NIAS Wednesday Discussion: "Geo-Economics of India's Energy Security" by Mr. Nitin Pai, JRD Tata Auditorium, NIAS, 09.30hrs

NIAS Wednesday Discussion

(As part of NIAS-DST Training Programme on “Science Policy and General Management”)


“Geo-Economics of India's Energy Security”



Mr. Nitin Pai

Director, Takshashila Institutions, Bengaluru.


Chairperson:    Mr. Arun Bose, Dy, General Manager, DAE, Heavy Water Plant, Telangana.  


     15th February, 2017, 9.30 am, JRD Tata Auditorium, NIAS



Abstract: The talk will examine key emerging geopolitical and geo-economic scenarios and analyse how they might impact on energy security. Starting from an assessment that diversification of energy type, geographical source and supply route is central to securing adequate energy for India’s developmental needs, we will explore how such a goal might be achieved and sustained.


About the Speaker:

Nitin Pai is co-founder and director of the Takshashila Institution, an independent centre for research and education in public policy. His current research includes the geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific; defence economics and the politics of radically networked societies. He teaches international relations and public policy at Takshashila’s graduate programmes. Pai’s columns appear in Business Standard, The Hindu and Rajasthan Patrika (Hindi). He was the founding editor of Pragati - The Indian National Interest Review, and has published chapters in a number of edited volumes. He has taught civilian and military leaders at India’s College of Defence Management, Army War College and Brunei’s Institute of Strategic Studies, and has advised the General Officer Commanding of the Indian Army’s 15th Corps on counter-insurgency programmes. He was a gold medalist from the National University of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, an undergraduate scholar at Nanyang Technological University’s College of Engineering and National College, Bangalore. As an electrical engineer, he has worked in satellite design and R&D in telecommunications equipment. He spent more than a decade at the Singapore government as a policymaker in broadband infrastructure and strategic technology foresight.


All are cordially invited

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For further details, please contact Prof. Sangeetha Menon [ or], Coordinator for Wednesday Discussion Meetings.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017