Institute of Advanced Studies in Global Relations (IASGR)

The Institute of Advanced Studies in Global Relations (IASGR) has recently been set up under the collaborative initiative of Global India Foundation and Jadavpur University. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) leading to the consecration of IASGR was signed between Global India Foundation, Kolkata, and Jadavpur University, Kolkata, on May 2, 2011.
IASGR would become a research base to enable the construction and formulation of opinions on a wide range of issues to be engaged in traditional foreign policy making. It would also promote a genre of inter-disciplinary thinking and act as an interface between the research and policy making communities. It would become a centre of excellence with full intellectual freedom, and the collaborative aspect of the institution would encompass both Jadavpur University’s commitment towards academic excellence and Global India Foundation’s objective of weaving economic prosperity, social commitment and liberal values within an interdependent matrix of national resilience. IASGR would contain four centres of research, namely, Centre for the Study of Global Commons and Economic Development, Centre for Geopolitical and Strategic Studies, Centre for the Study of Human Security, and Centre for Area Studies.
Seminars and workshops on relevant themes would ensure the medium of dissemination of research. The Institute would attempt to bridge the gap between the recesses of research and practical applications of the findings. The Institute expects to cultivate an expertise of human capital, which would benefit the development of scholarship in institutes of higher learning across the country. There would also be publication of research outputs in the form of working papers, monographs etc. The Institute would focus on the maintenance of information and documentation services on issues of national and international import, as well in providing direct consultancy and advisory services to academic enterprises and policy making identities. Further, the undertaking of academic activities to ensure the fulfillment of its objectives would be yet another stance of the Institute.
An Advisory Committee has been constituted in order to guide the activities of the Institute. The Advisory Committee consists of:
. Prof. P N Ghosh, Vice-Chancellor, Jadavpur University, (Chairman),
. Admiral P J Jacob, Chairman, Global India Foundation, (Co-Chairman),
. Prof. Siddhartha Dutta, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Jadavpur University,
. Prof. Omprakash Mishra, Member Secretary, Global India Foundation,
. Amb. Salman Haidar, Member, Executive Council, Global India Foundation,
. Dr. Anindyo J. Majumdar, Head, Department of International Relations, Jadavpur University,
. Prof. Rajat Acharya, Head, Department of Economics, Jadavpur University and
. Dr. Shibashis Chatterjee, Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, Jadavpur University
. Dr. Anindyo J. Majumdar has assumed responsibility as the Director of the Institute.