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Thursday, March 18, 2021, at 9:30am – 11:45am EDT

Webinar: India-China Border Standoff: Economic and Strategic Implications

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China and India are the two most populous countries in the world respec¬tively having about 1.44 billion and 1.38 billion population in 2020. Both the countries together account for about 36% of total world’s population and 67% of Asia’s population. (http:// statisticstimes.com/demographics/china-vs-india-population)

Both the countries are nuclear powers and according to the Stockholm In¬ternational Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), in 2019, China & India had the second- and third- highest military spends in the world. For last nine months there has been a border standoff between these major two economies. Speakers will discuss historic border related issues, various scenarios how this standoff can turn into and their Economic and Strategic Implications on Asia and rest of the World.

Session 1 – 9:30 am to 10:30am EST (8pm–9pm IST)

The Historical, Legal and Political Dimensions of the Border Standoff


  • Dr. Mary Ellen O’Connell, Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law, Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame
  • Dr. Kyle Gardner, Non-Resident Scholar, Sigur Center for Asian Studies, George Washington University. Author, The Frontier Complex: Geopolitics and the Making of the India-China Border, 1846-1962


Anthony A. Cuzzucoli, Member of the Board of Directors & Director, Program Committee, Atlanta Council of International Relations (ACIR)

Session 2 –10:30 am – 11:45 am EST (9pm – 10:15 pm IST)

Strategic and Business Implications for the Indo-Pacific Area


  • Abraham M. Denmark, Asia Program, Wilson Center
  • Richard M. Rossow, Senior Adviser and Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
  • Dr. Anupam Srivastava, Non-Resident Fellow, The Henry L. Stim- son Center & Former Managing Director, Invest India


Dr. John McIntyre, Professor of Management and International Affairs Executive Director, Georgia Tech Center for International Business Education& Research SchellerCollegeofBusiness,Georgia Institute of Technology (Ga Tech)

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