Dialogues

Launch of www.indiabefore91.in

Event Date: 30 Jan 2016; Time: 11:00am -1:00pm
Venue: 1 Federation House, Tansen Marg, New Delhi

To read event report, media coverage, links to the photos click here.

IndiaBefore91.in Launch on 30 January 2016

To watch live streaming of launch event click here.

To mark the 25th anniversary of India’s economic reforms and to understand how life was before the reforms Centre for Civil Society is launching a portal www.IndiaBefore91.in to crowd source stories from citizens across the nation.

Almost half of India is born after 1991 economic reforms. To make sure that they understand the lessons of history, India Before 1991 will document stories about life under the license raj from across the country. By contrast it will also highlight the impact of the reforms after 1991.

Our panelists for the event are:

  • Mr Jairam Ramesh, Former Minister of Rural Development
  • Dr Arvind Virmani, Economic Mentor, FICCI & Former Chief Economic Advisor, GOI
  • Dr A Didar Singh, Secretary General, FICCI
  • Dr Parth J Shah, Founder President, Centre for Civil Society
  • Mr Praveen Chakravarty, Fellow in Political Economy at IDFC Institute

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is a partner for this project and will be supporting the launch of the portal.

To mark your presence RSVP by filling in this form.

India’s Experience with Central Planning

Event Date: 18 Nov 2015; Time: TBD
Venue: Ashoka University, Delhi

It is often believed that ideas of economic freedom and reforms are “not Indian” and have been imported from the West, under circumstances outside our control (such as the balance of payments crisis necessitating the economic reforms of 1991 at the IMF's behest). What prompted our leaders to adopt Central Planning? And who were the ones who stood against ideas of a planned economy and society? Join us at Ashoka University, Delhi on 18 November for a talk on this topic!

For more information, contact Ujwal Batra (programs@ccs.in | +91 99908 81034).

CCS Socials: Alumni Meet (July 2015)

Event Date: 11 Jul 2015; Time: 4.30-6.30pm
Venue: The Tea Centre, Churchgate
CCS Socials

Today our alumni from across over a 100 programs conducted in policy research and training, form a strong cohort of individuals passionate about a society that promotes Choice and Accountability. CCS takes great pride in our extended family! Join us as we meet for a fun, informal gathering over snacks and drinks in the city that never sleeps. Register Now!

Venue: The Tea Centre, Churchgate, 78, Resham Bhavan, Veer Nariman Road, Churchgate, Mumbai

To see pictures from our last alumni meeting in Delhi, join our FB group. For more information, contact Sadaf Hussain (alumni@ccs.in | +91 99531 33868).

Lecture by David Friedman: Digital Content, Intellectual Property & Innovation

Event Date: 24 Jun 2015; Time: 4:45-7:30pm
Venue: IIMB Auditorium
David Friedman

Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB) and Centre for Civil Society take great pleasure in inviting you to a conversation with David Friedman, one of the world’s most eloquent American economist, physicist, legal scholar, and libertarian theorist.

The program will be held at IIMB Auditorium, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore.

About David Friedman

David Director Friedman (born February 12, 1945) is an economist, physicist, legal scholar, and libertarian theorist. He is known for his writings in market voluntaryist theory, which is the subject of his most popular book, The Machinery of Freedom (1973, revised 1989). He has authored several other books and articles, including Price Theory: An Intermediate Text (1986), Law’s Order: What Economics Has to Do with Law and Why It Matters (2000), Hidden Order: The Economics of Everyday Life (1996), and Future Imperfect (2008).

Registration is required for your participation. Seats are limited. Register here.

In collaboration with
IIMB  

Talk by Prof David Friedman: Law without the State

Event Date: 22 Jun 2015; Time: 5-7pm
Venue: UChicago Center in Delhi

To listen the podcast click here. To see event photographs click here.

Media Coverage:

David Friedman

David Friedman discusses how private sources can produce more efficient laws than governments, making the case for anarcho-capitalism over government monopoly over law.

This talk will attempt to define government with a brief sketch of the evidence on whether and under what circumstances an anarchy, a society without a government, is workable. He will also provide a theoretical discussion intended to help make sense of the evidence, including a discussion of possible reasons for the nonexistence of an anarchy and concluding with a discussion with showing some circumstances and in what form stateless societies might come to exist over the next century or so.

About David Friedman

David Director Friedman (born February 12, 1945) is an economist, physicist, legal scholar, and libertarian theorist. He is known for his writings in market voluntaryist theory, which is the subject of his most popular book, The Machinery of Freedom (1973, revised 1989). He has authored several other books and articles, including Price Theory: An Intermediate Text (1986), Law’s Order: What Economics Has to Do with Law and Why It Matters (2000), Hidden Order: The Economics of Everyday Life (1996), and Future Imperfect (2008).

Registration is required for your participation. Seats are limited. To register click here.

In collaboration with
UChicago Center in New Delhi Students for Liberty