Presented by CIPS and the Asian Studies Network (ASN):
This talk will look at Indo-Sino contestations on the Line of Actual Control (LAC), across South Asia, on trade and investments (FDI), and in the Indian Ocean Region. An emphasis will be on the views and actions of Indian Prime Minister Modi’s government interactions with China especially since the 2017 Dokhlam border crisis.
Jawad Hussain Qureshi is a senior South Asia analyst at the Privy Council Office (PCO) since 2009. He has focused on South Asia in his academic work at McGill, Concordia and UBC. He has also worked in Kandahar, Afghanistan and Dhaka, Bangladesh on assignments for the Canadian government. Jawad has also done secondments with defence and foreign affairs partners in Washington and Canberra and published joint assessments with foreign partners. Prior to joining the Canadian federal government, Mr. Hussain Qureshi worked in broadcast media in Pakistan and as a South Asia analyst with the International Crisis Group (ICG).
Victor Radujko studied Chinese and Chinese history at the University of Alberta. He also read Chinese language for one year in Taiwan, at the Mandarin Training Centre, and studied interpretation and translation, also for one year, at the UN Interpreter Training Program at Beijing Foreign Studies University.
Victor began his public service career with National Defence. He has been a senior China analyst with the Privy Council Office since 2007.
Nipa Banerjee is a Senior Fellow with the School of International Development and Global Studies at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Banerjee earned Doctorate and Master’s degrees, specializing in development studies, from Toronto, Carleton and McMaster Universities in Canada. She served as a practitioner and policy analyst in international development and foreign aid for over 35 years. She worked with Canadian Universities Services Overseas (CUSO), International Development Research Center (IDRC) and 33 years in CIDA, Canada’s ODA agency (now amalgamated with Global Affairs Canada). She represented CIDA in Bangladesh, Indonesia, India/Nepal, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Afghanistan, heading Canada’s aid program in the four latter countries. She joined the University of Ottawa in July of 2007, teaching international development.