Breakfast Seminar

RIS has been organizing monthly Breakfast Seminars on key contemporary themes by its faculty members since October 2014. The Seminars starts sharp at 8.30 am and closes at 9.30 am (with 30 mins for open discussion after presentation by the speaker). The Seminars are chaired by distinguished academics and policymakers and are well attended. The seminar is preceded with breakfast for participants at 8.00 am.


Seminar Topic Chair Speaker/Discussant Day and Date

Medical Devices Sector in India: Regulations, Local Manufacturing and Trade

Dr. Sakthivel Selvaraj, Director, Health Economics, Financing and Policy, Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi  

Friday,31 January, 2020

Genome Editing and Global Governance Amb. Bhaskar Balakrishnan, Science Diplomacy Fellow, RIS
  • Dr S.R. Rao, Adviser, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Lead Speaker
  • Dr Anurag Agrawal, Director, CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Lead Discussant


30 April 2019

ASEAN Indo-Pacific Outlook and India Ambassador Anil Wadhwa, former Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India  


10 April 2019

Development Models and Humanitarian Issues Dr Yasmin Ali Haque, Representative in India, UNICEF and Acting UN Resident Coordinator in India   Wednesday, 9 January 2019
  Blue Economy: The Way Forward for India Ambassador Rajiv Bhatia, former Director General, ICWA Admiral R.K. Dhowan (Retd.), Former Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) to give his remarks at the Seminar. 


19 November 2018

India, Afghanistan and Iran Partnership: Understanding the Emerging Contours

Amb. Vivek Katju Amb. Amar Sinha, Distinguish Fellow, RIS Wednesday,24 October 2018

CHABAHAR: A port too Far?

Amb.D.P.Srivastava, Senior Fellow, Vivekananda International Foundation Mr Subhomoy Bhattacharjee, Consultant, RIS Friday,28 September 2018

Issues in RCEP negotiations

Mr Rajeev Kher, Distinguished Fellow, RIS

Mr Rajeev Kher, Distinguished Fellow, RIS
Amb. (Dr.) V. S. Sheshadri, Former Vice-Chairman, RIS and currently with CII

 Wednesday,29 August 2018

Growth and Development Models: Contemporary Perspectives

Prof. Pulin B Nayak, Delhi School of Economics

Prof. Milindo Chakrabarti, Visiting Fellow, RIS  Tuesday,24 July 2018

Dynamics of Agricultural Trade of IBSA Countries

Dr.  S.K. Mohanty, Professor, RIS

Dr. Shaikh Mohd. Mouzam, IBSA Fellow, RIS

Friday,11 May 2018

Is there any employment effect of Foreign Direct Investment in Indian manufacturing industries?

Prof. Shahid Ahmed, Head, Department of Economics,  Jamia Millia Islamia

Dr Sanjaya Malik, Consultant, RIS

 Friday,6 April 2018

Participation of IBSA Countries in Global Production Networks Dr Ashwani Gupta, Scientist G
Department of Scientific and Industrial Research
Ministry of Science and Technology
Ms Garima Dhir, IBSA Fellows

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Leveraging Trade in High Technology for Emergence: The BRICS Experience

Prof. Vijay Kumar Kaul, Dean, Faculty of Applied Social Science & Humanities, University of Delhi

Dr Sabyasachi Saha, Assistant Professor

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Financial Cooperation among BRICS Countries: Existing Mechanisms and Future Discourse

Shri Alok Dimri, Joint Secretary,  MEA Chaired the meeting

Dr Priyadashi Dash, Research Associate

Friday, 7 April 2017

Nigerian South-South Solidarity Models: Driving Force, Inspirations and Foreign Policy Focus

Prof. Sachin Chaturvedi, DG, RIS

Dr Saidu Nasiru Sulaiman MNIM, Consultant, RIS

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

The role of Financial Access and Financial Development on Firm’s Exportability: Empirical Evidence from Asia-Pacific

Shri T.C.A. Ranganathan, former Chairman and Managing Director, EXIM Bank of India

Dr Durairaj Kumarasamy, Consultant

Tuesday, 3 January  2017

Impacts of FTAs: Trade Creation and Trade Diversion

Prof. Nisha Taneja, ICRIER

Ms Nitya Batra, Research Assistant, RIS

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Fiscal Incentives to Promote Industrial R&D: Cross Country Evidence

Prof. Pranav N. Desai

Centre for Studies in Science Policy, JNU

Ms Prativa Shaw, Research Assistant, RIS

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Debate on Global Development through the lens of the World System Theory

Prof. Ash Narain Roy, Director, Institute of Social Sciences

Mr Pratyush, Research Assistant

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Growth of the Indian Pharmaceutical Industry Pre- and Post-TRIPS Regime

Prof. Sachin Chaturvedi, DG, RIS

Ms Payel Chatterjee, Research Assistant

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Trade Policy Liberalisation and Its Linkage with Trade in India

Dr Shahid Ahmad, Head
Dept. of Economics, Jamia Millia Islamia University

Ms Aastha Gupta

Research Assistant

Friday, 11 September 2015

Vietnam - China Greater Mekong Sub-regional Framework of Cooperation (GMS)

Amb. Jayant Prasad, Visiting Fellow, RIS

Ms Rashmi Singh

Consultant, RIS

Tuesday, 11 August  2015

An Introduction to CGE Modelling and its Application

Dr S.K. Mohanty, Professor, RIS

Mr Sunando Basu

Research Associate, RIS

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

India’s Development Cooperation with Ethiopia in Sugar Production: An Assessment

Dr S.K. Mohanty, Professor, RIS

Dr Sushil Kumar

Consultant, RIS

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Developments in Trade Theory and Practice

Prof. Sachin Chaturvedi, DG, RIS

Dr Ram Upendra Das

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Productivity-Trade Relationship: Perspectives from the Manufacturing Sector in India

Dr Ram Upendra Das, Professor, RIS

Mr Jay Dev Dubey, Consultant, RIS

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Methodological Issues in the Evaluation of South-South Cooperation

Prof. Manmohan Agarwal

Visiting Fellow, RIS

Prof. Milindo Chakrabarti, Visiting Fellow, RIS

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Trade Analysis with Tradesift

Dr Ram Upendra Das, Professor, RIS

Ms Sreya Pan, Research Associate, RIS

Thursday, 29 January 2015

India’s Development Cooperation with Ethiopia: A case study of sugar  industry

Dr. S.K. Mohanty, Professor, RIS

Prof. Manmohan Agarwal (Discussant)

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Science and Technology Policy and issues in Access, Equity and Inclusion

Dr Rajeswari  Raina, National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies (NISTADS),

Mr Amit Kumar, Research Associate, RIS
Dr Praveen Arora, Adviser, Department of Science and Technology (Discussant)

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

University-Industry Interface and Technology Transfer: The Indian Context Dr Ashwani Gupta, Adviser/Scientist G
Department of Scientific and Industrial Research
Ministry of Science and Technology

Dr Sabyasachi Saha, Assistant Professor, RIS
Dr Nitya Nanda, Fellow, TERI (Discussant)

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Breakfast Seminar: Reserve Management in Asia: Changing Contours and Challenges

Prof. B.B. Bhattacharyya, Member, GB & GC of RIS and former Vice-chancellor, JNU

Dr Priyadarshi Dash, Research Associate, RIS
Dr Sabyasachi Saha, Assistant Professor, RIS (Discussant)

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Status of Social Sectors in IBSA: A Decadal Assessment

Dr Ash Narain Roy, Director, Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi

Dr Beena Pandey, Research Associate, RIS
Mr Vijay Naresh Mehta, Consultant (MER), MEA (Discussant)

Thursday, 9 October 2014