Samir Saran – Keynote Speaker

Senior Research Fellow and also Vice President responsible for Development and Outreach at the Observer Research Foundation

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Specialist Subjects

  • BRICS and Emerging Power
  • Global Governance / Multilateralism
  • Cyber Security and Internet Governance
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Social Media and Traditional Media
  • Indian Economic Policy


  • English


Dr. Samir Saran is Senior Fellow and Vice President at the Observer Research Foundation. He spearheads ORF’s outreach and business development activities. He is a frequent commentator on issues of Global Governance, including climate change and energy policy, global development architecture, cyber security and internet governance, and India’s foreign policy.

His latest published work includes, India’s Contemporary Plurilateralism in the Oxford University Press Handbook on India’s Foreign Policy; New Room to Manoeuvre: An Indian Approach to Climate Change, a Global Policy-ORF publication; Attitudes to Water in South Asia, a joint ORF-Chatham House Report; A Long Term Vision for BRICS, a comprehensive vision document submitted to the BRICS Think Tanks Council; The ITU and Unbundling Internet Governance: An Indian Perspective, for the Council on Foreign Relations; a joint research project between ORF and the Heritage Foundation, Indo-U.S. Cooperation on Internet Governance and Cyber Security; and a paper on The Shifting Digital Pivot: Time for Smart Multilateralism for Digital Debates.

He is the Indian Chair for the Civil BRICS Initiative and CyFy, the India conference on cyber security and internet governance.

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