Call for Papers: RGNUL & American Embassy’s International Conference on Indo-US Relations and South Asia [Oct 29-30]: Submit by July 10; Register by Aug 31

Concept Note of the Conference

India and United States of America have a long history of relationship. The relations between the two States have seen ‘highs’ and survived ‘lows’. At present the Indo-US relations are at its most dynamic peak. The two countries share common concerns, they have strategic interest in each other as per geopolitics and they are indispensable economic partners of each other.

The conference is being launched at a time when Indian democracy, has witnessed a shift and the relations between the two countries have become even more interesting to be understood.

RGNUL has joined hands with the American Embassy, New Delhi, to deliberate upon Indo-US relations and their effect on South Asia in order to explore the future of Indo-US relations and to come up with suggestions for the policy makers of both the countries to enhance the partnership and to bring South Asia in the limelight.


Main Theme of the Conference shall be Indo-US Relations and South Asia. The conference will have four technical sessions on the following sub-themes:

1. Indo-US Relations: Legal and Political Perspective

2. Indo-US Relations: Economic Perspective (with reference to Trade Policies and Laws, IPR etc.)

3. Indo-US Relations: Global and Regional Strategic Perspective

4. South Asia, SAARC and Human Rights Initiative: Politico-Legal Lessons from the OAS.

Call for Papers

Research papers on or related to above mentioned topics are invited from Academicians, Activists, Research Scholars and Lawyers.

Procedure and Schedule

The Conference is scheduled to be held on 29-30 October 2014 at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Sidhuwal, Bhadson Road, Patiala. The conference will have parallel web-conferencing available to selected presenters.

Registration Fee

A. At Conference

1. Indian Professionals: Rs. 2000/-
2. Students/Research Scholars: Rs.1500/-
3. Foreign Participants: US $ 80

B. Web Conference

1. Indian Professionals: Rs.1500/-
2. Students/Research Scholars: Rs.1000/-
3. Foreign Participants: US $ 50

Registration fee is to be paid by Demand Draft in the name of Registrar, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, payable at Patiala. Last date for the fee submission is 10th September, 2014.


Research papers conforming to the guidelines of the publication, available at RGNUL website, would be considered for publication of the conference proceedings in the form of a book.

Abstract Submission

A 500 word Abstract of the paper is to be submitted by 10th July, 2014 at along with duly filled registration form available at the university website.

Acceptance of the Abstracts would be notified within fourteen days of submission of abstract. In order to avail full benefits of the conference please confirm your participation by sending the registration fee by 31 August 2014.

Please find other details in the Official Brochure HERE.


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