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REVISITING NEPAL FOREIGN POLICY IN CONTEMPORARY GLOBAL POWER STRUCTURE

  • APRIL 1, 2017
  • HOTEL YAK & YETI, DURBAR MARG
2017-04-01 8:00:00

About Conference

Nepal shares 1700 km open border with India and 1400 km border with China. Napoleon reportedly said that “to know a nation's geography was to know its foreign policy”. Nepal's geographical positioning in between India and China remained as the dominant determinant of Nepal's foreign policy.

In the contemporary era, the global power is shifting to Asia primarily with the rise of India and China and also the remaking of the international order is taking place with the enormous reshuffling in the balance of power. There is the urgent need for Nepal to rightly analyze the changing paradigm shift in the regional and international power structure...

  • Kathmandu HOTEL YAK & YETI, DURBAR MARG
  • April-1, 2017
  • 150+ Seats Register and Confirm your Seat
  • 35+ Speakers

Sessions and Agendas

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UNDERSTANDING CONTEMPORARY INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM AND GLOBAL POWER STRUCTURE

Agenda :
The Remaking Of International Order, De-Globalization & Protectionism, The Global Power Shift To Asia, Reshuffling Of The Global Balance Of Power, The Rise Of Far-Right Parties Around The World,The Rise Of China And India, External Power Presence In Nepal.
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Revisiting Objectives and Guiding Principles of Nepal's Foreign Policy

Agenda :
Principle Of Panchasheel, Adherence To The Principles Of Non-Alignment, Faith In The UN Charter, Relevance Of NAM.
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Scrutinizing Nepal'S Presence In Regional And International Fora.

Agenda :
Analyzing Nepal’S Effective Participation In Regional Organization Like SAARC, BIMSTEC, BBIN, International Organization Like UNO, Multilateral Economic Institutions Like The WTO, IMF, AIIB And The World Bank, Nepal'S Relations Beyond The Immediate Neighbors Or 'Third Neighbor Policy'.
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Managing Geostrategic Rivalry Of Immediate Neighbours: A Pragmatic Foreign Policy Approach For Nepal.

Agenda :
Understanding Geostrategic Rivalry Of India And China In Nepal, Exploring 'Notion Of Sphere Of Influence', Exploring Pragmatic Ways Of Addressing The Genuine Respective Concerns Of Both The Neighbors.
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Discourses In Nepal’S Foreign Policy Realm (Buffer To Bridge, Trilateral Cooperation).

Agenda :
Effectively Interlinking The Internationally Proposed Connectivity Proposal To Nepal, Examine The Discourses From Technical, Security And Economic Dimension.
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Nepal'S Foreign Relations Vis-À-Vis Labor Destination Countries.

Agenda :
Foreign Employment Policy 2012, Ensuring Welfare And Security Of Nepali Migrants, More Than Quarter Of Contribution Of Remittance To Nepal'S Gdp, Utilizing The Remittance In National Development.

Conference Schedule

Time
Session
Speakers
8:00 AM
Registration and Reception
-
8:30 AM
Opening Ceromony
-
9:00 AM
Session 1 :Understanding Contemporary International System and Global Power Structure
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10:30 AM
Session 2 :Revisiting Objectives and Guiding Principles of Nepal's Foreign Policy
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11:15 AM
Break
11:30 AM
Session 3 : Scrutinizing Nepal's Presence in Regional and International Fora
1:00 PM
Lunch
1:45 PM
Session 4 : Managing Geostrategic Rivalry of Immediate Neighbours: A Pragmatic Foreign Policy Approach for Nepal.
3:15 PM
Tea Break
Time
Session
Speakers
03:30 PM
Session 5 :Discourses in Nepal's Foreign Policy Realm(Buffer to Bridge, Trilateral Cooperation)
05 :00 PM
Break
05:20 PM
Session 6 : Nepal's Foreign Relations vis-à-vis Labor Destination Countries
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06:00 PM
Closing Ceremony
06:30 PM
Gala Dinner - Buffet

MEET OUR SPEAKERS

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Hon. Nabindra Raj Joshi-Chair

Minister for Industry, Nepal

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Mr. Shanker Das Bairagi - Chair

Secretary , Ministry of Foreign Affairs Nepal

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Hon. Surendra Pandey

Former Finance Minister

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Hon. Ramesh Nath Pandey

Former Foreign Minister, Nepal

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Hon. Prof. Madhukar SJB Rana

Former Special Advisor MOFA and Former Finance Minister, Nepal

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H.E. Yu Hong

Ambassador of China to Nepal

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Mr. PAUL I. NORTON

Chief of Mission, International Organization for Migration – IOM, Nepal

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Dr. Dattesh Prabhu Parulekar

Director, RMP-International Asst. Professor, Goa University

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Dr. Zhang Jiegen

Associate Professor, Center for South Asian Studies, Fudan University, China

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Prof. Dr. Shambhu Ram Simkhada

Former Permanent Representative of Nepal to United Nations

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Mr. Madhu Raman Acharya

Former Permanent Representative of Nepal to United Nations

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Prof. Dr. Upendra Kumar Koirala

Vice Chancellor, Mid Western University

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Prof. Dr. Yubaraj Sangroula

Executive Director, Kathmandu School of Law and Former Attorney General

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Prof. Dr. Panna Kaji Amatya

Executive Director, Institute of Foreign Affairs, Nepal

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Dr. Umesh Bhattarai

Ex-Brigadier General of Nepal Army

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Dr. Rajan Bhattarai

Former Advisor to the Prime Minister of Nepal on Foreign Policy

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Mr. Rajeshwar Acharya

Former Ambassador of Nepal to China

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Dr. Bishnu Hari Nepal

Former Expert Member Foreign Policy Draft Sub-Committee, Nepal Parliament

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Dr. Dinesh Bhattarai

Former Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations

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Prof. Bhim Udas

Prof. Bhim Udas, Chairman, Forum of former International Professionals of Multilateral Organizations (FIPMO)

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Dr. Khadga K.C

Associate Professor and Coordinator MIRD Tribhuvan University

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Dr. Deepak Prakash Bhatt

Director, Nepal Center for Security Governance (NCSG)

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Dr. Keshav Bashyal

Research Director, Center for Migration and International Relations

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Ms. Lucky Sherpa

Former Member of Constituent Assembly and Parliament of Nepal

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Mr. Geja Sharma Wagle

Chairperson, Nepal Institute for Policy Studies (NIPS)

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Mr. Akhilesh Upadhaya - Moderator

Editor in Chief, The Kathmandu Post

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Mr. Suresh Acharya-Moderator

International Relation, Head Rastriya Prajatantra Party Nepal (RPPN)

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Mr. Gopal Khanal - Moderator

Advisor- Former Prime Minister K.P. Oli

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Mr. Shyam KC- Moderator

Research and Development Director, AIDIA

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Dr. Pankaj Jha

Associate Professor, Jindal School of International Affairs, India

Conference Voice

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Mr. Kul Chandra Gautam

Mr. Kul Chandra Gautam

Former Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations

The imperatives for this Conference are both timely and substantive given that a new world order is emerging with the rise of nationalist leaders driven by populism against the established politica... Read More

Prof. Madhukar SJB Rana

Prof. Madhukar SJB Rana

Former Special Advisor MOFA and Former Finance Minister, Nepal

At a time when uni-polarity is at the threshold of nuclear-confrontation in East Asia; the East China Sea, South China Sea and Indian Oceans also are not beyond detrimental effects of the global im... Read More

Dr. Bishnu Hari Nepal

Dr. Bishnu Hari Nepal

Former Expert Member Foreign Policy Draft Sub-Committee, Nepal Parliament

Timely initiatives to discourse in pertinent issues, which need to be continued in the days to come too.... Read More

Dr. Khadga K.C

Dr. Khadga K.C

Associate Prof. MIRD, T.U

Comprehensive discussion on Revisiting Nepal Foreign Policy in Contemporary Global Power Structure is highly relevant and pertinent discourse in the unfolding national, regional and global context of ... Read More

Mr. Geja Sharma Wagle

Mr. Geja Sharma Wagle

Chairperson,Nepal Institute for Policy Studies (NIPS)

Revisiting thoroughly, redefining as necessary, reorienting with clarity. Let all of us come together to build the highest level of domestic consensus possible and to ensure the promotion of Nepals na... Read More

Mr. Sunil KC

Mr. Sunil KC

CEO, Asian Institute of Diplomacy & International Affairs (AIDIA)

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