On Tuesday, 14 February 2023, the Natolin Digital and Security Nest organized the session "Technological Competition: Shaping Geopolitics in the Indo-Pacific" with Professor Harsh V. PANT.
About the Session
Professor PANT, joining the students online from India, discussed how technology is weaponized for the sake of power competition in the Indo-Pacific region. He addressed the role of China and the US and national and regional strategies in dealing with the pressure coming from this competition. The discussion also introduced the students to the complexity of Indo-Pacific regional geopolitics and the consequences it has for the EU.
About the Speaker
Professor Harsh V. PANT is professor of International Relations at King’s India Institute. He is the Director, Studies and Head of the Strategic Studies Programme at Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi. He is also the Director (Honorary) of the Delhi School of Transnational Affairs at Delhi University. Professor PANT has been a visiting professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore; a visiting fellow at the Center for the Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania; a visiting scholar at the Center for International Peace and Security Studies, McGill University; a visiting professor at O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat; a visiting professor at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi; and an emerging leaders’ fellow at the Australia-India Institute, University of Melbourne.
Professor PANT current research is focused on Asian security issues. His most recent books include New Directions in India’s Foreign Policy: Theory and Praxis (Cambridge University Press), India’s Nuclear Policy (Oxford University Press), The US Pivot and Indian Foreign Policy (Palgrave Macmillan), Handbook of Indian Defence Policy (Routledge), and India’s Afghan Muddle (HarperCollins).