• To make the participants aware about the fundamentals of International Relations
  • To inculcate an awareness about the intricacies of Great power play
  • To make the participants aware about the all pervading influence of United States of America
  • To Instill an Indic centric awareness
  • To relate the soft power aspects of Cinema and Literature with IR



The larger international system is gradually metamorphosing into a Risk Society. The myriad challenges of Global war on Terror ( GWOT    ),Climate Change Diplomacy, Arms Trafficking, nefarious designs of People’s Republic of China, Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Wuhan Virus spread pose new questions before the Diplomatists, Heads of States and the panoply of geo economic International Organizations. The centrality of a besieged United States of America and its bilateral tryst with New Delhi also forms a core focus of the Module’s content.

Being Indic centric with the notion of an India Centric narrative for both academics and Bureaucratic practioners, is, what the IR Doctor has ordered for the nation and the larger international system. The paradigms of Public Diplomacy have morphed into an idiom of immediacy and selling the where-abouts and the strengths of the nation to a Global market where China poses a stiff obstruction to the nation. It’s only by harking back to an Indic narrative of World Politics and geo economics that solutions can be unearthed for the entire contemporary context with Global welfare and an Indian ascendance advanced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi .

Scope and Methodology (Total Sessions: 10): The module is very eclectic and diverse in nature as a singular frame of reference would be an inadequate tangible to grapple with the entire World’s current history, thus, the consequential module.


Dr. Manan Dwivedi



  • Introduction to International Relations…. An amalgam of Realism, Neo Realism, Liberalism, Neo liberal Institutionalism, Risk Society and Feminist IR through the vigor prism of Celluloid in the context of Hollywood
  • Martin Wight, “Why is there no International Relations Theory,” (American Political Science Review, 1919). The Discussion would revolve around the origins of IR from the auspices of Political Studies, geo economics and Political philosophy. ( Session one)
  • Diplomacy: Ancient and Contemporary context. The deliberations would involve tracing the spawning of international relations harking back to the Greek, India and roman model, including the 18th century landmarks and the twin World wars all the way to the 21st century, post-Covid challenges for New delhi and Great powers of the order of United States, PRC, Soviet Union and European nation States with a stress on Geo economics.  ( One sessions)
  • India and PRC tryst: A troubled relationship. The discussions would trace the origins since the historical times, the Sino India war of 1962, the geo economic rivalry between the twin Antagonists and the Post-Covid details and their conceptions of Nationalism. ( One session)
  • The failed partnership: India and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. The content would dwell upon the sharedness in the pre independence age, Partition politics and the four wars played out by the Aggressor nation. The Modi Doctrine and the “bilateral” in the era of Imran Khan would be the humdinger part of the narrative. ( One sessions)
  • The Cooperative Collaboration: The India US Convergence. The theme of Indian American trade, geo economics, How D Modi, Prez, Trump’s Visit’s significance and sangfroid all taken under the ambit of a “ Strategic Partnership” would form the Byte of the twin Lectures. ( One Session)
  • The Disarmament Profiling: Upping the Ante. The inclusion of India in the Wassenar Agreement, Australia Group and the NSG debate would form the staple fare in the Twin lectures along with the idiom of Disarmament theories and india’s Nuclear Doctrine. Climate Change would be constituted by the history of Climate Change Diplomacy all the way from the Stockholm convention (1971) along with an imbued deliberations on all IPCCS, Kyoto, Rio and the Paris Treaties within the context of India’s Climate Change policy Document. ( One session)
  • India and West Asia: The Changing Regional Firmament. The experience would involve the context of the Israel Palestine conflict and the Iran Trump quandary along with the Turkic perspectives in the Syrian conflict clinging to the regional geo- economics as well. ( 1 session)
  • A Dekko Inside the Brasstacks of International Organizations and Institutions
  • Public Opinion Studies and International relations

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