On April 25, India’s premier conference on global affairs, the Raisina Dialogue kicks off. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the seventh edition in the presence of Ursula von der Leyen, the European Union Commission President (Chief Guest) . At this conference the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and independent think tank Observer Research Foundation (ORF) .
Raisina Dialogue is being held in person in New Delhi this year , after two years of gap due to the coronavirus pandemic . The theme is “Terranvo : Impassioned , Impatient , and Imperilled .”
This international conference was held for three - days , assumes greater significance in the backdrop of the unfolding invasion of Ukraine by Russia . This also follows a flurry of high–profile visits to New Delhi over the past month .
It is an annual conference on geopolitics and geoeconomics addressing issues facing the global community . It takes its name from the Raisina Hill , the seat of the Indian government .
The Raisina Dialogue has emerged as a leading global conference on international affairs featuring the participation often heads of the states , ministers , journalists , academics, and researches .
First-time Raisiana Dialogue was held in 2016 , over 100 speakers from 35 countries attended to speak on the theme , “Asia : Regional and Global Connectivity” . “The New Normal : Multilateralism with Multipolarity’’ was discussed in 2017 and over 120 speakers from 65 countries have participated .
In the third edition (2018 ) “Managing Disruptive Transition : Ideas , Institutions, and Idioms” was discussed, and the theme for the fourth edition (2019 ) was “New Geometrics , Fluid Partnership , Uncertain Outcomes” . The theme for the fifth edition (2020 ) was “Navigating the Alpha Century” , and in 2021 , the sixth edition , the conference was hosted in hybrid mode .
In the edition of 2022 , 100 sessions with around 210 speakers from 90 countries and multilateral organizations will be held .
All the side events will be held in Berlin and Washington , while all the main events will take place in New Delhi, according to the MEA . On the sidelines of the events, a young fellow program will also be organized .
During three days , the dialogue will feature panel discussion across multiple formats on the six thematic pillars that are :-
1. Rethinking democracy
2. End of Multilateralism
3. Water Caucuses
4. Communities Inc.
5. Achieving Green Transitions
6. Samon vs Goliath