IPOLICY FOR YOUNG LEADERS: Building New Leaders with New Ideas
This September, we conducted the ipolicy—our flagship certificate course in public policy in Delhi, Bengaluru and Hyderabad, engaging 110 young leaders. Through expert-led sessions and interactive games, the course introduced the participants to principles of sound public policy and foundations of political economy through sessions on Public Choice, Spontaneous Order, Education Policy in India, Economic Freedom of the Poor and Ethical Frameworks of Governance Practices.
Our faculty included Barun Mitra, Founder & Director, Liberty Institute; Anupam Mathur, Assistant Professor, Takshashila; Rohan Joshi, Education Policy Expert; Yazad Jal, Director-Academy, CCS; and Yugank Goyal, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean (Research), Jindal School of Liberal Arts & Humanities, among others.
Conversations on Global Warming and Data Sovereignty
We hosted the Baithak, our monthly conversations in policy, in Bangalore and Hyderabad this month, engaging 37 alumni.
On 14th September, Mr Chakravarty N, Founder, Centre for Individual Liberty, spoke on the ‘Politics of Global Warming’, in Hyderabad, with a focus on the lack of incentives and will among governments to protect the environment and on the role of robust property rights in regulating pollution. On 18th September, Nayantara Ranganathan, Programme Manager, the Internet Democracy Project, engaged our alumni on a dialogue on the ‘Ruling and Contested Imaginations of Data Sovereignty in India’, in Bangalore. She discussed concerns about the neutrality of techonology, its role in furthering discrimination, and community-specific and contextual perceptions on privacy.
A Dialogue ON Poverty and the (In)Effectiveness of Aid with Students for Liberty
We partnered with Students For Liberty (India), to host a screening of Poverty Inc, a short documentary that urges a shift from aid to enterprise in developing solutions to poverty. The screening was accompanied by a talk by Kris Mauren, Co-founder, Acton Institute, highlighting the ineffectiveness of aid in reducing poverty, furthering the message of the documentary.
Over 150 law students attended the screening event, held in REVA University, Bengaluru on 17th September.
A DIALOGUE ON THE STATE OF THE INDIAN ECONOMY
We hosted the 5th edition of our Facebook Live discussion series 'Spontaneous Dialogue' on the ‘Indian Economic Slow-down’, featuring Dhiraj Nayyar, Chief Economist, Vedanta Ltd. and Mohit Satyanand, Chairman & Founder, Teamwork Arts. Our eminent panelists analysed the state of the Indian economy and potential measures for its revival.
A DIALOGUE WITH JOURNALISTS ON THE NEED FOR A JUDICIAL AUDIT
We ended the month with our monthly dialogue with journalists. Hosted in
Lucknow on 27th September, the dialogue saw participation from 9 journalists
from leading publications like Amar Ujjala, Dainik Jagran, TV 24 and Hindustan
Times, among others. The dialogue addressed the need to repeal redundant and
ineffective laws in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
CCS has consistently campaigned for governmental action to repeal or amend redundant and inconsistent laws that promote red tapism and encumber personal, social and economic freedoms.
Know more about our work on Repeal of Laws here