Monday, September 24, 2018

28 September 2018: Discussion on The Long March to 2019: Understanding the rise of farmers movements and its impact on the 2019 election

Mekhala Krishnamurthy, Ashoka University
Harish Damodaran, The Indian Express and
V M Singh, Supreme Court lawyer

As we approach the 2019 general elections, Rural and Agricultural distress is an issue which is likely to dominate the election discourse. Over the last few years, India has seen a significant increase in farmers movements, best exemplified by the 'Kisan Long March' which signified the emergence of a new moment in Indian agricultural politics. Election season is therefore likely to see many promises being made to farmers as a response to this new mobilization. In this session of the CPR-TCPD "Dialogues on Indian Politics" we bring together a distinguished panel of academics, journalists and activists to understand the nature of the current rural political economy and its likely impact on the elections next year. In particular this panel will seek to unpack the reason behind the emergence of these new farmers movements. Could this be the beginning of a new politics?

Date: September 28, 2018
Time: 03:30 P.M.

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

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

28 September 2018: Feminist Engagement with Post-Colonial Developments

Devaki Jain, Economist & Writer

In the seminar, Devaki Jain will present research that forms the core of her two recent volumes and questions given categories in the social sciences, economics and statistics. The essays and lectures in the volumes draw upon Jain's dialogue with academia, governments and international bodies such as the United Nations, over the course of several years. Jain's work traverses territories such as errors in data collection coming out of false perceptions of women's location in the economy to criticisms of how governments understand reality. She points out deep flaws not only in the counting of women and their work but also in the presentation of GDP- a crucial statistic in both assessing a nations progress as well as its components. She argues that GDP is a misleading figure and when it is broken down to unmeasured items, it emerges that 90% or more of India's GDP comes from small-scale, handmade and household industries whereas public investment and financing of institutions and government goes to corporates who actually provide a much smaller percentage of GDP.

Date: September 28, 2018
Time: 04:00 P.M.

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

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

17 September 2018: Solutions to save Delhi from getting flooded even with little rain

A. K. Gosain
Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Delhi

Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, Board of Governors, ICRIER

Date: September 17, 2018
Time: 07:00 P.M.

Gulmohar Hall,
India Habitat Centre,
Lodi Road,
New Delhi 110003


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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

18 September 2018: Effective Enforcement of a Data Protection Regime: A model for risk-based supervision using responsive regulatory tools

Malavika Raghavan
Dvara Research

Enforcement of data protection regulations present some unique challenges, like a market-wide enforcement perimeter and difficulty in identifying contraventions of laws or regulations and harm caused by such contraventions. Taking these factors into consideration, we propose a model of enforcement based on risk-based supervision and the use of a range of responsive enforcement tools. This model attempts to move away from a focus on post-data breach sanctions and considers how the regulatory community might act to minimize contraventions of the data protection regime. As part of this model, we propose a methodology to identify those entities which potentially pose a higher level of risk, to both individuals and the system, when personal data held by them is breached. We also have set out a range of enforcement tools that the regulator may utilize to both prevent and mitigate the effects of a compromise of individuals personal data, as well as some features of institutional design and intersectoral co-ordination required for effective enforcement.

Anirudh Burman, NIPFP

Date: September 18, 2018
Time: 04:30 P.M.

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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