Day 1 - 2-Day Conference: 'The India-China Dispute: History, Politics and Law'

Thursday 23 May – Nissan Lecture Theatre

09:30-11:00 Histories
Chair: Prof. Maria Misra (Oxford University)

India in China’s mind, 1945 to the present – Prof. Rana Mitter (Harvard University)
1988: Drawing the Line on History on the Eve of Global Status Games – Prof. Shruti Kapila (Cambridge University)
Lines of Historical Control: Borderlines and the Limits of Claims to Himalayan Borders- Dr. Kyle Gardner (Atlantic Council, Washington DC)

11:00-11:30 Break

11:30-13:00 Geopolitics
Chair: Prof. Evelyn Goh (Australian National University)

China-India relations in a new geopolitical structure – Prof. Zhang Jiadong (Fudan University)
The Galwan Crisis: India, China, and the Limits of International Law? – Dr. Arghya Sengupta & Mr. Jay Ojha (Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, Delhi)
Contested Partnership: China and India in a Changing BRICS- Prof. Jing Gu (Institute of Development Studies, Brighton)

13:00-14:30 Lunch

14:30-16:00 Defence
Chair: Prof. Jennifer Altehenger (Oxford University)

Appreciating the importance of the world’s oceans- Commander Douglas Robb (US Navy and Hudson Fellow, St. Antony’s College)
Sino-Indian Border Dispute – Prospects for a Peaceful Settlement- General Manoj Naravane (Former Chief of Army Staff)
Why the deadly brawl at Galwan Valley should not be a turning point in China-India relations- Senior Colonel (retd) Zhou Bo (Tsinghua University)

16:00-17:30 Tea/coffee

17:30-19:00 Keynote: Can China and India live in harmony?
Ambassador Kishore Mahbubani (NUS, Singapore)