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dialogue sans borders

A series of compelling conversations between academic minds at Krea and experts from renowned universities and research centres around the globe — on the post-crisis future of our nations, health, families, societies, environment and the interconnected world we live in. 

Schedule

Future of Public Health

18 June 2020 4.00 PM-5.15 PM (IST)

Future of Public Health

Conversation on public health systems of the future, and COVID-19’s impact on public health practice, investment, research and interventions.

Future of Social Behaviour

25 June 2020 3.30 PM-4.45 PM (IST)

Future of Social Behaviour

Conversation on the changing face of social behaviour, mental health and new coping mechanisms, and the gender-based challenges that lie ahead.

Future of Sustainability

02 July 2020 4.30 PM-5.45 PM (IST)

Future of Sustainability

Conversation on the promise of sustainable development, food sustainability, energy and climate change as the world rethinks its ways.

Future of Global Relations

09 July 2020 2.30 PM- 3.45 PM (IST)

Future of Global Relations

Conversation on the transforming narrative of global relations and international policies in times of crisis, and its long-term impact on global migration, trade and societies.

Future of Public Health

A conversation on public health systems of the future, and how Covid-19 will impact public health practice, investment, research and interventions. Panelists from University of Oxford, The George Institute for Global Health and Krea University impart learnings and share perspectives on research, trends and policies while also shedding light on critical interventions needed for public health in a world with and beyond COVID-19.

John Mathew
Associate Professor of History of Science
Krea University

 

Kalyan S Chakrabarti
Assistant Professor of Biological Science and Chemistry
Krea University

 

Shailender Swaminathan
Principal Economist
LEAD at Krea University

Dr Vivekanand Jha – Executive Director, The George Institute for Global Health 

 

Susanna Dunachie
Principal Investigator, clinician and researcher in Global Health, University of Oxford

Future of Social Behaviour

A conversation on the changing face of social behaviour, our attitudes towards each other and societies, mental health and new coping mechanisms and the gender-based challenges that lie ahead.


Academic practitioners from Australia Council for the Arts , Nottingham Trent University, University of Witwatersrand and Krea University unfold a narrative on human interaction in a world riddled by COVID-19 and explore facets of creativity and art as a response to mental health challenges while also leading an urgent discourse on women empowerment initiatives.

Soumya Kapoor
Head, IWWAGE

 

Srajana Kaikini
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Krea University

 

Dilip M Menon
Mellon Chair of Indian Studies
Director of the Centre for Indian Studies in Africa
University of Witwatersrand

Jill Bennett

Professor of Experimental Arts & founding director of NIEA, (UNSW), Australia Council for the Arts   

 

Glenn Williams
Principal Lecturer, School of Social Sciences
Nottingham Trent University

Future of Sustainability

A conversation on the promise of sustainable development, food sustainability, energy and climate change in the wake of a world that is rethinking its ways.

Panelists from University College Cork, Energy Policy Institute at University of Chicago (EPIC), M.S. Chadha Center for Global India, Princeton University and Krea University, bring together the emerging narrative of environment sustainability in a world that’s evolving with COVID-19. From the reconsideration of eating behaviour to the queries surrounding energy divide, the dialogue seeks answers for a better and stronger planet.

Bharath Sundaram
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Krea University

 

Kshitij Amodekar
Associate Director-Design and Sustainability
Krea University

Jessica Seddon
Visiting Research Fellow
MS Chadha Center for Global India, Princeton University

 

Stephen Thornhill
Lecturer, Research Fellow and Consultant
University College Cork

 

Vaibhav Chowdhary
Senior Associate Director – Strategy & Operations
Energy Policy Institute at University of Chicago (EPIC)

Future of Global Relations

A Conversation on the transforming narrative of global relations, the international policies in times of crisis, and its long-term impact on global migration, trade and societies. Panelists from University of Sussex, Victoria University of Wellington and Krea University share insights into challenges faced by world leaders brought in by COVID-19, bringing to the fore the urgent need for overhauling the attributes of global leadership.

Bishnu Mohapatra
Dean, School of Interwoven Arts & Sciences (SIAS)
Krea University

 

Naina Manjrekar
Assistant Professor of History
Krea University

 

Sunder Ramaswamy
Vice Chancellor
Krea University

Fiona Barker
Senior Lecturer
School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations, Victoria University of Wellington

 

Kate McMillan
Associate Professor
School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations, Victoria University of Wellington

 

Richard Follett
Professor Of American History (American Studies)
Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor, International
University of Sussex

International Panelists

Krea Panelists

Panel Moderator

Mukund Padmanabhan
Visiting Professor of Practice, Krea University
Former Editor, The Hindu

Mukund Padmanabhan was the Editor of The Hindu between March 2016 and the end of February 2019. Earlier, he was the Editor of The Hindu Business Line. Mukund is an MPhil in Philosophy and worked briefly as a lecturer in University of Delhi before switching to journalism. He is interested in and has written about politics, legal affairs, and literature. He has also worked with Sunday Magazine in Kolkata and the Indian Express in Chennai. He was an adjunct faculty of the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines, where he taught credits on media law and advanced writing to post-graduate students. He curated two festivals of theatre and music — The Hindu Theatre Fest, and The Hindu November Fest and an annual thought conclave -The Huddle, on behalf of the newspaper.

Event Curator

Kala Anand
Director- Partnerships, Krea University

Kala comes with significant education industry experience, working in strategic roles at major international private education companies and government organizations. Through her 15 year senior professional tenure, she has provided advisory services to international Universities and Government agencies enabling them to expand their global footprint, customise communication to international markets and forge sustainable partnerships. She has developed collaboration and linkages for academic institutions, with corporate organisations, government bodies, school networks and research organisations across South Asia, South East Asia and Middle East regions. Kala has held positions as the Education lead for the South Asia region at Australian Trade Commission (Austrade), Senior Global Practice Adviser at Austrade Sydney, Director of Konnect in Singapore, among others. Kala holds a PGDBA (MBA) from SPJIMR India and a professional diploma in Digital Marketing from DMI Ireland.