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Co-founded by alumni from IIT Delhi, St. Stephen’s College and South Asian University, The Bridge Project is an initiative set up by recent graduates to address the divide between academia and policy-making in the field of International Relations and Indian Foreign Policy. The objective is to ‘bridge the gap’ between academia and policy in International Relations by facilitating a dialogue between scholars and practitioners in the discipline. Spread the word and let's bridge that gap!

Co-founded by alumni from IIT Delhi, St. Stephen’s College and South Asian University, The Bridge Project is an initiative set up by recent graduates to address the divide between academia and policy-making in the field of International Relations and Indian Foreign Policy. The objective is to ‘bridge the gap’ between academia and policy in International Relations by facilitating a dialogue between scholars and practitioners in the discipline. Spread the word and let's bridge that gap!

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Co-founded by alumni from IIT Delhi, St. Stephen’s College and South Asian University, The Bridge Project is an initiative set up by recent graduates to address the divide between academia and policy-making in the field of International Relations and Indian Foreign Policy. The objective is to ‘bridge the gap’ between academia and policy in International Relations by facilitating a dialogue between scholars and practitioners in the discipline. Spread the word and let's bridge that gap!

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English


Episodes

EP06 The New Age Diplomacy & Development Series ft. Dr. Erin Watson-Lynn

5/17/2022
In this episode, we speak to Dr Erin Watson who is a public affairs specialist with over 14 years of experience in policy, research, and programs. Prior to establishing her own boutique consultancy, Erin worked in senior leadership roles at Australian universities and think tanks where she built a reputation for her public affairs and research. Erin has represented Australia at G20 meetings in seven countries, published reports for the United Nations, and regularly files for the Economist...

Duration:00:24:53

EP05 The New Age Diplomacy & Development Series ft. Sam Freeman (Austrade)

5/9/2022
In this episode, we speak to Sam Freeman, trade & investment commissioner of Austrade, which is the Australian Government’s international trade promotion and investment attraction agency. Currently working out of Bangalore, Sam has extensive work experience in international trade and investment, having lived and worked in India full time since 2014. At Austrade’s Bangalore division, Sam is tasked with promoting The Australia – India Business Exchange program (AIBX), a flagship program to...

Duration:00:38:50

EP04 The New Age Diplomacy & Development Series ft. The Hon. Lisa Singh

4/28/2022
We are delighted to be in conversation with Lisa Singh in this very important episode on the back of the India-Australia Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement or better known as Ind Aus (ECTA). Lisa is a former Australian Senator and was the first woman of South Asian heritage to be elected to the Australian Parliament. She is currently the CEO of the Australia India Institute, a leading research and policy think tank advancing Australia-India relations at the government, business,...

Duration:00:36:05

EP 03 The New Age Diplomacy and Development Series - ft. Mr. Ajay Singh, IAS

8/15/2021
Podcast on New age diplomacy and development series Speaker : Mr. Ajay Singh- IAS(Rtd.) Vice Chairman(Chhattisgarh State Planning Commission); Former Chief Secretary, Chhattisgarh. Q1. What is the present situation with respect to COVID cases and management in Chhattisgarh? Also, since March 2020, how has the government and the bureaucracy evolved in terms of managing the pandemic in the state? Q2. With respect to the migrant workers, one of the worst hit groups during the pandemic, a...

Duration:00:46:52

EP02 The New Age Diplomacy and Development Series- Ft. Peter Varghese AO

8/8/2021
In this series on New Age Diplomacy & Development, we speak to stakeholders in government, bureaucracy, academia & development sector on the opportunities & challenges for sub-national diplomacy & development partnerships in the post-COVID world! The second episode of the series features Peter Varghese AO, Chancellor of The University of Queensland & former Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT), Govt. of Australia. Mr. Varghese was the author of a comprehensive India...

Duration:00:59:17

EP01 The New Age Diplomacy and Development Series - Ft. Manoj K. Bharti, Ambassador of India to Indonesia

8/1/2021
In this brand new series on New Age Development & Diplomacy, we speak to stakeholders in government, bureaucracy, academia & development sector on the opportunities & challenges for sub-national diplomacy & development partnerships in the post-COVID world! The first episode features Manoj K. Bharti, currently serving as the Ambassador of India to Indonesia. He is a seasoned diplomat with years of experience cutting across the domains of foreign policy, trade & commerce, technology etc. He...

Duration:00:48:11

Episode 1: Get Inspired Series (feat. Raghavan Srinivasan- former Editor, The Hindu BusinessLine)

7/18/2021
The Bridge Project presents to you the 'Get Inspired Series'- a brand new series that features life stories and lessons of inspiring voices from around the world. The first episode of the series features Mr. Raghavan Srinivasan, former Editor of the Hindu BusinessLine. An accidental journalist who started in the domain of marketing and had worked on some of the most exciting cases like that of the Harshad Mehta Scam in 1992. How he became a journalist and what are some of the interesting...

Duration:00:30:38

S02 E04 Taking SDGs to the Last Mile: Earth System Governance and Sustainable Development

5/27/2021
Podcast Series on 'Taking SDGs to the Last Mile' in collaboration with Centre for Climate Studies, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) Episode 4: Earth System Governance and Sustainable Development In less than a decade from now in the year 2030, SDGs would near their end. Almost all the countries have adopted this framework and incorporated it in their intervention programs. However, never before has the gulf between the global north and global south been this apparent. An urgent...

Duration:00:44:37

S02 E03 Part 2: Health & Heatwaves: How Cities Cope

5/23/2021
Podcast Series on 'Taking SDGs to the Last Mile' in collaboration with Centre for Climate Studies, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) Episode 3, Part 2: Health & Heatwaves: How Cities Cope The sounds of birds chirping early in the morning. Bustling activity & lively chatter on the streets. The cries of children playing at a maidan. And the grim, incessant honking at traffic signals. These evoke memories of a typical Indian city in our minds. But today, these very cities have been...

Duration:00:19:36

S02 E03 Part 1: Re-Thinking Local Governance

5/14/2021
Podcast Series on 'Taking SDGs to the Last Mile' in collaboration with Centre for Climate Studies, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) Episode 3, Part 1: Re-Thinking Local Governance A rich diversity. Varied landscapes. An indomitable human spirit. Most of all, a simple yet complex idea. This is the India we know of. But how is the governance of this remarkably complex country having a population of 1.3 billion people organised? To be sure, India’s governance systems are every bit...

Duration:00:18:12

S02 E02 Taking SDGs to the Last Mile: Global Cities and Global Climate Governance

5/3/2021
Podcast Series on 'Taking SDGs to the Last Mile' in collaboration with Centre for Climate Studies, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) Episode 2 Global cities are increasingly becoming a crucial part of global climate governance, more so because of their ability to contribute to the journey of achieving the SDGs. Assessing the role of cities in global climate governance becomes an important study as much as studying the role of states in mitigating climate change. From an...

Duration:00:59:04

S02 E01 Taking SDGs to the Last Mile: Action on Cities and Communities in India

4/4/2021
Podcast Series on 'Taking SDGs to the Last Mile' in collaboration with Centre for Climate Studies, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) The Sustainable Development Goals was initiated in 2015 by the Member States at The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. Six years since the SDGs were launched, how have global & local economies adopted these goals? Unfortunately, a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic has pushed back progress on many of the goals by decades. As these goals...

Duration:00:55:26

EX 900 Reclaiming Public Spaces (Ft. Dr. Shilpa Phadke & Ananya Chhaochharia)

10/18/2020
Shownotes 1. Amulya Gopalkrishnan, (2020) "Why public space isn't public unless women feel free", Times of India 2. Laura Bliss, (2014) "The Lack of Equal Bathroom Access for Women Is a Global Design Flaw", Bloomberg 3. Phadke, S., Khan, S., Ranade,S., (2016)"Give women equal access to public spaces", The Hindu 4. Menon, N., (2017), "Seeing like a Feminist", Zubaan Books 5. Phadke, S., Khan, S., Ranade,S., (2011), "Why Loiter: Women and Risk in Mumbai", Viking Attribution: The Bridge...

Duration:00:52:47

EX 800 An Exclusive Interaction with Shekar Narasimhan, Chairman & Founder, AAPI Victory Fund

10/8/2020
In the latest episode of The Bridge Project, Shekhar Narsimhan offers his take on the upcoming U.S Presidential elections and what it means for the future of America. Narsimhan is the Chairman and Founder of AAPI Victory Fund, an organisation that focuses on mobilizing eligible voters from the Asian American and Pacific Islanders communities and moving them to the ballot box. Narsimhan speaks on a range of issues including the latest on the debate performances of U.S President Donald Trump...

Duration:00:30:42

EX 700 Future of US-India Relations: Business, Politics and Diaspora (Ft. Arun Kumar-KPMG, Sanjeev Joshipura and Rajesh Mehta)

9/24/2020
Today, the U.S is India’s largest trade partner, with close to $150 billion in two-way trade between the democracies. More than two decades ago, it was just $11 billion. Indo-US defence trade, on the other hand, has risen from close to zero in 2008 to $18 billion today with an array of strategic agreements signed & greater convergence of strategic interests realised than during any other point in their otherwise contentious history. Further, U.S investments add up to around $28 billion in...

Duration:01:00:12

EX 600 Peace and Conflict Resolution (ft. Rhea Mahanta and Dr. Rityusha Tiwari)

9/20/2020
In this podcast, The Bridge Project in association with The Peacebuilding Project, attempts to not just get a better understanding of complex issues related to peace and conflict studies but also understand the work of researchers and practitioners who contribute to this discipline. We are joined by Rhea Mahanta, Founder & President, The Peacebuilding Project & Civil Affairs Officer, United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and Dr. Rityusha Tiwary, Assistant Professor, University of...

Duration:00:54:30

EX 503 Pakistan's Sub-Conventional Warfare and India's Options (ft. Pranay Kotasthane)

9/13/2020
In the third episode of this series, we talk about Pakistan’s strategy of sub-conventional warfare and India's likely response options. We are joined by Pranay Kotasthane, who is Faculty & Head of Research, Takshashila Institution and co-hosts the Hindi podcast Puliyabaazi. You can follow Pranay Kotasthane on Twitter here: @pranaykotas Recommendations: 1. B. Raman, The Kaoboys of R&AW: Down Memory Lane, Lancer 2. Husain Haqqani, Pakistan: Between Mosque and Military, Carnegie Endowment...

Duration:01:01:28

EX 502 Afghanistan's Peace Process and India's Role (ft. Amar Sinha & Dr. Avinash Paliwal)

9/6/2020
Afghanistan has been mired in conflict for over 40 years. In February of this year, the signing of the agreement between the US and Taliban marked a milestone in America’s longest war. However, at present, as the US presence in the country is dwindling, Indian foreign policy in Afghanistan stands at a cross-road. Fear of losing in ‘the Great Game’ has led some to suggest opening a dialogue with the Taliban. Others have pointed out that talking to the Taliban will not serve any purpose since...

Duration:01:15:13

EX 501 China-Pakistan Nexus and its Implications for India (ft. Dr. Ashok K. Behuria and Andrew Small)

8/30/2020
The China-Pakistan strategic relationship has been one of the most enduring ones in world politics, often times leading to consequences for India’s foreign policy. Take, for example, the numerous cases of China’s repeated attempts to support Pakistan in international forums against India’s interests. Beijing and Islamabad also jointly coordinate their military and defence strategies. Do the recent border clashes between India & China and the continuing cross-border tensions with Pakistan...

Duration:01:09:42

EX 403 Climate Change and Multilateralism (ft. Prof Navroz K Dubash & Dr. Dhanashree Jayaram)

8/23/2020
Episode 3: Climate Change & Multilateralism In the COP 25 Summit, consensus emerged that sustainable economic growth cannot exist without a healthy environment and our encroachment upon the environment, erodes our ability to grow. This is a significant debate in the world of economics which concerns itself with boosting levels of productivity by reducing costs and minimizing wastages. At a time when unilateralism and populism are rising around the globe, the fact that the nations of the...

Duration:01:13:36