The Ashoka Distinguished Policy Speaker Series invites you to its first online lecture of the monsoon semester on Saturday, 25th July 2020 at 5 pm. The talk will be delivered by Professor K VijayRaghavan FRS, Principal Scientific Adviser, Government of India. He will be speaking on Science and Technology Policy for a post-COVID World and India.
The outbreak of COVID 19 has caused a huge disruption from global supply chains to lifestyle choices and has compelled governments across the world for some deep introspection with respect to policy framing in various fields of Science and Technology. With the world depending on Science and Technology to see us through the pandemic, it is of great importance to know how the Science and Technology policies change throughout the world post-COVID and how should India align to it in this landscape.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Krishnaswamy VijayRaghavan is a world-renowned biologist and a leading expert in S&T innovation policy. Prof. VijayRaghavan is the Founder Director of the world-famous research institute National Centre for Biological Sciences, is a recipient of the Padma Shri, Infosys Prize, SS Bhatnagar prize among many others coveted recognitions. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and Foreign Associate of The US National Academy of Sciences. Dr. VijayRaghavan assumed the role of the Principal Scientific Adviser, Government of India in 2018.
About the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser:
The Principal Scientific Advisor (PSA) is the chief advisor to The Government of India on matters related to Science & Technology and Innovation policy. It is a Secretary level post created in 1999. The First PSA was Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam who was followed by Dr. R. Chidambaram and now by Prof. VijayRaghavan. The Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser runs the Prime Minister’s Science, Technology, and Innovation Advisory Council (PM- STIAC) and helps create scientific cross-sectoral synergy across ministries, institutions, and industry.
Link for registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/