Karan Palsania, PhD scholar in the department of History, School of Social Sciences at the University of Hyderabad (UoH) has been selected for The Indian Ocean Conference (IOC) 2018 to be held in Vietnam.

The IOC initiated by India Foundation along with its partners from Singapore, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh is an annual effort to bring together Heads of States/Governments, Ministers, Thought Leaders, scholars, diplomats, bureaucrats and practitioners from across the region.

Two successful editions of the Conference have been hosted so far in 2016 and 2017 in Singapore and Sri Lanka respectively. Both the Conferences were supported by the Ministry of External Affairs of India and had participation from over 35 countries with global media coverage.

The third edition of the Conference in being hosted by India Foundation in association with the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies and Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies on 27-28 August 2018 in Hanoi, Vietnam. The theme for the year is “Building Regional Architectures”.

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