Expert Workshop

The 41th (Asia and The Arctic : Challenges and Opportunities)

Inaugural Session
– Address by Admiral DK Joshi (retd)
Chairman, NMF

Session 1: Evolving Dynamics in the Arctic
– Chair : Dr Sanjay Chaturvedi (Punjab University, India)
– Topic 1: Dr Arild Moe (Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway)
– Topic 2: Dr Uttam Kumar Sinha (Institute for Defence Stdueis & Analyses, India)
– Topic 3: Captain Brett T. Fullerton (US Pacific Fleet, N-5, USN)

Session 2: Asian Strategies and Policies in the Artic – 1
– Chair : Amb. Mr Eivind S. Homme (Royal Norwegian Embassy, New Dehli)
– Topic 4: Dr Su Ping (Tongji University, Shanghai, China)
– Topic 5: Dt Aki Tonami (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
– Topic 6: Captain(retd.) Sukjoon Yoon (Korea Insitute for Maritime Strategy)

Session 3: Asian Strategies and Policies in the Arctic – 2
– Chair : Amb. Mr Freddy Svane (Embassy of Denmark, New Dehli)
– Topic 7: Dr S. Rajan (National Centre for Antarctic & Ocean Research, India)
– Topic 8: Dr Ian Storey (Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore)

Session 4: Arctic Countries’ Perspectives on Asian Approaches
– Chair : Amb. Mr Thorir Ibsen (Embassy of Iceland, New Dehli)
– Topic 9: Dr Lev Voronkov (Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University, Russia)
– Topic 10: Dr Jon Rahbek – Clemmensen (Danish Institute for International Studies, Denmark)
– Topic 11: Dr Lassi Heininen (University of Lapland, Finland)

Session 5: Exploring a Pan-Asian Approach to the Arctic
– Chair : Admiral DK Joshi (retd) (Chairman, NMF)
– Topic 12: High Commissioner Mr Nadir Patel (High Commission of Canada, New Dehli)
– Topic 13: Amb. Ashok Kumar Attri (Former Indian Ambassador to Demark)
– Tpoic 14: Dr Sanjay Chatuevedi (Punjab University, India)

Concluding Session
– Summing Up : Dr Vijay Sakhuja (Director, NMF)
– Special Address: Dr Shailesh Nayak (Secretary, Ministry of Earth Science, Government of India)
– Key Note Address: Admiral RK Dhowan (Chief of Navy Staff, Indian Navy)
– Vote of Thanks: Captain (Dr) GS Khurana (Excutive Director, NMF)

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