How did a Scotsman found the political party which eventually led India to independence? The story of Allan Octavian Hume is a fascinating one. From starting off as a British civil servant to advocating Indian rights and his evolution into the ‘Father of the Congress’, Hume was regarded as a deeply controversial figure in Indian colonial history.
Join Dr Dinyar Patel for an informative lecture as he narrates the story of this historical figure and his contribution to India’s independence.
In the world of mammals inhabiting the Indian subcontinent, the Madras Hedgehog is very poorly studied. Did you know that, unlike porcupines, the hedgehog’s spines are not easily detachable, and it rolls its fur-clad face and abdomen into a complete ball of spines in defence?
Join Dr R Brawin Kumar (National Post Doctoral Fellow – School of Biology, IISER Tirupati) for an insightful and ‘edgy’ lecture — titled “The untold story of my spiny neighbour – The Madras Hedgehog!” — exploring the few species of hedgehogs in India, sharing interesting facts about them, and explaining why efforts need to be doubled towards studying these fascinating creatures.
The ‘Krea Lecture Series: Environmental Studies’ is a forum to share research and ongoing work in the broad domain of environmental issues and climate change. The series invites speakers to explore these themes from multiple dimensions including but not limited to climate science, conservation, policy, culture, social movements and more.
As the Covid-19 pandemic has shown, the past remains a vital resource for us to understand the present. However, the present can act as a trigger for the past, impelling us to re-examine significant historical events and issues.
Join Dr David Arnold from the University of Warwick (UK) for an insightful lecture on how a “living” history can evoke human experiences that make us re-evaluate the past with a new perspective.
The human resource management profession continues to evolve and it has never been more crucial than it is now. What used to be viewed as a routine function within an organisation is now one of the most dynamic places to work, with its renewed focus on employee experience and the future of work. In this interactive session with Anupa Sadasivan (Co-head – Human Capital Management, Goldman Sachs Services India), learn more about how diversity plays an important role in organisations; how HR leaders are re-calibrating the hiring process; and the impact that organisations like Goldman Sachs create as they uphold their organisational values.
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Prof Chirag Dhara, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Krea University, co-authored an important article on climate change and its effect on India for ‘The India Forum’ – a journal-magazine known for covering contemporary issues. Placing an emphasis on regional climate assessments, the authors look at the findings released by the Department of Science and Technology and analyse the potential impacts that await the country.
Prof Sameer Abraham Thomas, Faculty Associate at Krea’s Centre for Writing and Pedagogy (CWP), will be presenting a paper on “The home and the hostel: Negotiating space and equity in the on/offline classroom” at the ‘Education in Crisis: Rethinking Education in (Post)-Pandemic South Asia’ Conference today, at 4.30 PM IST. This conference is hosted by Education South Asia, based at the Contemporary South Asian Studies Programme (CSASP), Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA), University of Oxford, and supported by the University of Oxford’s ESRC Impact Acceleration Account.
Life, undoubtedly, is uncertain; but when we experience this uncertainty in our everyday affairs, we end up suffering from a ‘novel’ phobia — ‘Covid phobia’.
Prof Soumyajit Bhar, Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies (full-time), and Prof Kalpita Bhar Paul, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, have together authored an important article on rediscovering the human touch amidst a global pandemic. The article elaborates on the importance of collaboration during such an emergent crisis, and how we, as a society, need to find a way to tackle our fears.
Prof Joya John, Assistant Professor of Literature at Krea University, will be speaking at ‘Career Counselling 2021’, an initiative hosted by The Hindu EducationPlus. The webinar will feature academics and researchers from the field of education discussing how a liberal arts education helps promote interdisciplinary learning.
Prof Vijaya Subramanian — Sundram Fasteners Associate Professor of Operations Management at IFMR GSB — has co-authored a paper titled “Essential medicine shortages, procurement process and supplier response: A normative study across Indian states”. Accepted in the “Social Science and Medicine” journal, the paper analyses the supply chain factors leading to essential medicine shortages in the public health system in India. Access the paper here.
After a successful Day 1 of ‘Career Dialogues 2021’, we are delighted to invite you to another eclectic day of panel discussions on career progression opportunities for the graduates of tomorrow.
Much like Day 1, the second day of ‘Career Dialogues 2021’ will feature popular industry voices, academics and educators from reputed organisations and schools of excellence, and our very own Krea students sharing their insights on pursuing History & Politics, Literature & the Arts, Social Studies, and Computer Science & Mathematics as Majors.
The keynote address will be delivered by Mr Glenn RR, Senior Director of Higher Education Partnerships (Global) at Cialfo, highlighting global trends in liberal education based on Cialfo’s extensive work with several schools around the world. The panellists for the day feature representatives from a range of global organisations and institutions including Google, Asia Europe Foundation in Singapore, RN Podar School, The George Institute of Global Health, Centre for Policy Research, Tiger Analytics, The Hindu, Oakridge International School, and several others.
For more information, please visit: https://krea.edu.in/career-dialogues-2021/