Thursday, June 17, 2021

Raisina Dialogue 2021: Uniting best strategic thinkers of the world

India’s flagship conference on geopolitics and geoeconomics, the Raisina Dialogue is slated to begin from today till April 16 in a virtual manner for the first time due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The prestigious conference will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi by sharing a video message.

The 6th edition of the Raisina Dialogue is based on the theme of ‘ViralWorld: Outbreaks, Outliers and Out of Control’.

During the span of four days, a panel discussion will take place on five thematic pillars:

– WHOse multilateralism? Reconstructing the UN and beyond

– Securing and diversifying supply chains

– Global ‘Public Bads: Holding actors and nations to account

– Infodemic: Navigating a ‘No-Truth’ world in the age of Big Brother

– The Green stimulus: Investing in gender, growth, and development

President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame and PM of Denmark, Mette Frederiksen will be the part of the inaugural session as chief guests. In subsequent sessions Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison and the President of the European Council, Charles Michel will also participate in the conference.

The event will witness participation of 150 speakers from 50 nations in 50 sessions and multilateral organisations in the virtually manner. More than 2,000 attendees have pre-registered from over 80 countries and a large number of participants will also take part in the conference through social media.

Genesis of Raisina Dialogue

Tracing its roots from 2016, the dialogue has emerged as a leading global conference on international affairs. The conference attracts leading minds from the global strategic and policy-making community to discuss broader foreign policy and strategic issues facing the world.

The Dialogue is a synergy between think tank Observer Research Foundation (ORF) and the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) of India.

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