Tuesday, March 13, 2018

23 March 2018: Digital India Sounds Lovely, But Do you Trust the Digital Planet?

Bhaskar Chakravorti
Brookings India

The world’s digital economy stands at a threshold where opportunity and risk stand in balance. Our digital evolution and productive use of new technologies rests on how well we can build digital trust. India, with many policy-led pushes for digitalization, including a Digital India campaign and initiatives, such as demonetization, to give a boost to digital payments, warrants the need for systemic changes to boost digital evolution in this type of environment. Bhaskar Chakravorti in this seminar will explore the privacy, security, and accountability aspects of the digital environments, as users’ expectations and interests change, so does public sentiment and regulatory pressure. While it will be up to digital companies to keep up and innovate in this new frontier for competitiveness what does the definition of digital trust mean in the Indian context?

Date: March 23, 2018
Time: 03:00 P.M.

Kamalnayan Bajaj Conference Room
Brookings India
No. 6, Second Floor,
Dr. Jose P. Rizal Marg,
New Delhi-110021

Please RSVP psharma@brookingsindia.org


Wednesday, March 7, 2018

8 March 2018: Panel discussion on Embattled Skies: Re-imagining Drone Applications

Adam Welsh
Pushan Das and
Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Observer Research Foundation (ORF)

Date: March 8, 2018
Time: 03:30 P.M.

ORF Conference Hall
Observer Research Foundation
20 Rouse Avenue Institutional Area
New Delhi-110002(INDIA)

Please drop a line confirming your participation to Vidya Sagar Reddy at vidyasagar.reddy@orfonline.org


Monday, March 5, 2018

23 March 2018: Technology and society: Education of future leaders for an informed citizenry

Venkatesh Narayanamurti
Harvard University

From the digital revolution to bioinformatics, from global warming to sustainability, and from national security to renewable energy, technology plays a critical role in shaping our lives. This talk takes on the question of what the future of liberal education means, and the bridging of the humanistic condition with technological and economic advancement. It will elaborate on technology as an object of politics, democracy and the public face of science. The intent is to discuss the ways in which future global leaders and citizens can begin to address the 21st century challenges facing society.

Date: March 23, 2018
Time: 06:00 P.M.

Art Gallery (Top Floor),
Kamladevi Complex,
India International Centre,
Max Mueller Marg,
New Delhi - 110003(INDIA)


Thursday, March 1, 2018

7 March 2018: Panel Discussion on 'Municipal Solid Waste as a cause of Air Pollution'

Ravi Agarwal, Toxics Link
Nalini Shekhar, Hasiru Dala
Seema Awasthi, ICUC Consultants Pvt. Ltd

Arkaja Singh, Centre for Policy Research

In this panel, we will seek to understand the multiple locations and kinds of exposures to air-borne pollutants that take place in the solid waste disposal cycle. Some of the strategies to address these exposures give primacy to the waste workers, whereas others emphasize technology, infrastructure and management. We will also discuss pollution standards setting processes and regulations, and the challenges and opportunities this provides for waste management and mitigation interventions.

Date: March 7, 2018
Time: 04:00 P.M.

Conference Hall
Centre for Policy Research,
Dharma Marg, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi–110021(INDIA)

Please do RSVP at climate.initiative.cpr@gmail.com


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5 March 2018: Virus Geography in a City: from Structuralist to Complexity Theories - and back

Olivier Telle
Centre for Social Science and Humanities (CSH)

The last two decades have witnessed an increase in various infectious diseases (Ebola, dengue, chikungunya, Zika, etc. The aim of the talk is to present social sciences paradigms, concepts, methods and tools that enable to analyze this emergence, and to illustrate the usefulness of these methods for the specific case of dengue epidemics that regularly affect asian urban areas. This illustration will summarize 10 years of research conducted on dengue geography at urban scales in two different Asian agglomerations: Delhi and Ventiane.

Date: March 5, 2018
Time: 03:30 P.M.

Centre de Sciences Humaines (CSH)
2, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Road,
New Delhi 110011

Please note that this is an internal seminar with a limited number of seats. RSVP mentioning your full name to be sent at the latest on Saturday 2 December, to: sneha.kapoor@csh-delhi.com


Monday, February 26, 2018

27 February 2018: Can China Innovate?

Krishna G Palepu
Harvard University, USA

Mr. Shivshankar Menon, Former National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of India

In 2006, the Chinese government declared its intention to transform China into “an innovative society” by 2020 and a world leader in science and technology by 2050. With its Made in China 2025 strategy, China is preparing to graduate from becoming the factory of the world to becoming to a “manufacturing superpower” by 2049. 

The ambitious industrial plan has the potential to move Chinese industry up the value and technology ladder and modernize its older production facilities to become a centre of smart manufacturing. The strategy is backed by immense funding and there is huge enthusiasm among local governments for promoting industries such as robotics, big data, and electric vehicles. China's advances in technology have been supplemented by the emergence of large tech firms such as Tencent, Alibaba and Baidu. A combination of the world’s largest consumer base and strong government support are helping push this new wave of innovation and entrepreneurship. 
Ambitious Chinese startups have been expanding, even across borders, with increasing success. The session will focus on the transition that China is trying to make from a heavy industry-dependent, export led economy to an innovation and domestic consumption-oriented economy. Is China ready to blaze a new path of innovation for the rest of the world to follow?

Date: February 27, 2018
Time: 05:00 P.M. (Registration: 4:30 PM)

WWF Auditorium,
172-B, Lodhi Estate,
New Delhi- 110003 (India)


Friday, February 23, 2018

27 February 2018: The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare and Imperatives for India

Anurag Agrawal
Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB)

Kiran Karnik, Former President, NASSCOM, President, India Habitat Centre and Chairman, Vigyan Prasar

Date: February 27, 2018
Time: 07:00 P.M.

Causrina Hall
India Habitat Centre
Lodhi Road
New Delhi-110003 (INDIA)

RSVP: Mr. Tish Malhotra/Mr. N N. Krishnan
Ph: 011-24682176, 24682184, E-mail: dgoffice@ris.org.in


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