Governance activities

Asian Forum on Global Governance

The Asian Forum on Global Governance is an annual workshop jointly organized by the Observer Research Foundation, India and the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius, Germany. The forum takes a close look at the Asian region and at the challenges facing the global community. The primary objective of this forum is to provide an instructional and networking platform for young professional leaders to discuss, debate and challenge conventional interpretations of complex contemporary realities. It provides a unique opportunity for them to confer with high-ranking figures from the political, business and academic communities from around the globe.

Though the emphasis is on Asia, there is a fair mix of young leaders from Europe, Americas, Africa, Asia and Australia, from diverse sectors.

Founding Dean & Steering Committee

Shashi Tharoor
Michael Göring
Sunjoy Joshi
Samir Saran
Sascha Suhrke


Vice President interacts with participants of 4th Asian Forum on Global Governance

The Vice President of India Shri M. Hamid Ansari interacted with the participants of “4th Asian Forum on Global Governance” led by Shri Shashi Tharoor, Member of Parliament and the Founding Dean of the Forum here today. The young professional leaders interacted with the Vice President on the Indian political


Asian Forum on Global Governance (AFGG) participants will be successful young politicians, managers, journalists, academics and NGO representatives between 28 and 35 years of age, who have significant experience and show particular promise in their respective fields of endeavour. Proficiency in oral and written English is a prerequisite.