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School Choice National Conference 2015

Event Date: 19 Dec 2015; Time: 09:00am-06:00pm
Venue: India Habitat Centre

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School Choice National Conference 2015

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Ensuring quality education to all is the key to take India into league of superpower. Improving status of education is further more important to the entire world as every sixth human on planet earth happens to be from India. Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), Government of India is working on developing New Education Policy (NEP). The last NEP was brought out in 1986 and later amended in 1992. MHRD aims to make India a knowledge superpower by equipping our students with the necessary skills and knowledge to eliminate the shortage of manpower. The objective of the upcoming NEP therefore is to meet the changing needs of quality education, innovation and research. In this context, the 2015 School Choice National Conference will be dedicated to debating and merits and proposing improvements to the New Education Policy.

The School Choice is an initiative of Centre for Civil Society to advocate element of competition in education space through policy reform. The goal of the School Choice is to create an environment where every child has the Right to Education of Choice. School Choice National Conference (SCNC) is an annual event that provides a much needed platform to identify critical issues in the education sector, review existing programs, and explore strategies to face the challenges ahead and ideate on ingenious solutions to provide quality education to all children in India. The objectives of SCNC are two-fold:

  1. Bring together educationists, planners, policy experts, activists and government officials to discuss and debate various dimensions of education policy in India.
  2. Showcase innovative models that foster an enabling education ecosystem.

Various studies and reports present struggling state of education in country. Drafting national level education policy is an exercise that takes place once in two to three decades and would decide the future of educational landscape in country. In this context the theme of this year SCNC will be New Education Policy. The conference will focus on areas of policy reform that need to be streamlined towards achieving choice for students and parents, autonomy for schools and teachers, and accountability of the system.

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Liberalism in India: Past, Present and Future - A Tribute to S V Raju (2015)

Event Date: 20 Nov 2015; Time: 9am - 6.30 pm
Venue: The Park Hotel, New Delhi

SV Raju MemorialTo read the storify coverage of the conference click here. The event was covered by First Post, Enadu India and Dainik Jagran.

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.

We have a limited number of seats, so registration is first come, first serve. Early bird registrations (register before 20 October) are INR 1,000 Conference Fee: INR 1,500. Click here for registration. Click here for the schedule and program flow. For more information click here or contact Manasi Bose ( | +91 9810772964).

Law and Liberty: a two-day international conference

Event Date: 18 Sep To 19 Sep 2015; Time: N/A
Venue: O P Jindal Global University

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The Federalist Society, iJustice – a public interest law initiative of Centre for Civil Society, Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) and Jindal School of Government and Public Policy (JSGP) are jointly organizing a two-day international conference on ‘Law & Liberty’ on 18-19 September 2015 at O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonepat (Haryana). The conference is being organized to give a platform for libertarian thought and to introduce a fresh perspective focused on the rule of law and individual liberty. The conference also intends to develop a libertarian critique of popular judicial discourse. There will be five panels and around fifteen panelists including Prof. Shruti Rajagopalan, Prof. James Huffman and Prof. Saikrishna Prakash. The conference is open to Indian and foreign legal academics, members of the Indian Bar and Bench and law students.

The themes for the conference can be accessed here. For more details click here.

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South Asia Students For Liberty Conference

Event Date: 17 Jan To 18 Jan 2015; Time: N/A
Venue: Jesus and Mary College, Delhi

South 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).

Asia Liberty Forum 2015

Event Date: 08 Jan To 10 Jan 2015; Time: Check program details
Venue: Kathmandu, Nepal

Asia Centre for Enterprise (ACE), in partnership with Samriddhi, The Prosperity Foundation is hosting the 3rd Annual Asia Liberty Forum in January! Asia’s largest public celebration of liberty aimed at Advancing Liberty & Markets will provide a much needed platform to identify critical issues plaguing Asia and explore strategies and international best practices in how to face the challenges ahead. Join us in our efforts to strengthen the liberal movement in this part of the world! The previous editions of the Asia Liberty Forum saw attendance of 400 freedom champions from across 40 countries in Delhi. For highlights of these two conferences, follow the links: ALF 2013 | ALF 2014.

Contact Srijan Bandyopadhyay ( | +91 99536 72130) for more information.