Guest lectures about Contemporary India Business and Politics in the Institute of International Relations


Our centre has recently organized four guest lectures about Contemporary India Business and Politics:

1. Dr Siegfried Wolf (Heidelberg University), 28 May, 11.30 - 13.00: India's Engagement in Afghanistan - Towards a More Robust Security Role, room 5, Nowy Świat 67
2. Dr Siegfried Wolf (Heidelberg University), 28 May, 13.15 - 14.45: Afghanistan in South Asia scurity complex: International Dynamics, room 5, Nowy Świat 67
3. Prof. Rajendra K. Jain (Jawaharlal University), 30 May, 11.30 - 13.30: India in International Relations, room 421, Żurawia 4
4. Dr. Rahul Singh (Birla Institute of Management Technology), 31 May, 8.00 - 9.45: Indian Financial Market, room 14, Żurawia 4


Dr. Siegfried O. Wolf

Dr. Siegfried O. Wolf is lecturer in International Relations and Comparative Politics at South Asia Institute (SAI) as well as a former research fellow at the  Institute of Political Science (IPW) -both Heidelberg University- and Centre de Sciences Humaines in New Delhi. He was educated at the IPW and SAI, including his PhD. Additionally he is Director of Research at  the South Asia Democratic Forum (SADF), a Brussels based Think Tank. Before starting his academic career, he worked for various consultancies specialising in political communication, e.g. promoting the interaction and cooperation between academic, political and economic spheres. He is the co-author of 'A Political and Economic Dictionary of South Asia' (Routledge: London, 2006), Co-author of 'State and Foreign Policy in South Asia' (Samskriti: New Delhi, 2010) and Deputy Editor of the 'Heidelberg Papers in South Asian and Comparative Politics' (HPSACP). Furthermore, he has worked as a consultant for the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany.

Prof. Rajendra K Jain

Prof. Rajendra K Jain is Chairperson, Centre for European Studies and Jean Monnet Chair, Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi and Adjunct Principal Research Fellow, Monash European and EU Studies Centre, Monash University, Melbourne. He was formerly President of the European Union Studies Association – Asia Pacific (EUSA-Asia Pacific) (2009-2010). He has been Visiting Humboldt Foundation Professor at Freiburg, Leipzig and Tübingen universities in Germany, the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, Paris (2006, 2008, 2010), and the Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya (2010). He was formerly Humboldt Fellow at the University of Constance and the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London, and Visiting International Fellow, Monash Europe and EU Centre, Melbourne (2009). He has participated in nearly 150 national/international conferences, including 80 conferences in various parts of the world. Prof. Jain is the author/editor of nearly 30 books and has published 90 articles/chapters in books. He has most recently published India and the European Union: Building a Strategic Partnership (editor) (2007). He has also published articles in various journals, including Asia-Pacific Journal of EU Studies, Asia Europe Journal, and Japanese Journal of Political Science.

Dr. Rahul Singh

Dr. Rahul Singh, Associate Professor in Emerging Market and Sustainability, Rahul is engaged in teaching and research in areas of Emerging Market, Sustainability, Financial Inclusion. He has been at Indian Institute of Finance and Devi Ahilya University before Birla Institute of Management Technology. He is visiting professor at Brock University, Canada and FH Joanneum University Austria.
Rahul has several publications in international research journals and has presented papers in various national and international conferences. Rahul has been involved in research, training and consultancy with various corporate, government and non-government organizations including Bank for International Settlement, European Union and USAID. He has contributed to start a new journal founding editor of 'Emerging Market Review'.He is the founding Head of the International Affairs office and coordinator of India Centre for Public Policy. Rahul has served in the Advisory Board and Governing Board of few organizations in India and international organisations and also invited as special Editor to journal and working committee of Geneva Association. He has published in high rated international journals and developed management cases for teaching and discussion. His work with 3 state governments to draft Vision 2022, Developing Market Principles for Micro Insurance in India for IRDA, and present project on Think Tanks and Their contribution in Public Policy mean to contribute significant to system. Rahul is doctorate and Master's in management from Devi Ahilya University, Indore and undergraduate from Allahabad University, India. He is frequent traveller to many countries for the purpose of research, teaching and conferences. He is keen observer of business education and participates in writing on business education.

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