On the 23rd-24th of April, eight IICRR colleagues attended the Global India Network’s second training event in King’s College London. The network is a EU H2020 Marie Curie-Sklodowksa Education & Training network based in the IICRR and the School of Law Government, DCU. The network is led by Prof Eileen Connolly and involves six European partner universities and nine Indian partner institutions ranging from Civil Society to Universities to Industry.
The event involved training activities for the 15 PhD-Fellows on the network in areas such research ethics in field work and case study-methods in addition to presenting their own research on EU-India relations in areas as diverse as education, development aid, peacekeeping, maritime policy, gender and political representation, environmental regulation, and trade.
On the Monday evening, a high-profile public event was held featuring the High Commissioner of India to the UK, Mr YK Sinha, speaking on the topic of Brexit, India and the EU, and a range of academic experts including Prof Anand Menon, Prof Uttarha Sahasrabuddhe, and Prof Jan Wouters. The panel was chaired by Prof Harsh Pant.
The next network event will take place at the University of Warsaw in October 2018.