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SV Raju was one of India’s liberal giants, and his passing last year was a huge loss for the liberty movement in India. To honour his memory, and celebrate his commitment to creating a freer India, Centre for Civil Society, in partnership with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, have compiled a set of original papers from key liberal voices in India, on the past, present and future of Indian Liberalism. The papers have been published in the form of a Festschrift, on the theme Liberalism in India—highlighting the evolution of the ideas in our country, an analysis of the current context and the way forward.
We are hosting a day-long conference where authors will share their research papers, followed by an evening dinner launch of the publication. Contributing authors for this volume are Atanu Dey, Laveesh Bhandari, Barun Mitra, Surjit Bhalla, J P Narayan, Jaithirth Rao, Nirvikar Singh, R Jagannathan, Ashok Desai, Nitin Pai, Parth J Shah, Gurcharan Das, Hindol Sengupta, Seetha Parthasarathy and Lord Alderdice.
Attendance at the conference is by invitation only.
The Asia Liberty Forum brings together friends of the freedom movement across Asia to discuss challenges facing the region and to learn from one another how to most effectively advance free-market reforms.
You will learn from distinguished speakers and participate in interactive sessions to strengthen civil society efforts to move public policy in the direction of greater freedom. At the closing dinner of the Asia Liberty Forum, Atlas Network will announce the winners of its Regional Liberty Awards (Apply Here), which celebrate the most successful projects by Atlas Network partners.
Other highlights include:
- Speed Networking, designed to help attendees expand their contacts
- Elevator Pitch Competition, where participants will present their 60-second pitch with the chance to win a prize
- Training workshops to hone your skills in marketing, social media, and entrepreneurship
- Documentary Screening of India Awakes
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Ensuring quality education to all is the key to take India into league of superpower. Improving status of education is further more important to the entire world as every sixth human on planet earth happens to be from India. Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), Government of India is working on developing New Education Policy (NEP). The last NEP was brought out in 1986 and later amended in 1992. MHRD aims to make India a knowledge superpower by equipping our students with the necessary skills and knowledge to eliminate the shortage of manpower. The objective of the upcoming NEP therefore is to meet the changing needs of quality education, innovation and research. In this context, the 2015 School Choice National Conference will be dedicated to debating and merits and proposing improvements to the New Education Policy.
The School Choice is an initiative of Centre for Civil Society to advocate element of competition in education space through policy reform. The goal of the School Choice is to create an environment where every child has the Right to Education of Choice. School Choice National Conference (SCNC) is an annual event that provides a much needed platform to identify critical issues in the education sector, review existing programs, and explore strategies to face the challenges ahead and ideate on ingenious solutions to provide quality education to all children in India. The objectives of SCNC are two-fold:
- Bring together educationists, planners, policy experts, activists and government officials to discuss and debate various dimensions of education policy in India.
- Showcase innovative models that foster an enabling education ecosystem.
Various studies and reports present struggling state of education in country. Drafting national level education policy is an exercise that takes place once in two to three decades and would decide the future of educational landscape in country. In this context the theme of this year SCNC will be New Education Policy. The conference will focus on areas of policy reform that need to be streamlined towards achieving choice for students and parents, autonomy for schools and teachers, and accountability of the system.
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To read the storify coverage of the conference click here. The event was covered by First Post, Enadu India and Dainik Jagran.
CCS and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation are hosting a conference on ‘Liberalism in India: Past, Present and Future’ – A tribute to S V Raju, on 20 November 2015 in New Delhi. Raju was one of India’s liberal giants, and his passing earlier this year was a huge loss for the liberty movement in India. To honour his memory, and celebrate his commitment to creating a freer India, key liberal voices in the country will present papers on the past, present and future of Indian Liberalism. Speakers at the event will include Surjit Bhalla, Dr J P Narayan, R Jagannathan, Jaitirth Rao and Lord Alderice.
We have a limited number of seats, so registration is first come, first serve.
Early bird registrations (register before 20 October) are INR 1,000 Conference Fee: INR 1,500. Click here for registration. Click here for the schedule and program flow. For more information click here or contact Manasi Bose (firstname.lastname@example.org | +91 9810772964).
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The Federalist Society, iJustice – a public interest law initiative of Centre for Civil Society, Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) and Jindal School of Government and Public Policy (JSGP) are jointly organizing a two-day international conference on ‘Law & Liberty’ on 18-19 September 2015 at O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonepat (Haryana). The conference is being organized to give a platform for libertarian thought and to introduce a fresh perspective focused on the rule of law and individual liberty. The conference also intends to develop a libertarian critique of popular judicial discourse. There will be five panels and around fifteen panelists including Prof. Shruti Rajagopalan, Prof. James Huffman and Prof. Saikrishna Prakash. The conference is open to Indian and foreign legal academics, members of the Indian Bar and Bench and law students.
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