Ananta Seminar on Higher Edu

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Session on
Globally Connected Universities
The Future of Higher Education Landscape

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DATE Tuesday, September 8, 2015
TIME 11:30 AM  – 1:00 PM (Registration: 11:00 am)
LOCATION WWF Auditorium, 172-B, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi – 110003
SPEAKERS Professor (Dr) C Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor,O P Jindal Global University
Dr Joanna Newman,
Vice Principal International, King’s College London
Rt Hon David Willetts
, Former Minister of Science and Universities at UK and Former Member of Parliament
CHAIR Mr Arun Maira, Chancellor, Central University of Himachal Pradesh, Former Member, Planning Commission of India, Former Chairman, Boston Consulting Group, Scenarist and Author
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Higher education globally faces seismic shifts in its influence and structure. Over the next 20 years:  what are the models of universities that will emerge?  What does a globally connected university mean for the country and for the global community? What benefits can globally connected universities bring to the countries, regions, groups – and the people – that fund them?
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 Professor C Raj Kumar 28-08-15 Professor (Dr) C Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor of O P Jindal Global University

Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar was appointed as the Founding Vice Chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University ( JGU) in India at the age of 34  in 2009 and the Dean of the Jindal Global Law School. Professor Kumar is also a Member of the National Legal Knowledge Council (NLKC) and Member of the Steering Committee, Ministry of Law & Justice, Government of India. He was an Associate Professor at the School of Law of City University of Hong Kong, where he taught for many years.
Professor Kumar was a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford, UK and obtained a Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.); a Landon Gammon Fellow at the Harvard Law School, USA and obtained a Master of Laws (LL.M.) and a James Souverine Gallo Memorial Scholar at the Harvard University. He holds a Doctor of Legal Science (S.J.D.) from the University of Hong Kong. He has a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from the University of Delhi, India; and a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) from the Loyola College, University of Madras. Professor Kumar’s areas of specialisation, include, human rights and development, terrorism and national security, corruption and governance, law and disaster management, comparative constitutional law and legal education. He has over hundred publications to his credit and has published widely in journals and law reviews in Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan and USA. Professor Kumar has held consultancy assignments in the field of human rights and governance. He has been a Consultant to the United Nations University (UNU), Tokyo; United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); and the International Council for Human Rights Policy (ICHRP), Geneva and the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC), Sri Lanka. Professor Kumar is an Attorney at Law and is admitted to the Bar Council of Delhi, India and the Bar of the State of New York, USA.
 Joanna Newman 01-09-15 Dr Joanna Newman, Vice-Principal International, King’s College London

Dr Joanna Newman is Vice-Principal (International) at King’s College London. She has responsibility for leading on, and promoting, all international matters internally and externally at the College. Dr Newman joined the College in February 2014 having been Director at UK Higher Education International Unit (IU) which represents the UK HE sector internationally. She was responsible for driving the delivery of the UK higher education sector’s international agenda by shaping national policy, identifying and providing opportunities, and delivering programmes and research-based policy analysis.

Prior to her role at the International Unit, Dr Newman was the Head of Higher Education at the British Library from January 2007 to March 2011. She has taught history at University College London and Warwick University after receiving the Parkes PhD studentship at the University of Southampton and an Institute of Commonwealth Studies fellowship at the University of London. She is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Southampton and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.In 2014, Dr Newman was awarded an MBE in recognition for her work in promoting British higher education internationally.
 Rt HOn David Willetts 28-08-15 Rt Hon David Willetts, Former Minister of Science and Universities at UK and Former Member of Parliament

The Rt Hon David Willetts is Visiting Professor with the Policy Institute at King’s College London. He served as the Member of Parliament for Havant from 1992 to March 2015. From May 2010 to July 2014 David served as Minister for Universities and Science, and he was appointed as a Privy Councillor in June 2010. While in government, David held the positions of Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Universities and Science) (2010-14), Paymaster General (HM Treasury) (1996), Parliamentary Secretary (Duchy of Lancaster Office) (1995-96), Lord Commissioner (HM Treasury) (Whip) (1995), Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (1994-95).

In opposition he was Shadow Minister (Education) (2007-10), Shadow Secretary of State for Education (2005-07), Shadow Secretary of State (Trade and Industry) (2005), Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (2001-05), Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1999-01), Shadow Secretary of State for Education (1998-99). He is a Visiting Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford, a Governor of the Ditchley Foundation, a member of the Council of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, a member of the Global Aging Commission, a member of the Advisory Board of the British Council, and Visiting Professor at King’s College London and the Cass Business School. David has written widely on economic and social policy, and his published works include Modern Conservatism (1992), Civic Conservatism (1994), Blair’s Gurus (1996), Why Vote Conservative? (1997), Welfare to Work (1998), After the Landslide (1999), Browned-Off: What’s Wrong with Gordon Brown’s Social Policy (2000), Tax Credits: Do They Add Up? (2002), Left Out, Left Behind (2003), Old Europe? Demographic Change and Pension Reform (2003), Conservatives in Birmingham (2008), and The Pinch: how the baby boomers took their children’s future and why they should give it back (2010).
 Arun Maira 28-08-15 Mr Arun Maira, Chancellor, Central University of Himachal Pradesh, Former Member, Planning Commission of India, Former Chairman, Boston Consulting Group, Scenarist and Author

Any discussion on policy and the future of India is enriched with Arun Maira’s views, and not just because he was a member of the Planning Commission of India for five years till June 2014. Arun is one of those rare people who have held leadership positions in both, the private as well as the public sector, bringing a unique perspective on how the two can work together to foster growth for India.

He has led three rounds of participative and comprehensive scenario building for the future of India: in 1999 (with the Confederation of Indian Industry), 2005 (with the World Economic Forum), and 2011 (with the Planning Commission). In his career spanning five decades, Arun has led several organisations, including the Boston Consulting Group in India. In the early part of his career, he spent 25 years in the Tata Group at various important positions. He was also a member of the Board of Tata Motors (then called TELCO). After leaving the Tatas, Arun joined Arthur D Little Inc (ADL), the international management consultancy, in the US, where he advised companies across sectors and geographies on their growth strategies and handling transformational change. Another decade later, Arun was back in India, this time as the Chairman of the Boston Consulting Group, a position he held for eight years till 2008. The other leadership positions he has held include being the chairman of Axis Bank Foundation and Save the Children, India, and Chairman, Quality Council of India. He was also board member of the India Brand Equity Foundation, the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, and the UN Global Compact, and WWF India. Recognising his astute understanding of both macro as well as micro policy issues, Arun has been involved in several government committees and organisations, including the National Innovation Council. He has been on the board of several companies as well as educational institutions and has chaired several national committees of the Confederation of Indian Industries.In 2009, Arun was appointed as a member of the Planning Commission, which is led by the Prime Minister of India. At this minister-level position, he led the development of strategies for the country on issues relating to industrialisation and urbanisation, and drove the formulation of policies and programmes in these areas. He also advised the Commission on its future role. Arun Maira is a Member of the Advisory Board of the Global Economic Symposium, and is Chairman-designate of HelpAge International.With his vast experience and expertise, Arun is indeed a thought leader. He is invited to speak at various forums and has written several books that capture his insights. His most recent book, published in September 2015 is An Upstart in Government: Journeys of Change and Learning. His earlier books include Redesigning the Aeroplane While Flying: Reforming Institutions; Remaking India: One Country, One Destiny; Transforming Capitalism: Improving the World for Everyone, and Shaping the Future: Aspirational Leadership in India and Beyond.

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