Youtube livestream link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzmcXNOubQw
Dialogue between Chinese intellectual Zhang Weiwei and Indian intellectual M.K. Bhadrakumar on the concept of democracy in a time when the Western world order faces a deep crisis. In this inter-civilizational dialogue for democracy, we will discuss and include the progressive contributions of European enlightenment and western civilization, but reject any attempt to place them above other civilizations and downplay their contributions. We see this dialogue as a step in the renewal of the discussion of new forms of political, social and economic organization more suited to the realities of our time. We hope to contribute to an international situation defined by peaceful coexistence, in which the right of all peoples and nations to decide their paths to and forms of democracy is respected. We believe that such a dialogue, unmediated by the West and unmediated by intellectuals that assert the superiority of western civilization, could make a significant contribution to determining the path for humanity towards a new democracy, and a just multipolar world.
Below are the details of three events that were held to commemorate the centenary of the Communist Party of China in 2021, as well as to build on the legacy of brotherhood between the Indian and Chinese people.
India and China:
Brink of a New World System: Collapse of the West and Rise of China
October 31st, 2021 at 6 pm IST
Online panel discussion on the ongoing crisis in the West and Western world order, and the rise of the Chinese state. The panel will discuss the potential of a new world order in this historic moment. We will also discuss India's role in the world going forward in a world remade by programs such as the Belt and Road Initiative.
Keynote Speakers: Sudheendra Kulkarni and Martin Jacques