Lecture Series for Members

Since 17 August 2005, the Bureau has been organizing a series of Lectures by experts on subjects of topical interest for the benefit of Members of Parliament. The main objective of this Lecture Series is to help the members gain valuable insights into the subjects under discussion. The Lectures are organized on contemporaneous themes, which help members in comprehending the problems in a more effective way. Experts from diverse fields, including from various international bodies, have shared their views with the elected representatives under the Lecture Series which has been very well received by the Members of Parliament. The Bureau has organized the following Lectures/Talks (till March 2011):

1 "India Human Development Report,2011:Towards Social Inclusion" by Dr.Santosh Mehrotra,Director General,Institute of Applied Manpower Reseach,Delhi 26/04/2012
2 “Empowering India through Public Information Infrastructure and Innovations” by Shri Sam Pitroda, Advisor to the Prime Minister, on Public Information Infrastructure and Innovations 23/03/2011
3 “Tryst with Destiny: Progress of Lives of Indian Masses since Independence” by Professor C.R. Rao, Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Advisor, CRR AIMSCS. 23/11/2010
4 "The Unique Identification Project - Issues and Challenges" by Shri Nandan Nilekani, Chairman Unique Identification Authority of India 16/12/2009
5 "International Financial Crisis and its Impact on India" by Dr. C. Rangarajan, MP 06/08/2009
6 "Monsoon Management and Agricultural Progress in an Era of Climate Change" by Prof. M.S. Swaminathan, MP 28/07/2009
7 "India`s Foreign Policy: Challenges and Opportunities" by Shri Shivshankar Menon, Foreign Secretary 21/07/2009
8 "Terrorism: Mumbai and After" by Dr. Shashi Tharoor 11/12/2008
9 "Leading with Courage and Compassion" by Hon. Thich Nhat Hanh 17/10/2008
10 "Climate Change: Implications for India" by Dr. R.K. Pachauri, Chairman, Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change and Director-General, TERI 25/04/2008
11 "Water and Sanitation in the context of the International Year of Sanitation" by Ms. Lizette Burgers, Chief of Child Environment Programme, UNICEF and Shri Kumar Alok, Senior Sanitation Specialist 23/04/2008
12 "Global Conscience and the Human Right to Peace" by Hon. Douglas Roche, Chairman, Middle Powers Initiative 13/03/2008
13 "How to make Parliament Accountable?" by Shri Kuldip Nayar 30/11/2007
14 "Farm Crisis: Why have over a lakh farmers killed themselves during the last decade?" by Shri P. Sainath, Rural Editor, The Hindu 06/09/2007
15 "The Spirit and Form of Indian Unity: Lessons for Today from the Freedom Struggle" by Prof. Sugata Bose, Gardiner Professor of History, Harvard University, USA 30/08/2007
16 "Role of Parliamentarians in Advancing Children's Rights" by Ms. Marta Santos Pais, Director, Innocenti Research Centre, Florence, Italy 23/08/2007
17 "Crisis in the Indian Agriculture" by Prof. M.S. Swaminathan, MP 17/05/2007
18 "Perspectives on the 1857 Uprising" by Prof. Irfan Habib, Head of the Department of History (Retd.), Aligarh Muslim University 09/05/2007
19 "National Knowledge Commission" by Shri Sam Pitroda, Chairman, National Knowledge Commission 14/03/2007
20 "Globalisation and Democracy" by Lord Meghnad Desai, Professor Emeritus, London School of Economics 14/12/2006
21 "Issues Relating to Water Conservation and Management" by Dr. K. Kasturirangan, MP 07/12/2006
22 "Regenerating North-east India" by Shri B.G. Verghese 24/08/2006
23 "Artificial Recharge to Ground Water and Rain Water Harvesting" by Dr. D.K. Dutt. Ex-Chairman, Central Ground Water Board 23/08/2006
24 "India's Challenges to meet the Millennium Development Goals" by Prof. Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director, Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York, USA 23/08/2006
25 "Issues Pertaining to the Rights of Girl Child" by Ms. Razia Sultan Ismail Abbasi, Co-Convenor, India Alliance for Child Rights 23/05/2006
26 Screening of the documentary film titled "Water" by Ms. Urmi Chakraborty 09/03/2006
27 "Right to Information as an Instrument for Rural Development" by Ms. Aruna Roy, Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan 15/12/2005
28 "Children's Development: Challenges Facing India" by Ms. Ann Veneman, Executive Director, UNICEF 09/12/2005
29 "Effective Water Conservation Techniques-Grass Roots' Experience" by Shri Rajendra Singh, President, Tarun Bharat Sangh 01/12/2005
30 "Need for Having a Value Added Tax System" by Dr. Parthasarathi Shome, Advisor to Union Minister of Finance 24/08/2005
31 "Water Conservation" by Ms. Sunita Narain, Director, CSE 17/08/2005