How and Why India’s Climate will Change in the Coming Decades: Prof Chirag Dhara explores the impact and risks of climate change in an article for ‘The India Forum’

How and Why India’s Climate will Change in the Coming Decades: Prof Chirag Dhara explores the impact and risks of climate change in an article for ‘The India Forum’

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.

Read the article here: 

https://www.theindiaforum.in/article/how-and-why-india-s-climate-will-change-coming-decades

TODAY @ 4.30 PM IST: CWP’s Sameer Thomas to present at a conference organised by University of Oxford

TODAY @ 4.30 PM IST: CWP’s Sameer Thomas to present at a conference organised by University of Oxford

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.

To catch the whole session live, head over to- 

The Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/oxedsouthasia

The YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC10JBDu_cccXAUVLvBpsz9w

The Telegraph publishes opinion piece on ‘Covid phobia’ authored by SIAS professors

The Telegraph publishes opinion piece on ‘Covid phobia’ authored by SIAS professors

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. 

Read the full article here: https://www.telegraphindia.com/opinion/rediscover-the-human-touch-covid-phobia/cid/1821766

TODAY @ 4 PM | Prof Joya John to speak at a panel discussion on liberal arts education and interdisciplinary learning

TODAY @ 4 PM | Prof Joya John to speak at a panel discussion on liberal arts education and interdisciplinary learning

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.

Tune in today at 4 PM IST to hear the experts.

Register here: https://thehindutheme.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_djB84D1zSj6NdO8zvV_NNQ

‘Social Science and Medicine’ Journal accepts impactful paper on supply chain co-authored by Prof Vijaya Subramanian

‘Social Science and Medicine’ Journal accepts impactful paper on supply chain co-authored by Prof Vijaya Subramanian

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.

‘Career Dialogues 2021’ – Day 2 | 15 May, 09.30 AM IST

‘Career Dialogues 2021’ – Day 2 | 15 May, 09.30 AM IST

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/

‘World as Family’: Dr Vishakha N Desai in conversation with Prof Prayaag Akbar | 11 May, 7.30 PM IST

‘World as Family’: Dr Vishakha N Desai in conversation with Prof Prayaag Akbar | 11 May, 7.30 PM IST

How significant is the Vedic phrase ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’? Why is the role of family and compassion now more relevant than before, and how does it impact today’s unprecedented public health crisis? 

Krea University and Asia Society India Centre are delighted to invite you for the global launch of ‘World as Family: A Journey of Multi-Rooted Belongings’, by Dr Vishakha N Desai – President Emeritus of Asia Society, Senior Advisor for Global Affairs at Columbia University, and Member of Academic & Governing Council at Krea University.

Published by Columbia University Press, the discussion will feature the significance of familial bond in today’s age of social distancing, as told through Dr Desai’s personal journey from India to the United States and her identity as a global citizen. 

Tune in tomorrow at 7.30 PM IST to catch her share her incredible story, in conversation with Prof Prayaag Akbar – Visiting Senior Fellow, Centre for Writing and Pedagogy at Krea University and award-winning novelist.

Click on the link below to register for the event: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KDNJL1mlTOmuJ7ZM9IELJw

Dr Sunder Ramaswamy to speak at Businessworld’s ‘Wednesday Wisdom Education 4.0’ panel | 5 May, 4 PM IST

Dr Sunder Ramaswamy to speak at Businessworld’s ‘Wednesday Wisdom Education 4.0’ panel | 5 May, 4 PM IST

Dr Sunder Ramaswamy, Vice-Chancellor at Krea University, joins other education leaders to share his thoughts on ‘Addressing Learning Gaps And Building Students Employability’.

Register for this webinar here: https://businessworld-in.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PIl95Ng_Re2doFJAA7Dksw

Krea University embarks on an ambitious faculty hiring plan for 2021-22

Krea University embarks on an ambitious faculty hiring plan for 2021-22

The School of Interwoven Arts and Sciences (SIAS) at Krea University has embarked on an ambitious program of faculty hiring for the academic year 2021-22. 

At Krea, we take pride in the fact that our world-class faculty uphold our vision of Interwoven learning, representing the very best their disciplines have to offer in teaching, research, and practice. With successive rounds of hiring in full swing, our increased faculty strength will substantially expand areas of expertise and widen the ambit of our curriculum, course offerings, choice of majors, and research agenda.

As a result of an extensive search, a diverse pool of over 40 new hires in full time and visiting positions are slated to join the SIAS faculty cohort in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and the arts. They are outstanding teachers and scholars/practitioners hailing from world renowned institutions in Europe, United States, and Asia (including India) in the  disciplines of economics, psychology, environmental studies, computer science, biological sciences, physics, chemistry, mathematics, social studies, politics, literature, and the arts.

Here are some of the new faces we will encounter in the coming year:

Abhishek Shukla (literature, philosophy), Bharath Sethuraman (mathematics), Shibi Vasudevan (mathematics), Venkat Srinu Bhadram (physics), Vidya Bharati Rajkumar (economics),  Soumyajit Bhar (environmental studies, economics), Anusnigdha (psychology), Srikumar Subramanian (computer science), Lakshman Varanasi (biology), Sudip Roy (chemistry), Venkateswarlu Panchagnula (chemistry), Swarna Rajagopalan (politics). 

In the process of realising our aim of providing a world-class undergraduate education, we will continue to hire faculty and teaching fellows in all the above areas, more than doubling our current strength. 

Please watch this space for an updated list of new additions to our faculty roster. 

TODAY | Starting Early: Education to Nurture World Peace @ 6.30 PM IST

TODAY | Starting Early: Education to Nurture World Peace @ 6.30 PM IST

Asia Society India Centre in partnership with Krea University, presents a global discussion on UNESCO’s Global Citizenship Education (GCED), its merits and ways for its efficient incorporation in public education systems across the world.

Opening remarks by Dr Sunder Ramaswamy, Vice Chancellor – Krea University 

Conrad Hughes (Campus and Secondary Principal, International School for Geneva, La Grande Boissière)
Dr Anthony Jackson (Head, Center for Global Education at Asia Society)
Prof Anantha Duraiappah (Director, UNESCO MGIEP)
Dr Namrata Sharma (Adjunct Professor, State University of New York College at Oswego) 

Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Xu4XW9sZQPyiRzRlqQZ60w
Watch it LIVE on Asia Society India Centre’s Facebook page