The RIGSS Dialogue

The RIGSS Dialogue is a platform for engagement with eminent and distinguished personalities from across the world on a wide range of topics. The Dialogue entails a 45-minute conversation between the Anchor and the Speaker followed by a 45-minute moderated Q&A session with the audience.

The RIGSS Dialogue is either held at the institute in Phuentsholing or in other places such as the capital. The Dialogue is advertised in advance through the institute’s website, mainstream media as well as on social media. The Dialogue is open to the public and anyone interested to attend can register online through the institute’s website. Seats are allotted on first-come-first-served basis, and entry is free.

Sl. No. Activity Speaker Date Topic
1 1st RIGSS Dialogue

Mr. Aamir Khan
in conversation with Dasho Paljor J. Dorji

19/10/2016 _
2 2nd RIGSS Dialogue Prof. Ricardo Hausmann
in conversation with Dasho Penjore
19/12/2017 _
3 3rd RIGSS Dialogue Professor Michael S. Strano
in conversation with Chewang Rinzin
10/10/2018 Light Emitting Plants: The Future of Plant Technology
4 4th RIGSS Dialogue Mr. Achim Steiner
in conversation with Dasho Kinley Dorji

Rethinking Development: Advancing Human Wellbeing and Protecting the Planet

5 5th RIGSS Dialogue Mr. Koh Buck Song
in conversation with Dasho Kinley Dorji
10/04/2019 Nation Branding, Nation Building
6 6th RIGSS Dialogue Professor Yuval Noah Harari
in conversation with Dasho Karma Tshiteem
04/04/2023 What does the Future Hold and How do we Prepare as a Nation to Succeed?
7  7th RIGSS Dialogue Mr. Keith Ferrazzi
in conversation with Chewang Rinzin

From Never Eat Alone to Leading Without Authority: A Journey of Awakening Leadership

8 8th RIGSS Dialogue His Eminence Gyalwa Dokhampa
in conversation with Chewang Rinzin

Transformation: Values, Spirituality, and Progress