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21 October 2015
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CCS DashboardLiberalism in India: Past, Present and Future – A tribute to S V Raju, 20 November 2015

S V Raju Tribute

CCS and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation are hosting a conference on ‘Liberalism in India: Past, Present and Future’ – A tribute to S V Raju, on 20 November 2015 in New Delhi. Raju was one of India’s liberal giants, and his passing earlier this year was a huge loss for the liberty movement in India. To honour his memory, and celebrate his commitment to creating a freer India, key liberal voices in the country will present papers on the past, present and future of Indian Liberalism. Speakers at the event will include Surjit Bhalla, Dr J P Narayan, R Jagannathan, Jaitirth Rao and Lord Alderice.

Seats are limited so registration is first come, first serve! Click here for registration. For more information contact Manasi Bose ( | +91 98107 72964).

Date: 20 November 215
Venue: The Park Hotel, New Delhi
Time: 9am - 6.30pm

CCS DashboardJeevika: Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival 2015, 30 October - 01 November 2015

TweetChatCheck out the list of 26 shortlisted documentaries for the 12th Jeevika: Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival and register NOW for the event! These are the top films from across Asia, highlighting struggles and victories of rural and urban poor. Jeevika has received acclamation from leaders of the film industry, including Shabana Azmi, Subhash Ghai, Rahul Bose, Adoor Gopalakrishnan and Nandita Das. Don’t miss out!

Contact Manoj Mathew ( | +91 98993 07456) for more information.

CCS DashboardPanel Discussions – Jeevika: Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival 2015, 30 October - 01 November 2015
SV Rau Memorial
  • Law Liberty & Livelihood | 30 October 2015 | 5.30pm
    This panel discussion follows the screening of “India Awakes” that reveals the enormous power of unlocking human potential and ambition, and how doing so could establish this country as a world leader.
  • Repeal Laws: Clean India, Clean Statutes | 31 October 2015 6.00pm
    The Indian approach has often run counter to the fundamentals of good law-making resulting in the bewildering legal system we have today. This panel discussion would focus on easing the legal environment by repealing obsolete laws, and cleaning out our statute books.
  • Ease of Doing Business: Lift Licenses, Lift Lives | 1 November 2015 | 5.30pm
    India ranks 142 out of 189 countries on the Ease of Doing Business index of the World Bank. Government of India plans to improve the ranking to top 50 in three years. This panel discussion would focus on the reforms required to improve the business environment in our country.

Be there for these important discussions! Visit our website for more information.

CCS Dashboard#ccstalks TweetChat: ‘Welfare State versus Welfare Society: What works?’, 28 October 2015, 4-5pm

TweetChatWhat should be the role of the state in providing welfare? How sustainable is a welfare state? And are there alternatives to a welfare state? Join us for #ccstalks on Wednesday, 28 October 2015 from 4-5pm! Log in to or Twitter and follow #ccstalks. We look forward to speaking with you!

For more information, contact Manasi Bose (

CCS DashboardIndia’s Experience with Central Planning, 4 November 2015, Shri Ram College of Commerce

TweetChatIt is often believed that ideas of economic freedom and reforms are “not Indian” and have been imported from the West, under circumstances outside our control (such as the balance of payments crisis necessitating the economic reforms of 1991 at the IMF's behest). What prompted our leaders to adopt Central Planning? And who were the ones who stood against ideas of a planned economy and society? Join us at SRCC on 4 November for a talk on this topic!

For more information, contact Ujwal Batra ( | +91 99908 81034).

CCS DashboardSchool Choice National Conference, 19 December 2015

TweetChatAs the government gets ready to frame the New Education Policy, it is vital that educationists, researchers, civil society organisations and policy makers gather to have the vital discussion on what this new policy should involve. Our flagship School Choice National Conference aims to provide a platform for this discussion on 19 December 2015, dedicated to debating and merits and proposing improvements to the New Education Policy. Be there!

Register here and contact Amit Chandra ( | +91 98997 75911) for more information.

CCS Events Calendar
Upcoming Events

28 October 2015, 4-5 pm - #ccstalks TweetChat on ‘Welfare State versus Welfare Society: What works?’

30 October -01 November 2015 - Jeevika: Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival

31 October - 01 November & 07-08 November 2015 - ìpolicy for Young Leaders, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi

04 November 2015 - India’s Experience with Central Planning, SRCC, New Delhi

20 November 2015 - Liberalism in India: Past, Present and Future - A tribute to S V Raju, New Delhi

19 December 2015 - School Choice National Conference, New Delhi

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After the Welfare State

After the Welfare StateA series of essays, edited by Tom G. Palmer that explore the phenomenon of the welfare state through historical and present-day examples and ask the questions: What has the welfare state wrought on economies around the world? Is it sustainable? And what should come after the welfare state? Download here.

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