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23 February 2017
People. Policy. Perspectives.


Alumni Retreat 2017

A unique opportunity for college students, Researching Reality Internship is ideal for applicants who wish to apply social and economic principles to current policy issues through in-depth research and analysis. It provides training in areas of quantitative and qualitative research, methodology, data analysis, and critical thinking. Interns' study various agencies, boards, corporations, departments, schemes, legislation, and programs of the different tiers of government; evaluating existing systems both domestic and international, viewing benchmarks and best practices to recommend sustainable and long-term policy improvements in the functioning of government structures.

The 17th edition of CCS's Researching Reality Internship explores the fast accelerating policy domain in a six-week format to produce original working papers fostering a sustainable interaction between multiple stakeholders to further dialogue on several issues within the policy sphere.

Registrations start on 24 February 2017, watch our Facebook page for more updates!

Catch the weekly interview series "Freedom Song" on

This week on Freedom Song, our weekly feature highlighting individual perspectives on liberty, we get in conversation with Rwitwika Bhattacharya, founder of the Swaniti Initiative. Prior to working on Swaniti’s foundation, she worked at the World Bank as an Associate in the Growth and Competitiveness area. She is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Master in Public Policy program and specializes in the areas of youth employment. Her publications include Frontiers in Development Policy (World Bank), A Primer on Labor Policies (World Bank) and Global Business School Network (Harvard Business School Case).

Read the entire interview here.

You can also read the first, second, third and fourth installments of Freedom Song, on our blog

Watch our new Policy Dialogue Series on CCS's Official Youtube Channel


What does Shiv Sena, Brexit and Donald Trump have in common?

Watch Shikha Sood Dalmia throw light on this very compelling question. An excerpt from the Policy Dialogue - 'The Economics of the Immigration Debate' organised in association with Ashoka University.

This is the first installment of a 4 part Policy Dialogues Series. You can catch the entire series on our YouTube channel


SFL Virtual reading group

Throughout the history of Islamic societies the Sharia has formed the main framework of socio-economic and even the political life of the Islamic peoples. During the golden age of Islam (800–1200 AD) the Sharia always seemed compatible with a free society, and this was the experience of Muslim communities. The legal and juridical principles of Islamic law recognized individual freedom and rights (along with the responsibilities of individuals) in a society that provided an appropriate context for an independent judiciary and the defense of individual rights through the courts.

The book contains many chapters, which were developed from presentations made at the annual conferences held by the Istanbul Network for Liberty, whose mission is to explore and promote the principles and values of a free society in the Muslim world. It is incorporated as a non-profit foundation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Discussion Leader: Ali Salman, CEO of Istanbul Network for Liberty
Meeting Dates: Saturdays, 10am EST, 2/26/2017 – 4/9/2017

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