Gopalkrishna Gandhi to inaugurate XVII International Conference on Public Policy & Management at IIMB on 22nd August


Bengaluru: Former Governor of West Bengal and former diplomat Gopalkrishna Gandhi will deliver the inaugural address titled, ‘Pre-autumnal Reflections – 2022’ at 9:00 am on 22nd August at the XVII International Conference on Public Policy & Management, organised by the Centre for Public Policy at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.

Prof. Rishikesha Krishnan, Director, IIM Bangalore, will chair the session while Prof. Arnab Mukherji, from the Centre for Public Policy at IIMB will moderate the discussion which will take place at the IIMB Auditorium.

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Prof. MS Sriram, Chairperson, Centre for Public Policy, announced that there will be a special pre-conference event – a panel discussion on Prof. M Govinda Rao’s recent book, ‘Studies in Indian Public Finance’ between 6:30 pm and 8 pm on 21st August. Prof. M. Govinda Rao is on the Advisory Board of the Centre for Public Policy.  The discussion will be moderated by Prof. Rajalaxmi Kamath, from IIMB, and the panellists include Prof. NR Bhanumurthy, Vice Chancellor, Babasaheb Ambedkar School of Economics, Vinod Vyasulu, President, CBPS, and M. Govinda Rao.

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The conference is for academicians, policy regulators, NGO professionals and others with an interest in Public Policy. This year, the conference will be held in an offline mode at the IIM Bangalore campus, adhering to all health and safety guidelines relating to Covid-19.

From women’s inheritance rights to transgender rights, and from inclusive social growth to climate change and sustainable development, researchers will be presenting around 50 papers at two parallel sessions over two-and-a-half days, during the conference. The primary themes for this year’s conference include Social and Income Security (including UBI, DBT and other initiatives); Social Movements; Climate Change; and Emerging Role of Technology including Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning.

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The conference organizing committee comprises Prof. M S Sriram, Chairperson and faculty, Centre for Public Policy, Prof. Hema Swaminathan, faculty in the Public Policy area, and Prof. Arpit Shah, IIMB Young Faculty Research Chair.

On 23rd August, between 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, there is a special session on ‘Public Policy in India, Empirical Evidence: The Missing Link’ by Shri C. Chandramouli, IAS (Retired), Former Registrar General and Former Secretary, DoPT. The session will be moderated by Prof. Arpit Shah, IIM Bangalore, at the IIMB Auditorium.

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Prof. Virginius Xaxa, Visiting Professor at the Institute for Human Development, New Delhi, will deliver the valedictory address at 11:15 am on 24th August at the IIMB Auditorium. The session will be moderated by Prof. Hema Swaminathan from IIM Bangalore.

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