‘Where is India in the International Property Rights Index (IPRI)?”

Property Rights Workshop for Journalists & Researchers

organised by
India Institute, New Delhi in partnership with Amity School of Communication, Noida
Friday, 05 August 2016, 11:00 am – 4:30 pm

Screening Hall, J1 Block, Amity School of Communication, Amity University, Sector 125- Noida

11: 00 AM: Registration & Introduction
11: 30 AM: SESSION 1: ‘Where is India in the International Property Rights Index (IPRI)?
Prof Sary Levy Carciente (author of the International Property Rights Index 2016),
Member- National Academy of Economic Sciences and Professor, Central University of Venezuela
01: 00 PM: Lunch at Wall Street Restaurant
02:00 PM: SESSION 2: History of Property Rights & Rule of Law in India
Mr Rahul Verma, Founder, Rahul Verma & Associates.
Panel Member, Delhi Transport Corporation, Revenue Department, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi and Delhi Legal services authority
Former Additional Standing Counsel of the Union of India.
03:00 PM: SESSION 3: Intellectual Property Rights
Mr Apar Gupta, Graduate from Law School and Masters from Columbia Law School
Specialisation in practice areas of media and technology
04:00 PM: About India Property Rights Alliance
Mr Baladevan Rangaraju, Co Founder, India Property Alliance & ​Founder-Director, India Institute

Certificate of Participation giving Ceremony

4:30 PM: Tea


Sary Levy- Carciente:
Sary Levy-Carciente is a Venezuelan economist with expertise in the field of financial macroeconomics. She holds a PhD in Development Studies, a Master in International Economics and a Professional Specialization in Administrative Sciences. She is Board Member of the National Academy of Economic Sciences in Venezuela, a full professor at Universidad Central de Venezuela, and during her academic career has held different positions. She wrote her Ph.D. thesis on financial instability, developing a mathematical model showing how economic cycles allow irregular dynamics that eventually can lead to chaos. In her more recent researches, she uses network theory to depict the topological structure of financial systems and to model contagion effects under systemic stress.

Baladevan Rangaraju:
Bala is a social entrepreneur with extensive experience in research, advocacy, community engagement, campaigns, organization building and education leadership. He is the Founder and Director of India Institute (www.indiaI.org) and the author of The Private School Revolution in Bihar: Findings from a survey in Patna Urban (with James Tooley and Pauline Dixon), India’s first landscape study of the school market in a city. His pioneering use of GPS technology to measure private school popularity provided new information on school distribution and enrollment patterns – data that helped the state review its regulatory policies. The study won the global Templeton Freedom Award in 2012. A staunch proponent of choice and enterprise, Bala is widely quoted and has appeared in national and international media, most often commenting on education policies and social infrastructure issues. Recently, Bala founded the Centre for Justice at India Institute to promote the rule of law, competition and individual liberty; and released i-torney, a mobile app to strengthen rule of law by empowering the common man with knowledge of his natural and legal rights.

Apar Gupta:
Apar Gupta graduated in 2007 from Amity Law School and completed his masters in 2009 from Columbia Law School. He practises law in Delhi and handles cases relating to commercial disputes as well as general civil litigation. Apar’s specialisation has been in the practice areas of technology and media. He participates in policy exercises as well as litigates in these areas. Some of his writings can be found on his personal website.

Rahul Verma:
Rahul is the founder of the law firm, Rahul Verma & Associates. Property rights is one of his areas of specialisation. Presently, he is on the panel of Delhi Transport Corporation, Revenue Department of the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi and Delhi Legal Services Authority. In the past, he has also served as the Additional Standing Counsel of the Union of India.