The Director of JGC4G20, Ambassador Professor (Dr) Mohan Kumar has had a career in the Indian Foreign Service for over 36 years
OP Jindal Global (Institution of Eminence Deemed to be University) – JGU announces the establishment of the Jindal Global Centre for G20 Studies. The centre will focus on research, thought leadership and capacity building initiatives relating to G20.
OP Jindal Global University (JGU) has built this centre in the light of India assuming the Presidency of G20 from 1 December 2022. G20 is an intergovernmental forum which has 20 countries and the European Union as its members. Its main objective is to address issues relating to the global economy, especially on matters relating to international financial stability, climate mitigation and sustainable development. However, what needs to be recognised is that G20 comprises of the world’s largest economies – both industrialised and developing countries. Remarkably, G20 accounts for around 80 per cent of the gross world product (GWP), 75 per cent of the international trade, two-thirds of the global population and 60 per cent of the world’s land area.
The Jindal Global Centre for G20 Studies (JGC4G20) will have five major objectives: first, to develop a strong vision for enabling academic institutions across the G20 region to build international collaborations between them; second, to launch new initiatives to promote G20 studies and greater understanding of the countries in G20 in all its dimensions across other Indian higher education institutions; third, to organise periodic lectures, seminars and conferences of topical relevance to India-G20 cooperation in partnership with other universities, think-tanks and government officials; fourth, to build and strengthen capacities for pursuing research relating to G20 countries within India with a strong focus on joint research between institutions in G20 and fifth, to develop multisectoral training and capacity building programmes in close partnership with higher education institutions in the G20.