Vishnu Prakash, India's High Commissioner to Canada, will share thoughts on the rise of secular  and pluralistic India, the nation’s outlook, economic heft, soft-power, as well as, political and security challenges. He will also discuss growing India-Canada engagement and the road ahead.

David A. Welch, CIGI Senior Fellow and Chair of Global Security at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, will serve as a discussant for this presentation.

Event Speakers

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Margaret Walton-Roberts

Associate Professor (BSIA/Laurier), Associate Director of International Migration Research Centre

Margaret Walton-Roberts is a professor at WLU and associate Dean of the School of International Policy and Governance at the BSIA.  She is a human geographer with research interests in gender and the international migration of health care professionals in the context of India. Her latest co-edited book The Human Right to Citizenship: A Slippery Concept  is published by University of Pennsylvania Press. 

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David A. Welch

CIGI Senior Fellow and Chair of Global Security

David A. Welch is a CIGI senior fellow, chair of global security at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, and professor of political science at the University of Waterloo. An award-winning author and scholar, David is an expert in foreign policy decision making and international security, with an emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region. He also hosts CIGI's podcast series Inside the Issues.