FAC to host International Conference on ‘India’s extended neighborhood converging interest’

A one-day International Conference on “India’s Extended Neighborhood Converging Interest” will be held on 23 March at Fazl Ali College organized by the Research and Development Cell (RDC), Fazl Ali College supported by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR).


An aerial view of Fazl Ali College, Mokokchung


The RDC of FAC’s mission is to, among others, encourage faculty and students to conduct research and seek for major and small research projects. It is also intended to raise awareness among faculty and students about quality of research publications and to promote collaborative research.


The conference intends to delve into the numerous concerns surrounding “India’s extended neighbourhood” which has recently been a part of India’s contemporary politics and international relations. Furthermore, with Prime Minister Modi repeatedly stating that the twenty-first century would be the Asian century, the conference wants to discuss “India’s extended neighborhood” and its implications by determining sensitive policy, strategic vision, and maintaining a delicate balance. The conference will explore in detail many of these issues related to the concept of India’s extended neighbourhood and its ramifications.


The purpose of the conference is to identify prospects and challenges in India’s near east that are crucial to India’s ongoing transformation and its place in the world.


The sub-theme of the conference includes:


· Emerging India’s policy towards its extended neighborhood: Challenges and opportunities

· The geopolitics and maritime security of South Asia and SouthEast Asia

· Big Brother syndrome of India’s neighborhood

· Biodiversity, Sustainable development, Environment and climate change

· Socio-cultural and Religious Dialogues

· Tourism, trade, commerce and economic cooperation

· Illegal migrants, refugee and Diaspora

· Revisiting India’s Act-East policy

· Ethnicity, Insurgency, Violence and Conflict Management and many others.


The conference presentation module includes Conference Theme Keynote Address, invited lectures of the sub-theme and contributory research papers.


The registration price for the conference will be Rs. 500, and the last date of registration is 20 March. The registration price covers the registration kit, a working lunch and a certificate. Participants would receive no TA/DA.


For communication, interested persons can contact Dr E Benrithung Patton, Convenor, RDC FAC: +917005771692 or Dr J Limainla Ao, Organizing Secretary cum Treasurer, ICIENCI_2022:+91 9863641827.


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