Inside JGU 2019 - Issue 11 (November)

1. Visit to National Gandhi Museum and Library, New Delhi

The first-year students of B.A. Global Affairs from the Jindal School of International Affairs (JSIA) undertook a trip to the National Gandhi Museum and Library, New Delhi on November 5, 2019. The class was accompanied by faculty in charge (of section B) of the course, ‘Introduction to Political Philosophy’, Dr. Sriparna Pathak, Adjunct Faculty, JSIA.

 

 

The year 2019 marked the 150th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation- Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi’s philosophies are still very much alive in various aspects of the Indian polity and society, and the first-year students of B.A. in Global Affairs from the JSIA experienced various aspects of Gandhi’s life and his struggles against racism in South Africa, during a trip to the National Gandhi Museum and Library, New Delhi on November 5, 2019. The class was accompanied by faculty in charge (of section B) of the course, ‘Introduction to Political Philosophy’, Dr. Sriparna Pathak. Gandhi’s philosophies which forms a part of the curriculum of the course ‘Introduction to Political Philosophy’ came alive as the students heard the recreated heartbeat of Mahtma Gandhi or heard voice recordings of Gandhi and saw the bullet that pierced through the Father of the Nation. The trip helped the students understand the kind of discourses that prevailed during India’s freedom struggle under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi.

 

 

2. Visit to India Foundation

A group of 13 students from the M.A. Diplomacy, Law and Business (DLB) batch of 2019 from JSIA, accompanied by course in charge Dr. Pathak visited India Foundation on November 7, 2019.

 

 

The disconnect between theories of international relations and actual foreign policy making is something that is felt across the globe. In order to understand how foreign policy analysts, contribute to foreign policy making, how they bypass the chasm between theory and praxis and the various forms through which foreign policy actually shapes up, a group of 13 students from the M.A. Diplomacy, Law and Business (DLB) batch of 2019 from JSIA, accompanied by course in charge Dr. Sriparna Pathak visited India Foundation on November 7, 2019. The students met with Senior Fellows from India Foundation and had a fruitful discussion on challenges in the field, personal and professional hurdles in the field of research, analysis and foreign policy making, publications and further avenues for collaborations between JSIA and India Foundation.

 

The twitter link to India Foundation’s publicity of the event is as follows: https://twitter.com/indfoundation/status/1192370679959572481?s=12