Date: Sep 03, 2019

Rapid advances in emerging technologies are implicating the international balance of power in complex and uncertain ways. Managing tensions fueled by new technologies will require governments to anticipate risks to domestic institutions and processes, adapt to changes in military strategies and postures, develop international law and norms, and prevent disputes on trade and investment. However, the onset of a multipolar world will make this endeavour more challenging, as states and business engage in a zero sum race to monopolise the strategic benefits of emerging technologies.

In this context, Ambassador Tobias Feakin and Samir Saran will offer their perspectives on how emerging technologies will implicate the international order and will also outline a roadmap for Australia-India cooperation in this field.

Ambassador Tobias Feakin is Australia’s inaugural Ambassador for Cyber Affairs. He leads Australia’s whole–of–government international engagement to advance and protect Australia’s national security, foreign policy, economic and trade, and development interests in the internet and in cyberspace.

Samir Saran is President of ORF​.​


10:30 – 11:00 a.m. | Registration

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Interaction between Samir Saran and Ambassador Tobias Feakin

12:00 – 12:30 p.m. | Q&A

12:30 p.m. onwards | Lunch

Venue Address

Conference Hall, ORF New Delhi