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31 December 2014
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CCS DashboardAsia Liberty Forum, 8-10 January 2015

ALF 2015

There’s only EIGHT DAYS till one of the largest celebrations of liberty in Asia. Are you going to be a part of it?

Last year, we had over 200 participants from all over the world come together to explore ways to tackle some of the most challenging development problems in Asia and spread the message of liberty in this part of the world! Join us as we continue to fight for freedom. You can learn more about what our partners have been doing, here.

Things to watch out for, this year:

  • The keynote address by Linda Whetstone, Chairman and CEO of Network for a Free Society, UK. The address will focus on ‘Investing in the next generation of freedom champions’.
  • Highlights of successful policy wins from individuals and organisations in Asia, and around the world—panelists will share strategies and best practices that can be replicated, in our session on ‘Ensuring a Policy Win – Strategies & Tactics to Engage with Governments’
  • Zero Hour with Freedom Champions: A chance for in-person mentorship from leaders in liberty, like no other! In the long journey of defending freedom and liberty, many of us have faced what seemed like insurmountable challenges. This hour is dedicated to addressing those concerns and answering all unanswered questions that you have. See who our mentors are, here.

..and this is just a glimpse of what’s in store! Our spots are filling up very quickly so APPLY NOW. For more information, contact Srijan Bandyopadhyay ( | +91 99536 72130).

CCS DashboardChintan on ‘Sound Money and How We Can Restore It’ with Cris Lingle, 19 January 2015, 3-5 pm

Cris LingleCCS is hosting Cris Lingle on 19 January 2015 to discuss sound money and how we can restore it, with a focus on the Indian context.  Cris is Visiting Professor of Economics at Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala, Adjunct Scholar at the Centre for Independent Studies (Sydney), Research Scholar at the Centre for Civil Society (New Delhi), and Member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Globalization Institute (Brussels). His research interests are in the areas of Political Economy and International Economics that focuses on emerging market economies and public policy reform. He is widely credited with anticipating the turmoil in the East Asian economies that began in 1997 (The Rise and Decline of the ‘Asian Century’: False Starts on the Road to the ‘Global Millennium’).  Join us for this important discussion! RSVP Manasi Bose ( | +91 98107 72964).

CCS DashboardSouth Asia Students For Liberty Conference, 17-18 January 2015

SFL ConferenceSouth Asia SFL is partnering with CCS to host its inaugural conference in Asia! The event will take place on 17 and 18 January 2015 at Jesus and Mary College, Delhi. They have a great line up of speakers, and the conference offers great networking opportunities, free resources and unique activities like Open Space Technology. Don’t miss it, register NOW! For more information, contact Abhinav Singh ( | +91 8010 33 6584).

CCS Dashboard#ccstalks Tweetchat on ‘Is promulgating ordinances democratic?’, 7 January 2015, 7-8pm

TweetChatThe Constitution of India grants an ‘extraordinary’ power to the President that allows him to pass an ordinance when (a) both Houses of the Parliament are not in session and (b) he is satisfied that circumstances exist which render it necessary for him to take immediate action. In the last week, nine ordinances have been promulgated by the government. Is this democratic? Join us for #ccstalks, Wednesday, 7 January 2015 from 7-8pm as we debate this issue. Log in to or Twitter and follow #ccstalks. We look forward to speaking with you!

For more information, contact Manasi Bose (

CCS Dashboardìpolicy for Young Leaders in January 2015

ipolicy for young leadersWe have two ìpolicy courses to kick off the new year! The first, at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University in Gandhinagar, Gujarat from 27-30 January 2015. Register here.

The second ìpolicy is from 31 January-2 February 2015 at the Gujarat National Law University in Gandhinagar. Register here.

ìpolicy for Young Leaders is an excellent introduction to the public policy space, and comparative institutional analysis. Find out how YOU can effect social change through public policy. For more information, contact Sadaf Hussain ( | +91 99531 33868).

CCS Events Calendar
Upcoming Events

05-08 January 2015 - Think Tank Start Up Training 2015, Kathmandu, Nepal

07 January 2015, 7-8 pm - #ccstalks TweetChat on ‘Is promulgating ordinances democratic?’

08-10 January 2015 - 3rd Annual Asia Liberty Forum, Kathmandu, Nepal

17-18 January 2015 - South Asia Students For Liberty Conference, New Delhi, India

19 January 2015 - Chintan on ‘Sound Money and How We Can Restore It’ with Cris Lingle, New Delhi, India

23-25 January 2015 - Austrian Economics Seminar, Surat

27-30 January 2015 - ìpolicy for Young Leaders, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar

31 Jan-02 February 2015 - ìpolicy for Young Leaders, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar

Spontaneous Order
Shefali Malhotra of CCS writes "Is Promulgating Ordinances Undemocratic?"

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ViewPoint 14: Denationalisation of Banking in India

ViewPoint 14: Denationalisation of Banking in IndiaThis paper is an attempt to demonstrate both the obvious and implicit costs to the economy, of India’s government-owned banking model. Using research findings of other scholars, the paper also demonstrates that the so-called social or national objectives have not been achieved even after more than 40 years of India’s experiment with nationalisation of the sector, despite the huge amount of money paid by Indian taxpayers all this time. The paper concludes by calling for an immediate denationalisation of Public Sector Banks in India (PSBs). Download here.

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