Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Air Marshal Bhushan Gokhale


Air Marshal Bhushan Gokhale, PVSM AVSM VM was commissioned into the Indian Air Force in June 1968 in fighter stream. He has served as Flying Instructor in Iraq from 1977 to 1979 and as the Defence Adviser at Indian Embassy in Egypt from 1994 to 1998. He is an alumnus of Madras University, Air War College, USA and a Fellow of Aeronautical Society of India. He was the Vice Chief of Air Staff at Air Headquarters prior to his retirement on 31st December 2007. Air Marshal Gokhale has been appointed Consultant to the Principle Scientific Adviser to the GOI and to DRDO. He was awarded the prestigious Agni award on the National Technology Day 2013.


Ashok K. Behuria 

Mr. Ashok K. Behuria holds a PhD in International Politics from School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He is an established expert in Politics and Society in Pakistan, including Internal Political Dynamics and Ethno- Cultural Diversity; India-Pakistan Relations and Kashmir; Politics of Nationalism, Ethnicity.

Lieutenant General (Retd.) Raj Kadyan

lieutenant-general-retd-raj-kadyan-13112016Lt. Gen. Kadyan is a former Deputy Chief of the Indian Army, having served the nation for more than 4 decades. He is a war veteran and post retirement founded the Indian Ex Servicemen Movement (IESM) for the welfare of retired Indian defence personnel. He has been long advocating for OROP and is a leading authority on strategic affairs and defence studies in India.

Ambassador Punchok Stobden


Ambassador P. Stobdan is a distinguished academician, diplomat, author and national security expert. He is a specialist on Asian affairs covering Central Asia and Inner Asia, including Xinjiang, Tibet, Myanmar and the Himalayan region. He has written extensively on a wide range of security-related subjects in a number of professional journals on strategic affairs, books and newspapers both in India and abroad. He has also served as Joint Director in the Indian National Security Council.

Professor Sumit Ganguly


Sumit Ganguly is a Professor of Political Science, the Director of the India Studies Program and holds the Rabindranath Tagore Chair in Indian Cultures and Civilizations at Indiana University, Bloomington. A specialist on the international politics of South Asia, he is the author, co-author, editor, co-editor of twenty books on the region. Professor Ganguly has been a Guest Scholar and Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC, a Visiting fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, and a Visiting Fellow at the Center of Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law at Stanford University.

Shamnad Basheer


Prof (Dr) Shamnad Basheer is the Honorary Research Chair of IP Law at Nirma University and a visiting professor at the National Law School (NLSIU), Bangalore. He has founded IDIA, a project to train underprivileged students for admissions to leading law schools and Spicy IP – India’s leading digital platform on IP law and policy. He served as an expert on the IP Global Advisory Council (GAC) of the World Economic Forum (WEF) for two years. Prof Basheer has published widely and is the recipient of several awards, including, the Infosys Prize in Humanities, 2015, and those instituted by ATRIP, and the Stanford Technology Law Review. He serves on several government committees and is consulted widely by international organizations, industry and civil society.

Dr. Ramaswami Balasubramaniam

Dr. Ramaswami Balasubramaniam is a development scholar, author, public policy advocate, leadership trainer and activist, known for his pioneering development work with rural and tribal people in Saragur of Heggadadevana Kote taluk, near Mysore in Karnataka, India. He is the Founder & President of Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM), a development organization and also the Founder & Chairman of Grassroots Research and Advocacy Movement (GRAAM). He was the Frank H T Rhodes Professor at Cornell University between 2012 to 2014, and continues to hold academic positions in other universities. His latest book ‘I, the citizen’ is a compilation of narratives and reflections of a development activist.

Sujoy Chakravorty


Sujoy Chakravarty received his Ph.D. in Economics from Purdue University in 2002. Since then he has been teaching and conducting research at institutions such as the University of Texas at Dallas, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and Jawaharlal Nehru University. His main research interests are in Behavioural Economics and its application in the fields of Development and Public Policy. His research has been published in various international peer reviewed journals in the fields of Economics and Management.

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Dr. Badri Narayanan

badripic1Dr. Badri Narayanan is an economist, with three affiliations currently: Consultant, Global Economics Research, McKinsey Company; Economist, School of Environmental and Forestry Sciences,  University of Washington-Seattle; Co-founder and Partner, Infinite-Sum Modelling Inc.
His broad expertise lies in the area of policy and strategy analysis in relation to economic, management, industrial, labor, energy/environmental and health issues, both from economic and inter-disciplinary perspectives, employing a variety of quantitative models. Several of his models capture global supply chain economics as well as linkages among countries and industries from a holistic, dynamic perspective. These models employ data-founded and realistic approaches, involving a combination of optimization, applied mathematics, simulation and statistical regressions, to make futuristic predictions and forecasts.

Nirmalyo Banerjee

An Entrepreneur by heart and mind, he always look to try out something different. He has passion to provide solutions, build networks and really understand the human psyche and relationship complexities is his interest area. With a track record of developing and implementing strategy to drive revenues and service delivery within start-up and blue-chip businesses. With extensive international experience, key expertise includes: delivering operational capability across people, processes and technology; leading business development activity and contract negotiations to generate $multi-million revenue streams; leading multiple teams within both matrix and direct management environments; and managing relationships at CxO level with clients, suppliers and strategic partners.