Central University of Gujarat
School of National Security Studies & School of International Studies
Speaker: Mr. Sameer Patil, Fellow, National Security Studies & Director, Centre for International Security, Gateway House, Mumbai
Chairperson: Prof. Sanjay K. Jha, Dean, School of International Studies
Date: September 29, 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Venue: VLRC Conference Room, Sector – 29 Campus, Central University of Gujarat
10.30-11.15 – Online Radicalisation: Threats & Challenges
Abstract: The astute use of the social media by the terrorist groups, for propaganda and recruitment has opened up new avenues of online radicalisation and given rise to the ‘lone wolf’ phenomena. This talk will focus on understanding the impact of the extremist propaganda by examining the content of the propaganda, platforms being used and who is being used as a messenger.
11.15-11.45 : Q&A discussion
11.45-12.00 : Tea Break
12.00-12.30 – India’s national security decision-making
Abstract: The concept of ‘security’, or rather ‘national security’ in India, has more or less remained completely state-centric, deeply tied to the idea of national interest. Surrounded by weakly governed states, India has been subjected to a range of security challenges from both state as well as state-sponsored non-state actors. This talk will focus on examining the structure, institutions, context, issues and processes to understand India’s national security decision making. In particular, it will focus on the National Security Council system.
12.30-1.00 – Skills required for a career in Think tanks/Research Institutions
Abstract: Public policy analysis is an emerging field in India. With more than 190 think tanks, India has been ranked fifth on a list of countries with the highest number of such entities. What kind of skills do think tanks require? In what ways academic training can be used for a career in think tank? This talk will examine these and related issues.
1.00-1.30 : Q&A discussion
All are Invited