About Us

The Raisina Dialogue is a multilateral conference committed to addressing the most challenging issues facing the global community. Every year, global leaders in policy, business, media and civil society are hosted in New Delhi to discuss cooperation on a wide range of pertinent international policy matters.

The Dialogue is structured as a multi-stakeholder, cross-sectoral discussion, involving heads of state, cabinet ministers and local government officials, as well as major private sector executives, members of the media and academics.

The conference is hosted by the Observer Research Foundation in collaboration with the Government of India, Ministry of External Affairs


S. Jaishankar

Foreign Secretary,
Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India

Sunjoy Joshi

Observer Research Foundation

Gaddam Dharmendra

Joint Secretary,
Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India

Samir Saran

Vice President,
Observer Research Foundation

Pushan Das

Programme Coordinator,
Observer Research Foundation

Colonel Naveen Nijhawan

OSD, Policy Planning and Research,
Ministry of External Affairs

Tanoubi Ngangom

Associate Fellow,
Observer Research Foundation

Bijay Selvaraj

Deputy Secretary,
Policy Planning and Research,
Ministry of External Affairs

Kriti Shah

Junior Fellow,
Observer Research Foundation

Gayathri Iyer

Research Assistant,
Observer Research Foundation

Samir Saran

Raisina Dialogue


Code of Conduct


At The Raisina Dialogue we intend to foster an inclusive and diverse environment with participants from as many different backgrounds as possible. We place a high premium on ensuring that the conference is an open and safe venue for every attendee, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, ethnicity, religion, or disability.

With this goal in mind, we request that all those associated with The Raisina Dialogue, including participants, organisers and hotel staff, follow our Charter of Participation and understand the repercussions of any violations. We will also announce house rules and updates throughout the conference, which we request all to follow as well.


We expect all those involved to display the highest level of professionalism throughout the conference, this conduct includes, but is not limited to:

Attendance and Dress Code

We restrict access to The Raisina Dialogue to participants with valid confirmation cards. All participants must attend the conference in formal attire. For professionals, we request you dress in business formal. For military service members, we request you dress in military uniform.

Conference Participation

During the conference, we request all involved to be respectful, understanding and mindful of fellow participants. Conversations should be framed in an open and inclusive manner, and profanity or slurs are strictly prohibited. If you choose to attend a panel discussion, we request you stay seated for the duration of the event.

Drugs and Alcohol

We abide by and enforce all local and federal laws and regulations surrounding possession and/ or use of illegal substances. In addition, please limit tobacco use to permitted areas and consume alcohol in moderation.


We hope that our participants accept a shared responsibility of conference safety and notify conference organizers of any danger or misconduct they may witness. The possession of weapons or use of violence is not permitted. In an effort to ensure order throughout the conference, we do not permit organised demonstrations or disruptions of any kind.


We do not tolerate any form of harassment at The Raisina Dialogue. Our zero-tolerance policy prohibits all forms of harassment including, but not limited to:

  • Offensive or derogatory comments related to gender, sexual orientation, nationality, ethnicity, religion or disability.
  • Offensive or derogatory comments towards other participants, opinions or personal expression.
  • Sexual comments or unwanted physical contact.
  • The display of inappropriate images or memorabilia.
  • Violence, intimidation, threats or stalking.
  • Inappropriate or unwanted social contact with other participants.
  • Excessive or unwanted photography of conference participants.

We expect all those involved to abide by our expected conduct guidelines and respect our anti-harassment policy during the conference. This includes conference-related social events and online social media engagement.

If asked by conference organizers to cease prohibited behavior, you are expected to comply immediately. If inappropriate behavior persists, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including immediate expulsion from the conference.

Reporting Inappropriate Conduct

If you are subjected to harassment or other unacceptable behavior, please notify a conference organizer. Event organizers will be accessible and present throughout the conference.

If you witness or encounter a grievance and prefer to remain anonymous, please fill out and submit this form.

Law Enforcement

If an emergency arises, please first contact the Delhi police immediately by dialing 100 and proceed to notify a conference organizer of the issue.

Doctor on Staff

We will have a doctor on staff throughout the conference. In the event you need medical attention.