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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 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 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
Tuesday 30 April 2019
asean ASEAN Indo-Pacific Outlook and India Ambassador Anil Wadhwa, former Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India   Wednesday 10 April 2019
seminar 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.  Monday 19 November 2018
india India, Afghanistan and Iran Partnership: Understanding the Emerging Contours Amb. Vivek Katju Amb. Amar Sinha, Distinguish Fellow, RIS Wednesday,24 October 2018
chabahar CHABAHAR: A port too Far? Amb.D.P.Srivastava, Senior Fellow, Vivekananda International Foundation Mr Subhomoy Bhattacharjee, Consultant, RIS Friday,28 September 2018
breakfast 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 Growth and Development Models: Contemporary Perspectives Prof. Pulin B Nayak, Delhi School of Economics Prof. Milindo Chakrabarti, Visiting Fellow, RIS  Tuesday,24 July 2018
dynamic Dynamics of Agricultural Trade of IBSA Countries Dr.  S.K. Mohanty, Professor, RIS Dr. Shaikh Mohd. Mouzam, IBSA Fellow, RIS Friday,11 May 2018
isthere 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 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 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 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
nigeria 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
role 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 Impacts of FTAs: Trade Creation and Trade Diversion Prof. Nisha Taneja, ICRIER Ms Nitya Batra, Research Assistant, RIS Tuesday, 5 April 2016
b 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
b 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
b 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
b 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
vitanam 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
intro 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-develop 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
develop Developments in Trade Theory and Practice Prof. Sachin Chaturvedi, DG, RIS Dr Ram Upendra Das Tuesday, 7 April 2015
productivity 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
methodology 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


Breakfast Seminar : Trade Analysis with Tradesift

Dr Ram Upendra Das, Professor, RIS Ms Sreya Pan, Research Associate, RIS Thursday, 29 January 2015
india develop 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 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 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 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 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