“Globalisation is not just compiling economic, financial, and trade standards – it needs to have a moral compass. Then only way globalisation will succeed is on condition that it puts human culture and civilisations at its heart”, stresses Jean-Christophe Bas, CEO of the Dialogue of Civilizations Research institute during his speech at the 6th India Ideas Conclave. The event was held on 28 Feb – 1 March 2020 in Gujarat, India.
“The challenge in future is how to combine the legitimate needs and aspiration of people for culture, tradition, and identity with global responsibilities and challenges and to see what will keep us all together as humanity”, highlights Bas, “a world where cultures and traditions and civilisations can transcend their differences and define shared views – not universal – but shared views with shared goals”.
The Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute co-organised a special session on ‘Conservatism and the Global Experience’ with the Indian Foundation. The session was moderated by Come Carpentier, editor of the World Affairs journal. Also on the panel were Rajeev Srinivasan, adjunct faculty, IIM Bangalore and S. Prasannarajan, editor of Open Magazine.
Jean-Christophe Bas had several talks regarding collaboration at the conference, including discussions with Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Indian Minister for External Affairs, with Suresh Prabhu, Sherpa for the G20 and former Union Minister, and with Shaurya Duval, Head of the India Foundation.
The Indian Ideas Conclave is an annual conference, organised by the India Foundation, a think tank in New Delhi focused on the issues, challenges, and opportunities of the Indian polity. The DOC and the India Foundation are developing various means of collaboration. This year’s conference theme was ‘New India: Turning to Roots, Rising to Heights’.