Difficult Dialogues – one of India’s leading Annual Summits, is an annual 3-day forum that is organised in Goa. It is based on themes of contemporary relevance in South Asia, with a defined focus every year. This – the fifth edition will focus on ‘State of the Law’ and it will be held from 14th- 16th February 2020 at The International Centre Goa & Goa University.
The forum will host twelve panel discussions and talks by national and international people from different walks of life. These would include Supreme Court Judges, High Court Judges, Retired Judges and CJI, Chancellor/Vice-Chancellors of International and National Universities, Deans and Directors of organizations, firms, universities, prominent lawyers, students from different cities in India and people of eminence. The talks will be by Massimilano Mazzotta, Reporter & Artistic Director of LIFE AFTER OIL International Film Festival and Maria Luisa Mastrogiovanni, Founder and Director, Il Tacco d’Italia
Difficult Dialogues (DD) is based on themes of contemporary relevance in South Asia, with a defined focus every year. The Forum has successfully completed four annual chapters focusing on diverse yet related themes such as Global Finance and Civil Society (in 2016), Health (in 2017), Gender Equality (in 2018) and Education (2019).
Each topic examined is approached from a broad-based perspective with the belief that social change is possible only by initiating a dialogue among different stakeholders of society. The dialogues are inclusive of the policies and laws related to the theme. The shared experiences of cross-sectoral stakeholders and audiences contribute to the process of building recommendations for influencing policy change and creating awareness. Recommendation papers are also published across partner websites and forums for public reference and policy influence.
Daring Debates, which is also a part of Difficult Dialogues, is a one-of-a-kind debate series with an initiative to promote students’ participation in the overall process of policy ideation and formation and to ensure that their opinions reach various stakeholders in the gamut.
The theme of this year
The theme for this year’s Difficult Dialogues Summit is “The State of Law”.
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