Vaze Model United Nations was established in the year 2017 by the then 12th Grade students who wished to bring about change in our college. They wanted to give something back to the college that was shaping them to become the leaders of tomorrow. Hence developing a cycle which accelerated their curiosity to learn and explore more about politics and international relations. Vaze MUN has expanded tremendously ever since, and now we are back with our fourth edition taking place on 31st October and 1st November, 2020.
Relations between contemporary China and India have been characterised by border disputes, resulting in three military conflicts – the Sino-Indian War of 1962, the Chola incident in 1967, and the 1987 Sino-Indian skirmish. In early 2017, the two countries clashed at the Doklam plateau along the disputed Sino-Bhutanese border. In the words of Rejaul Karim Laskar, a scholar of Indian foreign policy, “Currently, the two countries are cooperating on various international issues like trade, climate change and reform of the global financial order, among others, to promote common interest”.
Dr. Shrikant Paranjpe is currently a Research Fellow at Centre for Military Studies, Faculty of Military Science, Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He was the Honorary Adjunct Professor in the Department of Defence and Strategic Studies at Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune. He has been a Jawaharlal Nehru National Fellow of the Indian Council for Social Science Research, a Professor in the Department of Defence and Strategic Studies, and Director at Yashwantrao Chavan National Centre of International Security and Defence Analysis (YCNISDA), Savitribai Phule Pune University. He was a Fulbright Fellow (Post-Doctoral, Research) at the George Washington University, Washington D.C. and a Visiting Professor at Colorado College, Colorado, Springs. Sir has also published several books and articles in the area of security studies and international relations.