About the organisations
Centre for Civil Society (CCS) has been ranked amongst the top 60 think tanks in the world (and amongst the top 3 from India) by the University of Pennsylvania’s highly acclaimed annual Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) report, for the past 5 years.
Students for Liberty is a rapidly growing network of pro-liberty students from all over the world. Their mission is to educate, develop, and empower the next generation of leaders of liberty. They are the largest pro-liberty student organization in the world.
About the Webinar
Centre for Civil Society in association with Students for Liberty South Asia is organising a Webinar eBaithak on “Market Responses to COVID-19 Pandemic”
Webinar Date and Time: Sunday, April 12th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm IST onwards.
The COVID-19 pandemic has opened a Pandora’s box when it comes to increasing Government interference in the economy like anti-price gouging laws, ban on exports etc. However, Markets have been at the forefront to bridge the gap between Government efforts and consumer demands. On the innovation front, private players and entrepreneurs have come up with cheaper testing kits and consumer products that are a necessity.
In this eBaithak on Market Responses to COVID-19 Pandemic, with Yazad Jal, Director of CCS Academy – we will understand the important but often unnoticed role of markets in responding to pandemics like COVID-19. eBaithaks are essentially free-flowing discussions with a Speaker and on a specific topic. They take place on a virtual platform, (currently Zoom) and are different from monologues webinars. eBaithaks are more interactive, interpersonal and liberal spaces of discussion and deliberation.
About the Speaker
Yazad Jal is Director, CCS Academy. This is his second stint with CCS. From 1999-2001, Yazad was a Research Associate and then Program Associate at CCS. Previously Yazad was Fellow, Economic Policy and managed the Technology and Policy Program at the Takshashila Institution, Bengaluru.
Before that he worked as a management consultant in the United States from 2008-18 with McKinsey and Company, IBM’s Global Business Services and his own independent consultancy. Previous to that he was active in the non-profit sector in India, serving as CEO of Praja Foundation in Mumbai. Yazad has an MBA from Yale University and a BA (Econ) from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai University.
Registration for the Webinar is FREE. Please register here at the earliest.
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