About Us

Indian Review of Global Affairs

Indian Review of Global Affairs is a research arm of Symbiosis School of International Studies and was launched in July 2016, as a single point to integrate and incorporate the research activities and projects pertaining to the issues of the contemporary world. It was cast with the aim of inculcating strategic thinking in a manner which involves the academia, corporates, policy makers, and the civil society. The research house is based in Pune, a city in western India, which combines a rich cultural heritage with a modern pace. Four major verticals have been identified for research and policy review: Security and Defence, Make in India, Education and Culture, Sustainable Development. The platform will showcase research regarding mid-to-long level policy relevant issues and serve as a knowledge repository. Symbiosis School of International Studies, through its various activities and events like seminars, policy dialogues and the annual International Relations Conference, will produce short reports, policy briefs, opinion columns, and presentations to inform public opinion and policy- makers. As part of its long-term goal, Symbiosis School of International Studies aims to develop innovative research agendas, databases, publications to disseminate analyses to relevant audiences through print and digital media.

Chancellor

Dr. S.B. Mujumdar

Dr. S.B. Mujumdar

Inspired by the ideals of 'Vishwa Bharati' of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore and 'Antar Bharati' of Sane Guruji and with a deep desire to help foreign students, an idea of 'Symbiosis' was conceived by Dr. S.B. Mujumdar in the year 1971. The motto of Symbiosis is 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' and truly for the foreign students at Pune it is a 'Home away from Home'.

Symbiosis today comprises of 46 institutes imparting training in diverse disciplines. It has students who hail from all states of India and more than 85 different countries. Symbiosis is known to be a Multicultural, Multilingual and Multinational institution. An institution, where academic democracy prevails. Where law is the religion and freedom of thought and expression is the spirit. Where equality is not preached but practiced. Where Innovation, Passion and Compassion is nurtured.

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Principal Director

Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar

Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar

Inspired by the ideals of 'Vishwa Bharati' of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore and 'Antar Bharati' of Sane Guruji and with a deep desire to help foreign students, an idea of 'Symbiosis' was conceived by Dr. S.B. Mujumdar in the year 1971. The motto of Symbiosis is 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' and truly for the foreign students at Pune it is a 'Home away from Home'.  Symbiosis today comprises of 44 institutes imparting training in diverse disciplines. It has students who hail from all states of India and more than 85 different countries. Symbiosis is known to be a multicultural, multilingual and multinational institution. An institution, where academic democracy prevails and where law is the religion and freedom of thought and expression is the spirit, at Symbiosis equality is not preached but practiced. It is here that innovation, passion and compassion is nurtured.

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Director's Message

Ms. Shivali Lawale

Ms. Shivali Lawale

For the country the size of India, there are a very few quality private institutions which allow for independent creative thinking on how foreign policy needs to be conducted.

SSIS is a new addition to the Symbiosis family and is poised to be at the forefront of research & education. With its area study focus, the school will provide widespread opportunity for research, consultancy, policy framing as well as post graduate teaching.

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Through innovative high-quality work, SSIS may not only seek to inform the populous and the policy making agencies, but with its ambition to assemble a critical mass of experts with their methodological skills, the school promises to shape well trained scholar-analysts in their ambition to study, understand, discuss, debate and relate to the contemporary global scenario. At the heart of contemporary international politics are new challenges to enduring problems. Increasing concerns such as poverty, terrorism, conflict, human rights, economic development, health and the global environment, make the study of global affairs a unique and exciting challenge. The SSIS unfolds the opportunity to examine and critically evaluate such issues of the contemporary world. I welcome you to an institute which is constantly preparing for the new and unfolding realities of international life.

Student Editorial Board

Features
  • Sharon John
  • Yash Das Sharma
  • Shristi Singh
Week In Review
  • Swathi Kallur
  • Aastha Vohra
  • Nischal Dave
Communications
  • Nandana Praveen
  • Suparna Sahajwalla
  • Hassaan Chishti
Book Review
  • Bonita Gupta
  • Shambhavi Joshi
Research
  • Nidhi Mepaddan
  • Shefali Mhetre
GAP
  • Sanaya Dhondy
  • Aditi Mukund
  • Soham Joshi
  • Shubhaj Poricha