Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Sikkim University Programmes for December 19th Conference

International Conference


Sub-regionalism Approach to

Regional Integration in South Asia:

Prospects and Opportunities

Organized by

Sikkim University (A new National University)


Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, New Delhi

Venue: Gangtok, Sikkim (India)

Dates: 18-22 December 2008


Programme of Technical Sessions

Friday 19, December 2008

Session I

10.00 am – 11.30 am: Genesis and Rationale of Sub-regionalism

12noon – 1.30 pm: Plenary Session

2.30pm - 5. 30 pm: Sub-regionalism and Connectivity

Saturday, 20 December 2008

Session III

9.30 pm – 11.30 pm: Sub-regionalism, Trade and Investment

Session IV

11.45 am- 1 pm- Sub-regionalism and Energy

Session V

2-00 pm – 4.00 pm: Sub-regionalism and Tourism

Session VI

4. 00 pm - 6.00 pm : Sub-regionalism, Natural Resources and


Sunday, 21 December 2008

Session VII

2.30 pm – 5 pm: Valedictory Session

Chairman: Ms Patricia Mukhim, Shillong

Valedictory Address: Mr Jairam Ramesh,

Minister of State for Commerce and Energy, Government of India

Policy Discussion

Remarks by Prof Mahendra P Lama, Vice Chancellor, Sikkim University

Concluding Remarks by Chairman of the Session