A discussion on the intersection of global geopolitics and overlapping technology revolutions, Friday 23 Nov 2018

What :  OCSI Christmas Dinner
Where : Conference room 2, India International Centre, 40, Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi – 110003

When : Friday 23 November 2018, 6.30 -7:30 PM. Registration and networking begin at 6.00 PM.


On behalf of the Oxford and Cambridge Society of India, Mr. Vidur Bhatia, Secretary, Oxford and Cambridge Society of India (OCSI) is delighted to extend the invitation from the Asia Society India Centre to an event they are hosting at the IIC on Friday. If you are interested in attending, then RSVP to  asiasocietyindiacentre@asiasociety.org

The Asia Society India Centre invite you to a special programme the Asia Society we will be hosting with Dr. Jamie Metzlformer Executive Vice President of Asia Society and an eminent geopolitical expert and Dr. Sanil V., Professor of Philosophy at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at IIT Delhi in New Delhi on the 23rd of November, Friday at the India International Centre.

As you may know, Dr. Metzl has had a prolific career in the geopolitical arena after graduating from Oxford with a PhD in Asian history. Apart from being a noted commentator on Asian economic and political issues, he is a leading technology futurist with a keen interest in the genetic revolution. Jamie has written quite widely on the subject, including a new book named ‘Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity’ which will be releasing next year. He will be in conversation with Sanil, who will be exploring the ethical and philosophical side of the issue. While the programme will be a discussion on the intersection of global geopolitics and overlapping technology revolutions, it will also delve on genetic engineering, biopolitics, robotics, politics and philosophy.

Since Jamie is an alumnus of Oxford, we thought the members of the Oxford and Cambridge Society of India would like to meet and connect with him. Please do share the invitation widely and feel free to invite other guests. Further details about the programme are –


About Jamie Metzl

Jamie Metzl is a technology futurist and geopolitical expert, novelist, entrepreneur, media commentator, and Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council. He previously served as Director for Multilateral Affairs on the National Security Council, Senior Coordinator for International Public Information at the U.S. State Department, Deputy Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Executive Vice President of the Asia Society, and as a Human Rights Officer for the United Nations in Cambodia.  Jamie is a board member of the International Center for Transitional Justice and the American University in Mongolia, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Brandeis International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life.

About Sanil Viswanathan Nair

Dr Sanil V Nair is the Professor of Philosophy at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi. He is a recognized International Scholar with a Charles Wallace Fellowship from the University of Liverpool, U.K. and is the Directeur d’etudes Accocies, at Des Sciences de L’homme, Paris. His research interests lie in the philosophy of technology along with philosophical issues in cinema and aesthetics. He works on art and technology in classical India, Asian cinema, Indian theatre, colonialism, and phenomenology. Besides publications in English, Dr. Sanil writes in Malayalam on 19th and 20th-century social movements, secularism and culture.

About Asia Society

Asia Society India Centre was established in 2006 and is the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia, between the countries of Asia and the United States. Across the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, the centre provides insight, generates ideas, and promotes collaboration to address present challenges and create a shared future. Through its diverse and multidisciplinary programming initiatives including public lectures, business discussions, policy roundtables, art conversations, performances, lecture demonstrations and leadership programmes, it cultivates nuanced understandings of Asia Pacific affairs.
Asia Society India centre has hosted eminent personalities from the state like Raghuram Rajan, 23rd Governor of the Reserve Bank of India; Ambassador Harinder Sidhu, Australian High Commissioner to India; Ambassador Richard Verma, United States Ambassador to India; Piyush Goyal, Railway Minister of India; Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman of the Indian Planning Commission; corporate and finance leaders including Narayan Murthy, Founder, Infosys, Kaushik Basu, Chief Economist, World Bank, Nandan Nilekani, Former Chairman, Unique Identification Authority of India and Former CEO and Co-Founder, Infosys; Ajay Piramal, Chairman, Piramal Group; Jamshyd Godrej, Chairman and Managing Director, Godrej & Boyce; Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group, Barkha Dutt, Journalist; Shekhar Gupta, Editor-In-Chief, The Print among many others.

Please send us your RSVP to asiasocietyindiacentre@asiasociety.org.

We look forward to hearing from you.


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