External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and Minister KT Rama Rao to speak at Deccan Dialogue 2020

New Delhi: Indian School of Business (ISB), in partnership with the Ministry of External Affairs, is organising the third edition of Deccan Dialogue on November 16, 2020.The theme of the Dialogue is- “Crisis and Cooperation – Imperative in times of the pandemic”. https://www.isb.edu/en/deccan-dialogue.html. Deccan Dialogue 2020 will be held on a virtual platform.

Dr S Jaishankar, Hon’ble External Affairs Minister of India has kindly consented to inaugurate the Dialogue and deliver the keynote address on November 16, 2020 at 11 am. Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Hon’ble Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs (I/C), Government of India will deliver the valedictory keynote address at 2:45 pm. Shri K T Rama Rao, Hon’ble Minister for Industries and Commerce, Government of Telangana will deliver a special address.

The 3rd edition of Deccan Dialogue will focus on two important areas for discussion – on Healthcare Diplomacy and on Atmanirbhar Bharat. Shri Sunil Kant Munjal, Member, ISB Executive Board and Chairman, Hero Enterprises; Ambassador Rahul Chhabra, IFS, Secretary Economic Relations, MEA; Prof Rajendra Srivastava, Dean, ISB; Dr Sangita Reddy, President, FICCI and JMD, Apollo Hospitals Ltd.; Ms Debjani Ghosh, President, NASSCOM.; Dr Krishna Ella, CMD, Bharat Biotech International Ltd., Ambassador Ron Malka, Israel Ambassador to India, amongst many others will address at Deccan Dialogue 2020. Please find attached program schedule for more details about the sessions and speakers.

The event is open to all those who are interested in issues of foreign policy, economic diplomacy and international trade. Registration is free. Link for registration – https://forms.gle/nPACEZgbqs1x22Au8.

With two successful previous editions in 2018 and 2019, Deccan Dialogue has become an annual flagship event of ISB, aimed at promoting multi-stakeholder conversations on various aspects of diplomacy and India’s external engagement. Deccan Dialogue brings together policy makers, representatives from business, diplomatic and strategic community, media, and academia on a common platform, to engage and deliberate on emerging aspects of diplomacy and development.

The theme for the third edition is ‘Crisis and Cooperation: Imperatives in the times of the Pandemic’. The objective is to explore ways and means to address the crisis through various diplomatic efforts of cooperation and talk in detail on the pertinent issues faced by the world order. In the post Covid scenario, what could be some better strategies to address future global healthcare challenges? How do we build a self-reliant India? are some important questions that the current edition will be discussing. The dialogue will have participation from various business leaders, CXOs, Professionals, Students, Government Officials, among others.


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