March 6th, 2011, Hyderabad
After the successful launch of the Takshashila Roundtable Conclave programme in Bangalore in December 2010 (see event report), the next stop in our nationwide rollout is Hyderabad. Here’s the blurb:
The Takshashila Roundtable conclave programme aims to create a shared understanding of India’s national interests that can serve as the intellectual bases for public policy. The programme will bring high-quality, cutting-edge discussions on strategic affairs, national security and governance to cities and towns across India, creating a platform for dynamic individuals to connect with each other and to the wider policy-making circles.
The Roundtable will have two parts. In the first segment, it will have focussed discussion sessions on emerging policy issues: from geopolitics to geoeconomics, from national security to social capital. Takshashila Fellows will be present to share their research and insights. The second segment moves beyond discussion: participants will brainstorm, develop and commit to their own personal action plans on how they will engage in public affairs in the year ahead.
Among the distinguished guests expected to join us at Hyderabad are B Raman, one of India’s most perspicacious commentators on national security, Bibek Debroy, professor at Centre for Policy Research and Ajit Ranade, chief economist at Aditya Birla Group. Takshashila Fellows expected are Sushant K Singh, Rohit Pradhan and Jhelum Chowdhury. This is a tentative list as we expect a few more distinguished guests & fellows to confirm their attendance over the next few days.
We will also be making an important announcement in the run-up to the Roundtable.
If you would like to participate, please express your interest at Takshashila’s event page.