CSAS-COSATT organized a regional conference on “Countering Youth Radicalization in South Asia” in Kathmandu on Feb. 27-28, 2017. COSATT is supported by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. Speakers from all eight SAARC countries spoke on various facets of the radicalization problem faced by the region.
CSAS in cooperation with the EU Delegation to Nepal and the DAI organized a regional seminar on the above topic on Dec. 2, 2016 in Kathmandu. Member of the National Planning Commission Dr. Swarnim Wagle was the chief guest while experts from across the region gave presentations.
COSATT held its Planning Meeting-2017 at Hotel Plaza Athenee in Bangkok with representations from most of the COSATT member institutions including Director of the ISAS, Singapore. On the occasion, Dr. Beatrice Gorawantschy, Director of the KAS Regional Programme Political Dialogue Asia and the Pacific launched a new COSATT book “Refugees and IDPs in South Asia”.
COSATT conference on "IDPs and Migration in South Asia" was organized by CSAS in cooperation with the RCSS, and Political Dialogue Asia and the Pacific Programme of the KAS in Colombo on Aug. 25-26, 2016. Heads and representatives of member thinks-tanks participated in the conference which was inaugurated by Minister DM Swaminathan M.P. of Sri Lanka. The hallmark of the event was a special address on "Migration in Times of Globalization: Challenges and Opportunities" by Dr. Klaus Schueler, Federal Director of the CDU party of Germany.
CSAS in cooperation with the EU, IUCN and DAI organized a regional conference on the above theme in Kathmandu on May 26-27, 2016. Deputy PM Bhim Bahadur Rawal inaugurated the conference. Keynote speaker was Ambassador of the Delegation of EU to Nepal and SAARC Rensje Teerink. Experts and mediapersons from all the SAARC countries participated in the event.
CSAS-COSATT in cooperation with the KAS organized a regional conference on the above theme on May 2-3, 2016 in Kathmandu which was inaugurated by Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission Anup Raj Sharma. DCM of the German Embassy Jacqueline Groth launched a latest CSAS publication on the occasion. Heads and representative of thinks-tanks across South Asia presented papers at the 2 day conference. Click Here for Full Conference Programme
CSAS in cooperation with the Rule of Law Programme of the KAS organized the above seminar on March 8, 2016. Inaugurated by Deputy Prime Minister Kamal Thapa, the seminar had Capt. Anant Modi (Mumbai), Badiul Alam Majumdar (Dhaka), Judge Pema Rinzin (Bhutan), constitutional expert Dr. Bipin Adhikari and Advocate Ram Krishan Timalsina as speakers. Head of the Rule of Law Programme Gisela Elsner also spoke on the occasion.
Organized by the NDU, Islamabad on Feb. 22-23, 2016, the seminar had participants from India, China, U.S., Russian Federation, Australia and Pakistan. Dr. Pandey gave a presentation at the seminar.
A planning meeting of the COSATT-2016 was held at the Hotel Pan Pacific, Singapore on Jan. 28, 2016 with participation from heads of think-tanks of the network. The new Head of the political dialogue programme-Asia of the KAS Dr. Beatrice Gorawantschy participated at the meeting. Some delegates also participated by skype. A policy paper will soon be published as an outcome of the event.
Director of CSAS Dr. Nishchal N. Pandey spoke at the above conclave
organized by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) in New Delhi on
Sep. 28-Oct. 1, 2015. It was participated by ministers, industrialists,
media and academics from all the 8 SAARC countries.
CSAS in cooperation with the KAS under the auspices of the COSATT organized the above conference on Aug. 20-21, 2015 in Bangkok. COSATT member think-tanks and senior experts including former environment minister of The Maldives, participated in the event. There was participation also from Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam. Click here for the conference program.
CSAS-KAS organized the above conference in Kathmandu on July 7-8, 2015 with experts from all 8 SAARC countries. Hon’ble Dr. Govinda Raj Pokharel, Vice-Chairman of the National Planning Commission was the chief guest. Publication as an outcome of this event will soon be published.
Director of the CSAS Dr. Nishchal N. Pandey participated in the above event at the Kennedy School of the Harvard University, Boston from April 26-May 1, 2015. It was part of the U.S.-South Asia Leader Engagement Program jointly organized by the Kennedy School and the NESA Center, NDU.
In cooperation with the Rule of Law Program of the KAS, a talk program on "Separation of Powers in Theory and Practice" was organized by the CSAS on March 3, 2015 in Kathmandu. Judge Marc Spitzkatz of the Regional Court, Berlin who is also head of the Rule of Law Program of the KAS was the main speaker. Ambassador of Germany to Nepal Matthias Meyer, Legal Advisor to the President of Nepal Advocate Lalit Basnet, Advocate Sajjan Bar Singh Thapa and Advocate Dilmani Pokharel of the supreme court also spoke on the occasion.
A regional conference on 'Deeper Integration for Peace and Prosperity in the South Asian Region' was held in Kathmandu on Feb. 26-27, 2015. Participated by heads of think-tanks and experts from the region, the event was inaugurated by Foreign Secretary of Nepal Shankar Bairagi. Spokesperson of the BJP party of India MJ Akbar was the keynote speaker. CSAS will soon bring out a publication of this program.