Council for Strategic Affairs

Council for Strategic Affairs

Strategic Affairs Roundtable – Oil Wars: Guyana Venezuela Conflict

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    • 1 hour 30 minutes

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Date: Saturday, December 2nd, 2023

Time: 10.00 AM EST (Washington D.C.) | 7:30 PM IST
(New Delhi) | 11:00 AM  Guyana (GMT-4)

Location: Online

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You are cordially invited to Strategic Affairs Roundtable  
Oil Wars: Guyana Venezuela Conflict 
Saturday, December 2nd, 2023, 10.00 AM EST; 8:30 PM IST; 11.00 AM Guyana (GMT-4)

Distinguished Panelists 
Mr. Mike Singh
Dr Paula Gomes Moreira – Panelist Statement
Dr. Indira Rampersad – Panelist Statement
Dr. Sunil Bharati – Panelist Statement

Dr. A. Adityanjee, President 
Council for Strategic Affairs

About the Lecture 

About the Distinguished Panelists 

Mr. Mike Singh

Mike Singh is a globally respected ICT executive, thought leader and an investor in the Indus‐Americas Subsea Cable System (BRICS Cable) which is expected to solve the bandwidth constraints faced by the emerging markets of the Southern Hemisphere via the linkage of Asia, the Middle East, Africa & the Americas. In addition, his firm provides wide‐ranging consultancy services to a growing number of global powerhouses on both the operator and vendor sides of the convergent communication sector with a specialized focus on subsea, terrestrial broadband and wireless infrastructure , data centers, managed network services, wireless communications, content delivery, business & knowledge process outsourcing, unified communications, mobile health, M2M, IoT, Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security solutions in an increasingly ubiquitous world.

Formerly, Mr. Singh’s career has been hallmarked with several leadership positions with AT&T, Tata Communications, Level 3 Communications & Verizon Communications which gave him direct responsibility for managing their strategic business relationships with the multinational conglomerates and carriers (PTTs) across key emerging markets on three continents. Likewise, his private consulting work has included stints of service with Vodafone Group, Airtel, MTN, AWCC (Afghanistan) and other global carriers in developing their global growth strategy geared towards Latin America, Africa, Middle East & Asia.

Mr. Singh has supported the leadership team involved in the design and implementation of the Abu Dhabi Vision 2030 with core responsibility for the ICT readiness (AI, IoT, Block Chain, Hyper Converged Infra) working directly for the Abu Dhabi based MUBADALA and its MASDAR City Project as well as the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. In both instances, as part on the lead team with oversight in recent investments in the $100 Billion Softbank Fund, Apple, Google, Jio Networks, Facebook, Samsung, Tesla and Amazon.

Dr Paula Gomes Moreira

Dr Paula Gomes was listed on E-International Relations and introduced profile supported that she holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of Brasilia (UnB), with a thesis on international election monitoring. She served as an international observer of elections in countries such as Haiti and Paraguay. She is currently a researcher at the Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA)

Dr. Indira Rampersad

Dr. Indira Rampersad holds a Ph.D. in Political Science, a Master of Philosophy in Latin American Literature, a Master of Philosophy in International Relations, a Bachelor of Arts in Language in Literature, a postgraduate Diploma in International Relations and a Certificate in Translation from Spanish to English. She also has also obtained an LEC from the Hugh Wooding Law School, Trinidad and Tobago, an LPC and an LLM from Staffordshire University, UK and an LLB from the University of London.

Dr. Rampersad has been awarded two Fulbright scholarships for study in the United States, one at the Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, to examine the American Political System, the other to undertake her Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Florida, Gainesville, where she majored in International Relations and minored in Public Policy. Her doctoral dissertation focused on American foreign policy to Cuba on which she has published and presented at many international academic and non-academic forums. Her research interests now extend to Latin American and Caribbean Politics and International Relations, American Foreign Policy, crime and violence in the Caribbean, the Caribbean Court of Justice, International Law and Caribbean Constitutional Law.

Dr. Rampersad served as a Commissioner of the Equal Opportunity Commission of Trinidad and Tobago. She is also a qualified Attorney-at-law and a regular media commentator on national, regional and international issues. She is now Head of the Department of Political Science at The University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago where she has been a Lecturer in Political Science/International Relations since 2007.

Dr. Sunil Bharati

Dr. Sunil Bharati is a Managing Consultant & Angel Investor. Previously was a Program Expert at United Nations.

He is a Hands-on and accomplished executive in leading multi-faceted Business Units, well versed in building networks and policy advocacy. He is versatile and recognized for strategic and focused approach to plan, manage and deliver projects including a US$ 220M international venture, with extensive government relations (saved UD$ 32M OPEX) and external collaboration. Also, develops networks with external stakeholders and clients to mitigate risks, create value and generate desired outcomes.

Represented organization at leading national and international industry forums, delivered several lectures and seminars. Known for creating dynamic marketing / brand strategies to deliver Board-approved targets. Works extensively with government, non-profit and corporate stakeholders.

He was an invited member at President of India Delegation for Norway & Finland in 2014 and Prime Minister Business Delegation to Germany in 2013. Well equipped in dialogue to meet & interact with State heads, Chief Ministers, Chiefs of Armed Forces and several leading Global Influencers.

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