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The Second Prof M.G. K. Menon Memorial Lecture 2018
August 28,2018 at 06:30 PM

Vedanta Today Speaker: Dr. Karan Singh

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  • Date: August 8,2018

    Time: 06:30 PM

    Venue: Multipurpose Hall

    Title: Metamorphoses Talking Technology, Social Divides and Diversity


    Speakers: Smt Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary (Telecom), Government of India; Dr. Sunil Abraham, Vice-President, Mozilla Foundation; and Ms Ankhi Das, Director of Public Policy (India, South & Central Asia), Facebook


    Moderator: Shri Osama Manzer, Founder & Director, Digital Empowerment Foundation


    (Collaboration: Niti Aayog; and Centre for Policy Research)

  • Date: July 5,2018

    Time: 06:30 PM

    Venue: Multipurpose Hall

    Title: Metamorphoses Talking Technology Vocabulary of The Digital


    Vocabulary of The Digital

    Keynote Speaker: Prof. K. Vijay Raghavan, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India


    Panelists: Shri Abhishek Pitti, Co-Founder & CEO, Nucleus Vision; Shri Anshul Tewari, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Youth Ki Awaaz; and Prof. Gagandeep Kang, Executive Director, Transnational Health Science Technology Institute


    The focus will be on the new and sometimes arcane vocabulary associated with the new digital technologies, which only the expert and the initiated understand. Language becomes an instrument of privileging knowledge and limiting understanding. It is important that we de-mystify digital jargon, narrow the gap between technology and its understanding among citizens and societies. An effort will be made to unpack concepts such as algorithms, blockchains, machine-learning, big data and artificial intelligence and explore their impact in different dimensions


    (Collaboration: Niti Aayog; and Centre for Policy Research)

  • Date: May 24,2018

    Time: 06:30pm

    Venue: Multipurpose Hall

    Title: Metamorphoses Talking Technology second session


    The Future of Governance

    Speakers: Dr. J. Satyanarayana, Chairman, UIDAI; Shri Ananth Padmanabhan, Fellow, Carnegie India


    Chair: Shri Justice B.N. Srikrishna, former judge of the Supreme Court of India and Head of the Committee on Data Protection Framework in India


    Second lecture in the series of talks and discussions organised in collaboration with Niti Aayog and Centre for Policy Research. Metamorphoses will attempt to try and bridge the gap between digital technologies which are transforming our lives, and our understanding of their multiple dimensions. It will unfold in a series of nine interactions covering different aspects of the digital revolution

  • Date: April 18,2018

    Time: 06:00 PM

    Venue: Seminar Halls I,II & III

    Title: IIC Quarterly Release Winter 2017 Spring 2018


    South Asia’s Sporting Mosaic

    Edited by Ronojoy Sen and Omita Goyal


    Release by Dr. Karan Singh


    Followed by a panel discussion with eminent sportspersons, academics and journalists

    Names of the panelists will be announced later

  • Date: December 7,2017

    Time: 6:00 PM

    Venue: Multipurpose Hall

    Title: Will India and Pakistan ever have good neighbourly relations?


    Speakers: Shri Gaurav Gogoi, MP; General (Retd.) Deepak Kapoor, former Chief of the Army Staff; Ambassador Kanwal Sibal, former Foreign Secretary and Ambassador to France and Russia; Shri Gurcharan Das, writer; Ambassador Pavan Varma, former MP, writer and columnist; Ambassador Sharat Sabharwal, former High Commissioner to Pakistan; Ambassador T.C. A. Raghavan, former High Commissioner to Pakistan; and Shri Saeed Naqvi, senior journalist and TV presenter

    Chair: Ambassador Surendra Kumar, Founding President, IAFA

    (Collaboration: Indo-American Friendship Association)