Day 1: Monday, 17th December

9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Thematic Session: Climate Change

The International Climate Change Regime: Looking Back to Look Forward

Venue: Viceroy Hall, The Claridges Hotel

Chair: Chandrashekhar Dasgupta, former Ambassador and Indian climate negotiator

Panelists:

  • Lavanya Rajamani, Professor, CPR

  • Joanna Depledge, Editor of Climate Policy journal, and Senior Fellow at Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance at the University of Cambridge 

  • Chandra Bhushan, Deputy Director General, Centre for Science and Environment


Tea/Coffee Break between Sessions

11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Tea/Coffee Break


11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Thematic Session: Air Pollution

Research for Policy Action on Air Pollution, in collaboration with CECFEE

Venue: Viceroy Hall, The Claridges Hotel

Chair: Navroz K. Dubash, Professor, CPR

Panelists:

  • Shibani Ghosh, Fellow, CPR

  • E. Somanathan, Professor, Indian Statistical Institute, and Program Director for Centre for Research on Economics of Climate, Food, Energy, and Environment (CECFEE)

  • Ritesh Kumar Singh, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India

  • Nitin Sethi, Senior Associate Editor, Business Standard

  • Vinuta Gopal, Co-Founder and Director, Asar Social Impact Advisors


9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Parallel Round Table Session: Politics

Mapping continuities and changes in Indian Democracy

Venue: Senate Room, The Claridges Hotel

  • Invite only round table discussion chaired by Yamini Aiyar, President and Chief Executive, CPR

  • Presentations by Neelanjan Sircar, Assistant Professor, Ashoka University & Senior Visiting Fellow, CPR and Rahul Verma, incoming Fellow, CPR


India’s Jobs Challenge: Wages, Productivity and Notions of Informality, in collaboration with JustJobs Network

Venue: Senate Room, The Claridges Hotel

  • Invite only round table discussion by Sabina Dewan, President and Executive Director, JustJobs Network & Senior Visiting Fellow, CPR and Partha Mukhopadhyay, Senior Fellow, CPR

12:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Parallel Round Table Session: Jobs (with lunch served)


Lunch will be served by the poolside

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Lunch


Launch of CPR’s Technology & Society (TechSoc) Initiative

Venue: Viceroy Hall, The Claridges Hotel

  • Inaugural Speaker: Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India

  • Inaugural Speaker: Venktesh Shukla, General Partner Monta Vista Capital and Ex-Chair TiE Global

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Launch: Technology and Society Initiative


India’s Technology Transition: The Present and the Possible

Venue: Viceroy Hall, The Claridges Hotel

Chair: Ananth Padmanabhan, Fellow, CPR

Panelists:

  • Shweta Rajpal Kohli, Director of Public Policy & Government Affairs, Salesforce India & South Asia

  • Anu Acharya, Chief Executive Officer, Mapmygenome India

  • Shyam Divan, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India

  • Sanjeev Bikhchandani, Founder and Executive Vice-Chairman, Info Edge (India) Ltd

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Thematic Session: Technology


Tea/Coffee Break between Sessions

5:30 - 5:45 p.m.
Tea/Coffee Break


CPR Youth Awards: A Youth-Driven Agenda for Change

Venue: Viceroy Hall, The Claridges Hotel

Chair: Eric Gonsalves, Chairperson, Governing Board, CPR

  • Opening Remarks: Pradeep Nair, Regional Director, Ford Foundation

  • Presentation on the awards journey: Mukta Naik, CPR Fellow and Swati Janu, Awards Mentor

  • Award Distribution

  • Closing Remarks: Eric Gonsalves, Chairperson, Governing Board, CPR

5:45 - 6:30 p.m.
Youth Awards


India’s 21st Century Transitions

Venue: Viceroy Hall, The Claridges Hotel

Chair: Yamini Aiyar, President and Chief Executive, CPR

Panelists:

  • Jamshyd Godrej, Chairman and MD, Godrej and Boyce

  • T N Ninan, Chairman, Business Standard Ltd.

  • Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog

  • Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Vice Chancellor, Ashoka University

6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Opening Panel


Day 2: Tuesday, 18th December

Understanding India’s Energy Transition in Global Context

Venue: Viceroy Hall, The Claridges Hotel

Chair: Ajay Mathur, Director General, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

Panelists:

  • Michael Grubb, Professor of Energy & Climate Change, Bartlett School Environment, Energy & Resources, Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London

  • Navroz K. Dubash, Professor, CPR

  • Radhika Khosla, Research Director, Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development, University of Oxford & Visiting Fellow, CPR

  • Ashok Sreenivas, Senior Fellow, Prayas (Energy Group)

10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
In Focus: Energy


Lunch will be served by the poolside

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch


Is the Urban Future Metropolitan? Big Cities in Urban Systems

Venue: Viceroy Hall, The Claridges Hotel

Chair: Partha Mukhopadhyay, Senior Fellow, CPR

Panelists:

  • Fedor Kudryavtsev, Moscow Institute of Architecture 

  • Kazuo Nakano, Universidade Federal de São Paulo

  • Ivan Turok, Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria

  • Stéphanie Tawa Lama-Rewal, Research Fellow,  Centre d'Études de l'Inde et de l'Asie du Sud (CNRS-EHESS), Paris

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
In Focus: Urbanisation


Tea/Coffee Break between Sessions

3:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Tea/Coffee Break


4:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Special Address

Special Address by General V K Singh, Minister of State for External Affairs

Venue: Viceroy Hall, The Claridges Hotel

Presided by: Eric Gonsalves, Chairperson, Governing Board, CPR (TBC)


Geopolitics and Geo-Economics in a Changing South Asia

Venue: Viceroy Hall, The Claridges Hotel

Chair: Srinath Raghavan, former Senior Fellow, CPR, current Senior Fellow, Carnegie India & Professor, Ashoka University

Panelists:

  • Nimmi Kurian, Professor, CPR

  • Zorawar Daulet Singh, Fellow, CPR

  • Ambassador Shivshankar Menon, former National Security Advisor and Indian Foreign Secretary

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
In Focus: Geopolitics


The Emerging World Order and India’s Role

Venue: Viceroy Hall, The Claridges Hotel

Chair: Ambassador Shyam Saran, Member CPR Board and former Indian Foreign Secretary

Panelists:

  • Ibrahim Gambari, Former Foreign Minister of Nigeria

  • Nabil Fahmy, Former Foreign Minister of Egypt

  • Vijay Gokhale, Indian Foreign Secretary(TBC)

6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Closing Panel