Book Launch and Panel Discussion on “Rethinking Bilateral Investment Treaties: Critical Issues and Policy Options”
May 13, 2016
India International Centre, New Delhi


A book launch and panel discussion was organized on the occasion of the release the book “Rethinking Bilateral Investment Treaties: Critical Issues and Policy Options.”

This event was jointly organized by Madhyam and Third World Network in association with Both ENDS and SOMO. The event was addressed by Muchkund Dubey (Former Foreign Secretary), Fali Sam Nariman (Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India), E.A.S. Sarma (Former Finance Secretary), Saurabh Garg (Joint Secretary, Ministry of Finance), Biswajit Dhar (Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University), Kavaljit Singh and Burghard Ilge (co-editors of the book) and Ranja Sengupta (TWN).

International Conference on India-European Union Free Trade Agreement:
Implications for Indian Polity, Society and Economy
March 3-5, 2014
Pondicherry University, Pondicherry

event-first-imgA three-day International Conference on India- European Union Free Trade Agreement: Implications for Indian Policy, Society Economy was organized by Centre for European Studies, Pondicherry University in association with Madhyam, New Delhi, Indian Council for Social Science Research, New Delhi and University of Paris 13, France at the Cultural-cum-Convention Centre, Pondicherry University.

The inaugural session was addressed by M. Philippe Janvier-Kamiyama (Consul-General of France, Pondicherry), Dr. Chandra Krishnamurthy (Vice-Chancellor, Pondicherry University), Kavaljit Singh (Madhyam), Professor K. P. Prabhakaran Nair (Agro Scientist), Professor N. K. Jha, Professor B. Krishnamurthy and P. Moorthy of Pondicherry University.

Workshop on India-EU Free Trade Agreement: For Whom?
February 8-9, 2012
India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

event-snd-imgSeveral NGOs and civil society groups organized a two-day workshop titled, “India-EU Free Trade Agreement: For Whom?” in New Delhi against the backdrop of official India-EU Summit.

The workshop was co-organised by Madhyam and Third World Network (Delhi) in close collaboration with Anthra (Andhra Pradesh), Both ENDS (The Netherlands), Centre for Social Development (Manipur), Focus on the Global South (Delhi), Heinrich Boll Foundation (Delhi), Misereor (Germany) and SOMO (The Netherlands).

During the workshop, several components of the proposed agreement (such as agriculture, NAMA, services, public procurement and investments) and their potential impacts and implications were discussed and debated. Altogether, 72 participants from diverse backgrounds took part in the workshop. A panel discussion with Parliamentarians, trade unions and farmers’ leaders was also held during the workshop.