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15 April 2020
People. Policy. Perspectives.

Virtual Conference on Policy in Pandemic | Applications Closing Soon!

Virtual Conference on Policy in Pandemic

Centre for Civil Society in association with South Asia Students for Liberty invites you to a Virtual Conference on Policy in Pandemic on 18th and 19th April 2020.

With a stellar line-up of international academics and policy experts, the Virtual Conference seeks to bring together students, professionals and think tank leaders from across the world.

The objective of the Virtual Conference is to discuss, deliberate and ponder on the global responses to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as their economic, political and social ramifications on the world after COVID-19. The Conference will include a Keynote session by Tyler Cowen (Professor of Economics, George Mason University) and four panel-based discussions on topics of health policy, fiscal and monetary policy, the future of Liberty and the South Asian perspective.

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epolicy for Young Leaders | Applications Closing on April 19th!

epolicy for Young Leaders

What is the ideal role of government in society? What is a public good? How come markets work in certain circumstances, but not in others? Why are some laws difficult to implement? How can India become a developed country?

To get some answers to these and more questions, come attend the epolicy for Young Leaders!

epolicy is a two-day online certificate course introducing students and young professionals to public policy.

Our aim is to provide you with a first look at public policy, with expert interaction and an opportunity to network with the Centre for Civil Society’s alumni base of over 8,000 students and young professionals.

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We only accept 30 participants in each course so block your seats now!

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Researching Reality Internship 2020 | Applications Open!

Researching Reality Internship 2020

Researching Reality is an annual six-week internship program that offers intensive training in policy-relevant research to undergraduate and graduate students of various disciplines. In the course of the internship, the interns frame a research question, analyse the data collected through primary and secondary sources, and author a research paper.

While research-guides steer their projects and train them, various experts, academics and practitioners working in the field of public policy provide their knowledge and insights.

One of the country's premier research internship programs, 2020 marks the twentieth edition of Researching Reality Internship.

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Will Nationalisation of Hospitals help Tackle Corona? | Spontaneous Order

Will Nationalisation of Hospitals help Tackle Corona?

During the ongoing pandemic, a lot of well-meaning people from different quarters are suggesting that the government should take over all private hospitals. While this may sound amazing, we ask you to think of what this will lead too. And to understand what this may lead to, we need only to look at some recent incidents.

Nationalising private hospitals by the State at this moment will not solve any problems, especially when the government doesn't even have enough testing kits, protective equipment and masks to provide to its own hospitals.

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GK Sundaram: Swatantra’s Forgotten Tamil Leader | Spontaneous Order

GK Sundaram: Swatantra’s Forgotten Tamil Leader

When the permit - quota, license Raj laid steel claws on the nation's economy, GK Sundaram campaigned fearlessly in support of freedom. During his fateful years in the Rajya Sabha as a Swatantra Party member and outside the house, he emphasised and re-emphasised the basic truth that socialism is to social justice what ritual is to religion and dogma is to the truth. He has consistently championed the cause of fruitful egalitarianism in the place of sterile socialism.

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