ESSAIR’s Second Annual Conference took place on Zoom on 8 and 9 July 2021, after being originally hosted by Leiden University. It presented creative cutting-edge research concerning South Asia from a range of recognised academics, developing scholars and postgraduate students.

ESSAIR 2021 was comprised of a Keynote Speech by Professor Rahul Mukherji, a Special Session on “History and IR @ Leiden“, and 16 papers across 4 Panels concerning:

  • Regional Dynamics
  • Global India – Practice
  • Global India – Vision
  • Indo-Pacific Security

The audience / contributors for ESSAIR 2021 included scholars from across Europe, India, Singapore, the United States and Australia.

The initial call can be viewed here.