The Strategically Autonomous Superpower – India in a Multipolar 2020

The Indian School of Public Policy (ISPP) is organizing a policy webinar by Tanya Spisbah, Director, Australia India Institute, New Delhi on " The Strategically Autonomous Superpower – India in a Multipolar 2020". Registration is FREE of cost. However, we have limited seats. Therefore, pre-registration is mandatory.

Session Brief: Coronavirus has helped to sharpen the image of the world and its nations through a new lens – that of capability. This webinar session will provide an overview of:

  • India’s strategic choices in economic liberalisation
  • India’s engagement in multilateral institutions
  • India’s domestic economic agenda – Make In India
  • Crisis management and capability – relativity on a global stage.


About the Speaker: Tanya Spisbah is a strategist, negotiator and advocator, passionate about impact for a sustainable planet. She is renowned for her work on Australia-India relations, particularly with respect to inclusive sustainable development. As director of the Australia India Institute in New Delhi, she promotes bilateral research collaboration for sustainable development and sheds light on contemporary Indian foreign and public policy in a multipolar world. A former career diplomat with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for more than a decade, Ms Spisbah served from 2014-17 at the Australian High Commission, New Delhi, specialising in health and technology diplomacy and sustainable economic growth. She developed and led the health agenda culminating in the Australian and Indian Prime Ministers exchanging an MoU for Health and Medicine. Other areas of policy leadership include climate policy, sustainable infrastructure, governance and education. Previous roles in the Department include placements in Moscow and Baghdad. Ms Spisbah has negotiated free trade agreements with a number of economic partners, including China, South Korea and ASEAN. She led Australia’s intellectual property agenda and environmental goods agenda in the World Trade Organization. Ms Spisbah was formerly a lawyer with Minter Ellison, specializing in IP and technology.

Ms Spisbah holds tertiary qualifications in philosophy, economics and law (LLB (Hons) ANU, LLM from UniMelb) and was awarded the prize for ethics in her Graduate Certificate of Legal Practice, Griffith University. In 2018 Ms Spisbah was selected as a guest of the French Government (the esteemed PIPA Program) to engage on climate, health and renewable energy. She has published a number of articles and opinion pieces and has spoken in a wide array of fora about climate, health, education and good governance.

Date: 22 April, 2020
Time: 11 AM – 12.30 PM
Register: https://bit.ly/2K8NNGM

This event is exclusively online. The link for attending the webinar will be shared with you 1 day before the event.

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