Why Public Policy Matters: Reflections from the COVID-19 Emergency

The Indian School of Public Policy (ISPP) is organizing a policy webinar by Shiben Banerji, Assistant Professor at the Art Institute of Chicago on “Why Public Policy Matters: Reflections from the COVID-19 Emergency". Registration is FREE of cost. However, we have limited seats. Therefore, pre-registration is mandatory.

Session Brief: Every society has economic and social goals, but how are they to be implemented? And who pays for the implementation? This is where public policy steps in. In this webinar, Shiben Banerji highlights three techniques of public policy: institutional analysis; legal history; and comparative study. These techniques uncover cases of policy innovation that can be strengthened and replicated. They also reveal facets of cultural life that offer hope in the darkest of circumstances. Focusing on responses to the COVID-19 emergency in India and the United States, the webinar will delineate an agenda for public policy.


About the Speaker: Shiben Banerji is an Urban Designer, historian, and author of Lineages of the Global City. Recognized for his contributions to the study and practice of equitable urban development, Shiben received a Mellon Junior Fellowship in the Humanities, Urbanism, and Design from the University of Pennsylvania, and is presently a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a former Associate Director of the Urban Design Research Institute in Mumbai, a Research Fellow at the Urbanization Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Short-Term Consultant to the World Bank. Shiben earned a PhD in Architecture and a Master in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his BA from Columbia University. He is an Assistant Professor at the Art Institute of Chicago, and is also a Visiting Faculty at the Indian School of Public Policy.

Date: 16 April, 2020
Time: 4 PM – 5.30 PM
Register: https://bit.ly/3c6lLHV

This event is exclusively online and will be facilitated via the Zoom. The link for attending the webinar will be shared with you 1 day before the event.