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Amit Chandra, Policy Fellow

Amit Chandra

Dr Amit Chandra is a passionate promoter of market based policy solutions with hands on experience. His work has majorly focused on school education, urban livelihoods and governance. Amit has worked with Centre for Civil Society as ‘Associate Director – Policy Advisory’ leading the policy advisory vertical of the organisation. He has played crucial role in developing, strengthening and scaling up National Independent Schools Alliance, the national federation of associations of low cost private schools, as ‘National Coordinator’. He has also led Jeevika Campaign as ‘National Coordinator’ for issues of unorganised sector. His work has played important role in shaping up National Urban Street Vending Act 2014, amendments to India Forest Act 1927, amendments to Micro Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act 2006, and initiatives taken under Ease of Doing Business campaign by Government of India.

Amit is a graduate in Commerce, post graduate and Doctorate of Philosophy in Social Work. He has also graduated in Think Tank MBA from Atlas Economic Research Foundation, USA in 2008, ‘Globalization and Market Economy’ in 2010 and ‘Liberal Education Policy’ in 2016 from International Academy of Leadership, Germany. He is an alumnus of Atlas Leadership Academy. He has been participant of ‘International Youth Exchange Program’ between India and Canada in year 2006-2007. His work and views has been widely quoted in media and academic publications.

Dr Christopher Lingle, Senior Fellow

Dr Christopher Lingle
Dr Christopher Lingle is Visiting Professor of Economics in ESEADE at Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala and Adjunct Scholar at the Centre for Independent Studies in Sydney. After earning his doctorate in economics from the University of Georgia in 1977, he has served principally as a university professor. Most of his career has been spent outside the USA, including university appointments in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America. He is an ardent and energetic defender of individual freedom.

Daniel Austin Green, Senior Fellow

Daniel Austin Green
Daniel Austin Green was formerly the Program Director for the Templeton Religion Trust in Nassau, Bahamas, where he was responsible for developing grants across all parts of the mission of the Trust, including science, religion, the intersection of science and religion, individual freedom and free markets, character virtue development, and genius/exceptional cognitive talent. From 2011-17, he was at the John Templeton Foundation, where he served as Director of Individual Freedom and Free Markets. He holds the degrees of Juris Doctor from the Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University; Master of Letters in Divinity at the University of St Andrews in Scotland; Master of Arts in economics by The New School for Social Research; and Bachelor of Science in economics by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; and is a Certified Public Accountant.