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Liberty and Society Seminar 2019

Event Date: 11 Jul To 14 Jul 2019; Time: 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Venue: Goa

About the Program

At CCS Academy, we are pleased to announce the roll-out of the Liberty and Society Seminar (LSS) for all CCS graduates from the 11th to the 14th of July, 2019.

This advanced course is a four day immersive residential program, strictly aimed at those who have attended one or more of our programs in the past, the ones who are sympathetic toward and curious about the ideas of liberty, choice and accountability. The program will engage students and young professionals in vital issues of public policy, involving them in creating a new vision for India, and ultimately helping them become more aware and responsible citizens.

Why should you apply?

LSS is for you if you wish to deepen your understanding of public policy and classical liberal ideas, and their application in today's world. As a participant, you will also get to share your journey as a CCS graduate among other open minded, enthusiastic and concerned youth to become active change agents, and interact with prominent voices from the policy space in India.

When and where will it be held?

Date - 11-14 July, 2019
Venue - Goa

Are you eligible for the program?

You are eligible to apply for the program if you have attended one or more of our programs (Liberty & Society Seminar, I, Society and Public Policy, ìpolicy, RR Internship, Colloquium, Credit Course, Politics of Development, and Lex Policy) or have been/are a Students For Liberty Leader.

  • Step 1
    • There is a written application form you will need to fill. The last date of submission is 23rd June, 2019.
  • Step 2
    • Basis the merit of your application form, we will schedule an in-person/telephonic interview with you.
  • Step 3
    • All participants will be informed on a rolling basis about the status of their application. Please note that only selected participants will be informed about the future of their candidacy.

How much will it cost?

INR 4,000*

*Limited scholarships available based on the merit of the application.

The program fee covers accommodation, food, and course materials for the entire duration of the program.

Course Vision

The program will provide participants with a greater understanding of the larger world - society, economy, and culture - within a liberal framework, which emphasizes limited government, individual rights, rule of law, free trade and competitive markets.

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For details contact: Shivang Raina (shivang@ccs.in)

Course Schedule

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

  • 19:00 | History of communism, 'The Soviet Story' | Documentary

Thursday, July 11, 2019 | The foundations of liberalism

  • 08:00 | Breakfast
  • 09:00 | What is good in the world today?
  • 09:30 | Liberalism in India | Parth Shah
  • 11:00 | Break
  • 11:30 | Property and rule of law | Baladevan Rangaraju
  • 12:30 | Lunch
  • 14:00 | Socratic Seminar
  • 15:30 | Break
  • 16:30 | Economic Reasoning for Public Policy | Anupam Manur
    Freeing our farmers | Parth Shah
  • 18:00 | Break
  • 18:30 | Socialism kills: The human cost of delayed reform | Swaminathan Aiyar

Friday, July 12, 2019 | Development challenges

  • 08:00 | Breakfast
  • 09:00 | The jobs crisis | Anupam Manur
  • 10:30 | Break
  • 11:00 | Right to Education: One step forward, two steps back | Baladevan Rangaraju (Activity based)
    Caste | Swaminathan Aiyar
  • 13:00 | Lunch
  • 14:30 | Sex drugs and rock n roll | Bhuvana
  • 16:00 | Break
  • 16:30 | Market friendly financial regulation | Renuka Sane
  • 18:00 | Break
  • 18:30 | Open Spaces - I

Saturday, July 13, 2019 | The market society

  • 08:00 | Breakfast
  • 09:00 | How is wealth created? Trade is Not A Zero Sum Game | Bhuvana Anand
  • 10:30 | Break
  • 11:00 | Open borders: the under-rated antidote to global poverty | Neeraj Kaushal
    Pension Reform | Renuka Sane
  • 12:30 | Lunch
  • 14:00 | Socratic seminar
  • 15:30 | Break
  • 16:30 | The morality of capitalism | Swaminathan Aiyar
  • 18:00 | Break

Sunday, July 14, 2019 | Reflection

  • 08:00 | Breakfast
  • 09:00 | Agents of change | Miniya Chatterjee
  • 10:30 | Break
  • 11:00 | Policy Debate
  • 13:00 | Lunch
  • 14:00 | Open Spaces - II
  • 15:30 | Social change through ideas | Bhuvana
  • 17:00 | Departure

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Meet the Speakers

Parth Shah

Parth's research and advocacy work focus on the themes of economic freedom (law, liberty and livelihood campaign), choice and competition in education (fund students, not schools), property rights approach for the environment (terracotta vision of stewardship), and good governance (new public management and the duty to publish). He has published extensively in international and Indian journals, on various topics from currency regulation to education policy. He holds a PhD in Economics from Auburn University, and taught at the University of Michigan.

Baladevan Rangaraju

Baladevan Rangaraju is the Founder Director of India Institute. He is a social entrepreneur with extensive experience in research, advocacy, community engagement, campaigns, organization building and education leadership. He is the author of The Private School Revolution in Bihar: Findings from a survey in Patna Urban (with James Tooley and Pauline Dixon), India's first landscape study of the school market in a city. His pioneering use of GPS technology to measure private school popularity provided new information on school distribution and enrollment patterns – data that helped the state review its regulatory policies. The study won the global Templeton Freedom Award in 2012.

Renuka Sane

Renuka Sane is an Associate Professor at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP). Her research interests are in household finance, especially on household choice in financial instruments such as credit, pensions, insurance and equity markets, as well as consumer protection in finance. She is also interested in research and policy on the criminal justice system in India.

Bhuvana Anand

Bhuvana Anand is a governance and public policy specialist. She has worked with various donors and civil society organisations in Sudan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, India and the United States, in policy advocacy, managing multi-pronged programs and research. She previously worked with the United Nations, the British Government's Department for International Development, and MIT's Poverty Action Lab.

Anupam Manur

Anupam Manur is an Assistant Professor at the Takshashila Institution. He was previously working as a Research Associate at the Indian Institute of Management – Bangalore, after completing his Masters in International Business (Economics) from Lancaster University.

His research interests lie at the intersection of economics, technology, and public policy. He is currently working on platform economics, India's ongoing jobs crisis, digital payments, and the New World Order. He has published several editorials in the Mint, Financial Express, The Hindu, NDTV, Scroll, Deccan Herald, Bloomberg Quint, AsiaGlobal Online and others. He has also edited three books under the Takshashila Institution Press.

Anupam teaches economic reasoning and macroeconomics in all of Takshashila's public policy programmes and is responsible for designing the curriculum for the educational programmes.

Swaminathan Aiyar

Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar is an Indian journalist and columnist. He is consulting editor for the Economic Times and writes regularly for the Economic Times and The Times of India. He is also a Research Fellow at the Cato Institute

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