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07 March 2018
People. Policy. Perspectives.


ipolicy  for Young Leaders in Gujarat

'ipolicy for Young Leaders', Centre for Civil Society's signature course on public policy, is introducing its 3-day intensive course in collaboration with NIRMA University and Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gujarat! The certificate course aims to enable participants to explore the public policy landscape in India, as well as equip them with the necessary tools to examine the effectiveness of government policies and regulations.

Across the three days, accepted candidates will be engaged in a variety of workshops and academic activities that will expose them to the different ways of approaching policy-making in India. The candidates will be provided with a certificate at the end of the program and also be granted access our vast alumni/academic network. The course is open to all college students and young professionals.

The program is limited to 40-45 students only, so do register soon!

Date:   24-25 March 2018
Venue: Society for Public Policy and Governance, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gujarat

Application deadline: 11 March 2018

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For more details, please contact shefali@ccs.in


Policy Dialogue

Policy Dialogues are sessions that aim to discuss sound policy practices with students on campus. Having organized Policy Dialogues in colleges like St. Stephen's, IIM Kozhikode, MIT, YIF, Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies and JNU to name a few, CCS is now looking forward to introducing Policy Dialogues in more colleges across the country.

The dialogues are hosted by esteemed speakers such as Gurcharan Das, Swaminathan S. Aiyar, Luis Miranda and several other renowned public intellectuals.

To organise a Policy Dialogue in your campus, write to us at shefali@ccs.in

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Chutney on a Leaf: The Life and Times of Chakravarti Rajagopalachari

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'Opportunistic', 'conservative', a man of the dark dingy Zamindari ages- these were some of the accusations painted by Rajaji's opponents as he tread the involuted path of liberty. However, the unfavourable labels pinned on him are representative of the enigmatic man Rajaji truly was — a man of agency and incredible foresight, a seasoned Statesman who was game enough to take on the indomitable force of majoritarianism. In this two-part series, Rishika Yadav, recounts the life and times of Rajaji, documenting his early days as well as the idea of liberalism he came to represent.

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Movement Towards Swatantra

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From Our Archives:
The Generality Principle by Parth Shah

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At what point does the community get more important than the individual?

Parth Shah takes on a libertarian view of the uniform civil code and lays emphasis on Hayek's "generality principle". The article, published originally in Swarajya Magazine (2016), maintain its relevance as the lines between the personal and the political continue to blur in the current public discourse.

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Musings: Voltaire on Trade

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In the following excerpt from Voltaire's essay "On Trade" from Letters Concerning the English Nation, the satirical polemicist draws a witty comparison between the noblemen and merchants of France, with an unforgivingly sharp gaze that is just as provocative and relevant in the 21st century as it was in the 18th.

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Upcoming Events

16-18 March 2018
ipolicy for Young Leaders,
Faculty of Management Studies,

20 March 2018
Roundtable on
Separation of Roles in Education,
University of Chicago Centre,

24-25 March 2018
ipolicy for Young Leaders,
Society for
Public Policy & Governance,
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum
University, Gandhinagar,

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