Friday, September 18, 2015

CSSP Talks on Applied Science in an Inclusive Society, by Prof Vikram Dutt; 23rd September at 3.00P.M.

Centre for Studies in Science Policy

School of Social Sciences, JNU

Invites you to

Talk on

Applied Science in an Inclusive Society


Prof Vikram Dutt

Professor and Mentor at Delhi Metropolitan Education, Noida

Venue:  Room No. 227, 2nd Floor, SSS-1

Time:   3:00 P.M.

Date:    Wednesday, 23rd September 2015

Abstract: This is the time when we are moving and working towards an inclusive society. One aspect of inclusion is the economically weaker people; but my focus would be on those who have disabilities, including elderly people as well as young mothers with babies, and pregnant mothers. Transport, housing, education, getting around, relaxation, entertainment including cinemas, malls, theatres and fair grounds, shopping for necessities – all constitute important elements of a meaningful existence. How can science help make society more inclusive… is the digitalized world better for this group?

About the Speaker: Dr. Vikram Dutt is currently Professor and Mentor at Delhi Metropolitan Education, a GGSIP University professional law, management and journalism college in Noida. He is Advisor of the All India Federation of the Deaf and Chairman of Manovikas Charitable Society and a member of the Core Committee of Experts on Disability under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and on the Advisory Boards of several international NGOs. He is also Chief Mentor for the Science Outreach Programme in India conducted under the aegis of Cambridge University and the Winton School of Physics, Cambridge Prof. Dutt, wears many hats: disability specialist, inclusive education innovator, sportsperson of distinction, documentary film maker, corporate executive and is a veteran in the fields of journalism and social work. Recipient of numerous awards internationally, he has over thirty five years of consulting, training and leadership experience in communications, education, health, children rights and disability. His International awards include '500 intellectuals to influence contemporary thought'; man of the decade and man of the year (all from USA), Global Peace Award from Italy, commendation from House of Lords Disability Rights Committee Chairperson for work in India, and the Family Values Award from LDS Charities, USA which has earlier been given to a pope and a president of USA. He is the first Indian to get the award. As a hobby, he makes documentary films and has made over 50 so far, four of which have been screened at the Cannes Film Festival and one at the Rome-Milan Festival entitled 'Retrospective of Indian Masterpieces' among several at lesser Film Festivals.

All are welcome to attend the lecture.

Coordinators, CSSP Lecture Series

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