A panel discussion on “National Education Policy: A Vision for Higher Education Reform’’ will take place at The 23rd edition of Kochi International Book Festival, (KIBF), hosted by Centre for Public Policy Research. The panel discussion will be held inside the Exhibition Pavilion, at 6 pm on 30th November
Ambassador T P Sreenivasan: Former Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations. He served in the Indian Foreign Service for 37 years. (Inaugural Address)
Dr T N Viswambharan: Former Dean, Calicut University (Chair)
Dr. D Dhanuraj: Chairman – Centre for Public Policy Research, Kochi (Moderator)
Prof. Venugopal B. Menon: Principal – Chinmaya Arts,Commerce and Science college,Tripunithura. He is also Member – Board of Studies M G University and Resource Faculty – Kerala State Higher Education Council.
Dr Michael H Tharakan: Historian, Chairman – Kerala Council for Historical Research & Former Vice Chancellor- Kannur University
Sri A Vinod Karuvarakund: Member, National Monitoring Committee for Education, MHRD
CPPR is hosting the 16th edition of its Quarterly Lecture Series on October 15, 2019. This time we host Admiral Arun Prakash, PVSM, AVSM, VrC, VSM (Retd) on India’s Security Challenges with special focus on the Indian Ocean Region.
Admiral Arun Prakash retired as India’s 20th Naval Chief and Chairman Chiefs of Staff in end-2006. An aviator by specialisation, during his 40 year career, he commanded a carrier-borne fighter-squadron, a naval air station and four warships; including the aircraft-carrier INS Viraat.
In flag rank he commanded India’s Eastern Fleet, the Andaman & Nicobar Joint Command, the Western Naval Command and the National Defence Academy. On staff, he served as the head of the Aviation and Personnel Branches and as the Vice Chief of Naval Staff. He is a graduate of the IAF Test Pilots School, Defence Services Staff College and the US Naval War College.
Post-retirement, he served two terms as a member of the National Security Advisory Board and was Chairman of the National Maritime Foundation. Currently, he holds a Distinguished Chair in India’s Naval War College in Goa. He writes and speaks on strategic and security related topics.