Conference in Heidelberg, June 25-27th 2010: Security in South Asia: a regional perspective...


"Security in South Asia: a regional perspective. Implications for International Relations Theory” was held between 25th and 27th of June 2010 in Heidelberg. See the program attached.

Security in South Asia: a regional perspective Implications for International Relations Theory. An International Conference organized by Cluster of Excellence, Asia and Europe in a Global Context, University of Heidelberg And Centre for Contemporary India Research and Studies, Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw (25th - 27th June Heidelberg)

India's 'arrival' on the international stage is today universally acknowledged by major economies of the world, recognized in the global media and discussed widely amongst academics. However, apart from the numerous internal challenges that India faces, it is the region of South Asia which is set to be the biggest test of India's resilience and future potential. India has disputes over borders and resources with each of its neighbours. South Asia is also home to violent insurgencies, military coups as well as the theatre of an ongoing international battle against terror. As the largest in size and economy and combined with a record of democratic rule and order, India holds a particular responsibility for, as well as, a vital interest in promoting regional peace and prosperity.

The conference sought to (1) examine the notion of a South Asian region and (2) to ask whether a 'regional perspective' contributes to the analysis of India's emergence, the intractability of the India-Pakistan conflict, the limits to and, opportunities for regional integration as well as Sino-Indian and US-Indian relations.

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