Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Workshop on National Security Interests for journalists in Bangalore on January 30-31

I have received the following from Mr. Sashi Nair, editor, Press Institute of India:

The Press Institute of India, Chennai, in its landmark 50th year, and the Institute of Contemporary Studies Bangalore, a multi-expertise think-tank specalising in national security and foreign policy affairs, will conduct a workshop on National Security Interests and Objectives. It will be held on 30-31st January at the Christ University, Bangalore.Journalists with five to eight years of experience in a newspaper, magazine or television channel are encouraged to attend. 

Speakers include:

B.G. Verghese, veteran editor and columnist; fellow, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi; and former editor of the Hindustan Times and the Indian Express

Siddarath Vardarajan, editor, The Hindu

P.M. Heblikar, managing trustee, Institute of Contemporary Studies, Bangalore, and former special secretary, Government of India

D.S. Rajan, director, Chennai Centre for China Studies, Chennai

B. Chengappa, ditorial writer with Deccan Herald, Bangalore, specialist in national security issues and international affairs.

A.K. Arni, former special secretary, Government of India, who served the Research and Analysis Wing for four decades

B. R. Muthu Kumar, former Indian Ambassador to Tajikistan, Belarus, Lithuania and Azerbaijan

Praveen Swami, resident editor, The Hindu, New Delhi

R.N. Ravi, former special director, Intelligence Bureau, who also served in the Central Bureau of Investigation

Chandan Gowda, professor of Sociology, Azim Premiji University, Bangalore

Sandeep Shastry, pro-vice chancellor, Jain University, Bangalore

P.V. Ramanna, research fellow, Institute of Defence Studies and Analysis, New Delhi

Tobby Simon, president of Synergia Foundation

To register, fill up a form and pay registration fee of Rs 3500. To get the form, please contact 98400 93131. Payment can be made by DD/ payable-at-par cheque favouring Press Institute of India and mailed to the Director, Press Institute of India, 2nd Main Road, Taramani CPT Campus, Chennai 600113. Last date for registration is 20th January 2013. 

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