• Members of the 8th India- China Strategic Dialogue, 9th May 2018, Beijing, China
  • The Ambassador Series: India-Saudi Arabia Relations: Celebrating 70 years of Friendship: H.E. Dr Saud bin Mohammed Al Sati, Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to India & Ambassador Sanjay Singh, Former Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, on 7th May 2018, New Delhi.
  • The Ambassador Series - 70 Years of India - Russia Relationship: The Way Forward: H.E. Mr. Nikolay Rishatovich Kudashev, Ambassador of Russia to India & Ambassador S. K. Lambah, Chairman, Ananta Aspen Centre & Former Special Envoy to Prime Minister of India, on 16th April 2018, New Delhi
  • Interaction with Parliamentary Delegation from Japan, chaired by Mr. B. J. Panda, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha, at New Delhi on 9th April 2018
  • Banyan Tree Dinner, 17th March, Chennai.
  • L-R Jayadev Galla, MP, Lok Sabha;PD Rai, MP, Lok Sabha;Hiroto Izumi, Special Adviser to Prime Minister of Japan;BJ Panda, MP, Lok Sabha;Bharatendra Singh, MP, Lok Sabha;Vivek Tankha, MP, Rajya Sabha during the Visit of Indian Members of Parliament to Japan on 20th February 2018, Tokyo
  • L-R Bharatendra Singh, MP, Lok Sabha;BJ Panda, MP, Lok Sabha;Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan;Vivek Tankha, MP, Rajya Sabha; PD Rai, MP, Lok Sabha;Jayadev Galla, MP, Lok Sabha during the Visit of Indian Members of Parliament to Japan on 20th February 2018, Tokyo
  • L-R: Raj Kumar Srivastava, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India, Tokyo, Bharatendra Singh, MP, Lok Sabha, Baijayant Panda, MP, Lok Sabha, Sujan R. Chinoy, Ambassador of India to Japan, Jayadev Galla, MP, Lok Sabha,  Vivek K Tankha, MP, Rajya Sabha,  Prem Das Rai, MP, Lok Sabha and Harshit Sehgal, Senior Director, Ananta Aspen Centre during the Visit of Indian Members of Parliament to Japan on 18th February 2018, Tokyo
  • L-R: Harshit Sehgal, Senior Director, Ananta Aspen Centre; Vivek K Tankha, MP, Rajya Sabha; Prem Das Rai, MP, Lok Sabha; Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman of the Nippon Foundation; Baijayant Panda, MP, Lok Sabha; Jayadev Galla, MP, Lok Sabha and Bharatendra Singh, MP, Lok Sabha, during the Visit of Indian Members of Parliament to Japan on 19th February 2018, Tokyo
  • Indian Members of Parliament meeting with Prime Minister of Japan, Mr Shinzo Abe on 19th February 2018,Tokyo
  • (L to R) Hideki Asari, Minister Political Affairs, Embassy of Japan, S. K. Lambah, Chairman, Ananta Aspen Centre, Vivek K Tankha, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, Prem Das Rai, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha, Bharatendra Singh, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha, Kenji Hiramatsu, Ambassador of Japan to India, B. J. Panda, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha, Sugata Bose, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha, and Kiran Pasricha, CEO & Executive Director at the Ambassador Series:  India & Japan: Towards A Higher Stage, on 6th February, 2018, New Delhi.
  • The Ambassador Series:  India & Japan: Towards A Higher Stage: H.E. Mr. Kenji Hiramatsu, Ambassador of Japan to India & Mr. B. J Panda, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha, on 6th February, 2018, New Delhi
  • “India – Israel: Building a transformational partnership” on 5th January 2018 in New Delhi (From L to R): Lt Gen Subrata Saha (Retd), Director General, Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM) & Principal Advisor, CII; Ambassador Arun K Singh, Former Ambassador of India to the US and Israel; Mr. Shiv Khemka, Vice Chairman, SUN Group and Mr. Pramit Pal Chaudhuri, Foreign Editor of Hindustan Times and Distinguished Fellow & Head, Strategic Affairs, Ananta Aspen Centre
  • Ambassador S.K. Lambah, Chairman Ananta Aspen Centre, Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri, Former Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Mani Shankar Aiyar, Former Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, India at a Session on “The Current State of India- Pakistan Relations” held on 7thDecember 2017 at the W.W.F Auditorium, New Delhi
  • Banyan Tree Dinner, 8th December 2017, New Delhi
  • Mr. Claude Smadja, President, Smadja & Smadja Strategic Advisory and Mr. Ashok K Bhattacharya, Editorial Director, Business Standard at the session on 'The world economy: Watch out for the resilience tests' on 6th December 2017 in New Delhi
  • Dinner hosted by Ananta Aspen Centre in Honour of Mr. Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman of the Nippon Foundation at the Taj Palace, New Delhi on 05th December 2017
  • (L- R) Mr B. J. Panda, Member of Parliament, (Lok Sabha), Dr. JUNG Ku-Hyun, President, The Seoul Forum for International Affairs (SFIA), Dr. Naushad Forbes, Co- Chairman, Forbes Marshall, Dr. AHN Choong Yong, Chair, Korea Commission of Corporate Partnership, Gaddam Dharmendra, Joint Secretary (PP & R), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India & Mr. Tarun Das, Founding Trustee, Ananta Aspen Centre at a Session on  “India- Korea Relations in a Changing Global Environment, ” 1st December 2017, New Delhi
  • Shri Suresh Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, addressing Members of the 16th India – Korea Strategic Dialogue, 1st December, 2017, New Delhi
  • Members of the 16th India – Korea Strategic Dialogue, 30th November – 1st December, 2017, New Delhi
  • Mr Yoshiro Mori, Former Prime Minister of Japan and President, Tokyo 2020 Olympics Organizing Committee, and Ambassador Sujan Chinoy, Indian Ambassador to Japan with Mr Tarun Das, Founding Trustee, Ananta Aspen Centre, & Ms Kiran Pasricha, Executive Director & CEO, Ananta Aspen Centre in November 2017, Tokyo, Japan
  • Mr Shinjiro Koizumi, Member, House of Representatives, Japan with Mr Tarun Das, Founding Trustee, Ananta Aspen Centre, & Ms Kiran Pasricha, Executive Director & CEO, Ananta Aspen Centre on 24 November 2017 in Tokyo, Japan
  • Mr Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman of the Nippon Foundation, Mr Y Nishimura, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary and Ambassador Sujan Chinoy, Indian Ambassador to Japan with Mr Tarun Das, Founding Trustee, Ananta Aspen Centre, & Ms Kiran Pasricha, Executive Director & CEO, Ananta Aspen Centre on 22 November 2017 in Tokyo, Japan
  • Katsuyuki Kawai, Special Advisor for Foreign Affairs to President Shinzo Abe of the Liberal Democratic Party in Japan, with Tarun Das, Founding Trustee, Ananta Aspen Centre, & Kiran Pasricha, Executive Director & CEO, Ananta Aspen Centre on 21st November 2017, Tokyo
  • The 10th India Israel Forum 2017, Tel Aviv: Isaac Herzog, Leader of the Opposition and Member of Knesset, Israel with the Indian Delegation Members
  • The 10th India Israel Forum 2017, Tel Aviv (From L to R): Kiran Pasricha, Executive Director and CEO, Ananta Aspen Centre; Tarun Das, Founding Trustee, Ananta Aspen Centre and Chairman, Institute of Economic Growth; Jamshyd Godrej, Chairman of the Board, Godrej and Boyce Manufacturing Company Ltd; Shai Babad, Director General, Israeli Ministry of Finance and Stan Bergman, CEO and Chairman, Henry Schein
  • The India Israel Innovation Forum 2017, Tel Aviv (From L to R): Aaron Mankovski, Managing Partner, Pitango; Pavan Kapoor, Ambassador of India to Israel; Jamshyd Godrej, Chairman of the Board, Godrej and Boyce Manufacturing Company Ltd; Shlomo Markel, VP Broadcom, Chairman, Ramot; Giora Yaron, Chairman of the Executive Committee, Tel Aviv University and Sudhir Mehta, Chairman & Managing Director, Pinnacle Industries and Director Rivulis Irrigation
  • “The Ambassador Series”: India-EU Relations – Can It Be A Factor Of Stability In An Uncertain World? (From L to R): H.E. (Mr) Tomasz Kozlowski, Ambassador of the European Union to India and Ambassador Ashok Sajjanhar, Advisor, Central Asia, Ananta Aspen Centre and Former Ambassador of India to Kazakhstan, Sweden & Latvia on 17th Oct, 2017 in New Delhi
  • XX US India Strategic Dialogue, 12th October 2017, Washington DC: The Indian Delegation Members with Navtej Sarna, Ambassador of India to US
  • XX US India Strategic Dialogue, 13th October 2017, Washington DC (From L to R): Richard Verma, Vice Chairman, The Asia Group; Condoleezza Rice, Denning Professor of Global Business, Stanford University, Stephenson Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Joseph S. Nye, University Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, Harvard University and B J Panda, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
  • XXII U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue, 12th October 2017, Washington DC (From L – R): Ms. Kiran Pasricha, Executive Director & CEO, Ananta Aspen Centre; Dr. Henry A. Kissinger, Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc. and Mr. B J Panda, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
  • XXII U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue, 12th October 2017, Washington DC (From L – R): Ms. Kiran Pasricha, Executive Director & CEO, Ananta Aspen Centre; Dr. Henry A. Kissinger, Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc. and Mr. B J Panda, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
  • XXII U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue, 12th October 2017, Washington DC (From L – R): Vice-Admiral Pradeep Chauhan, Director, National Maritime Foundation; Mr. B J Panda, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha; Ms. Tulsi Gabbard, Member, U.S. House of Representative; Ms. Kiran Pasricha, Executive Director & CEO, Ananta Aspen Centre; Ambassador G Parthasarathy, Honorary Research Professor, Centre for Policy Research and former High Commissioner of India to Pakistan
  • (L-R) Mr. Rewaj Chhetri, Founder, Startup Harbour (online entrepreneur hub);Ms. Hanna Ruddies, Global Growth and Onboarding Coordinator, Impact Hub; Ms. Lakshmi V. Venkatesan, Founding Trustee and Executive Vice President of Bharatiya Yuva Shakti Trust; Ms. Bhairavi Jani, Chairperson, IEF Foundation & Executive Director, SCA Group and Board Member, Ananta Centre at a session on Realising Poorna  Swaraj Through Entrepreneurship on 5th October 2017, New Delhi
  • Shri Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Government of India with Indian members of the US - India Strategic Dialogue, 28 September 2017, New Delhi.
  • Ashok K. Behuria, Senior Fellow &  Coordinator of the South Asia Centre, IDSA,  TCA Raghavan, Adviser, Ananta Centre & Former High Commissioner of India to Pakistan & S K Lambah, Chairman, Ananta Aspen Centre at the Session on “Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Cross Border on 26th September 2017 at W.W.F New Delhi
  • Roundtable on “Dialogue about dialogues” on 21th September 2017, New Delhi.
  • Banyan Tree Dinner, 2nd September 2017, Bangalore
  • (L-R) Yuvraj Malik, Mint, HT Media ;Bhairavi Jani, Chairperson, IEF Foundation & Executive Director, SCA Group and Board Member, Ananta Centre; Tabish Habib, Thinkpod, Srinagar; Amitav Virmani,  CEO, the Education Alliance at a session on Enhancing Entrepreneurship Education and Cultural Preparedness on 5th September 2017, New Delhi
  • (L-R) Baijayant Panda, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) together with Mr. Katsuyuki  Kawai, Special Advisor for Foreign Affairs to President Shinzo Abe of the Liberal Democratic Party, NK Singh, Former Member of Parliament and Moderator, Vice Admiral (Retd.) Pradeep Chauhan, Director, National Maritime Foundation & Adviser, Ananta Aspen Centre at the Session on  'Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Diplomacy and Crisis in Korean Peninsula - Toward the Success of the PM's upcoming visit to India', 5th September 2017, India Habitat centre, New Delhi.
  • Mr. Nandan Nilekani, Chairman, EkStep and Former Chairman, Unique Identification Authority of India delivering The 6th C K Prahalad Memorial Lecture in Bangalore on 8th August 2017.
  • First batch of Ananta Aspen Emerging Leaders Programme, 25 June to 2 July 2017, Wardha.
  • Aspen Junior Fellows, 14 May to 27 May 2017, Rishikesh.
  • A special interactive session with Ambassador P S Raghavan, Convenor, National Security Advisory Board and Former Indian Ambassador to Russia and Ambassador S K Lambah, Chairman, Ananta Aspen Centre, Former Special Envoy of the Prime Minister of India & former Ambassador to Russia on India's multi-alignment and Russia's geopolitics: Recipe for discord?, 4th July, 2017, New Delhi
  • Interaction with Vikram Misri, Ambassador of India to Myanmar, on 20th June 2017, New Delhi
  • India and Israel: A Growing Partnership (From L to R): S K Lambah, Chairman, Ananta Aspen Centre and Former Special Envoy of the Prime Minister of India; Daniel Carmon, Ambassador of Israel to India and Indrani Bagchi, Diplomatic Editor, The Times of India on 21st June 2017 at W.W.F New Delhi
  • Japan – India Strategic Dialogue, 24th May, Tokyo – (L –R) Yoshiyuki Kasai, Chairman Emeritus, Central Japan Railway Company, Kazuhiro Sugita, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary, Japan, B J Panda, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) and Tarun Das, Founding Trustee, Ananta Aspen Centre
  • Japan – India Strategic Dialogue, 24th May, Tokyo –  Ambassador S. K. Lambah, Chairman, Ananta Aspen Centre (AAC) with Mr. Hirofumi Katase, Vice-Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan
  • India – Japan Strategic Dialogue, 24 May, Tokyo - (L – R) Atul Punj, Chairman and Managing Director, Punj Lloyd Ltd., Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Katsuyuki Kawai, Special Adviser to the Prime Minister of Japan and Kiran Pasricha, Executive Director & CEO, Ananta Aspen Centre (AAC)
  • Ananta Aspen Centre (AAC) and the Seoul Forum for International Affairs (SFIA) met on 22 May in Seoul. Former Prime Minister of Korea and Chairman of SFIA Mr. Lee Hong-koo, President, SFIA, Mr. Jung Ku-hyun, President Emeritus and Former Foreign Minister Mr. Han Sung-joo, Chairman, Korea Commission for Corporate Partnership Mr. Ahn Choong-yong, Indian Ambassador to Korea, Ambassador Vikram K Doraiswami and CEO & Executive Director, Ananta Aspen Centre Ms. Kiran Pasricha joined the discussions.
  • India and Germany in the 21st century: Partners in an Uncertain World (From L to R): S K Lambah, Chairman, Ananta Aspen Centre and Former Special Envoy of the Prime Minister of India; Ummu Salma Bava, Professor of European Studies, School of International Studies, JNU; Martin Ney, Ambassador of Germany to India and T N Ninan, Chairman, Business Standard Pvt Ltd on 22ND May 2017 at W.W.F. New Delhi
  • Amb. Talmiz Ahmad, Former Ambassador of India to Saudi Arabia, Oman & UAE and Advisor-West Asia & North Africa, Ananta Centre speaking on “An Inside View on the Middle East”, moderated by Abheek Singhi, Senior Partner and Director-The Boston Consulting Group, 27th April 2017, Mumbai
  • Interaction with Ambassador Sujan R. Chinoy, Ambassador of India to Japan on 3rd May 2017 at India International Centre New Delhi. It was also accompanied by Mr. Tarun Das, Ambassador Sujan R. Chinoy, Ambassador S.K. Lambah , Kiran Pasricha (L-R)
  • Gunjan Shah -Partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co., Sairee Chahal - Founder & CEO, Sheroes, Bhairavi Jani - Chairperson and Founder, IEF Entrepreneurship Foundation and ED, SCA Group, Meeran Borwankar - DG Police, Bureau of Police Research and Development, Amitav Virmani -CEO, The Education Alliance at the session on #Be bold for Change on 26th April in New Delhi.
  • Mihir Sharma, Bloomberg View Columnist speaking on “Restarting the Indian Economy”, moderated by Natalie West Kharkongor, Associate Professor, IIM Shillong, 28th March 2017, Shillong
  • Tan Khee Giap, Associate Professor & Co-Director, Asia Competitiveness Institute and Chair, SINCPEC, B. J. Panda, MP, Lok Sabha, India,  Tommy Koh, Co-Chair, India-Singapore Strategic Dialogue; Ambassador-at-Large, MFA, Singapore, Preeti Saran, Secretary (East), MEA, India, S K Lambah, Chairman Ananta Aspen Centre, Vikram Nair, MP, Singapore; and Chairman, Parliamentary  Friendship Group for India, & Indrani Bagchi, Diplomatic Editor, TOI,  at a Session on “India - Singapore Ties in a Changing Global Environment, ” 23rd March, New Delhi
  • Delegates at the 10th India- Singapore Strategic Dialogue, 22nd -23rd March, New Delhi
  • Graduation evening of Leadership Programme at Telangana State Police Academy, 8th February 2017
  • US Congressional Delegation meets Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, 21st February, New Delhi
  • Book Discussion “Crooked Minds : Creating an Innovative Society”- A conversation with Kiran Karnik, 17th January, 2017, New Delhi

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