattacharya

    Senior Economist, Social Protection and Jobs, World Bank, India

  • Katja Gloger

    Editor-at-large, Stern Magazine, Germany

  • Manish Tewari

    Member of Parliament, India

  • Swee Kheng Khor

    Senior Fellow, Health Systems and Policy at University of Malaya, Malaysia

  • Winnie Munene

    Head, Integrated Healthcare Services, Merck KGaA, Kenya

  • Sridhar Venkatapuram

    Associate Professor, King's Global Health Institute, King's College London, United Kingdom.

  • Chinny Ogunro

    Director of Health Research, Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa, Nigeria

  • Jane Holl Lute

    President and Chief Executive Officer, SICPA, United States

  • Baijayant Panda

    National Vice President and Spokesperson, Bharatiya Janata Party, India

  • Samir Saran

    President, Observer Research Foundation, India

  • Sunjoy Joshi

    Chairman, Observer Research Foundation, India

  • Harsh Pant

    Director, Studies & Head Strategic Studies Programme, Observer Research Foundation, India

  • Francoise Nicolas

    Director, Center for Asian Studies, IFRI, France

  • Timofei Bordachev

    Programme Director of the Valdai Discussion Club, Russia

  • Ummu Salma Bava

    Chairperson and Jean Monnet Chair, Centre for European Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

  • Chunhao Lou

    Chunhao Lou, Deputy Director, CICIR, China

  • Vladimir Norov

    Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, Uzbekistan

  • Jeff Smith

    Research Fellow, Heritage Foundation, United States

  • Marietje Schaake

    President, Cyberpeace Institute, Netherlands

  • Chitra Subramaniam

    Editorial Adviser, Republic TV, India

  • Jayant Sinha

    Member of Parliament, India

  • N.K. Singh

    Chairman, Finance Commission, India

  • Shamika Ravi

    Director of Research, Brookings Institution, India

  • Stavros Yiannouka

    Chief Executive Officer, World Innovation Summit for Education, Qatar

  • Junaid Ahmad

    Country Director, World Bank, India

  • Benedetta Berti

    Head of Policy Planning, NATO, Italy

  • Paula Kift

    Civil Liberties Engineer, Palantir Technologies, Germany

  • Anna Roy

    Advisor, Industry and Data Management & Analysis, NITI Aayog, India

  • Aditi Kumar

    Executive Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, United States

  • Christine Cipolla

    Regional Director, Operations, Asia, International Committee of the Red Cross, Switzerland

  • Indrani Bagchi

    Diplomatic Editor, The Times of India, India

  • Yalda Hakim

    Journalist, BBC, Australia

  • Amitabh Kant

    CEO, NITI Aayog, India

  • Seyed Sajjadpour

    Head of the Centre for International Research and Education of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Iran

  • Vijay Gokhale

    Foreign Secretary, India

  • Vijavat Isarabhakdi

    Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, Thailand

  • Josep Borrell

    High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy; Vice-President of the European Commission, Spain

  • Venerable Banagala Upatissa Thero

    Chairman, Mahabodhi Society, Sri Lanka

  • Wang Wen

    Executive Dean, Chongyang Institute of Financial Studies, China

  • François Godement

    Senior Advisor for Asia, Institut Montaigne, France

  • Rory Medcalf

    Head, National Security College, Australian National University, Australia

  • Sławomir Dębski

    Director, Polish Institute of International Affairs, Poland

  • Tara Varma

    Director, European Council on Foreign Relations, France

  • Theresa Fallon

    Founder and Director, Center for Russia Europe Asia Studies (CREAS), Ireland

  • Daniela Schwarzer

    Director, German Council on Foreign Relations, Germany

  • Rafiq Dossani

    Director, RAND Center for Asia Pacific Policy, United States

  • Raffaello Pantucci

    Director, International Security Studies, Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, United Kingdom

  • Neelam Deo

    Director and Co-founder, Gateway House, India

  • Hamdullah Mohib

    National Security Adviser, Afghanistan

  • Tobias Feakin

    Ambassador for Cyber Affairs, Australia

  • Jukka Juusti

    Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Finland

  • Md. Shahidul Haque

    Foreign Secretary (Senior Secretary), Bangladesh

  • Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi

    Chairman, Hedayah and Founder and Chairman, World Council for Muslim Communities, UAE

  • Shashi Tharoor

    Member of Parliament, India

  • Dirk Wiese

    Member of the Bundestag, Germany

  • Madina Mwagale Guloba

    Senior Research Fellow, Economic Policy Research Centre, Uganda

  • Robin Niblett CMG

    Director, Chatham House, United Kingdom

  • General Kōji Yamazaki

    Chief of Staff, Joint Staff of the Japan Self-Defense Forces, Japan

  • Admiral Karambir Singh

    Chief of the Naval Staff, India

  • General Bipin Rawat

    Chief of Defence Staff, India

  • Piyush Goyal

    Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, India

  • Anders Fogh Rasmussen

    Former Prime Minister, Denmark

  • Sergey Lavrov

    Foreign Minister, Russia

  • Mohammad Javad Zarif

    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Iran

  • Edgars Rinkēvičs

    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Latvia

  • Stephen Harper

    22nd Prime Minister, Canada

  • Hamid Karzai

    Former President, Afghanistan

  • Carl Bildt

    Former Prime Minister, Sweden

  • Niels Annen

    Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office, Germany

  • Vincent Tarzia

    Speaker of the House of Assembly, Australia

  • Major General (Res.) Amos Gilead

    Executive Director, Institute for Policy and Strategy, IDC Herzilya, Israel

  • C. Raja Mohan

    Director, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, Singapore

  • Marya Shakil

    Political Editor, CNN-News18, India

  • Ahmad Al Sayed

    Minister of State and Chairman of Qatar Free Zone Authority, Qatar

  • Aaditya Thackeray

    Cabinet Minister of Tourism, Environment and Protocol Government of Maharashtra

  • Navdeep Suri

    Director, Centre for New Economic Diplomacy, Observer Research Foundation, India

  • Andreas Richard Schaal

    Director of Global Relations, OECD

  • Lynn Kuok

    Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Security, International Institute for Strategic Studies; Senior Research Fellow, University of Cambridge

  • Solomon Passy

    Bulgarian, Former Minister(2001-2005); Founding President Bulgarian Atlantic Club

  • Manuel Lafont-Rapnouil

    Director, Center for Analysis, Planning, and Strategy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France

  • Anit Mukherjee

    Assistant Professor - S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore and nonresident fellow status at Brookings India

  • Renato Flores

    Director, International Intelligence Unit, Foudaçao Getulio Vargas, Brazil

  • Gen. Luc de Rancourt

    Deputy Director General for International Relations and Strategy, Ministry of Armed Forces, France

  • Kurihara Toshihiko

    Chief Representative in New Delhi, Japan Bank for International Cooperation, Japan

  • Ali Aslan

    TV Presenter, Germany

  • Daya K. Thussu

    Professor of International Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University, India

  • Catherine Bremner

    Director, International Climate & Energy, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, HM Government, United Kingdom

  • Vuk Jeremic

    President, Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Serbia

  • Esther Brimmer

    Executive Director and CEO, NAFSA: Association of International Educators, United States

  • Gareth Bayley

    Prime Minister's Special Representative on Afghanistan and Pakistan, United Kingdom

  • Harj Dhaliwal

    Managing director, Middle East and India, Hyperloop One, India

  • Gaurav Dalmia

    Chairman of Dalmia Group Holdings, India

  • John Lee

    Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute, United States

  • Heribert Dieter

    Director of Policy Research, Asia Global Institute, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

  • Joanna Roper

    UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Special Envoy for Gender Equality, United Kingdom

  • Matthew Pottinger

    Deputy National Security Adviser, United States

  • Rajesh Shah

    Chairman and Managing Diretor, Mukand Ltd, India

  • Sandeep Malhotra

    Executive Vice-President – Products and Innovation, MasterCard, Singapore

  • Silvana Lopez

    Chief Executive Officer, The Blockchain Challenge, Colombia

  • Kabir Taneja

    Fellow, Observer Research Foundation, India

  • Julián Ventura

    Deputy Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Mexico

  • Julie Becker

    Deputy CEO of LuxSE and Founder of Luxembourg Green Exchange

  • Melissa Conley Tyler

    Director of Diplomacy, Asialink, University of Melbourne

  • Peter Szijjarto

    Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Government of Hungary

  • ADM Tony Radakin

    First Sea Lord, United Kingdom

  • David M. Malone

    Rector, United Nations University (UNU)

  • Daniel Feakes

    Chief, BWC Implementation Support Unit

  • Arnab Kumar

    Programme Director, Frontier Technologies – NITI AAYOG, India

  • Arvind Gupta

    Founder Member, iSPIRT

  • Yuji Kato

    COO and CIO, Cool Japan Fund, Japan

  • Rovshan Muradov

    Secretary General, Nizami Ganjavi International Center, Azerbaijan

  • Yamini Aiyar

    President and Chief Executive of the Centre for Policy Research, India

  • Faris Maumoon

    Executive Council Member, Maldives Reform Movement

  • Chris Painter

    Commissioner, Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace, United States

  • Tanvi Madan

    Director, The India Project & Fellow, Foreign Policy, India

  • Erin Watson-Lynn

    Senior Fellow, Perth USAsia Centre, Australia

  • Ana-Maria Paraschiv

    CEO, Ubuntu World, Romania

  • Lesley Margaret Seebeck

    CEO, Cyber Institute, Australian National University

  • Chenchen Chen

    Deputy Director of Research, Institute of China's Economic Reform and Development, Renmin University of China

  • Lea Kaspar

    Executive Director, Global Partners Digital, Croatia

  • Henri Verdier

    Ambassador for Digital Affairs, France

  • Hans-Christian Hagman

    Chief Analyst and Senior Adviser to the State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Sweden

  • Arun Mohan Sukumar

    Author, India

  • Erin Marie Saltman

    Policy Manager, Europe and MENA, Counterterrorism and Countering Violent Extremism, Facebook, United Kingdom

  • Pallavi Raghavan

    Assistant Professor of International Relations, Ashoka University, India

  • Eldor Aripov

    Director of the Institute for Strategic and Regional Studies under the President of Uzbekistan

  • Sandhya Venkateswaran

    Deputy Director, BMGF, India

  • Han Seung-soo

    Former Prime Minister, Government of the Republic of Korea

  • David Kral

    Director of policy planning staff, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

  • Mona Dave

    Senior Program Officer, National Endowment for Democracy, United States

  • Claire Alembik

    Investment Specialist – Asian Development Bank, Private Sector Operations Department, Thailand Office, France

  • Rachel Glennerster

    Chief Economist, Department for International Development, United Kingdom

  • Natasha Jog

    Election Integrity Lead (India, South Asia), Facebook, India

  • Siddarthan Balasubramania

    Senior Adviser- Strategy, ClimateWorks Foundation, United States

  • Veda Poon

    Director, International Finance, United Kingdom

  • Alica Kizeková

    Senior Researcher, Institute of International Relations, Czech Republic

  • Vivan Sharan

    Partner, Koan Advisory Group, India

  • Stephen Smith

    Professor of Law, University of Western Australia, Australia

  • Elizabeth Laruni

    Global Gender Adviser, International Alert, United Kingdom

  • Hans-Thomas Paulsen

    Member of the Executive Board, Körber-Stiftung, Germany

  • Orzala Nemat

    Director - Afghanistan Research & Evaluation Unit, Afghanistan

  • Karthik Nachiappan

    Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, Singapore

  • Daniel Twining

    President, International Republican Institute, United States

  • Rachel Salzman

    Visiting Scholar, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

  • Ritika Passi

    Fellow, Observer Research Foundation, India

  • Werner Fasslabend

    President, Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy, Austria

  • Lt. Gen. Dominique Rakotozafy

    Former Minister of Defense, Republic of Madagascar

  • Vikram Sampath

    Senior Research Fellow, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, India

The List of Delegates were : 

  • Tingting Zhang

    Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China, China

  • Alan Bradley Hicks

    Vice President, Lockheed Martin, United States

  • Muhammad Hasan Mahmud MP

    Information Minister of Bangladesh

  • Veronika Jozwiak

    Analyst, The Polish Institute of International Affairs, Poland

  • Vice Adm. (Retd.) Girish Luthra PVSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC

    Retired Officer, Indian Navy, India

  • Vijay Chauthaiwale

    In-Charge, Foreign Affairs Dept, Bharatiya Janata Party, India

  • Vice Adm. Ajendra Bahadur Singh AVSM, VSM

    Deputy Chief, Headquarters of the Integrated Defence Staff, India

  • Vijay Thakur Singh

    Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India

  • Valeriia Gorbacheva

    GR-Director, National Committee on BRICS Research, Russia

  • Vikas Swarup

    Secretary (West), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India

  • Vikram Doraiswami

    Additional Secretary (BM), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India

  • Yonique Campbell

    Lecturer of Public Policy and Management, University of West Indies, Jamaica

  • Zahra Tohidi

    Research Fellow, Center for Strategic Research, Iran

  • Viktoriia Ivanchenko

    Editor-in-chief, PICREADI, Ukraine

  • Vinita Bakshi

    Founder, Aambra Foundation, India

  • Vrinda Kapoor

    Chief Operating Officer, 3rdiTech, India

  • Yauheni Preiherman

    Founder and Director, Minsk Dialogue Council on International Relations, Belarus

  • Yadira Galvez

    Associate Professor, National University of Mexico, Mexico

  • William L. Blair

    Vice President & Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin India Private Limited, United States

  • Gulshan Rai

    Distinguished Fellow, Observer Research Foundation, India

  • Manohar Velpur, Partner United nations









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