Young Thinkers’ Conference
October 12, 2018
Chitra Vina, Indian School of Business, Mohali Campus

11:00 -11:10Welcome remarks from Kieran Drake, Minister Counsellor: Head of Politics & Press, British High Commission
11:10 - 11:15Welcome remarks from DNV Kumara Guru, Director, External Relations, Indian School of Business
11:15 - 11: 25Inaugural Address by H.E Shri. V.P Singh Badnore, Governor of Punjab & Administrator, UT Chandigarh
11: 15 - 12:30Panel 1: Energy Security & Climate Change: How to shape India’s Sustainable Development?
Chair: Dhruva Jaishankar, Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, Brookings India
Speakers: Sunjoy Joshi, Chairman, Observer Research Foundation
Vaibhav Chaturvedi, Research Fellow, Council on Energy, Environment& Water
Ritu Mathur, Director, Integrated Assessments & Modelling, TERI
Nehmat Kaur, Senior Manager, South Asia Government Relations, The Climate Group
Ashwini Chhatre, Academic Director, Bharti Institute of Public Policy and Associate Professor of Public Policy, Indian School of Business
12:30 - 12:45Tea & Coffee Break
12:45 - 13:00

Speech by Dhruva Jaishankar, Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, Brookings India on Foreign Policy for a New Generation: Why International Affairs Matters More in the 21st Century

 13:00 - 14:30Panel 2: Youth in Politics: What difference can they make?

Chair: Ramesh Vinayak, Executive Editor, Hindustan Times
Speakers: Jaiveer Shergill, National Media Panellist, Indian National Congress (INC)
Rohit Chahal, National Media In-Charge, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha
Gul Panag, Actor & Entrepreneur
Meghnad Sahasrabhojanee, Creator, Sansad Watch & Consti-Tuition
Deepender Hooda, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Rohtak
Kanupriya, President, Panjab University Campus Students Council
14:30 - 15:30Lunch
15:45 - 17:15Panel 3: The Truth behind Fake News & how best to tackle it?

Chair: Nirupama Subramanian, Resident Editor, Indian Express
Speakers: Abhinandan Sekhri, Co-Founder & CEO, News Laundry
Pankaj Jain, Founder, SM Hoax Slayer
Trushar Barot, Digital Launch Editor, BBC India
Rakesh Reddy Dubbudu, Founder, Factly
Arfa Khanum Sherwani, Senior Editor, The Wire
17:15 - 17:25Vote of thanks from Andrew Ayre, British Deputy High Commissioner Chandigarh
17:35 - 18.00Conference Ends 
Tea & Coffee