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The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) brings together the 10 countries of ASEAN in South East Asia, Japan and South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, China and - until last week - India. These 16 countries account for over a third of world GDP and trade, and are collectively growing at a rate that is double the rest of the world. The Indian economy is large, but the rest of RCEP is eight times the size. It is by far the most attractive market in the world today - and will be for the next twenty years. But after protracted negotiations that began in 2012, India announced last week that it is not pursuing membership in RCEP. The 15 remaining RCEP members are going ahead and have committed to signing an agreement early next year. They have kept the door open for India to join, and India has responded with a mixed message about “staying out” while being open to “offers” to join in. To read more click here

Dealing with Climate Crisis: Jamshyd Godrej delivers the 8th CK Prahalad Memorial Lecture 

10th August, 2019 / Coimbatore


Ananta Aspen Centre and the Confederation of Indian Industry jointly organise the annual CK Prahalad Memorial Lecture. The late Professor CK Prahalad besides being a leading business thinker of his time, also authored the India@75 development blueprint for India. His vision has come to be a de-facto national aspiration.


The Lecture Series facilitates conversations on critical issues facing the society. The 2019 Lecture was delivered by Jamshyd Godrej, the Chairman of Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Co. Ltd and Chairman Ananta Centre. Mr Godrej, known for his commitment to the environment, spoke on Climate Crisis & Bio Diversity Preservation Challenge: Role of Industry and Civil Society. The talk focused on what could be done to ensure sustainable development in the context of the current climate situation.


The lecture was attended by over 300 invitees including th

Exploring new areas of cooperation: The Japan-India Strategic Dialogue 2019 held at Tokyo
15th – 16th May 2019 in Tokyo 

Ananta Aspen Centre, in partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industry, held the fourth edition of the Japan-India Strategic Dialogue in Tokyo. The Dialogue was co-chaired by Dr S Jaishankar, then President, Global Corporate Affairs, Tata Sons Private Limited and Tarun Das, Founding Trustee, Ananta Aspen Centre and Chairman, Institute of Economic Growth, on the Indian side and Yoshiyuki Kasai, Chairman Emeritus, Central Japan Railway Company and Dr Tomohiko Taniguchi, Special Adviser to the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Professor Keio University Graduate School of System Design and Management on the Japanese side. On the agenda were discussions on economic opportunities, energy collaboration, cyber security, space co-operation and political situations in both the countries as well as security threats and challenges.

Members of the Indian delegation w

8th India – US Track II Dialogue on Climate Change and Energy: playing by the Katowice rulebook : 16th–18th January, 2019 / Boston, US

1221035835?profile=RESIZE_710xSeated, Row 1 (L-R): William Reilly, Former Administrator, US Environmental Protection Agency (Co-chair); Ernest Moniz, Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics and Engineering Systems, MIT; Former US Secretary of Energy; Jamshyd N Godrej, Chairman, Ananta Centre and Chairman, Godrej and Boyce Manufacturing Company Limited (Co-chair); John Podesta, Founder, Center for American Progress (Co-chair).

Ananta Aspen Centre and the Aspen Institute US jointly convene the India US track II Dialogue on Climate Change and Energy. The civil-society dialogue, supported by Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, builds on the initiatives originally launched in the energy MoU signed between President Obama and Prime Minister Singh at the 2009 summit in Washington. 

 India is working towards keeping its Copenhagen and Paris commitments. The dialogue is therefore an impor

491107182?profile=RESIZE_180x180Aspen Institute India organized a session with the Minister of State for Environment and Forests Mr. Jairam Ramesh on India’s role at the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December 2009. Mr. Ramesh explained how for the first time, the issue of climate change was dominated more by the developing nations, i.e. the BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India, China).
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490922841?profile=RESIZE_180x180India’s foreign policy has been facing numerous challenges in recent times whether it is Maldives, Iran, Arab spring etc. India’s foreign policy needs to be in consonance with its national security needs in dealing with the challenges. Keeping its policy of constant engagement for discussing the ways to tackle these challenges, Aspen Institute India,
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490889033?profile=RESIZE_180x180Aspen Institute India proudly graduated Class 3 of The India Leadership Initiative in May 2012. This cohort who had named themselves “The 3rd Generation” comprised of eighteen Fellows from a cross section of Indian society, met between 16-20th, May 2012 at Westin Sohna for their fourth and final graduating seminar. They were joined by their families over the graduation weekend.
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490867977?profile=RESIZE_180x180Aspen India, for the first time, hosted Prime Minister of any country. Singapore PM, H.E. Mr. Lee Hsien Loong participated in a unique Singapore Symposium jointly organized with Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) on July 12.
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490832178?profile=RESIZE_180x18090 speakers from 19 countries around the world came together in New Delhi to discuss a new constellation of growth that is driving the global economy. The Inaugural Meeting of the “The Growth Net” took place in New Delhi from 10-12 March, 2013.
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