India Foundation’s center for soft power was instituted in collaboration with Indic Academy and represents the first center in Indiathat specifically focuses on the field of soft power analysis, advocacy and awareness. It seeks to identify and promote various themes within Indian soft power as a source of economic opportunity.
After successfully hosting a three-day Conference on Soft Power in December 2018 that attracted over 60 speakers from 16 countries across 15 sessions the Center has now decided to take this initiative to international audiences through a series of mini events across various regionsof the world. The first such event will be organized in Singapore on the theme “India Through its Thoughts and Senses” on January 25, 2019 | 2pm – 6pm.
14:30 – 15:00 INAUGURAL AND KEYNOTE SPEECH
Jawed Ashraf, High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Singapore
15:00 – 16:30 INDIA THROUGH ITS THOUGHTS AND SENSES
Makarand Paranjape, Director IIAS, Shimla
Dr Ma Swan Hoo, Heritage Volunteer, Singapore
Nalina Gopal, Curator Indian Heritage Center, Singapore
Sumit Nanda, Co-founder, EGA Juice Center, Singapore
Manjunath Mural, Executive Chef, Song of India, Singapore
Aravinth Kumarasamy, Managing Director, Apsaras Arts, Singapore
16:30 – 16:45 BREAK
16:45 – 17:15 CONCLUSION: INDIA’S ROADMAP TO SOFTPOWER 30
Presentation by: Jonathan McClory, Author, SoftPower30 Followed by a conversation with Hari Kiran, Founder, Indic Academy