Friday, November 10, 2017

8 December 2017: Mahalanobis and Fisher: Mathematical Statistics as a Global Enterprise

Stephen Stigler
University of Chicago, U.S.A.

Abstract:
Between 1930 and 1950, P. C. Mahalanobis played a crucial role in the global development of mathematical statistics and its practical application. The talk will focus particularly on the story of his relationship with Ronald A. Fisher over this period.

Date: December 8, 2017
Time: 03:00 P.M.

Venue:
Auditorium,
Indian Statistical Institute Delhi Centre,
7, S. J. S. Sansanwal Marg,
New Delhi-110016 (INDIA)

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22 November 2017: Asia’s Financial Services: Ready for the Cloud?

Lim May-Ann
Asia Cloud Computing Association

Abstract:
Many industries are ready to embrace cloud computing to reap the benefits of this new technology. However, perceived regulatory challenges often stymie adoption efforts, such as in the case of highly regulated sectors like the financial services industry (FSI). This seminar will present the work done by the Asia Cloud Computing Association, an industry association that represents the voice of the tech and cloud computing businesses in the Asia Pacific region, reviewing the current regulatory landscape and key regulatory challenges to the adoption of cloud services by FSIs in 14 economies in this region.

Discussant:
Sankarson Banerjee, National Stock Exchange

Date: November 22, 2017
Time: 04:30 P.M.

Venue:
Conference Hall, Ground Floor
R&T Building
National Institute of Public Finance and Policy,
18/2 Satsang Vihar Marg, Special Institutional Area,
New Delhi-110067(INDIA)

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Friday, November 3, 2017

7 November 2017: Indo-German Symposium on Science Communication

Abstract:
Science Communication is an often underestimated, yet crucial part of science. The Indo-German Symposium on science communication invites students, scientists and practitioners from India and Germany to explore the possibilities of science communication. Questions like ‘What makes good science communication?’ ‘Why is it important?’ ‘And how is it done?’ will be addressed at the symposium.

Date: November 7, 2017
Time: 03:30 P.M.

Keynote Lecture:
“Science communication in the digital age: New opportunities, new players, new challenges” by Prof. Carsten Könneker, “Spektrum der Wissenschaft” and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Panel discussion:
Exploring the Secrets of Successful Science Communication

Panelists:
Radhika Mittal, LBS National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie
Anett Richter, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research UFZ/ German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig, Germany
Ramaseshan Ramachandran, Physicist and freelance science journalist, New Delhi
Alexander Waschkau, Psychologist, podcaster, publisher, founder of "Hoaxilla”, Hamburg, Germany

Moderator:
Heike Mock, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) India and German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH), New Delhi

Venue:
German Embassy
No. 6/50G, Shanti Path,
Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi 110021 (India)

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

6 November 2017: Is Bay of Bengal the next BRICS? An opportunity for India? Can it really do what Saarc could not?

Sourajit Aiyer

Abstract:
BRICS evolved as an economic asset-class, despite being a disparate geographical group. Is BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal group) at a similar juncture now where Brics was a few years ago? Can Bimstec really do what Saarc could not, as it essentially replaces Pakistan with Thailand? How does it stack as an opportunity for consumption, investment & production? What if emerging markets of S.E. Asia like Indonesia & Vietnam were added to make it Bimstec + I + V? This presentation would look at these aspects, to see if it does stand out?

Date: November 6, 2017
Time: 04:30 P.M.

Venue:
Conference Hall, Ground Floor
R&T Building
National Institute of Public Finance and Policy,
18/2 Satsang Vihar Marg, Special Institutional Area,
New Delhi-110067(INDIA)

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Friday, October 20, 2017

3 November 2017: Responding to Regulatory Failure: Financial Regulation in the US since the Global Financial Crisis

Adam Feibelman
Tulane University Law School

Abstract:
The global financial crisis of 2008-09 represented, among other things, a massive and broad-ranging regulatory failure in the United States. Regulatory regimes responsible for the safety and soundness of consumer financial transactions, the banking system, and capital markets all failed to avoid the financial collapse that occurred during that time and proved insufficient to resolve it quickly to avoid follow-on effects in the real economy and across the globe. Not surprisingly, the years immediately following the collapse and crisis brought significant reforms of financial regulation in the U.S. and elsewhere. This talk will describe and assess these reforms as well as current proposals to revisit and reverse some of them.

Date: November 3, 2017
Time: 04:30 P.M.

Venue:
Conference Hall, Ground Floor
R&T Building
National Institute of Public Finance and Policy,
18/2 Satsang Vihar Marg, Special Institutional Area,
New Delhi-110067(INDIA)

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31 October 2017: Anticipating the Function and Impact of India’s New Personal Insolvency and Bankruptcy Regime

Adam Feibelman
Tulane University Law School

Abstract:
In May of last year, India adopted a new regime for personal insolvencies and bankruptcies as part of a comprehensive Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code. The regime for individuals has not yet gone into force, and many fundamental questions about its purpose and likely impact remain largely unaddressed. This talk will describe the new personal insolvency and bankruptcy regime and the likely goals of policymakers who drafted and enacted it. It will also assess the design of the regime in light of those goals and anticipate the impact of the law on private parties who might utilize it and on the broader economy.

Date: October 31, 2017
Time: 04:30 P.M.

Venue:
Conference Hall, Ground Floor
R&T Building
National Institute of Public Finance and Policy,
18/2 Satsang Vihar Marg, Special Institutional Area,
New Delhi-110067(INDIA)

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

3 November 2017: Book launch - Reaching for the sky: Empowering girls through education

Urvashi Sahni
Study Hall Educational Foundation and Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.,

Keynote Remarks:
Vrinda Sarup, former Secretary, School Education and Literacy, Ministry for Human Resource Development

Organised by:
Brookings India

Abstract:
How can gender equality can be achieved in a patriarchal society through education? How can girls learn to be equal and autonomous persons in school as part of their official curriculum? And, how can they use this learning to transform their lives and those of their families?

Reaching for the Sky illustrates how education can be truly transformative when it addresses the everyday reality of girls’ lives and responds to their special needs and challenges with respect and care. The insights and lessons from this book have important implications for wider policy-making.

Date: November 3, 2017
Time: 04:00 P.M.

Venue:
Brookings India
No. 6, Second Floor,
Dr. Jose P. Rizal Marg,
Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi-110021

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Please RSVP rlaik@brookingsindia.org to confirm your presence.

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