NADI Conversations|| Series I|| Episode 3|| Culture meets Hydro-diplomacy

Rivers have always defined human civilization. South Asia is a land connected by rivers which have through time immemorial bound the peoples and nations of the region towards a shared destiny based on common threads of culture, livelihoods and challenges. They are therefore an integral component of international relationships. Today as nations seek to come together to address shared concerns on water-related issues, can hydro-diplomacy, which focuses on how states communicate with each other, invoke culture as a system of inherited conceptions expressed in symbolic forms, to better understand sites of diplomacy. Speakers Dr. Medha Bisht, Senior Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations, South Asian University, New Delhi, India Syed Jamil Ahmed, Professor, Department of Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh