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The Idea of Universal Basic Income

Date: April 06, 2017
Time: 3.00 pm to 5.30 pm
Venue: Durgabai Deshmukh Memorial Lecture Hall

Annual Discussion on Union Budget 2017-18

Date: February 23, 2017
Time: 11 am to 5.30 pm
Venue: Durgabai Deshmukh Memorial Lecture Hall

Forthcoming Elections in UP: Promises and Possibilities

Speakers: Professor Sanjay Kumar & Professor Badri Narayan

Chair: Professor Manoranjan Mohanty

Date: January 25, 2017 (Wednesday)

Time: 3.00 pm

Venue: Durgabai Deshmukh Memorial Lecture Hall, CSD,Sangha Rachna, 53 Lodi Estate, New Delhi 110003

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India’s Black Economy: Implications, Causes and Remedies

Speaker: Professor Arun Kumar

Chair: Professor Muchkund Dubey

Date: December 22, 2016 (Thursday)

Time: 3.30 pm

Venue: Durgabai Deshmukh Memorial Lecture Hall, CSD,Sangha Rachna, 53 Lodi Estate, New Delhi 110003

Assessing the Effectiveness of Interfaith Initiatives

‘Assessing the Effectiveness of Interfaith Initiatives’ is the first study to analyze the effectiveness of interfaith initiatives. Taking a primarily inductive approach to the research design, this project investigates if and how interfaith initiatives generate changes in the knowledge, attitudes and behavior of participants and the faith communities to which they belong in three cities: Doha, Delhi, and London. The choice these cities is specifically designed to enable us to analyze the impact of interfaith initiatives across three very distinctive political, demographic, and historical contexts with regard to interfaith relations. The distinctiveness will facilitate distinguishing generalizable versus context-specific impact generated by initiatives.

Discussion on Union Budget 2016-17

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