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Discussions

  • August 4th, 2010

    Women-Empowerment-Are-Men-Equal-Partners

    Round Table Discussion on ‘Women Empowerment: Are men equal Partners?’ Organized by Centre for Public Policy in association with ASSOCHAM. The session was inaugrated by Ms. Supriya Sule, Member of Parliament who delivered the keynote address. The Inaugural session was chaired by Dr. Syeeda Hameed Member of Planning Commission. Ms. Mohini Giri, Former Chair Person, National Commission for Women chaired the Technical session. Those who participated were Dr. Ranjana Kumari, President, Centre for Social Research; Ms. Madhu Kishwar, Editor, Manushi; Ms. Ganga Gupta, Programme Officer The Hunger Project; The perspective from Pakistan was presented by Ms. Mossarat Qadeem, ( who headed Pakistani delegation to India); Dr. Azra Abidi – Secretary, Muslim Women’s Forum & Asst. Prof., Dept. of Sociology, Jamia Milia Islamia, Mr. George Mathew, Director – Institute of Social Sciences were among those who addressed the gathering. EarlierDr. Vinay Rai, Chairman, ASSOCHAM National Council on Education, Employability and Social Justice welcomed the guest in ASSOCHAM, 47 Prithviraj Road, New Delhi – 3

  • June 26th, 2010

    water-will-it-run-out

    Round Table Discussion on ‘Water: Will it run out?’ Organized by Centre for Public Policy in association with ASSOCHAM. The inaugural session was attended by Mr. Vincent H Pala, Hon’ble Minister of State, Water Resources who delivered the keynote address. The technical session, Chaired by Ms. Hemalatha Ramasubramanian Professor, Rai Business School, had Mr. A.K. Bajaj, Chairman, Central Water Commission; Dr. Ramesh Negi – CEO, Delhi Jal Board; Mr. Ashok Jaitley, Distinguished Fellow and Director, Water Resources Division, TERI; Ms. Jyoti Sharma, President, Force (NGO) and Opening Remarks by Prof. s.Neelamegham, President, NIILM CMS in ASSOCHAM, 47 Prithviraj Road, New Delhi – 3

  • May 28th, 2010

    Genetically-Modified-Food-Reality-and-Misconceptions

    Round Table Discussion on ‘Genetically Modified Food-Reality and Misconceptions’ by Dr. K. Vinod Prabhu, Head Genetics, Indian Agriculture Research Institute; Dr. Kailash Chandra Bansal, Professor, National Research Centre on Plant Biotechnology, IARI; Dr. Devinder Sharma, Chairman, Forum for Biotechnology and food Security. Chaired by Dr. Swapan Kumar Dutta, Deputy Director General (Crop Science), Indian Council of Agriculture Research in Espire, A-41, Mathura Road, New Delhi
     

  • April 23rd, 2010

    Night-Shelters-A-Dire-Need

    Round Table Discussion on ‘Night Shelters-A Dire Need’ by Mr. Anshu Prakash (IAS), Additional Commissioner, MCD; Mr. Miloon Kothari, Former UN Special Rapporteur on adequate Housing, UN Human Rights Council and Ms. Asha Menon, Member Secretary, Delhi Legal Services Authority. Chaired by Ms. Kavita Sharma, Director, India International Centre and Former Principal, Hindu College in India International Centre, Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi- 110 003
     

  • February 19th, 2010

    Policy-Reforms

    Round Table Discussion on ‘Police Reforms’ Mr. M.L.Kumawat, Former Director General of Border Security Force and Special Secretary, Internal Security, Ministry of Home Affairs; and Mr. Ajay Mehra, Director, Centre for Public Affairs. Chaired by Mr. Ved Marwah, Former Commissioner Delhi Police; Former Governor of Manipur and Jharkhand in ASSOCHAM, 47 Prithviraj Road, New Delhi – 3
     

  • January 22nd, 2010

    food-inflation

    Round Table Discussion on ‘Food Inflation – Policy Imperatives’ by Dr. Ashok Gulati, Director (Asia) IFPRI; and Prof. Arun Kumar, Professor JNU chaired by Ms. Mythili Bhusnurmath, Consulting Editor, The Economic Times in ASSOCHAM, 47 Prithviraj Road, New Delhi – 3
     
     

  • December 16th, 2009

    Naxalite-Insurgency-Problem-and-Policy-Options

    Round Table Discussion on ‘Naxalite Insurgency – Problem and Policy Options’ by Dr. Chandan Mitra – Editor and Chairman, Pioneer, Mr. N.C. Padhi, Former Secretary (Security) and Mr. M.L. Kumawat IPS (Retd.) Former Special Secretary Internal Security & DGBSF; chaired by Mr. Joginder Singh, Former Director CBI & Member BOG, Centre for Public Policy in India International Centre Annexe, Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.
     

  • November 26th, 2009

    China-Our-Northern-Neighbours

    Round Table Discussion – ‘China – Our Northern Neighbours’ by Maj Gen. G.G. Dwivedi, SM VSM – Former Asst. Chief Integrated Defence Staff and Prof. P. Stobdan – Senior Fellow, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses; chaired by Mr. Shashank, Former Foreign Secretary, GOI in collaboration with ASSOCHAM in ASSOCHAM House, 47 Prithviraj Road, New Delhi.
     

  • September 14th, 2009

    Deficit-Monsoons

    Round Table Discussion – ‘Deficit Monsoons – Economy & Food Security – Policy Imperatives’ by Prof. Arun Kumar – Professor Social Sciences, Centre for Economic Studies & Planning, JNU and Mr. Brij K. Taimni – Member National Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission & Former Food Secretary Government of India. in collaboration with ASSOCHAM in ASSOCHAM House, 47 Prithviraj Road, New Delhi.
     

  • August 28th, 2009

    Womens-Empowerment-Agenda-for-New-Government

    Round Table Discussion – ‘Women’s Empowerment – Agenda for New Government’ by Dr. Sarala Gopalan, Former Secretary, Department of Women & Child Development, GOI; Ms. Firoza Mehrotra, Special Consultant Planning Commission; Ms. Ruchira Gupta, President Apne Aap Women Worldwide NGO; Ms. Nymph Kaul, Vice Chairperson Rai Foundation, New Delhi and chaired by Dr. Vasantha Bharucha, Former Economic Adviser, Ministry of Commerce, GOI in India International Centre, 40 Lodhi Road, New Delhi
     

  • July 16th, 2009

    Education-Reforms-Governments-Agenda

    Round Table Discussion – ‘Education Reforms – Government’s Agenda’ by Mr. B.S. Baswan – Director IIPA; Mr. Shahid Mahdi – Former Vice Chancellor Jamia Millia Islamia University; Prof. Jagmohan Singh Rajput – Former Director NCERT; Ms. Rupa Chakravarty – Principal Suncity World School chaired by Dr. Kavita Sharma – Director India International Centre & Former Principal Hindu College; in India International Centre, 40 Lodhi Road, New Delhi
     

  • June 11th, 2009

    Healthcare-in-India-Policy-Perspective

    Round Table Discussion – ‘Healthcare in India – Policy & Perspective’ by Dr. Akhil Sangal – CEO, ICHA; Mr. P.K. Hota IAS (Retd.), Former Health Secretary, GOI & Director NIPI; Dr. Vijay Aggarwal – ED, Pushpanjali Healthcare chaired by Mr. Narendra Kumar – Chairman DPS Society; in India International Centre Annexe, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
     
     

  • April 17th, 2009

    Consumer-Protection-Policy-and-Practice

    Round Table Discussion- ‘Consumer Protection- Policy and Practice’ by Mr. Brij K.Taimni – Hon’ble Member National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) and Former Secretary, GOI; Dr. P.D.Shenoy- Hon’ble Member, NCDRC; Mr. Joy Basu- Advocate Supreme Court of India and Mr. Bejon Misra- Executive Director, Consumer VOICE; in India International Centre Annexe, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
     

  • March 24th, 2009

    Pakistan-Continuing-Enigma- for-India

    Round Table Discussion – ‘Pakistan – Continuing Enigma for India’ by Mr. Shashank – Former Foreign Secretary, GOI; Mr. Satish Chandra – Former Indian Ambassador to Pakistan; Ms. Navrekha Sharma – Former Indian Ambassador to Indonesia; Mr. Ajit Doval – Former Director Intelligence Bureau and Mr. K.C. Singh – Former Indian Ambassador to UAE; in India International Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
     

  • February 9th, 2009

    Right-to-Education-Bill

    Round Table Discussion – ‘Right to Education Bill’ by Dr. Kavita Sharma – Director IIC; Former Principal Hindu College, Delhi University ; Mr. M.K. Kaw – President KECSS; Former Education Secretary, GOI; Prof. A.K. Sharma – Former Director NCERT and Mr. Syed Shahid Mahdi – Vice President ICCR & ExVice Chancellor Jamia Millia Islamia University; in ASSOCHAM, Prithviraj Road, New Delhi.
     

  • December 23rd, 2008

    Gender-Policies-Contemporary-Issues

    Round Table Discussion on ‘Gender Policies in India – Contemporary Issues’ by Dr. Vasantha Bharucha – Former Economic Adviser, Ministry of Commerce, GOI; Ms. Benita Sharma – Master trainer for MWCd on Gender budgeting & Visiting Faculty at International Training Centre; Dr. Reena Ramachandran – Director General J.K. Business School & Former Chairman Hindustan Organic Chemicals and Mr. Virendra (Sam ) Singh – Former President & MD of South Asia Dupont and Chairman of NGO – Pardada Pardadi in Espire, Rai Foundation, A41, MCIE, Mathura Road, New Delhi – 44.

  • November 8th, 2008

    Current-Inflation-Analysis-Policy-Options

    Round Table Discussion – ‘Current Inflation – Analysis & Policy Options’ by Prof. Arun Kumar – Professor Social Science, Centre for Economic Studies & Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University; Ms. Mythili Bhusnurmath – Consulting Editor Economic Times; Mr. Sudershan Banerjee – MD, India Market Business Advisory, imbA; Mr. Paranjoy Guha Thakurta – eminent TV Journalist and Dr. S.R. Bharucha – President – Recont Associates and Former United Nations Commonwealth Adviser; in Espire, Rai Foundation, A41, MCIE, Mathura Road, New Delhi

  • September 20th, 2008

    Crisis-in-the-Farm-Sector

    Round Table Discussion on “Crisis in the Farm Sector – Policy Options” by Dr. M.S. Swaminathan – Distinguished Agricultural Scientist, Padma Vibhushan, Member of Parliament and Father of India’s first Green Revolution in India International Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
     
     

  • August 23rd, 2008

    Right-to-Information-Revisiting-the-Act

    Round Table Discussion on ‘Right to Information – Revisiting the Act’ by Mr. Prabodh Saxena – Director – Investment & FIPB, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India; in Espire, A 41, MCIE, Mathura Road, New Delhi
     
     

  • July 26th, 2008

    Power-Sector-in-India-Challenges-Policy-Options

    Round Table Discussion on ‘Power Sector in India – Challenges & Policy Options’ by Mr. Puneet K. Goel – Director, Ministry of Power, Government of India in Espire, A 41, MCIE, Mathura Road, New Delhi
     
     

  • June 30th, 2008

    Higher-Education

    Round Table Discussion on ‘Higher Education – Policy Options’ by Mr. B.S. Baswan – Director General, Indian Institute of Public Administration; Prof Arun Nigavekar – Former Chairman UGC ; Mr. Vinay Rai – Chairman ASSOCHAM Education Committee; Dr. C.S. Venkat Ratnam – Director International Management Institute; Prof. Devi Singh – Director IIM Lucknow and Prof. Arun Kumar – Professor Social Sciences-Centre for Economic Studies & Planning, JNU; in Espire, A 41, MCIE, Mathura Road, New Delhi
     

  • May 7th, 2008

    Indian-Foreign-Policy-Citizens

    Round Table Discussion on “Indian Foreign Policy & Citizen” by Mr. Shashank – Former Foreign Secretary, GOI; Lt. Gen. Satish Nambiar(PVSM) (AVSM) (VrC) (Retd.), Director – The United Services Institution of India; Mr. Charan Wadhva- Professor Emeritus, Centre for Policy Research and Dr. Prabir De, Fellow – Research & Information System for Developing Countries (RIS); in Espire, A 41, MCIE, Mathura Road, New Delhi
     

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