May 2021

  • May 20: Prof Avik Sarkar took part in AI Testing Conference organised by StepIn Forum
 
  • May 21: Dr Aarushi Jain conducted a session on Communication Skills and Career Prospects under the project 'Mentorship for Meritorious School Students' (JSI) for Class 12th students of five meritorious schools.
 
  • May 24: Prof Avik Sarkar presented the Indian perspective on Artificial Intelligence and AI Ethics at an event organised by United Nations in India and Jindal Global University.
 
  • May 25: Prof Anjal Prakash joined the Editorial Board of Journal PLOS Climate, an open science journal that aims at empowering urgent action against climate change.

June 2021

  • June 3: Prof Anjal Prakash moderated the 'Business and Policy Dialogue' on ' Climate Change and Glaciers', jointly organised by the Indian School of Business and the British Deputy High Commission in Chandigarh. The session included panellists and speakers from around the world discussing important aspects of climate change, business environments and sustainability.
 
  • June 7: Prof Ashwini Chhatre, Dr Aarushi Jain and Ms Deepti Soni conducted sessions for online course ‘Better Reporting on Food and Agriculture’, which was launched as part of the collaboration between India Data Portal, IndiaSpend and Gramener. In asynchronous modules, Dr Aarushi Jain apprises participants of the course design and structure, while Prof Ashwini Chhatre and Ms Deepti Soni elaborate upon the state of agriculture and agricultural policies in India, and on India Data Portal datasets and its uses, respectively.
 
  • June 20: Prof Avik Sarkar spoke at the PikTale Influencers Summit 2021 and was listed among its top global influencers
 
  • June 22: Prof Avik Sarkar and Dr Aarushi Jain attended the virtual workshop-cum-consultative session on ‘National Programme on Artificial Intelligence’.  Its primary goal was to discuss the insight and way forward for the NPAI, initiated by MeitY.
 
  • June 25: Prof Avik Sarkar took part in the AI Conclave 2021 as a panellist. The conclave was organised jointly by Dell Technologies, Intel and Microsoft.

July 2021

  • July 3: Prof Avik Sarkar co-chaired ISB's session 'Factfulness: A data-driven approach to Impact' which moderated around the use and role of data in the impact ecosystem.
 
  • July 6: As a panellist, Senior Research Analyst Sridhar Kundu presented his research study on the ‘Impact of Fiscal Policies on Income Distribution in India’ at World Congress organised by International Economic Association. The Congress aimed to discuss Fiscal Policy, Inequality and Poverty in Southeast Asia.
 
  • July 16: Sridhar Kundu delivered a keynote address as a resource person at International Conference on Self Reliant India by Indore Institute of Law.

August 2021

  • August 1: Prof Anjal Prakash spoke about the issues of water supply, food security and socio-political stability at ‘Fireside Chats’ organised by Asian Path Finders. The event focussed on various aspects of non-traditional security issues, like the access to food and water to ensure socio-political security.
 
  • August 19: Prof Avik Sarkar moderated the virtual Roundtable Discussion on 'FDI in E-Commerce and its Implications', wherein valuable insights were given by Anita Kapur, ex-Chairperson, CBDT; Deepak Maheshwari, Public Policy Consultant; Garima Prakash, Public Policy Expert from NASSCOMM and Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, into growth and challenges of e-commerce industry in India.

September 2021

  • September 2: Prof Avik Sarkar participated in a two-day roundtable discussion on cross-border dataflows and data protection laws, organised by Foreign, Commonwealth and Department Office, UK; Gujarat National Law University, Gujarat, and Victoria University, Australia.
 
  • September 6: Prof Avik Sarkar took part in discussions on business models, omnichannel retail and policy implications for the ecosystem, along with Prof Rajendra Srivastava, Prof Ahmed Timoumi, Prof Abhinav Uppal and Prof Murali Mantrala, in a round-table conference organised by the Indian School of Business.
 
  • September 6: Prof Ashwini Chhatre introduced India Data Portal (IDP) and IndiaPulse@ISB (High Frequency Indicators) to the Development Monitoring and Evaluation Office, NITI Aayog, in a collaborative virtual meet. Prof Chhatre explained IDP’s existing advanced features such as building of indicators, comparing datasets and future plans of including predictive analytics, for an ambitious collaboration with Niti Aayog.

October 2021

  • October 12: As a panellist in the International Conference on Multidisciplinary Academic Research and Development, Dr Aarushi Jain shared her valuable insights on current issues in multidisciplinary research; trends and advancements in public policy research and ways to enhance research output and quality through diverse collaborations across subjects. The conference was hosted by Himalayan Garhwal University and National Productivity Council, India.
 
  • October 24: Dr Aarushi Jain’s book on 'Cyber Law and Cyber Crimes' was launched by Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Sports, and Youth Affairs, Shri Anurag Thakur. The book, written by Dr J.N Barowalia, Former Principal Secretary (Law)- cum- Legal Remembrancer, Government of Himachal Pradesh, and Dr Aarushi Jain, Associate Director, Bharti Institute of Public Policy, entails extensive research on cyberlaws in India and their effectiveness in dealing with cybercrimes.
 
  • October 28-29: As an expert on climate policy, Dr Anjal Prakash talked about adaptation measures and their significance at Uttar Pradesh Climate Change Conclave 2021. He shared his valuable insights on ‘Inference from global goal on adaptation and its relevance for vulnerable sectors in Uttar Pradesh’ at the conclave which was organised by the Government of Uttar Pradesh and German Development Agency.

November 2021

  • November 20: In a pertinent discussion with Mandakini Kaul, South Asia Regional Coordinator, The World Bank, Prof Anjal Prakash brought attention to important issues related to climate change mitigation, and how development models need to incorporate concepts of gender justice and sustainability. The conversation was conducted as part of the third session under ‘Himalayan Vulnerabilities: Impact of Climate Change’ series by Himalayan Echoes.

February 2022

  • February 4: In a panel discussion on ‘FTP priorities for the MSME sector in light of the Budget’, Dr Avik Sarkar stressed on the importance of common retail policy for offline as well as online sellers. As a panellist in the event organised by Plunge Daily on Twitter Spaces, Dr Sarkar also underlined the importance of a simplified export mechanism for India to remain globally competitive.
 
  • February 16: In a virtual event organised by FluxGen, Teri School of Advanced Studies; Tata Institute of Social Sciences; Environmental Design Consultants, and Water Resources Council, Dr Anjal Prakash shared his insights into the ‘Deepening Water Crisis in the Indian Himalayan Region’ in a special ‘Wednesdays for Water’ session.
 
  • February 23: In a podcast for Centre on US-China Relations, Prof Anjal Prakash talked about the impact of melting glaciers in the Himalayas on the lives and livelihoods of people, also focussing on issues related to groundwater management, climate-resilient urban planning, and cooperative efforts for climate change mitigation. 

March 2022

  • March 1: Dr Anjal Prakash explained the key points of analysis and action for India from the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Prof Prakash is a lead author of the report. The event was organised by United Nations Environment Programme; Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation; World Resources Institute; Climate Trends; Council on Energy, Environment and Water, and Bihar State Pollution Control Board.

 

  • March 1: In a Twitter Spaces discussion organised by The Third Pole, Dr Anjal Prakash, talked about how global warming, unplanned urbanisation, and gender insensitive practices have been threatening the Hindu Kush Himalayan region.

 

  • March 2: Prof Anjal Prakash, in a panel discussion by Youth Ki Awaaz organised on Twitter Spaces, emphasised on bringing all stakeholders - scientists, policy makers, private players, citizens, together on the same page to inform policies backed by science, and also to protect the rights of vulnerable communities. He said although science needs to inform policy, the vice-versa is also true. 

 

  • March 10 - 11:  Dr Anjal Prakash moderated the panel discussion on 'Building Resilience in the Indo-Pacific: Climate Change & Disaster Response', in a virtual conference organised by the US Consulate General and External Relations at ISB, on developing a roadmap for ‘Indo-Pacific Regional Cooperation in a Post-Covid 19 World Order’. The panel highlighted measures to promote resilience to the transnational threats in the 21st-century focusing on climate change & natural disasters.. 

 

  • March 11:  Dr Sharique Hassan Manazir, Project Specialist, Bharti Institute, delivered a virtual guest lecture and interacted with doctoral students of Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. He discussed about ‘digital constitutionalism’ and 'formulation of ICT policies in India' to deepen the understanding of concepts related to digital transformation, e-governance, digital communication, among others.

 

  • March 16:  In an event co-hosted by the Governments of Belgium, Maldives, and Costa Rica, Dr Anjal Prakash moderated the panel discussion on ‘Women’s representation and the Role of Civil Society’ at the 66th Commission on the Status of Women.

April 2022

  • April 5: As a panelist in a webinar organised by Maritime Research Centre, Dr Anjal Prakash shared his perspectives on the impact of climate change in and around the Brahmaputra basin, and improving the capabilities and capacities for a safe and sustainable growth of the region with optimum utilisation of the resources in the river. 

 

  • April 7: In a virtual event organised by Hero Vired, Dr Avik Sarkar shared his insights about how India can harness and optimise the benefits of data science and analytics.  

 

  • April 13: Dr Anjal Prakash shared his views on urgent policy actions in a webinar on IPPC 6th Assessment Reports organised by TERI School of Advanced Studies; Swiss Development and Cooperation; Helvetas; ICIMOD; Mountain Research Initiative and University of Zurich.

May 2022

  • May 31: Dr. Avik Sarkar delivered a keynote address on the role of analytics and modeling in assessing the progress towards achieving SDGs, at the two-day virtual symposium on ‘Applications of Machine Learning and Data Science in Inter-disciplinary Areas’ organised by IIM, Visakhapatnam. 

June 2022

  • June 5:Prof Anjal Prakash spoke on IPCC report highlights and changing livelihoods in climate change hotspots, during a seminar on ‘Building a Climate Resilient Jharkhand’ organised by Policy and Development Advisory Group, in Ranchi.
 
  • June 6: Dr. Aarushi Jain presented a toolkit for sharing best actions in police practice and training, at the 38th National Police Training Symposium organised by the Bureau of Police Research and Development at its Ghaziabad headquarters.

 

  • June 9: Prof Avik Sarkar spoke on the significance of data science & AI for enhancing agricultural research and science, during the 14th National Symposium of the Indian Agricultural Universities Association.

 

  • June 24: Prof Anjal Prakash spoke on the gaps between climate preparedness and adaptation in a webinar on ‘Economic Impacts of Changing Monsoon Patterns in India’ organised by Climate Trends.

July 2022

  • July 5: Dr Sharique Hassan Manazir spoke on e-Participation platform theorization, digital platform-led public policy bias, digital identity, and shared decision-making from India's perspective at the XIIIth Interdisciplinary Workshop "Privacy, Data Protection & Surveillance' organised by Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (Humboldt University, Berlin)