Harmony in diversity? India’s new role in the 'one world family'

October 8, 2018 – October 10, 2018 all-day Europe/Rome Timezone
Villa Schifanoia
Via Giovanni Boccaccio
121, 50133 Firenze FI
Matthias Kindel

Executive Training Seminar, 8-10 October 2018

in collaboration with the Torino World Affairs Institute (T.wai) Image result for t.wai logo and the School of Transnational Governance 


Scientific Coordinators

Giovanni Andornino | University of Torino, European University Institute and Torino World Affairs Institute

Giorgia Giovannetti | European University Institute and University of Florence


This Executive Training Seminar brings together scholars and policy analysts from Europe, India and the United States to unpick the domestic and regional dynamics underlying India’s increasingly manifest profile as a rising power. Over three days of hands-on learning in an intimate setting, participants will engage in intensive discussions on the complex socio-political, regional and economic topography of India, as well as on the changing contours of Delhi’s foreign policy. As India gears up for the 2019 general elections, what themes will dominate the national conversation? How resilient and sustainable is the current growth level, and to what extent can it be attributed to Prime Minister Modi’s “Gujarat model”? Can simmering communal tensions and pervasive Hindu nationalism be reconciled with a “one world family” foreign policy narrative, and the claim of India’s democratic diversity as a linchpin in an unstable world?

In pursuit of a learning experience that generates actionable knowledge for participants, the Executive Training Seminar then culminates in a half-day scenario-building exercise. Participants are led to identify and assess relevant macro-variables, isolating mega trends and critical uncertainties in order to articulate alternative “futures” and discuss appropriate policies to steer from the “official future” to the preferred scenario.


Final Programme




Giovanni B. Andornino | University of Torino, European University Institute and Torino World Affairs Institute, Italy
Ugo Astuto | Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Italy
Giorgia Giovannetti | University of Florence and European University Institute, Italy
Jayanta Roy | Deloitte Consulting, United States
Deepshika Shahi | University of Delhi, India
Ashley Tellis | Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, United States



Executive Training Seminars at the Academy of Global Governance are free of charge. Participants are expected, however, to bear the costs of their travel and accommodation themselves. In order to apply for participation, please fill in the application form before 16 September 2018.

For applicants from the LDCs (as defined by the United Nations) there is a limited number of merit-based scholarships available. Please include a motivation letter in your application. Deadline for scholarship requests: 2 September 2018.



Kindly note that this Executive Training Seminar, offered by the Academy of Global Governance in collaboration with the Torino World Affairs Institute (T.wai), will be held back to back with three other ETS in the days around:

China’s global ambitions in the age of Xi Jinping: envisioning multiple scenarios (1-3 October 2018)

Beyond Bretton Woods: China and the changing landscape of international development finance (4-6 October 2018)

The resilience of Russia’s global outreach: challenges and opportunities (11-13 October 2018)

Should you be interested in attending more or even all of them, we will need you to apply separately, however. Deadline for all training courses of that period is 9 September 2018.