Policy, Politics,
and Purpose

India’s biggest policy challenges in the next ten years – and what can be done to solve them

December 8, 2020

11 AM – 1 PM IST

About the event

India is at an inflection point. Recent assessments of India’s ‘faster than expected’ recovery are likely to present
unprecedented challenges in a world fighting a global pandemic. These formidable challenges will require a public policy ecosystem capable of maneuvering uncertainties of the 21st century.

Record unemployment levels, increasing inequality, and stagnant demand, coupled with crumbling health, education, and social services infrastructure, require bold policy solutions grounded in a reliable evidence base. What India needs is nothing short of a transformation informed by its founding ideals. Now, more than ever, India’s 21st century challenges need leaders who are as capable as they are empathetic.

We brought together a high-powered panel with rich experience at the highest levels of policy making, to deliberate on how 3 Ps – Policy, Politics & Purpose – can help solve India’s biggest challenges.

About the panellists

Faye D’Souza

Award-winning journalist


Faye D’Souza is an award-winning journalist, who has changed the way news is covered on Indian Television…

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Navtej Singh Sarna

Former Indian Ambassador
to the US, MEA, India


Navtej Sarna was India’s Ambassador to the United States till Dec 2018. Sarna also served as India’s High Commissioner to the UK…

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Dilip Cherian

Political Campaign Advisor,
Communications Consultant


Dilip Cherian is India’s Image Guru, a political campaign advisor and a cutting-edge policy professional…

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Rathin Roy

Managing Director,
Research and Policy, ODI


Rathin Roy is Managing Director, Oxford Development Institute (ODI)…

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Priyanka Chaturvedi

Member of Parliament,
Rajya Sabha


Priyanka Chaturvedi is an Indian politician serving as Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha…

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M. Sri Bharat

President of GITAM


M. Sri Bharat, holds an undergraduate degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University…

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