Webinar on Foreign Policy by Indian Forum for Public Diplomacy [IFPD] & Citizens for Public Leadership [CPL]: Register by Jan 5

Indian Forum for Public Diplomacy (IFPD) and Citizens for Public Leadership (CPL) are organizing a webinar on Foreign Policy on January 7, 2021.

About the Event

The unprecedented crisis of the COVID -19 pandemic has brought several changes in the dynamics of how nations engage with each other. As nations stumble into the third decade of the century amidst much uncertainty, projecting a world view in the near future has been one of the key challenges in Foreign Policy. For India, making strategic choices, anticipating behaviors of the players, prioritizing interests, and communicating these interests effectively, requires not only a comprehensive and analytical understanding of the changing world but also an understanding of the implications of such changes to the Indian Foreign policy, for making sound decisions and choices. It is pivotal in an uncertain world to anticipate how much a shift in the world’s thinking would transform and affect our decisions.

To understand such dynamics and anticipate the days to come, the Indian Forum for Public Diplomacy (IFPD) initiates a webinar on “Learnings from 2020 – Changing International Dynamics and implications for India” by inviting Mr. Prateek Kanwal, the founder of Citizens for Public Leadership (CPL) as a part of its endeavors to develop dialogue and discourse in Foreign Policy.

About Indian Forum for Public Diplomacy (IFPD)

Indian Forum for Public Diplomacy (IFPD) is a youth-run forum by students from all over India with the aim of aiding foreign policy thinking through young academia. In an era in which Foreign Policy has to be rooted in the landscape of people, diplomacy is no more just a government to government engagement.

The idea of Public Diplomacy advocates the engagement of people into a participatory Foreign Policy and reform process. In the age of the 21st century, where global co-operation is sporadic and the consensus is elusive, it is imperative to drive foreign policy and reform through people. The society hence engages to bring forth initiatives through research, opinion, dialogue, and debate to catalyze global cooperation and enhance Indian Public diplomacy.

About Citizens for Public Leadership (CPL)

CPL came into existence when a group of public policy students from leading universities decided to actively contribute towards nation building while pursuing their studies in the United States. CPL is an independent and nonpartisan movement focused on advocating for progressive public policy in India. They aim to develop the next generation of public leaders who possess the right skills and the mindset required to shape the future of our country. Through our programs, we will mobilize, engage, and educate young citizens to unlock the true potential of participatory democracy. CPL is an apolitical non-profit with the sole objective of strengthening the capacity of our youth to take up leadership challenges in the public sphere.

Theme of the Webinar

Learnings from 2020 – Changing International Dynamics and implications for India

Guest Speaker

Mr. Prateek Kanwal, Founder, Citizens for Public Leadership (CPL)

Speaker Profile

Mr. Prateek Kanwal is the founder of Citizens for Public Leadership (CPL). He is a World Bank Scholar and a Masters in Public Policy (MPP) from the Harvard Kennedy School of United States. For over a decade he has worked across various government and private sectors nationally and internationally and has endeavored in the execution of some critical policies in the education sector. He is currently also the head of Strategic Partnerships to Educate Girls an NGO that aims at tackling issues of gender inequality in India’s education. Mr. Prateek has also worked with the planning commission on the Aadhar (UIDAI) Project where he published a working paper on linking Aadhar to student scholarships which were translated to an active policy. He is currently setting up a state of art policy school, the Kautilya School of Public Policy in Hyderabad.

Date & Time of the Event

Date: 07th January 2021

Time: 6:00 PM IST

How to Register

Registrations Link (Register by 05th January 2021) :


Webinar link shall be sent on 6th January 2021

Contact Information

Any queries can be addressed to ifpdindia[at]gmail.com


Visit the website of IFPD India by clicking here.

IFPD and CPL Webinar on foreign policy


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