The Centre for Policy Research is launching the inaugural edition of CPR Dialogues, titled ‘Navigating India’s 21st Century Transitions', a multi-disciplinary policy conference that brings together leading academics, policy practitioners and other stakeholders to engage in a robust, evidence based dialogue on the most critical public policy questions of our time. 

Detailed information about the discussions, the speakers and CPR's expertise on the topics can be found at a dedicated website: www.cprdialogues.org. The video (above) provides an overview of some of the pressing policy issues that will be deliberated at the Dialogues, which will cover themes including climate change policy, air pollution, energy transitions, jobs, the relationship between technology and public policy, India's urban trajectory, shifting trends in domestic politics and geopolitics. In an attempt to answer some of the following questions:

  • How can India meet its energy needs as a growing economy while shifting toward cleaner energy?
  • How can India manage its urban transformation so that it builds inclusive, sustainable, green 21st century cities?
  • How can India overcome the twin challenges of declining agricultural productivity and weak human capital to create productive jobs in a rapidly changing 21st century economy?
  • How can India leverage its technology advantage and create an innovation eco-system while protecting individual and community rights?
  • How should India respond to shifting geopolitical trends and re-position itself in a changing global order?

India today is at the cusp of significant developmental transitions. Choices made, as India negotiates these transitions, will fundamentally shape its future developmental trajectory. These choices are wide-ranging and require negotiating multiple and often conflicting socio-economic demands. The policy challenge today lies in identifying appropriate pathways and institutional mechanisms to negotiate these transitions and set India on a path toward a sustainable, inclusive future. India is not alone in confronting these challenges. Many countries across the globe are facing similar challenges and India has much to learn from their experience.

To debate these issues and learn from global experience, CPR presents the 2018 edition of CPR Dialogues, which will bring global experts from countries as diverse as the United Kingdom, Brazil, China, Russia, Egypt and Nigeria to engage in a conversation on the challenges and opportunities for India as it charts a new path toward a 21st century development future.

Panels at the Dialogues will cover themes including climate change policy, air pollution, energy transitions, jobs, the relationship between technology and public policy, India's urban trajectory, shifting trends in domestic politics and geopolitics.

The full agenda can be accessed here.

This is an invite only conference. The conference will be livestreamed through CPR's Facebook page.  

ThePrint is CPR's sole digital partner for the Dialogues and Hindustan Times is the print partner. 

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Monday, December 17, 2018 - 09:30 to Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 20:00
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A multi-disciplinary policy dialogue on the most critical public policy challenges of our times (by invite only)
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