AII @ Delhi
The Australia India Institute (AII) is a leading centre for the study of India. Through its teaching, research, public policy and outreach programmes, it is building Australia’s capacity to understand India. AII is also a hub for dialogue, research and partnerships between India and Australia. Based at the University of Melbourne, the institute hosts a growing range of programmes that are deepening and enriching the relationship between the two countries.
The University of Melbourne established the Australia India Institute in October 2008. In 2015 the Australia India Institute established a permanent intellectual home in India. Hon. Christopher Pyne, then Minister of Education and Training, inaugurated the centre’s Delhi office. AII@Delhi serves as a centre for excellence for the study of India and through its relationship with Australian institution it is dedicated to fostering the relationship and deepening the engagement between these two vibrant democracies. AII @ Delhi actively promotes dialogue, research and partnership between the two countries.
By promoting public policy dialogue and academic debate, the new centre facilitates research partnerships and serves as a resource hub for academics, policy makers and businesses. A dynamic program of lectures, seminars and events enables thought leaders from India and Australia to engage each other on current issues in a wide range of disciplines.
AII@Delhi works closely with the Government of India, the Australian High Commission, Indian universities and think tanks to expand the work of the Melbourne-based Australia India Institute. The institute is committed to deepening and enriching the strategic relationship between Australia and India, a relationship that is emerging as one of the most significant Asian partnerships of the 21st century.
Jinnah Institute (JI) is a non-profit public policy organization based in Pakistan. It functions as a think tank, advocacy group, and public outreach organization independent of the government. JI seek to promote knowledge-based policy making for strengthening democratic institutions and to build public stakes in human and national security discourse. It remains committed to investing in policies that promote fundamental rights, tolerance and pluralism.
JI’s Strategic Security Initiative (SSI):
JI actively seeks to articulate independent national security strategies for Pakistan that incorporate the country’s stated policy imperatives while making room for voices from civil society, parliament, academia and media experts. Jinnah Institute’s SSI also encourage constructive engagement between the international community and local policy and opinion makers on key national security interests, with the goal of seeking broad strategic convergences in multilateral and bilateral forums.
Jinnah Institute runs leading peace initiatives with India through sustained Track II engagement. It has been at the forefront of bringing together stakeholders from India and Pakistan to develop bilateral strategies for regional security and stability. JI is committed to broadening Pakistan’s stake in pursuing informed and inclusive policies on regional and global relationships with India, Afghanistan, and other South Asian countries, China, the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States.