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Development Seminar | Digital India sounds lovely, but do you trust the digital planet?

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Blog: What India can do to build, bridge and bolster digital trust

The world’s digital economy stands at a threshold where opportunity and risk stand in balance. Our digital evolution and productive use of new technologies rests on how well we can build digital trust. India, with many policy-led pushes for digitalization, including a Digital India campaign and initiatives, such as demonetization, to give a boost to digital payments, warrants the need for systemic changes to boost digital evolution in this type of environment. Bhaskar Chakravorti in this seminar will explore the privacy, security, and accountability aspects of the digital environments, as users’ expectations and interests change, so does public sentiment and regulatory pressure. While it will be up to digital companies to keep up and innovate in this new frontier for competitiveness what does the definition of digital trust mean in the Indian context?

The next Development Seminar will feature Bhaskar Chakravorti, Non-Resident Senior Fellow at Brookings India.

Bhaskar Chakravorti is the Senior Associate Dean of International Business & Finance at The Fletcher School at Tufts University and Founding Executive Director of Fletcher’s Institute for Business in the Global Context. In addition, Chakravorti also serves on the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, is an Advisory Board member for the UNDP’s International Center for the Private Sector in Development, based in Istanbul, a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution India and the Senior Advisor for Digital Inclusion at the MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth. Chakravorti is a regular writer and columnist for multiple publications and is the author of the book, “The Slow Pace of Fast Change: Bringing Innovations to Market in a Connected World” (Harvard Business Press).

Development Seminars Series @ Brookings India

The Development Seminars Series @ Brookings India is a platform for global scholars to present their work to a curated audience of senior government officials, politicians, journalists, academics and policy enthusiasts. The format of the seminars includes a senior researcher as a lead presenter and a government/industry expert to discuss the results and relevance within the Indian context. The fundamental focus of the seminar series is to draw research-based insights to shape and influence policy dialogues in India, through purposeful and pointed discussions.

Previous Development Seminar Series Photographs

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Neil G. Ruiz, Associate Director, Pew Research Center, talks about Indian migration to the United States.

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Viral Acharya interacts with the audience at the Development Seminar, “The Real Effects of Unconventional Monetary Policy”

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Viral Acharya answers to questions from the audience at the Development Seminar, “The Real Effects of Unconventional Monetary Policy”

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Dr. Neeraj Kaushal discusses immigration and its discontents

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Prof. Jonathan Morduch, Professor of Public Policy and Economics, NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, presenting his talk on “America’s Economic Anxiety”

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Brookings India Senior Fellow Shamika Ravi with S.Y. Quraishi, former Chief Election Commissioner of India

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Shamika Ravi (Senior Fellow, Brookings India) and Sumit Agarwal (Vice-Dean of Research, National University of Singapore) engage with the audience in the Development Seminar “Disguised Corruption: Evidence from Consumer Credit in China” on July 22, 2016

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Sumit Agarwal (Vice-Dean of Research, National University of Singapore) during our Development Seminar on Disguised Corruption: Evidence from Consumer Credit in China on July 22, 2016

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Professor Shivaram Rajgopal (Columbia Business School) and Shamika Ravi (Senior Fellow, Brookings India), listen to Somasekhar Sundaresan (Advocate) during the Development Seminar “Corporate social responsibility in India: Law, implementation and evidence” on Dec 12, 2016

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Prof. E. Somanathan (Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi) engages with the audience during the Development Seminar “Environmental Challenges in India” on January 20, 2017

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Shamika Ravi (Senior Fellow, Brookings India) and Prof. Somanathan (Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi) listen to Dr. Ajay Mathur (Director General, The Energy and Resources Institute) during the Development Seminar “Environmental Challenges in India” on January 20, 2017

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The audience listening to the panel during the Development Seminar “Environmental Challenges in India” on January 20, 2017

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Dr. Alex T. Tabarrok (George Mason University, Virginia) gives his talk on Disruptions due to Online Education at a Brookings India Development Seminar

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R. Subrahmanyam (Additional Secretary, Technical Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development) speaks of the government’s SWAYAM initiative, during the Development Seminar on February 17, 2017

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Panel including Shamika Ravi (Senior Fellow, Brookings India), during the Development Seminar “The Online Education Revolution and India” on February 17, 2017

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Dr. Rinku Murgai (Lead Economist, World Bank) presents a paper on “Pathways to Reducing Poverty and Sharing Prosperity in India” on November 2, 2016

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Shri Amitabh Kant (CEO NITI Aayog, Government of India) during the Development Seminar on smart cities at Brookings India on August 19, 2016

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Amitabh Kant (CEO, NITI Aayog, Government of India) launching Brookings India research paper “Building Smart Cities in India: Allahabad, Ajmer and Visakhapatnam” on August 19, 2016

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Dr. D. Subbarao (Former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India)

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Dr. Subir Gokarn (Executive Director, IMF, and founding research director of Brookings India) at the Development Seminar on “Dr D. Subbarao on leading the RBI through 5 turbulent years” on August 5, 2016

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Distinguished Fellow Rakesh Mohan at the 1st Development Seminar @ Brookings India

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