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The School of International Relations and Strategic Studies was set up in 1987 to encourage interdisciplinary programmes of advanced study and research in the field of international relations and strategic studies. One of the aims of the School is to provide a forum for interaction within this general field among the members of the three Faculties of the University, to conduct research in areas that cannot properly be dealt with within the confines of a single department. Since its inception, the School has promoted cooperation between scholars in analysing problems having multi-disciplinary dimensions; by organising lectures, seminars and workshops; and, in a limited way, by sponsoring studies on specific areas and issues. Some of these efforts have resulted in publications brought out by the School, which have been acclaimed by the academic community.
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Dr. Anindya Jyoti Majumdar, Director
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I. Seminars/Workshops/Conferences/Symposium Organized :
1. Round-Table discussion on The Iran Nuclear Issue : India’s Policy and Options, the panelists were: Dr. Kingshuk Chatterjee (Dept of History, Scottish Church College, Calcutta, who is currently an Associate Professor of the Dept. of History, University of Calcutta), Lt. Col. (Retd.) J. K. Dutt, Dr. Aneek Chatterjee (Dept of Political Science, Presidency College, Calcutta) (March 2006.)
2. A National Seminar on EU and SAARC: A Comparative Analysis was organized in collaboration with the Netaji Institute for Asian Studies, Calcutta (March 2006). The speakers were Prof. S.D.Muni (JNU), Prof. Jayanta Kr. Roy (Chairman, MAKAIAS), Prof. B. Vivekanandan (JNU) and Dr. Biju Paul Abraham (IIM, Kolkata). The seminar was jointly chaired by Prof. Suranjan Das (Vice Chancellor, University of Calcutta) and Prof. Purusottam Bhattacharya (Director, SIRSS). 
3. Lecture delivered by Lt. General (Retd.) Satish Nambiar on India’s Role in the Emerging World Order; the session was chaired by General (Retd.) Sankar Raychaudhury, Former Chief of the Army Staff (April 2006). 
4. Round-Table discussion on U.S. Foreign Policy Towards China: Implications for India, in June 2006. The discussants were Dr. Robert Sutter (Professor Georgetown Universitty, U.S.A), Susan Shultz (Director, American Center), Mr. Sunil Mishra (Regional Director, CII), Prof. Ajitava Roychaudhury (Dept. of Economics, JU), Dr. Swaran Singh (Dept of International Relations, JNU) and Prof. Takhellambam Bhabanada (ManipurUniversity). 
5. A talk by Prof. Imtiaz Omar of the School of Law, University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia on Legal Aspects of Labour Migration from South Asia to West Asia, (September, 2006). 
6. Seminar on Ethnicity and Culture in International Politics, where the speakers were Dr. Samir Das (Dept of Political Science, C.U.) and Dr. Shibashis Chatterjee (Dept of International Relations, J.U.) (September 2006). 
7. A talk was delivered by Dr. Sumit Roy (Visiting Senior Research Fellow, SIRSS, JU) on Globalisation, Trade and Development – India in a Comparative Frame: Some Issues for Discussion (21st November, 2006). 
8. An interactive session on India’s Foreign Policy: Recent Trends was held on 30th November 2006. The session featured Mr. Sunil Lal,( Joint Secretary, Public Diplomacy Division, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India). The program was organized in collaboration with the Center for Refugee Studies, JU. 
9. Two panel discussions were organized on Nationalism in a Era of Globalization and Between Empire and International Order: Reflections on Post Cold War Interactions 23rd and 24th February 2007, respectively. The discussants were Prof. James Mayall (Emeritus Professor, University of Cambridge), Prof. Aswini Roy (JNU), and Prof. Samir Kr. Das (CU). 
10. National seminar was organized in collaboration with the School of Energy Studies (JU) on Energy and Resource Security: Challenges for the 21st Century on March 2007. The seminar had speakers from the following institutions, School of Energy Studies (JU), School of Oceanographic Studies (JU), School of Water Resources Engineering (JU), the Oil and Natural Gas Commission (GOI) and MAKAIAS-Kolkata. 
11. A lecture was delivered by Prof. Hari Vasudevan (Dept. of History, CU) on Indo-Russian Relations Today: Lessons of the Nikitin Expeditions on 15th March 2007. 
12. A one-day seminar was organized by Maniktala Social Action Research Group in collaboration with the School and the Netaji Institute for Asian Studies, Kolkata on India and Her-Neighbours: Challenges and Opportunities on 14th April, 2007 at the Netaji Institute for Asian Studies, Kolkata. The speakers were, Prof. S. D. Muni of Observer Research Foundation (ORF), New Delhi, Dr. Roderick Chalmers of the South Asia Research Project, International Crisis Group (ICG) and academics from the University of Calcutta and Jadavpur University. The sessions were chaired by Prof. Bhaskar Chakraborty, Prof. S.D. Muni and Prof. Jayanta Kumar Ray
13. Mr. Robert Kaplan (a well-known US academic) delivered a talk on US Foreign Policy Overreach on 22nd June 2007. 
14. Lecture by Prof. Heikki Patomaki (Helsinki University) on Beyond Inside/Outside? Four Political Economy Scenarios of the Future of the European Union on 30th November 2007. The lecture was organized jointly by the School and Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group. 
15. Dr. Amit Dasgupta (Institute for Contemporary History, affiliated to Historical Division, Foreign Office, Berlin, Germany) delivered a talk on European Community the Two Germanies and the Bangladesh War 1971-72 on 25th January 2008. 
16. A seminar was organized on WTO and the Indian Print Media on 7 February 2008. The main speakers were Dr. D. R. Agarwal (Institute of International Trade, Kolkata), Dr. Biju Paul Abraham (Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata), and Dr. Partha Pratim Basu (Dept. of International Relations and Member, Academic Committee, SIRSS). Prof. Dipankar Sinha of the Dept. of Political Science, University of Calcutta had acted as the Commentator. 
17. Mr. Jerome Bonafont, the Ambassador of France in India delivered a talk on Indo-French Relations on 29th February 2008. The session was chaired by the Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor of Jadavpur University, Prof. Pradip Narayan Ghosh.
18. The School organized a one-day seminar on Democracy in South Asia: Challenges and Opportunities on 25th March, 2008. The principal speakers at the seminar were Prof. Bonita Aleaz (Dept. of Political Science, CU), Mr. Anindya Batabyal (Dept. of Political Science, University of Kalyani), Dr. Partha Pratim Basu (Dept. of International Relations, JU), Dr. Kaushik Sen (Dept. of International Relations, JU), Dr. Rajkumar Kothari (Dept. of Political Science, Vidyasagar University), Dr. Iman Kalyan Lahiri (Dept. of International Relations, JU) and Smt. Mousumi Dasgupta (Research Fellow, SIRSS). 
19. Prof. Baladas Ghoshal (Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi) delivered a talk on The Emergence of New Malaysia on 27th March, 2008. 
20. The School in collaboration with the Jadavpur Association of International Relations organized a one-day Students’ Seminar on Waves of Democracy in South Asia on 26th September 2008. The Keynote speech of the seminar was delivered by Prof. Dipankar Sinha, (Dept. of Political Science, University of Calcutta). Papers were presented by the students of the Dept. of International Relations JU. 
21. Prof. Richard English, Director of Research (Irish Politics), Chair, Irish Studies International Research Initiative, Department of Politics, Queens University, Belfast, UK delivered a lecture on How Terrorism Ends : The Case of the IRA on 19th November 2008. The session was chaired by General (Retd.) Sankar Raychaudhuri who is also a member of the Academic Committee of the School. Prof. Peter Gregson, Vice-Chancellor of Queens University, Belfast, UK was present at the seminar.
22. A talk on World Economic Crisis was organized in collaboration with the Society for National and Global Affairs, Kolkata on 2nd January 2009. The speaker was Prof. Kalyan Chatterjee, Professor of Economics, Pennsylvania State University, USA. The session was chaired by Mr. Ashoke Chatterjee, IAS (Retd.) 
23. An international seminar on Eastern Indian Ocean: Historic Linkages and Contemporary Convergences was organized by the School in collaboration with the Centre for South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of Calcutta on 10-11 January 2009. The two-day seminar took place at the Alipur Campus of Calcutta University and the Jadavpur University respectively. Papers were presented by academics from Singapore, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Mumbai as well as from Calcutta University and Jadavpur University. The keynote speech of the seminar was delivered by Prof. Om Prakash of the Delhi School of Economics. The valedictory address was delivered by Admiral (Retd.) Mihir Roy. 
24. Dr. Sumantra Bose, Professor of Government, London School of Economics & Political Science delivered a talk on Ethnic Conflicts: A Comparative Study of Sri Lanka and Kashmir on 30th January 2009. The program was organized in collaboration with Indian Association for Asian and Pacific Studies (IAAPS), Kolkata. 
25. Prof. Chang-Hee Nam, Associate Professor, Inha University, South Korea, delivered a talk on A Comparative Look at the India-US-Japan Security Dialogue and US-Japan-Korea Security Cooperation on 3rd February 2009. The session was chaired by Prof. Rabindra Sen, Dept. of International Relations, JU.
26. Dr. Sumit Roy, Visiting Senior Research Fellow, SIRSS, made a presentation on his research project he has been pursuing under the School on 3rd March, 2009. The title of the presentation was Globalisation and the ‘Emerging Giants’, China and India and their Economic Cooperation. The session was chaired by Prof. Ajitava Raychaudhuri, Joint Director, SIRSS. 
27. Sri Pramit Pal Choudhury, Foreign Editor, Hindustan Times, delivered a talk on Asian Geopolitics and the Af-Pak Policy on September 4, 2009. The session was chaired by Prof. Gautam Kumar Basu, Dept of International Relations, JU. 
28. The School in collaboration with the Jadavpur Association of International Relations organized a Students’ Seminar on India’s Foreign Policy on 10th September 2009. Keynote speech was delivered by Prof. Radharaman Chakrabarti, former Vice-Chancellor, Netaji Subhas Open University. 
29. Prof. Harsh V. Pant, Professor of King’s College, London, delivered a lecture on India and the Evolving Balance of Power in the Asia Pacific on 29th October 2009. The session was chaired by Prof. Pradip Sarbadhikari, former Professor of Lakehead University, Canada.
30. The School organized a National Seminar on Afghanistan and Central Asia : Can the Shatterbelt be Transformed? held on 25th February 2011. Professor Yoga Jyotsna (Osmania University, Hyderabad), Dr. Arpita Basu Roy (MAKAIAS, Kolkata), Dr. Anita Sengupta (MAKAIAS, Kolkata), Dr. Lopamudra Bandyopadhyay (Global India Foundation, Kolkata), Dr. Raj Kumar Kothati (Vidyasagar University), Dr. Bijaya Kumar Das (Jadavpur University), and Dr. H. N. Toppo (Jadavpur University) presented paper on different issues of the problem. Besides, Professor Radharaman Chakraborti (Former Vice-Chancellor, Netaji Subhas Open University), Professor Apurba Mukhopadhyay (Netaji Institute for Asian Studies), Professor Purusottam Bhattacharya, (Jadavpur University), Professor Rabindra Sen, (Jadavpur University), Professor Partha Pratim Basu (Jadavpur University), Dr. Joachim Wedel (European Academy, Kuelz, Germany) also spoke in the seminar. The Key-note address was delivered by Professor Hari S. Vasudevan, Director, (MAKAIAS, Kolkata). The Valedictory Address was delivered by Professor Gautam Kumar Basu (Jadavpur University).
31. The School organized one Workshop on Contemporary Political Theory: Positivism and Beyond in collaboration with the Department of International Relations, Jadavpur University and Council for Political Studies, Kolkata on 23rd March 2011. Nearly Thirty three scholars attended the Workshop. Professor Partha Pratim Basu, (Jadavpur University), Professor Gautam Kumar Basu (Jadavpur University), Professor Sobhanlal Datta Gupta (former Professor of Calcutta University) and Amritabha Banerjee (President, West Bengal Political Science Association) addressed the Workshop. Professor Goutam Biswas (Pro-Vice Chancellor, Assam University) also spoke in the Workshop.
32. The School, in collaboration with the Department of International Relations, Jadavpur University organized the First Professor Jayantanuja Bandyopadhyay Memorial Lecture on 3rd November 2011. The lecture was on Foreign Policy in the Age of Transition : Two Asian Models delivered by Professor Radharaman Chakrabarti, former Vice-Chancellor, Netaji Subhas Open University.
33. A Tri-University National Seminar on Teaching, Research and Trends in Political Science and International Relations organized by the School of International Relations and Strategic Studies, Jadavpur University, Department of Political Science, University of Calcutta, Department of Political Science, Rabindra Bharati University & Department of International Relations, Jadavpur University on March 5, 2012.
Those who delivered lecture in this National Seminar included Prof. Gautam Kumar Basu, (Jadavpur Univerity), Prof. Samir Kumar Das (University of Calcutta), Prof. Amartya Mukhopadhyay (University of Calcutta), Dr. Ishani Naskar (Rabindra Bharati University), Dr. Shibashis Chatterjee (Jadavpur University), Dr. Anindya Jyoti Majumdar (Jadavpur University), Prof. Partha Pratim Basu (Jadavpur University), Dr. Sanjeeb Mukherjee (University of Calcutta), Prof. Tridib Chakraborti (Jadavpur University). Different sessions were chaired by Prof. Purusottam Bhattacharya (Jadavpur University), Prof. Sobhanlal Dattagupta (University of Calcutta), Prof. Sanjukta Bhattacharya (Jadavpur University), Prof. Amartya Mukhopadhyay (University of Calcutta), Prof. Arunava Ghosh (Rabindra Bharati University). The Key-note address was delivered by Professor Achin Vanaik (Delhi University).
34. A Seminar on Studying Indian Political Through Texts: Reading M. N. Roy Today was organized by the School of International Relations and Strategic Studies, in collaboration with the Department of International Relations, Jadavpur University and Council for Political Studies, Kolkata on October 5, 2012.
Those who delivered lecture in the Seminar included Professor Gouripada Bhattacharya, former Professor (Jadapvpur University), Professor Tridib Chakrabarti, (Jadavpur University) and Professor Sobhanlal Datta Gupta, former S. N. Banerjee Professor of Poliltical Science, University of Calcutta). Different sessions were chaired by Professor Bholanath Banerjee, (University of Calcutta) and Professor Purusottam Bhattacharya, (Jadavpur University).
35. The School, in collaboration with the Department of International Relations, Jadavpur University organized the Second Professor Jayantanuja Bandyopadhyay Memorial Lecture on 2nd November 2012. The lecture was delivered by Professor Arun Kumar Banerji, former Dean, Faculty of Arts & Ex-Director, School of International Relations and Strategic Studies, Jadavpur University. The the was: India China Relations: It Takes Two for a Tango.
36. The School, in collaboration with the Department of International Relations, organized Third Jayantanuja Bandyopadhyay Memorial Lecture on November 12, 2013. The lecture was delivered by Professor Sobhanlal Datta Gupta, S. N. Banerjee Professor of Political Science, University of Calcutta (Retired). The theme was: Democracy, Difference and the Politics of Reason.
37. Dr. Anindya Raychaudhuri, a British Academy Post Doctoral Fellow at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, England delivered a lecture on Childhood Agency in Narratives of the 1947 India/Pakistan Partition on January 7, 2014. The session was chaired by Professor Purusottam Bhattacharya, Professor in the Department of International Relations, Jadavpur University and ex-Director, SIRSS. The program was sponsored by Council for Political Studies, Kolkata and West Bengal Political Science Association.
38. The School organized a National Seminar on Post-Liberal Societies: Utopia, Illusion or Reality? under UGC—UPE II Program during March 20th and 21st, 2014. The Seminar was formally inaugurated by Professor Amal Mazumder, Dean, Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies, Law and Management. The keynote address was delivered by Professor Sobhanlal Datta Gupta, S.N. Banerjee Professor of Political Science (Retired), University of Calcutta. Those who presented papers were: Professor Manabi Mukherjee (Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata), Dr. Surajit Mukhopadhyay (National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata), Professor Ajitava Roy Choudhury (Department of Economics, Jadavpur University), Professor Biju Paul Abraham (Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata), Dr. Zaad Mahmood (Presidency University, Kolkata), Professor Apurba Kumar Mukhopadhyay (Netaji Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata), Dr. Siddhartha Mallavarapu (South Asian University, New Delhi) and Soumitra De (University of North Bengal). One panel discussion on Democracy and Governance was organized during this national seminar. The panelists were: Professor Amartya Mukhopadyay (University of Calcutta), Professor Dipankar Sinha (University of Calcutta) and Dr. Dwaipayan Bhattacharya (Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata). Besides, Dr. Shibashis Chatterjee, Dr. Anindya Jyoti Majumder and Professor Gautam Kumar Basu, who were involved in the UGC-UPE II project, also presented their findings before the audience. Different sessions in this seminar had been chaired by Professor Aneek Chatterjee (Presidency University, Kolkata), Professor Purusottam Bhattacharya (Jadavpur University), Professor Ambarish Mukhopadhyay (Vidyasagar University) and Professor Apurba Kumar Mukhopadhyay (Netaji Institute of Asian Studies).
39. The High Commission of Australia, New Delhi made a presentation on Fellowship and Scholarships available in Australia on May 22, 2014. Emphasis was, however, given on ENDEAVOUR AWARDS. Presentations were made by two Australian Awards Ambassadors Professor Rabindranath Bhattacharya of the University of Burdwan and Dr. Purnabasu Chaudhuri of the University of Calcutta. The whole program had been jointly coordinated by Professor Ashis Mazumder, Dean, Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies, Law and Management, Jadavpur University and Professor Rajat Acharya, Dean, Faculty of Arts, Jadavpur University. The whole program was organized by Professor Gautam Kumar Basu, Director, SIRSS and facilities had been provided by Dr. Shibashis Chatterjee, Head, Department of International Relations, Jadavpur University.
   
II. Publications :
1. Arun Kumar Banerji (ed.), Integration, Disintegration and World Order, Allied Publishers, Calcutta/New Delhi, 1995. 
2. Arun Kumar Banerji (ed.), Non-Proliferation in a Changing World: India’s Policy and Options, Allied Publishers, Calcutta/New Delhi, 1997
3. Shibashis Chatterjee, Nuclear Non-Proliferation and the Problem of Threshold States, Minerva Associates, Calcutta, 1999 
4. Purusottam Bhattacharya & Ajitava Ray Chaudhuri (eds.), Globalisation and India: A Multi-Dimensional Perspective, Lancer’s Books, New Delhi, 2000. 
5. Arun Kumar Banerji (ed.), Conflict Resolution in the Post-Cold War Era, Minerva Associates, Calcutta, 2000.
6. Arun Kumar Banerji & Purusottam Bhattacharya (eds.), People’s Republic of China at Fifty: Politics, Economy and Foreign Relations, Lancer’s Books, New Delhi, 2001. 
7. Jyobroto Sanyal, International Technology Transfers: India-European Union Cooperation, Minerva Associates, Calcutta, 2001.
8. Purusottam Bhattacharya & Sugata Hazra (eds.), Environmental Issues and Human Security: National and International Dimensions, Lancer’s Books, New Delhi, 2003. 
9. Anindya Batabyal, Energy and Environment: Implications for International Relations, Manuscript India, Howrah, West Bengal, 2003.
10. Purusottam Bhattacharya, Tridib Chakraborti and Shibashis Chatterjee (eds.), Anatomy of Fear: Essays on India’s Internal Security, Lancer’s Books, New Delhi, 2004
11. Jyobroto Sanyal, A Common Foreign Policy for Europe in a Globalising World: Rethinking Supranational Institutionalisation in European Foreign Policy-Making, Manuscript India, Howrah, West Bengal, 2004.
12. Jyotirmoy Banerjee, Germany: In Search of Identity and Role, Minerva Associates, Kolkata, 2006.
13. Partha Pratim Basu, Purusottam Bhattacharya, et. al. (eds.), Nation, State, Democracy: An Alternative Global Future, Lancer’s Books, New Delhi, 2007.
14. Sumit Roy, Globalisation, Trade and Development: India in a Comparative Frame, Minerva Associates, Kolkata, 2009 (Occasional Paper).
15. Dr. Sumit Roy, Globalisation, Trade and Development: India in a Comparative Frame Kolkata, 2009).
16. Dr. Sumit Roy, Globalisation and the “Emerging Giants” – China and India, Kolkata, 2010).
17. A volume entitled Democracy and Democratization in the Twenty-first Century: The South Asian Experience, Co-editedby Partha Pratim Basu, Purusottam Bhattacharya, Debi Chatterjee and Shibashis Chatterjee, Har-Anand Publications, New Delhi, 2012.
18. Dr. Sumit Roy,  Globalisation and Financial Crises , Kolkata 2012.
19. Professor Radharaman Chakraborti, Foreign Policy in an Age of Transition : Two Asian Models, November 2012.
20. One Occasional Paper, entitled India – A Rising Power: Myth and Reality, by Dr. Sumit Roy, Visiting Senior Research Fellow (Honorary), has been published in March, 2014.
21. The Third Jayantanuja Bandyopadhyaya Memorial Lecture entitled Democracy, Difference, and the Politics of Reason has been published in July, 2014. The lecture was delivered by Professor Sobhanlal Datta Gupta on November 12, 2013.
   
  Refreshers Course organized by the School:
1. A UGC-ASC Refresher Course for College and University teachers entitled Global Security and Political Economy was organized by the School of International Relations and Strategic Studies, Jadavpur University with Dr. Sudeshna Banerjee and Dr. Shibashis Chatterjee acting as the Coordinator and Joint Coordinator respectively, during 5-28 January, 2010 
2. A UGC-ASC Refresher Course for College and University teachers entitled Global Changes and Contemporary India was organized by the School of International Relations and Strategic Studies, Jadavpur University with Prof. Purusottam Bhattacharya and Dr. Anindya Jyoti Majumdar acting as Cordinator and Joint Coordinator respectively, during 4-27 January, 2010.
3. The School organized one UGC-ASC sponsored Refresher Course on Politics and Economics of Global Security during 1st-21December 2011. Twenty five candidates from different Colleges and Universities participated in the course.
Lectures on various topics were delivered by Prof. Sobhanlal Dattagupta (University of Calcutta), Prof. Soumen Sikdar (IIM, Joka), Prof. Samir Kumar Das (University of Calcutta), Dr. Itti Abraham, (University of Texas at Austin), Prof. Radharaman Chakrabarti (Former Vice-Chancellor, Netaji Subhas Open University), Prof. Sabyasachi Basu Raychaudhuri (Rabindra Bharati University), Prof. Dipankar Sinha (University of Calcutta), Prof. Anup Dutta (North Bengal University), Prof. Aswini Kumar Roy (JNU), Prof. Ambarish Mukherjee (Vidyasagar University), Prof. Achin Vanaik (Delhi University), Prof. Biju Paul Abraham (IIM, Joka), Prof. Aneek Chatterjee (Preidency University), Dr. Pratap Das (IICB), Dr. Shantanu Chakrvarty (University of Calcutta), Besides Prof. Partha Pratim Basu, Prof. Tridib Chakraborti, Dr. Shibashis Chatterjee, Prof. Sanjukta Bhattacharya, Prof. Debi Chatterjee, Dr. Anindya Jyoti Majumdar, Prof. Om Prakash Mishra, Prof. Rabindra Sen (IR), Prof. Ajitava Raychaudhuri (Economics),,Sanjib Acharya (Mechanical Engineering), Prof. Sujay Basu (School of Energy Studies), Dr. Subarna Das (Library & Information Science), Prof. Siddhartha Mitra (Economics), Prof. Rajat Acharya (Economics), Dr. Sumit Roy (SIRSS), from Jadavpur University, delivered lectures on different topics. Professor Arun Kumar Banerji, Former Dean Faculty of Arts and Director, SIRSS was the Key-note speaker, and the Valedictory address was delivered by Professor Ranabir Samaddar (Director, Calcutta Research Group). Prof. Gautam Kumar Basu and Dr. Shibashis Chatterjee were Coordinators for this course.
4. The School successfully organized UGC—ASC, JU sponsored Refresher Course on Emerging Trends and Contemporary Debates in International Relations from 26 November, 2013 through 16 December, 2013. The course was inaugurated by Professor Siddhartha Datta, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Jadavpur University. The inaugural address was delivered by Professor Sobhanlal Datta Gupta, S.N. Banerjee Professor of Political Science (Retired), University of Calcutta. The speakers included: Professor Sanjay Mukhopadhyay (Department of Film Studies, Jadavpur University), Commodore Uday Bhaskar, Dr. Santanu Chakrabarti (Department of History, University of Calcutta), Professor Professor Ajitava Raychaudhury (Department of Economics, Jadavpur University), Professor Dipankar Sinha (Department of Political Science, University of Calcutta), Professor Siddhartha Mitra (Department of Economics, Jadavpur University), Professor Rajat Acharya (Department of Economics, Jadavpur University), General Sankar Roychowdhury (Ex-COAS), Mr. Paramananda Pal (General Manager (Retd.) United Commercial Bank), Professor Apurba Mukhopadhaya (Netaji Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata), Dr. Sandeep Bhat (National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata), Professor Sekhar Ghosh (Ex-Professor, University of Burdwan), Professor Ambarish Mukherjee (Vidyasagar University), Ambassador Alok Sen, Professor Samir Kumar Das (Vice-Chancellor, University of North Bengal), and Professor Radharaman Chakraborti (Ex-Vice-Chancellor, Netaji Subhas Open University, Kolkata). Lt. General Ashok K. Chaudhuri of the Eastern Command, Kolkata made special presentationon Indias internal security. Besides, Professor Rabindra Sen, Professor Gautam Kumar Basu, Dr. Anindya Jyoti Majumder, Professor Partha Pratim Basu, Dr. Shibashis Chatterjee, Professor Purusottam Bhattacharya, Mr. Kanak Sarkar, Professor (Retired) Debi Chatterjee, Professor Sanjukta Bahattacharya, Professor (Retired) and ex-Dean Dr. Arun Kumar Banerji, Professor Tridib Chakraborty, Professor (Retired) Jyotirmoy Banerjee, Professor Om Prokash Mishra, and Dr. Kakoli Sengupta (all belonging to the Department of International Relations, Jadavpur University) also delivered lectures on various topics. The valedictory address was given by famous journalist Mr. Sunanda Kumar Datta-Ray. Dr. Shibashis Chatterjee and Dr. Kakoli Sengupta coordinated the three week course.
   
  Ongoing Research Work :
1. The UGC Major Research Project titled, India’s Foreign Trade Policy, WTO and the Print Media is being carried out by Dr. Partha Pratim Basu (Dept. of International Relations, JU) along with a Research Assistant (who had worked during the initial period) since 1.7.2006. The first (and the major) phase of data collection has been completed in the area of analyzing news and editorial contents of two premier economic dailies Economic Times and Hindu Business Line relating to India’s trade policy with special reference to the WTO, published during 1995-2000. The project has come up with a research article titled “India’s Economic Diplomacy and the Print Media: WTO’s Aborted Cancun Conference” has been selected for publication in a forthcoming volume on India’s Security and Diplomacy in the 21st Century edited by Anjali Ghosh and others (Pearson Longman, New Delhi and Singapore). Prof. Basu has also presented a paper titled “WTO and India Print Media (1995-2000)” based on the findings derived so far in a seminar held under the auspices of the SIRSS in February, 2008. Field trips have been undertaken for facilitating interviews in order to supplement the content analysis. Drafting of the report began in November, 2008, and the final report will have to be submitted to the UGC by 31 December, 2009.
2. Dr. Sumit Ray, Visiting Senior Research Fellow, SIRSS, is pursuing his project under the School. He has already completed the first part of his research project titled, Globalisation, Trade and Development: India in a Comparative Frame which has been duly published by the School, which has focused on the role of trade with emphasis on trade negotiations in the context of globalisation centered on India in a comparative developing country frame. The next segment of his project is Globalisation, The "Emerging Giants" – China and India – and Economic Cooperation explores facets of the challenge centered on the political economy of shifts and changes in India-China trade and investment relationship. This has major implications for the national and the world economy.
3. Ms. Mousumi Dasgupta joined the School as a Junior Research Fellow on 19th December, 2007 on State Government Fellowship which was allocated to the School by the University. Ms. Dasgupta started work on a research project entitled Rise of China and its Implications for India in Select Threatres of International Politics. Ms. Dasgupta has already submitted the first chapter of the project. The project is expected to take another year to be completed.
4. Sukanya Podder, Doctoral Candidate at the Post War Reconstruction and Development Unit (PRDU), Department of Politics, Derwent College, University of York, United Kingdom, and formerly Research Fellow, Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi, has completed a project on “Mitigating the Compliance Gap: A Study of International Responses to Child Soldiers”. The work was subjected to anonymous referring following the standard practice of the School. The work has been found worthy of publication after due modifications as per the referee’s comments.
5. Dr. Sumit Roy, Visiting Senior Research Fellow, SIRSS, has completed his research project entitled Global Governance and the Changing World Order. This project explores through Political Economy critical facets of the, somewhat neglected and fragmented, theory and practice of global governance. The aim is to make a more integrated study on the role of international institutions in facilitating the process, supported and sometimes opposed by nation-states and non-state actors. This uncovers tensions, conflicts and controversies among the institutions.
6. Ms. Asha Kumari Mistry, a UGC-NET qualified candidate, has been pursuing her Doctoral Project on Sino-Indian Relations and India’s Northeast in the School.
7. Smt. Gargi Adhikari has joined the School as a Project Fellow on October 1, 2012 under the UPE-II Project and has been working on The Question of Democratization and Human Security Issues with Emphasis on Pakistan.
8. A major research project on Dynamics of Security: Perspectives of the State and Citizens has been undertaken by the School under the UPE-II Programme of the University.
9. The School has introduced multi-disciplinary Ph.D. programme from 2011-2012 academic session Currently, candidates have been working on areas such as Global Powers and India : Implications for India’s Regional Security in the Post-Cold War Period; India’s Energy Strategy Since 1991 : The China Factor, Sino-Indian Relations and India’s North East : Conflict and Cooperation Since 1990’s; Idea of Conflict and Conflict Resolution : The Gandhian Perspective, Dynamics of Global Environmental Regime : Rio and After; Indian-Australia Relation Since 2000 A.D. : Indifference, Proximity and Relevance;  Shanghai Cooperation Organization : Economic and Security Implications.
10. A major research project on Dynamics of Security: Perspectives of the State Citizens has been undertaken by the School under the UGC-UPE-II Programme of the University.
11. Dr. Sumit Roy, Visiting Senior Research Fellow (Honorary) has been working on a new research project entitled Indias Soft Power in a Global World: Challenges and Prospects.
12. Ms. Asha Kumari Mistry, a UGC-NET qualified candidate, has been pursuing her doctoral project in the School. She has recently been promoted to the post of Senior Research Fellow.
13. Ms. Gargi Adhikari, who joined as Project Fellow under UGC-UPE II Programme in October 2012, has completed her project and has submitted first draft of her report on Democratization in Pakistan.
14. Ms. Deeplekha Sengupta has joined as Junior Research Fellow under the State Government Fellowship Scheme of our University on March 5, 2014.
Professors
Photo Name / Qualification Telephone No. /  Email ID Specialization
Gautam Kumar Basu

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Degrees Offered/Intake
  Degrees Offered Intake Capacity
Global Changes and Contemporary India (Refresher Course for college and University teachers)
Ph.D.
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Thrust Area
1. Security issues, with particular reference to proliferation of nuclear weapons
2. Globalisation and its impact on India
3. India’s Foreign Trade Policy.
4. Implications of China’s emergence as a great power for India’s security.
5. Environmental and Energy Security.
The School has special interest in the areas of International Relations and Strategic Studies broadly defined comprising subjects such as Methodologies of International Relations and Strategic Studies, Global Public Policy and Foreign Policy Analysis, Global Political Economy, Governance of Science and Technology Policies, Global Environmental Politics, Global Human Rights, and Human Security issues.
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