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13 December 2017
People. Policy. Perspectives.



One of the key indicators of a think tank's success is the strength of its network. Respected, influential, and wise allies open doors and facilitate connections that pull think tanks into the halls of leadership. This is why developing a diverse, connected, and impactful board is of utmost importance to new and established think tanks.

This special webinar, organised by Atlas Network, features Luis Miranda, Chairman of the Board, Centre for Civil Society. Luis shares his insights on how to attract passionate board members and how to manage your board for utmost effectiveness.

Date: 14 December 2017
Time: 10 AM- 11 AM (EST) / 8:30 PM- 9:30 PM (IST)

Interested participants are requested to sign up here

What India Can Learn from the American Political Landscape

Spontaneous Dialogue

Spontaneous Order, through its first edition of 'Spontaneous Dialogue' hopes to offer impartial and factual perspectives on contemporary issues, conveyed in the form of rational deliberations between experts across ideological and academic spectrum. Through this effort, we hope to encourage our viewers to look beyond the rhetoric of conventional media platforms and ideological echo chambers, and form independent opinions on topics of contemporary importance.

In this edition of the Dialogue, Mark Hansen, leading scholar of American politics from University of Chicago and Mohit Satyanand, Member, Board of Advisors, ijustice, Centre for Civil Society, aim to contextualise the American political experience and put into perspective the shifting political winds here at home. Addressing the citizen activism triggered by the dynamism of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), and the subsequent birthing of anti-establishment views, the discussion seeks to analyse the identity politics and populist rhetoric dominating the two political landscapes.

Date: 16 December 2017
Time: 11:30- 12:30 PM (IST)
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iPolicy for Young Leaders

'ipolicy for Young Leaders' is Centre for Civil Society's signature course on public policy. The 3-day intensive course aims at introducing the participants to the policy landscape within India, and in enabling them to explore the different perspectives through which they can gauge the effectiveness of Government policies/regulations.

Across these three days, accepted candidates will engage themselves in a variety of workshops and academic activities aimed at equipping them with the required tools to assess government policies and understand the unseen effects of different Government regulations. The candidates will be provided with a certificate at the end of this program and also be granted access our vast alumni/academic network. The course is open to all college students and young professionals.

All selected candidates will be informed by 5 January 2017.

To know more and to apply: 

Date: 12-14 December 2018
Venue: CCS office, New Delhi

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LATEST ON SO: Rajaji Retrospective

Latest from our blog

C Rajagopalachari, born on 10 December 1878, was a leading Indian thinker and political activist. His political life and writings convey a rich expanse — as a freedom fighter who actively took part in non-cooperation and civil disobedience struggles, as the first Indian to serve as the Governor General of India, to the founder of the only liberal party in the history of independent India in response to Nehruvian socialism. A patron of literary arts, Rajagopalachari translated Indian epics such as Ramayana and Mahabharata, as well as the Greek dialogues by Plato into Tamil. He has been described as a ‘theocentric liberal’ and ‘the wisest man in India’ by scholars, capturing his secular humanism and belief in spiritualism informing daily life. 

This year, on his birth anniversary, we revisited the words of Rajaji, a beacon of indian liberal thought, through excerpts from two of his essays- one wherein he addresses the claims of social justice as distinct from socialism (1972) and another which is part of his inaugural address at the Swatantra Preparatory Convention (1959).

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EDUDOC FILM FESTIVAL WINNER: Phool Apni Khushbu Khud Nahi Leta by Rahul Rai

EduDoc Winner

The winner of this year's International Short Film Competition EduDoc: Stories of Education 2017 is Phool Apni Khushbu Khud Nahi Leta by Rahul Rai.

Set in the small village of Pipliya, an ordinary man with an ordinary dream is achieving extraordinary feats. Dashrath Kanade, a Government Primary School teacher has resolved to transform the education system by teaching his students about the values of selfless service. Dashrath's enthusiasm, contagious energy, and relentless focus on every one of his students earned him a special position at his school. The film celebrates the indefatigable spirit of a teacher and hopes to inspire others to follow in Dashrath's footsteps.

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Upcoming Events

14 December 2017
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM (IST)
WEBINAR : A Strong Board is Your Best Ally By Luis Miranda

16 December 2017
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Spontaneous Dialogue with Mark Hansen and Mohit Satyanand

12-14 January 2018
ipolicy for young leaders

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