The Global India partners met in Warsaw University Library, 10-13 October 2018. Prof. Łukasz Zamęcki, Vice-Dean for Research and International Cooperation, Faculty of Political Science and International Studies, of the University of Warsaw, Prof. Jakub Zajączkowski, Director of the Institute of International Relations, Faculty of Political Science and International Studies, of the University of Warsaw and Global India partner, and Dr. Ken McDonagh, Principal Investigator of Global India and Dublin city University, welcomed all the attendees the first morning of the meeting. Prof. Prof. Eileen Connolly, Dublin City University, and Dr. Siegfried Wolf, South Asia Democratic Forum (SADF), a Global India non-academic partner, discussed with the Fellows how to write for academic and non-academic audience in the first teaching session. The Practical Dimensions on Fieldwork in Asia and EU completed the first morning session. It was chaired by Prof. Jakub Zajączkowski, University of Warsaw. The panel was composed of a Representative of Asia-Pacific Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, Prof. Priyankar Upadhyaya, Banaras Hindu University, Prof. Idesbald Goddeeris, KU Leuven, Prof. Uttara Sahasrabuddhe, University of Mumbai, and Dr. Manish Thapa, University of Warsaw. The first afternoon was dedicated to the Fellows, where in small groups (led by a chair from the Global India Project) they discussed a blog and an abstract for a research paper they had submitted.
The second day, Thursday, started with an outreach event. The public discussion on India and Central Europe in a New Global Order was opened by the Ambassador for India in Poland, Mr. Tsewang Nagoya. Prof. Stanisław Sulowski, Dean of the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies, University of Warsaw, Prof. Jakub Zajączkowski, Director of the Institute of International Relations, Faculty of Political Science and International Studies, University of Warsaw, and Paweł Milewski, Director of the Department of Asia-Pacific, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland also opened the event. It had many panellists: Prof. Tasneem Meenai, Jamia Millia Islamia, Prof. Gulshan Sachdeva, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Prof. Anjoo Sharan Upadhyaya, Banaras Hindu University, Prof. Bogdan Góralczyk, Centre for Europe, University of Warsaw, Patryk Kugiel, Polish Institute of International Affairs, and Dr. Małgorzata Bonikowska, Centre for International Relations. Dr. Bogusław Zaleski, University of Warsaw chaired the session.
Two afternoon sessions were practical sessions for the Fellows: one was on Methodology of Fieldwork, with Prof. Axel Marx, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and Dr. Kenneth McDonagh, Dublin City University; the second one was on Methodology (How to be successful in writing a research paper) with Prof. Anna Wojciuk, University of Warsaw and Prof. John Doyle, Dublin City University. Finally, the day concluded on a seminar on India as an economic power: implications for global economic order. The session was chaired by Dr. Deepak Pawar, University of Mumbai and the panel was composed of Dr. Karina Jędrzejowska, University of Warsaw, Prof. Mohanan Bhaskaran Pillai, Pondicherry University, and Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi, People’s Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR).
The final day concluded with the Management Board meeting and the joint meeting Fellow/ M. Board. The Fellows also had the opportunity for one-on-one sessions with the academic of their choice.