Event Information

Roundtable in Mumbai, 1 July 2017

Event Date: 01 Jul 2017; Time: 10 am - 1 pm
Venue: Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics

The rise of populism and the mistrust of globalisation around the world pose a new threat to both personal as well as economic freedom. This is reflected in a number of pressing issues facing our country today– the state of political and cultural freedom in India, the degree of freedom of expression available to us, vote-bank politics, our focus on equality of outcome rather than equality of opportunity. These economic and political issues are current debates and are often pain points, clearly identified as areas that require reform. At this roundtable, we hope to explore some of these issues, and the way forward to create a freer, more liberal India. The discussion will draw on themes from our recent publication Liberalism in India: Past, Present and Future.