The discussion centered on the importance of bringing innovative research ideas to the foreground of public policy discussion and leveraging them to effect change on the ground.
The panel comprised AK Rastogi, Chairman of Jharkhand Pollution Control Board; Michael Greenstone, Faculty Director at TCD at UChicago; Dr. Sudhir Nair, Professor of Surgical Oncology, Tata Memorial Centre, and Dr. Nishant Agrawal, Director of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, University of Chicago Medicine.
The discussion was moderated by renowned television journalist Faye D’Souza.
It was an opportunity for TCD to showcase some of its work around industrial air pollution and early detection of oral cancer, which are guided by the objective of translating research into action on the ground.
TCD has been conducting and disseminating research on energy, environment, health, urban development and other developmental challenges in India, forging collaborations with government agencies and academic institutions.
The Tata Centre for Development at UChicago hosted a panel discussion on the theme of ‘Research to Scale-up: Engaging Indian Public Policy’ on November 1 at the UChicago Center in Delhi during the celebration of University of Chicago’s fifth anniversary of the establishment of its Center in Delhi.