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  • Member of the Departmental Researcher Committee (DRC) of Amity School of Economics, Amity University, Noida, UP on 9 December 2016.
  • Participated as a speaker in a Buyer Seller Meet on "Trade between South Asian Countries-Opportunities & Challenges" organized by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi on 7 December 2016.
  • Participated as a Panelist in 14th National Conference on "India's Vision 2030-What Engineers and Technologists can do?" organized by Engineering Council of India, New Delhi on 28 November 2016.
  • Addressed the Advanced Leadership Programme "Trade Issues and Globalization: WTO and Regional Trading Blocks" organized by the Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi on 12 November 2016.
  • Participated in a Resource Dialogue on "Resource security: contextualizing domestic interests in the global trade and investment framework" and presented the Papers on leveraging on historical and strategic ties-Role of bilateral, regional and BRICS, organized by TERI along with Konard-Adenauer-Stiftung, Gurgaon, Haryana on 25 October 2016.
  • Addressed a delegate in a seminar on "Growth Prospects of the Indian Economy" organized by PHC Chamber of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi on 17 October 2016.
  • Participated in a meeting on "BRICS Economic Forum" organized by Research and Information for Developing Countries along with Ministry of Finance and Reserve Bank of India, Goa on 13-14 October 2016.
  • Participated as a Panelist in a workshop on "Strengthening EU-India Digital Agenda 2020: Trade, Technology and Innovation" organized by Delegation of the European Union to India with the collaboration of KPMG, IIT Delhi and C-DEP, New Delhi on 1 October 2016.
  • Made a presentation on 'SAARC Trade in Services' in the 8th Meeting of Heads of SAARC Statistical Organizations (SAARCSTAT) organized by the SAARCSTAT and SAARC Secretariat, New Delhi on 30 August 2016.
  • Participated  in the meetings of 'Forum of Indian and Russian Think Tanks', organized by the ICWA, New Delhi on 19 August and 16 September 2016.
  • Participated as a Discussant on 'Quarterly Review of the Economy (QRE)', organized by the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), New Delhi on 4 August 2016.
  • Delivered a lecture on 'RTA, GATT Art. XXIV & Rules of Origin' at four-day training Programme on 'International Trade and Trade Agreements for Maruti Suzuki Limited' organized by IIFT, New Delhi on 13 July 2016.
  • Participated in a Discussion-Meeting on 'India-EFTA', organized by the Embassy of Switzerland, New Delhi on 11 May 2016.
  • Made a presentation in a session on 'Friends of Malaysia' for Dato' Sri Mustapa Bin Mohamed, Minister for International Trade and Industry, organized by the High Commission of Malaysia, New Delhi on 2 May 2016.
  • Panelist in a dialogue on ‘The Asia Pacific Century” India and Big Power Engagement’ organized by Deccan Herald in New Delhi on 19 December 2015. 
  • Panelist in a High level panel at the Conference on ‘Trade and Employment Challenges in Asia: Insights for South Asia’ organized by International Labour Organization (ILO) and Institute for Human Development, New Delhi on 17 December 2015. 
  • Panelist in the Workshop on ‘EU FLEGT and Timber Trade in South Asia’ organized by European Forest Institute, New Delhi, 30 November, 2015. Delivered a lecture on ‘Trade and Sustainable Development: South-South and Regional Cooperation’ organized by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), Gurgaon on 10 November, 2015. 
  • Participated in the Expert Group Meeting on ‘Regional Cooperation for Inclusive and Sustainable Development: South and South – West Asia Development Report’ organized by ESCAP-SSWA, 17 September 2015, New Delhi. 
  • Speaker at the Regional Workshop on ‘WTO and Regional Trade Agreements in South Asia: Negotiation and Implementation Challenges’ organized by the United Nations ESCAP- SSWA, 16 September 2015, New Delhi. 
  • Chaired the Session on ‘Promoting SAARC Economic Integration’ in the Inaugural Seminar on ‘Revitalizing SAARC’ organized by the National Defence College, 09 September 2015, New Delhi. 
  • Participated in a meeting on ‘Regional Economic Cooperation’ organized by the Embassy of the United State of America, 21 August, 2015, New Delhi. • Participated in the Second Meeting of the Advisory Council on ‘Make in India: The Next Leap’ organized by ASSOCHAM, 20 August, 2015, New Delhi. • Participated in the First meeting of the Committee on ‘International Trade Policy and Exports’ organized by CII, 06 August 2015, New Delhi. 
  • Delivered a Special Lecture on ‘New Perspectives on FTAs’ at the Department of Economics, Jamia Millia Islamia University, 05 August 2015, New Delhi. • Participated in a round table on ‘Economic Cooperation between India-New Zealand’ organized by the Embassy of the New Zealand, 22 August, 2015, New Delhi. 
  • Lead Speaker on ‘New Foreign Trade Policy’ at ‘State of the Economy Seminar’ organized by NCAER, New Delhi on 14 May, 2015. 
  • Panelist at the 20th Anniversary of the WTO organized by Observer Research Foundation (ORF), New Delhi on 13 May, 2015. 
  • Delivered lecture on ‘India’s Trade Policy’, under Induction Level Training Programme to IES Officer-Trainees, Batch 2014, at Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi, 23 April 2014. 
  • Participated as a Panelist on “Regional Groupings: Towards Continental Convergence” at the Sixth Annual Asian Relations Conference on the theme ‘Non-Traditional Themes in Asian Foreign Policies’ organized by the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), New Delhi, 23-24 March, 2015. 
  • Made a Presentation at a Round Table Discussion on “India and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)” by Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) at New Delhi, 05 March, 2015. Participated in a Roundtable Discussion with regional Canadian Heads of Missions from South Asian countries focusing on regional economic issues in South Asia held by High Commission of Canada at New Delhi, 3 March, 2015. Attended the Meeting held at Ministry of Shipping on Think Tank Initiative by Indian Register of Shipping in New Delhi, 27 February, 2015. 
  • Made a Presentation at the 2nd International Indian Metals Recycling Conference organized by Metal Recycling Association of India (MRAI), Mumbai, 4-6 February, 2015.
  • Delivered a lecture on ‘Informal Trade: Why Does it Continue to Persist?’ at the 3rd Annual Conference on “Normalizing India-Pakistan Trade” organized by ICRIER, New Delhi, 2-3 February, 2015. 
  • Participated in the ‘Round-Table on South Asian Economic Integration’ organized by High Commission of Canada, New Delhi, 21 January, 2015. Participated in the Meeting on “East Asian Economic Integration” organized by High Commission of Australia, New Delhi, December 11, 2014. 
  • Made a Presentation on ‘APTA: Importance of Expansion of membership and future road map at the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement’, at the Business Forum organized by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), New Delhi, November 13, 2014. 
  • Participated in the “Roundtable Meeting on Cross Border Intra-Regional Timber Trade in South Asia organized by EU-European Forest (EFI), New Delhi, September 24, 2014. 
  • Made a Presentation on “Understanding RTAs” at the Conference organized by the Metal Recycling Association of India, Mumbai, August 1-3, 2014. Presented a paper at ‘Forthcoming Sixth BRICS Summit: Looking beyond Economic Cooperation’ organized by Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi. February 19, 2014. 
  • Participated in the ‘2nd Annual Conference on Normalizing India-Pakistan Trade’ organized by ICRIER, New Delhi, January 21-22, 2014. 
  • Delivered an Inaugural address on “Frontier Areas in Econometrics and International Trade and Finance,” at the QIP Workshop, organized by Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, December 10, 2014. 
  • Delivered a lecture on “Trade and Sustainable Development: South-South and Regional Cooperation” at the ITEC/SCAAP programme organized by TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute), December 2, 2013, Gurgaon. 
  • Delivered a lecture on ‘Regional Economic Co-operation’ Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH), November 27, 2013, Greater Noida. Panelist in the Session on ‘International Competitiveness of Engineering Services’, at the 11th National Conference on International Competitiveness of Indian Engineering Services organized by the Engineering Council of India, New Delhi, October 28, 2013. 
  • Paper presentation on ‘India – S. Korea Trade and Implications of CEPA’, at the 12th India Korea Dialogue: Forty Years of India-Korea Diplomatic Relations and Roadmap for a More Intensified Partnership, organized by ICRIER, October 25, 2013, New Delhi. 
  •  Distinguished Special Invitee at the Academic Advisory Council Meeting organized by New Delhi Institute of Management, New Delhi, October 19, 2013. 
  • Delivered a lecture on “lndia's Look East Policy: Rationale and Prospects” organized by Ministry of Finance for Indian Economic Service Probationers, New Delhi, September 12, 2013. 
  • Delivered a lecture on “FTA and Implications for International Trade’ ” organized by Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), Hyderabad, September 5, 2013.  
  • Delivered a lecture on “Regional Trade Agreements: Conceptual and Empirical Issues” organized by Ministry of Finance for Indian Economic Service Probationers, New Delhi, September 3, 2013. 
  • Panelist in the session on “'WTO and its Implications on India'” on course WTO and Trade Issues for EPGDIB organized by Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, August 17, 2013. 
  • Guest Speaker at the Indian Model United Nations (INMUN), Ryan International Group of Schools, New Delhi, August 8, 2013. 
  • Delivered a lectures on “Conceptual and Policy Issues in RTAs’, at the Post-Qualification Course, at the Institute of Chartered Accountant of India, 17 and 22 July, 2013. 
  • Made Lead Presentation on ‘India-Pakistan Economic Relations’, at the Conference organized by Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, July 30, 2013. 
  • Delivered lecture on “GATT Art XXIV & Rule of Origin” at Five-Week Training Programme on International Economics and Business Management for Probationary officer of the “Indian Foreign Service “organized by Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi, July 10, 2013.
  • Participated in the Round Table on ‘Doing Business with Emerging Countries in Asia’, organized by PHD Chamber, New Delhi, May 7, 2013. 
  • Participated in the Brainstorming session on ‘Rules of Origin under the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement’ organized by Ministry of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi, May 24, 2013. 
  • Participated in the Meeting of ‘Rules of Origin under the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement’ organized by Ministry of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi, June 14, 2013. 
  • Delivered lecture on “GATT Art XXIV & Rule of Origin” at Five-Week Training Programme on International Economics and Business Management for Probationary officer of the “Indian Foreign Service “organized by Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi, July 10, 2013. 
  • Delivered a lectures on “Conceptual and Policy Issues in RTAs’, at the Post-Qualification Course, at the Institute of Chartered Accountant of India, 17 and 22 July, 2013. 
  • Participated in Industry Consultation on Rules of Origin in India’s FTA’, organized by Government of India-FICCI, New Delhi, July 26, 2013. Participated in the Industry Consultation on Rules of Origin in India’s FTAs’, organized by Government of India-FICCI, Mumbai, July, 29, 2013. 
  • Made Lead Presentation on ‘India-Pakistan Economic Relations’, at the Conference organized by Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, July 30, 2013. 
  • Participated in the Industry Consultation on Rules of Origin, in India’s FTAs’, organized by Government of India-FICCI, Hyderabad, August 2, 2013. 
  • Participated in the Industry Consultation on Rules of Origin, in India’s FTAs’, organized by Government of India-FICCI, Chennai, August 05, 2013. 
  • Guest Speaker at the Indian Model United Nations (INMUN), Ryan International Group of Schools, New Delhi, August 8, 2013. 
  • Panelist in the session on “'WTO and its Implications on India'” on course WTO and Trade Issues for EPGDIB organized by Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, August 17, 2013. 
  • Participated in the “Stakeholders’ Consultation Meetings of the Expert Group on Rules of Origin, Government of India“, August 29, 2013, New Delhi.  Delivered a lecture on “Regional Trade Agreements: Conceptual and Empirical Issues” organized by Ministry of Finance for Indian Economic Service Probationers, New Delhi, September 3, 2013.
  • Delivered a lecture on “FTA and Implications for International Trade’ ” organized by Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), Hyderabad, September 5, 2013. 
  • Delivered a lecture on “lndia's Look East Policy: Rationale and Prospects” organized by Ministry of Finance for Indian Economic Service Probationers, New Delhi, September 12, 2013. 
  • Distinguished Special Invitee at the Academic Advisory Council Meeting organized by New Delhi Institute of Management, New Delhi, October 19, 2013. 
  • Delivered Lectures on various aspects of WTO and RTAs during the Personal Contact Programme under the ICAI’s Post Qualification Course in International Trade Laws and WTO, 17 and 22 July, 2013, New Delhi. 
  • Delivered a Lecture on “RTAs, GATT Art XXIV & Rule of Origin” organized for the Probationary officers of the Indian Foreign Service, IIFT, New Delhi, July 10, 2013. 
  • Participated in the Round Table on ‘Doing Business with Emerging Countries in Asia’, PHD House. New Delhi, May 7, 2013. 
  • Discussant at the Conference of Southern Providers, South- South Cooperation: Issues and Emerging challenges organized by RIS, UNDESA and Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi, April 15-16, 2013. 
  • Delivered a lecture on “IBSA Vis-à-vis BRICS” at the IBSA Local Governance Forum organized by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India and Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi, April 9, 2013. 
  • Discussant at the Annual Conference on “Normalizing India-Pakistan Trade” organized by ICRIER, New Delhi, March 14-15, 2013. 
  • Guest Speaker at the Seminar, “How China Impacts Contemporary India-Japan Relations”, organized by ICREIER, March 9, 2013, Chennai. 
  • Participated in the Seminar on “Regional Economic Integration” organized by Aditya Birla Group, February 17-18, 2013, Mumbai. 
  • Delivered a lecture on “A Dialogue on India-Canada Economic Partnership” organized by IDRC and RIS, New Delhi, February, 12-13, 2013. 
  • Discussant at the National Workshop on “Balanced Regional Development: Challenges and Way Forward” organized by Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies, February 8, 2013, New Delhi. 
  • Chairperson at the “Workshop on Japanese Perspectives on India’s Economic Development” organized by NCAER, February 6, 2013, New Delhi. 
  • Delivered a lecture on “International Trade Regime and India’s Role in it’ at PG Diploma Course organized by University of Mumbai, February 3-4, 2013, Mumbai. 
  • Participated in the Meeting of the Experts/Faculty/Resource Persons for Revision of the Post qualification Course in International Trade Laws & WTO of the ICAI, organized by Institute of Chartered Accountant of India, January 16, 2013, New Delhi 
  • Guest Speaker at the Conference “The Changing Paradigm of India-Japan Relations” organized by ICRIER, New Delhi, 17 December, 2012. 
  • Delivered a lecture on “Evolution of India’s Trade Policy” to the IES Officers organized by Institute of Economic Growth, 22nd November, 2012, New Delhi.
  • Delivered a lecture on “Trade and Sustainable Development: South-South and Regional Cooperation” organized by TERI under the Training Programme on Trade and sustainable Development, 20th November, 2012. 
  • Participated in the “KPP Technical Working Group Workshop” organized by IPE Global, at DFID, British High Commission, 9th November, 2012, New Delhi.  Delivered a Lecture on “Free Trade Areas, Preferential Trading Arrangements and Implications for India” organized by the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), on 4th October, 2012 in Hyderabad. 
  • Participated in the Panel Discussion on “Trans Pacific Partnership: Implications to India” organized for the Probationary officers of the Indian Foreign Service, organized by the IIFT in New Delhi, July 13, 2012. 
  • Delivered a Lecture on “GATT Art XXIV & Rule of Origin” organized for the Probationary officers of the Indian Foreign Service organized by the IIFT, New Delhi, July 12, 2012. 
  •  Participated in the Stakeholder Consultations (Academia) for formulation of ADB’s Country Partnership Strategy, organized by the ADB, New Delhi, May 22, 2012.
  • Participated in the Meeting on “Institutional Mechanisms relating to Trade in Services” organized by Reserve Bank of India, March 29-30, 2012, Mumbai.
  • Delivered Lecture  on “FTAs/ PTAs and Implications for India” organized by the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), on 22nd February, 2012 in Hyderabad.
  • Participated in the Preparatory Workshop for the 2012 ADB Annual Meeting Governors’ Seminar in New Delhi, 1 February 2012.
  • Participated in the Inaugural Conference of the Australia India Youth Dialogue, 30 January, 2012, New Delhi.
  • Background papers on “South Asian Economic Integration: Some Dimensions” and on “Trade in Services in SAARC: Analytical Rationale, Select Potential Sector and Constraints”, for the First South Asia Forum, held in September, 2011 in New Delhi.
  • Presented paper on ‘India-Myanmar Economic Relations’ during the visit of H E U Win Myint, Minister for Commerce, Government of Union of Myanmar, organized by CII, September 27, 2011, New Delhi.
  • Delivered Lectures on various aspects of WTO and RTAs during the Personal Contact Programme under the ICAI’s Post Qualification Course in International Trade Laws and WTO, 16, 20, 23rd July, 2011, New Delhi.
  • Speaker at the conference on “Regional Architecture for Security and Economic Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific” co-hosted by the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) and India Institute of Foreign Affairs & National Security (IFANS), Republic of Korea, April 21, 2011, New Delhi.
  • Participated in the Meeting on “Rules of Origin under ASEAN+6” organized by the  Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, May 9, 2011, New Delhi.
  • Delivered lecture on ‘Relationship between RTAs and WTO’ at the Personal Contact Programme under the ICAI’s Post Qualification Course in International Trade Law and WTO, July 9, 2010, New Delhi.
  • Delivered lecture on “Economics of RTAs” at the Seven Week Executive Development Programme for the IFS Probationer, organized by IIFT, New Delhi, August 16, 2010.
  • Delivered lecture on ‘Regional Cooperation in SAARC’ to Japanese Scholars from Hihon Fukushi University, Nagoya. , organized by South Asian University, August 28, 2010.
  • Presented paper in the International Conference on ’India-Japan-China Dialogue and East Asia Summit Process: The Leadership Conundrum’ organized by ICRIER, April 6-7, 2010, New Delhi.
  • Presented paper in the Conference on ‘Implications of India –ASEAN Agreement on Trade’ organized by Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Mumbai, February 9, 2010
  • Delivered lecture on ‘The Dynamics of South Asian Economic Integration’ at the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 27 October 2009.
  • Delivered lecture on ‘New Developments in Trade Theory and Practice’ at the Training Programme for College Faculty and Researchers on ’Contemporary Issues in International Trade’  organized by the Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, 25 October 2009.
  • Delivered lecture on ‘India’s Trade Policy and Regional Economic Engagements’ to Indian Economic Service Probationers under the Training Programme organized by the Institute of Economic Growth, 1 October 2008.
  • Delivered lecture on ’India’s Regional Trade Agreements’, organized by Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, 5 July 2009.
  • Presented Paper on ‘Trade- Employment Linkages under RTAs’ at the 18th Biennial Meeting of the US-based Association for Indian Economic and Financial Studies (AIEFS), 20 June 2009, New Delhi.
  • Presented Paper on ‘New Developments in Trade Theory and Practice’ at the Training Programme for College Faculty and Researchers on ’Contemporary Issues in International Trade’  organized by the Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, 26 May 2009.
  • Delivered lecture on ‘Regional Trade Agreements’ at Seminar organized by UNCTAD and University of Mizoram, Aizawl, 22 May 2009.
  • Delivered Special Address on ‘Trade and Gender’ at the Seminar organized by Commonwealth Secretariat, Ministry of Commerce and Industry and IIFT. 28 April 2009
  • Presented paper on ‘India-ASEAN Trade and Economic Relations: Problems and Prospects’ at the International seminar on “Culture, Trade and Development in Southeast Asia, and India’s Response” organized by The Society for Indian Ocean Studies, 5th March 2009.
  • Delivered lecture on “Understanding Preferential Rules of Origin Some Conceptual and Policy Issues’ under the Training Programme for DGFT Officials, organized by Centre for WTO Studies and IIFT, February 12, 2009.
  • Presented paper on ‘Trade and Investment Cooperation between India and GCC’ at the Seminar on GCC Investments in Asia: Issues and Prospects, organized by CWAAS / Gulf Studies Programme / SIS / JNU, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, January 15, 2009.
  • Deliver a Lecture on “South-South Trade and Regionalism” under the Training Program on Trade and Sustainable Development organized by TERI, Gurgaon, 27 November, 2008.
  • Delivered lecture on ‘Understanding WTO Agreements’ under ITEC Programme for Foreign Journalists organized by the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, November 11, 2008.
  • Delivered lecture on ‘The Dynamics of South Asian Economic Integration’ at the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 27 October 2009.
  • Presented Paper on ‘New Developments in Trade Theory and Practice’ at the Training Programme for College Faculty and Researchers on ’Contemporary Issues in International Trade’  organized by the Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, 25 October 2008.
  • Delivered lecture on ‘India’s Trade Policy and Regional Economic Engagements’ to Indian Economic Service Probationers under the Training Programme organized by the Institute of Economic Growth, 1 October 2008.
  • Delivered a lecture to DGFT Officers of the Government of India on the Rule of Origin, at IIFT, 24 September 2008.
  • Delivered a Lecture on India-ASEAN Economic Cooperation to Foreign Diplomats at the FSI in New Delhi on 14 August 2008.
  • Participated in Government of India Expert Group Meeting on Preferential Rules of origin held in New Delhi on 21 July 2008.
  • Delivered Lecture on ‘Interface between WTO and RTAs’ at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), May 5, 2008
  • Delivered Lecture on “India-ASEAN Relations with special Focus on Prospects &   Challenges” to Foreign Diplomats at Foreign Service Institute, MEA, April 25, 2008.
  • Delivered Lecture on ‘SAARC: Prospects and Challenges’ to Foreign Diplomats at Foreign Service Institute, Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, April 16, 2008
  • Delivered Lecture on ‘WTO Implications for Developing Countries’ organized by Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi, March 4, 2008.
  • Presented Draft Regional Study on ‘Potentials for Trade in Services under SAFTA’ at the Regional Consultation Meeting, SAARC Secretariat, 6-7 February, 2008
  • Lecture on ‘India-ASEAN Economic Cooperation’ organized for Foreign Diplomats by Foreign Service Institute, Ministry of External Affairs, GOI, January 24, 2008.
  • Delivered Lecture to Foreign Diplomats on “India’s Economic Integration with ASEAN: Prospects & Challenges” organized by Foreign Services Institute, Ministry of External Affairs, GOI, 21 November, 2007.
  • Presented the Report of the Conference at the 6th High Level Conference on ‘Asian Economic Integration: Agenda for the East Asia Summit, 13 November 2007
  • Speaker at the Meeting on “Export Development and Inclusive Growth” organized by CII, New Delhi, October 22, 2007.
  • Delivered Lecture on “Implications of WTO for Developing Countries”, to Foreign Journalists, organized by Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi, October 15, 2008.
  • Participated in the discussion meeting on “Economic Cooperation in the South Asian Region” organized by the British High Commission, New Delhi, October 5, 2008.
  • Speaker at the Meeting on ‘India’s Trade in Audio-Visual Services’ convened by Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, GOI, August 22, 2007.
  • Lecture to Foreign Diplomats on “Regional Economic Cooperation in South Asia: Potentials and Constraints” organized by Foreign Service Institute, Ministry of External Affairs, GOI, 11 September 2007.
  • Lecture to Foreign Diplomats on “India’s Economic Integration with ASEAN: Prospects and Challenges” organized by Foreign Service Institute, Ministry of External Affairs, GOI, September 12, 2007.
  • Speaker at the “1st Meeting of the Honorary Consuls of Maldives in India and Nepal’ organized by the High Commission of Maldives, New Delhi, July 25, 2007.
  • Speaker at Training-cum-Orientation Programme for the Railway Staff College Faculty on “Regional Economic Cooperation in Asia” organized by Asian Institute of Transport Development, Vadodra, July 28, 2007.
  • Speaker at the Seminar on “Investing in Indonesia” organized by Embassy of Indonesia in New Delhi and CII, New Delhi, July 24, 2007.
  • Addressed participants of the Workshop on “Knowledge Sharing Session-Intra SAARC Trade” organized by ATK Kearney Ltd, Mumbai, and July 11, 2007.
  • Delivered lecture on ‘Structure & Working of WTO’ organized by ICAI’s Post Qualification Course in International Trade Laws & WTO, 18 June 2007, New Delhi
  • Speaker at ‘Regional Conference on: “SAARC: Fourteenth Summit & Beyond” ICWA and KAF, 1-2 June 2007, New Delhi.
  • Delivered lecture on ‘Agreement on Textile and Clothing’ organized by Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), 8 February 2007, New Delhi
  • Delivered lecture on ‘SAFTA: Potentials and Constraints’ in the Seminar on “ SAARC Economic Cooperation” organized by IDSA-ICRIER, 16 March 2007, New Delhi
  • Delivered lecture on ‘Issues in Trade Policy’ during Programme on ‘Development and Planning Models” organized by Institute of Economic Growth, 22 March 2007, New Delhi.
  • Speaker for the Session on “Intra-Asian Trade Flows” at the 2nd Asian Textile Conference, 19 January 2007, New Delhi
  • Keynote Speaker on “Professionalisation of Engineers in WTO/GATS Environment and Challenges Ahead” at the 4th National Conference on ‘Towards International Competitiveness of Indian Engineers – Challenges Ahead’ organized by Engineering Council of India, New Delhi, December 15, 2006.
  • Speaker at the ‘Roundtable on Regional Economic Cooperation in South Asia’ on the occasion of ‘SAARC Charter Day’, organized by FICCI, New Delhi, December 8, 2006
  • Lecture delivered on ‘India’s Engagements under Regional Trading Agreements’, at The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, New Delhi, December 6, 2006
  • Participated in the meeting on “Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation” programme organized by Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India, New Delhi, November 28, 2006
  • Delivered a lecture on ‘WTO Issues from Developing Countries’ Perspective’ at Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi, October 20, 2006
  • Delivered lecture on ‘Conceptual and Policy Issues in India’s RTAs’, organized by ShARE-DSE at Delhi School of Economics, New Delhi, 29 August 2006
  • Lecture delivered on ‘India’s Engagements under Regional Trading Agreements’, at The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, New Delhi, 1 July 2006
  • Delivered Lecture on Regional Economic Cooperation to the Delegates of The Diplomatic Institute, France, at RIS, May 23, 2006, New Delhi.
  • Made a Presentation on “Trade and Investment Cooperation between India & GCC under the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement” in the Interactive Session on “India-GCC Free Trade Agreement”, jointly organized by Ministry of Commerce & Industry (MoCI), Government of India and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), May 4, 2006, Mumbai.
  • Key Speaker on “Regional Trade and Economic Cooperation: Analytical and Policy Issues” at the Workshop on WTO-related Issues for Government Officials in the SAARC Region, organized by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), May 3, 2006, New Delhi.
  • Made a Presentation on “Investment Cooperation between India & GCC under the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement” in the Interactive Session on “India-GCC Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement”, jointly organized by FICCI and Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India May 1, 2006, New Delhi.
  • Made a Presentation on “SAARC: Potentials and Problems”, Special Course for Afghan Diplomats, organized by Foreign Service Institute, Ministry of External Affairs, April 18, 2006, New Delhi.
  • Made a Presentation at ‘National Seminar on Rules of Origin’ organized by World Customs Organization, Brussels at National Academy for Customs, Excise and Narcotics (NACEN), April 13, 2006.
  • Delivered Lecture on “WTO Related Issues” for Foreign Journalists, organized by Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), March 21, 2006, New Delhi.
  • Participated in Expert Group on Preferential Rules of Origin, Set up by Government of India, at Ministry of Commerce and Industry, March 2, 2006, New Delhi.
  • Presentation during Rules of Origin under in ASEAN-India FTA: Consultations with Industry Associations, at RIS on 6, 7, 8 and 10 February 2006.
  • Participated in National Seminar- “In Defense of Globalization: An India Perspective”, organized by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, (FICCI) January 18, 2005, New Delhi.
  • Made a Presentation on “Preparation of an Annual Document Each for USA, EU, China and Japan to Cover India’s Economic Relationship and Prospects of Trade and Investment with Each of these Trading Partners” organized by Ministry of Commerce and Industry, January 9, 2006, New Delhi.
  • Participated in a Seminar on “Indo-Bangladesh Dialogue on Trade, Investment and Connectivity”, organized by India International Centre, December 6, 2005, New Delhi.
  • Participated in a Seminar on “The European Union – Why it Matters to India”, jointly organized by The British High Commission and Delhi Policy Group, and supported by The Delegation of the European Commission to India, December 6, 2005, New Delhi.
  • Participated in Seventeenth Meeting of the Expert Group on Preferential Rules of Origin, Set up by Government of India, at Ministry of Commerce and Industry, November 21, 2005, New Delhi.
  • Participated in Conference on SAARC Business Leaders Conclave: South Asia Regional Integration and Growth organized by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), November 17-18, 2005, New Delhi.
  • Participated in Sixteenth Meeting of the Expert Group on Preferential Rules of Origin, Set up by Government of India, at Ministry of Commerce and Industry, October 31, 2005, New Delhi.
  • Participated in a Meeting convened by the Commerce Secretary on Rules of Origin under India-ASEAN FTA, October 31, 2005, New Delhi.
  • Participated in Fifteenth Meeting of the Expert Group on Preferential Rules of Origin, Set up by Government of India, at Ministry of Commerce and Industry, October 15, 2005, 2005, New Delhi.
  • Delivered Lecture on “WTO Related Issues” for Foreign Jounalists, organized by Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), October 10, 2005, New Delhi.
  • Delivered Lecture on “Regional Trading Agreement” for the Officers of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Government of India held at Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), September 27, 2005, New Delhi.
  • Participated in Fourteenth Meeting of the Expert Group on Preferential Rules of Origin, Set up by Government of India, at Ministry of Commerce and Industry, September 22-23, 2005, New Delhi.
  • Participated in Thirteenth Meeting of the Expert Group on Preferential Rules of Origin, Set up by Government of India, at Ministry of Commerce and Industry, August 26, 2005, New Delhi.
  • Made a Presentation on “Indo-Bangladesh Trade and the Effects of a Potential Free Trade Agreement between the Two Countries” Workshop on India-Bangladesh Trade and FTA, organized by National Council of Applied Economic Research and Indo-Bangladesh Trade Study, August 18, 2005.
  • Participated in International Seminar on “Recent Developments in Central Asia” organized by The India-Central Asia Foundation and The India-Central Asia Foundation, August 10, 2005, New Delhi.
  • Made a Presentation on “ROO Issues, Concerns and Solutions’ Relating to FTA’s Singed and Proposed” organized by Aditya Birla Group, Conference on Group Meet on Rules of Origin, July 16, 2005, Mumbai.
  • Made a Presentation for Twelfth Meeting of the Expert Group on Preferential Rules of Origin, Set up by Government of India, at Ministry of Commerce and Industry, July 13, 2005, New Delhi.
  • Made a Presentation for Thirteenth Meeting of the Expert Group on Preferential Rules of Origin, Set up by Government of India, at Ministry of Commerce and Industry, August 26, 2005, New Delhi.
  • Made a Presentation on “Indo-Thai FTA” organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Conference on Tamil Nadu – Leveraging Trade Agreements for Growth, June 16, 2005, Chennai.
  • Participated in a Conference “FRAMES 2005” organized by FICCI, April 3-7 2005, Mumbai.
  • Participated in Technical Committee Meeting on “Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between India and Sri Lanka” organized by NIEPA, March 14, 2005, New Delhi.
  • Participated in a Seminar on “Manufacturing, Economic Development and the Informal Economy: Is Manufacturing Still the Engine of Growth?: India” organized by International Labour Organization (ILO), February 16, 2005, New Delhi.
  • Delivered Lecture on “India-Thailand FTA and India-ASEAN Comprehensive Cooperation Agreement”, for the Executive Masters in International Business organized by Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), February 14, 2005, New Delhi.
  • Made a Presentation for Seventh Meeting of the Expert Group on Preferential Rules of Origin, Set up by Government of India, at Ministry of Commerce and Industry, January 10, 2005, New Delhi.
  • Presented a Paper in a Workshop on “Technological Development, Labour Productivity and Their Implications on Manufacturing Sector Labour in India and Other South & South East Asian Economies” organized by University of Kalyani, Department of Economics, West Bengal and Jamia Milia Islamia University, Academy of Third World Studies, New Delhi on December 21-23, 2004, Kolkata.
  • Made a Presentation on ‘India’s Look East Policy and the Prospects for Regional Economic Integration’ at British High Commission, November 18, 2004, New Delhi.
  • Made a Presentation on “India-Thailand FTA and India-ASEAN Comprehensive Cooperation Agreement”, for MBA Programme organized by IIFT on November 9, 2004, New Delhi.
  • Participated in a Meeting on ‘Rules of Origin under India-MERCOSUR PTA’ organized by Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India on November 5, 2004, New Delhi.
  • Participated in a Seminar on “Consultation Meetings with Stakeholders for India-Singapore FTA” organized by FICCI and CII with the support of Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, New Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai October 2004.
  • Made Presentations in “Consultation Meetings with Stakeholders on Rules of Origin for Government of India’s Negotiations with Other Countries” organized by Government of India in collaboration with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) and CII New Delhi on September 30, 2004 and October 1, 2004.
  • Delivered Lecture on “Regional Trading Agreement” for the Officers of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Allied Services from Central and State Governments, Programme on WTO and The New Trade Regime for Officers Government of India held at Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi on 27 September to 1 October 2004.
  • Participated in Fifth Meeting of the Expert Group on Preferential Rules of Origin, set up by Government of India, at Ministry of Commerce and Industry at New Delhi on September 24-25, 2004.
  • Participated in a National Seminar on “Negotiations on WTO Rules” organized by Department of Commerce, New Delhi on September 21-22, 2004.
  • Made a Presentation on “Regional Economic Integration: Theory & SAARC” Professional Course for Foreign Diplomats Conducted by Foreign Service Institute, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi on September 14, 2004.
  • Participated in The Signing Ceremony of the Protocol to Implement Early Harvest Scheme under the Framework Agreement between India and Thailand organized by Ministry of Commerce and Industry at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi on August 30, 2004.
  • Made a Presentation on “Regional Trading Blocks: Implications for India”, for RIS-IFS Training Module for Foreign Service Institute, at RIS, New Delhi on August 26, 2004.
  • Made a Presentation on “Rules of Origin Issues in India’s Economic Partnership Agreements with Other Countries: An Approach Paper on Change in Tariff Heading Criterion”, Presentation for Fourth Meeting of the Expert Group on Preferential Rules of Origin, Set up by Government of India, at Ministry of Commerce and Industry at New Delhi on August 24, 2004.
  • Delivered a Lecture on “Trading Blocks with Emphasis on the Recent FTA’s”, for the Executive Masters Programme, at Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi on August 22, 2004.
  • Participated in a Conference on “SAARC Economic Co-operation”, held at Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), New Delhi on August 20, 2004.
  • Rules of Origin Issues in India’s Economic Partnership Agreements with Other Countries:  An Approach Paper on Change in Tariff Heading Criterion, submitted to Government of India, June 2004.
  • Delivered Lecture on “Regional Trade Agreement Implications for India and Multilateral Trading System” for the Advance Course on WTO for the Senior Officials of the Indian Administrative Services (IAS), Government of India held at Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, 11 February 2004, New Delhi.
  • Delivered two lectures on “WTO Agreements: Implications for Developing Countries”  during the 41st Diploma Course in Development Journalism for mid-career journalists from Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi, October 27 and 29, 2003.
  • Made Presentation on “Prospects and Constraints for Trade Cooperation between India and Central Asian Republics: Some Issues” RIS-CII Seminar on “Economic Cooperation Between India and Central Asia”,  New Delhi, October 17, 2003
  • Presented Paper on “Fostering Trade and Commerce for Mutual Benefit” in the Seminar on “SAARC: Partners in Peace and Progress” organized by Indian Council of Social Science Research and Federation of Indian Publishers in association with the SAARC Book Development Council at New Delhi on August 27, 2003.
  • Presented a Paper on “Implications of India-Thailand FTA on Trade and Poverty in India” at the OXFAM GB, New Delhi on August 22, 2003.
  • Presented a Paper on “An Overview of Challenges Emanating from the WTO Regime for Developing Countries” at the Training Programme for Foreign Journalists at Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi on April 2 and 3, 2003.
  • Panelist in a Seminar on “India and ASEAN: An ASEAN Perspective” by Manu Bhaskaran, Centennial Group Inc. Singapore, at Centre for Policy Research, December 16, 2002
  • Presented the “Feasibility Study on India-Thailand FTA” as a Member of Indian Government Delegation in the three Meetings of the JWG on this subject in India and Thailand during August-November and December, 2002
  • Presented the Report of the Regional Conference on Globalisation and Agriculture: Challenges for South Asia, organized by RIS, IPS, Colombo and IFPRI, Washington D.C. for the SAARC Network of Researchers on Global Financial and Economic Issues (SAARC Secretariat), on December 5, 2002.
  • Presented a Paper on “Strategies for Meeting the Challenges of WTO Agreements” in the Training Programme for Foreign Journalists at Indian Institute of Mass Communication on November 1, 2002
  • Presented a Paper on “WTO Agreements: Opportunities and Challenges before Developing Countries” in the Training Programme for Foreign Journalists at Indian Institute of Mass Communication, October 25, 2002
  • Economic Impact of Trade and Investment Facilitation and Liberalisation in South Asia (BBIN) Growth Quadrangle: A Developmental Perspective, presented at Inception Meeting of Trade, Investment and Private Sector Cooperation Working Group, organised by Asian Development Bank, Kolkata, 2001
  • Presented a paper on Conceptual and Policy Issues in Rules of Origin, (Co-authored with V. R. Panchamukhi) at a Seminar on South Asia in the Global Economy organised by SAARC Secretariat/Government of India/RIS, 2001
  • "Regional Cumulation under EU GSP Scheme: Implications for the SAARC countries” prepared for the Government of India, and presented in SAARC Committee on Economic Cooperation Meetings, 1996
  • "Textiles and Clothing Sector in the Asia‑Pacific Region and WTO Agreement", presented at the ESCAP/UNDP/RIS Seminar, 1995. (Co-authored with V. L. Rao)
  • "MFA Phasing Out: Implications for the Indian SMEs", presented at the Workshop on GATT Final Act, organised by the EDI, Ahmedabad and Friedrich‑Neumann‑Stiftung, 1994

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