Events

Talk by Srijan Bandyopadhyay on "Why is India Poor?"

Event Date: 15 Mar 2016; Time: 12:50pm - 2:30pm
Venue: Hans raj College, Delhi
Why is India Poor?

This lecture designed by Parth J Shah, President, Centre for Civil Society seeks to:

  1. Debunk perennial myths about the causes of poverty and prosperity, and develop individuals’ ability to use reasons, data, and evidence when thinking about public policy, and;
  2. More fundamentally, convince the participants about an approach to analysing this type of question and gain a pattern of thinking that will help them assess different possible answers to these kinds of questions until they get down to the root causes.

#ccstalks TweetChat: ‘Should right to free speech be absolute?'

Event Date: 02 Mar 2016; Time: 4-5pm
Venue: tweetchat.com #ccstalks

To read the storify version of chat click here.

Should right to free speech be absolute?

As current affairs unfold with regards to Kanhaiya Kumar’s sedition charges, and Umar Khalid’s persecution, there is no better time to debate the moral limits of #freespeech. This complicated issue becomes even more delicate when we examine it against the backdrop of our volatile society.

Join us for #ccstalks on Wednesday, 2 March 2016 from 4-5pm! Log in to tweetchat.com or Twitter and follow #ccstalks. We look forward to speaking with you! For more information, contact Snigdha Verma (programs@ccs.in).

Dharna by NISA & State Associations of Budget Private Schools

Event Date: 24 Feb 2016; Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Venue: Jantar Mantar, New Delhi
Demnostration to Save Education of Choice | 24 February 2016 | 10am-4pm

Opposing school closure by the government on infrastructural grounds and demanding autonomy for Budget Private Schools, ease of opening schools, learning outcome-based regulation and recognition of schools, the National Independent Schools Alliance is organizing a dharna at Jantar Mantar on Wednesday, 24 February 2016.

Join us, to show your support and demand Right to Education of Choice!

For more information contact Thomas Antony (+91-84478 67144 | thomas@ccs.in). Register here to attend the Dharna.

Asia Liberty Forum 2016

Event Date: 18 Feb To 20 Feb 2016; Time: 5:00 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.
Venue: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Asia Liberty Forum 2016 | Registrations Open | Register Now!

The Asia Liberty Forum brings together friends of the freedom movement across Asia to discuss challenges facing the region and to learn from one another how to most effectively advance free-market reforms.

You will learn from distinguished speakers and participate in interactive sessions to strengthen civil society efforts to move public policy in the direction of greater freedom. At the closing dinner of the Asia Liberty Forum, Atlas Network will announce the winners of its Regional Liberty Awards (Apply Here), which celebrate the most successful projects by Atlas Network partners.

Other highlights include:

  • Speed Networking, designed to help attendees expand their contacts
  • Elevator Pitch Competition, where participants will present their 60-second pitch with the chance to win a prize
  • Training workshops to hone your skills in marketing, social media, and entrepreneurship
  • Documentary Screening of India Awakes

To register for Asia Liberty Forum click here.

#ccstalks TweetChat: ‘Is India ready to do away with subsidies?'

Event Date: 17 Feb 2016; Time: 4-5pm
Venue: tweetchat.com #ccstalks

To read the storify version of chat click here.

Is India ready to do away with subsidies?

As we move into the budget session, we are asking: Are we as a country ready to give up subsidies? Are there more efficient ways to provide economic support to the poor? Or are subsidies a necessity for them to lead a quality life?

Join us for #ccstalks on Wednesday, 17 February 2016 from 4-5pm! Log in to tweetchat.com or Twitter and follow #ccstalks. We look forward to speaking with you! For more information, contact Snigdha Verma (programs@ccs.in).