Chevening - CPR Parliamentarians Fellowship Programme with King’s College London-2014

2014 Group of MPs at King's College London

The 2014 Chevening - CPR Parliamentarians Fellowship Programme was held in collaboration with the King’s College London from November 2 – 9, 2014. This was the inaugural program of this collaborative initiative with King’s College London after the three year Chevening  GPPI-CPR Indian Parliamentarians’ Programme with Oxford University ended last year. 

The objective of this one week programme is to expose the Indian Parliamentarians to the best of UK's higher education and provide  insight and research on priority issues for India. During the visit, the group of parliamentarians also meet the top opinion former and decision makers of the UK in a wide range of fields to exchange ideas, solutions and develop future networks and contacts.

A multi-party group of nine MPs attended this exclusive seven day programme held at the Department of War Studies and the India Institute at King’s College London.

A distinguished group of professors from King’s College, eminent political personalities, scholars, commentators, editors and conducted these sessions. The Parliamentarians got an opportunity to interact with them on a wide spectrum of global issues as well as issues relating to leadership and management. Important topics of discussion included - UK, India and the Global Economy; Education in  the 21st Century; Contemporary, Security and Strategic Challenges: Making Sense of China, The Islamic State, and War in the 21st Century; and Cyber Security, Intelligence and Managing Internal Security, among others.

The program also included a working lunch at the House of Lords as well as an interaction with Rt. Hon. Hugo Swire at the House of Commons.