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Baishali Bomjan: 'Awakening a Slumbering Elephant: Centre for Civil Society in India'

The Heartland Institute
One South Wacker Drive #2740
Chicago, Illinois 60606
April 09, 2013, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Baishali Bomjan, associate director of the Centre for Civil Society's Academy in New Delhi, India, heads the Centre for Civil Society's Academy, which conducts all educational and outreach programs of the Centre. She has designed and managed several international and national programs and certificate courses for journalists and has edited several publications of the Centre. She is also the Atlas Economic Research Foundation's representative for Asia and leads the Asia Centre for Enterprise, which will assist Atlas in discovering, assessing, and training talented young people and inspiring them to devote their careers to advancing liberty in their home country or region.

Having worked extensively in both the development sector and the print media in Nepal and India, Baishali's work profile includes serving as director of the Nuns Welfare Foundation of Nepal, editor of Spark (a corporate magazine), and assistant editor of the boss and VOW (Voice of Women), Nepal's leading business and women's magazines, respectively. She holds an MSc in zoology from the University of North Bengal, India and a Think Tank MBA from Atlas. She is especially interested in project incubation, strategic planning, and communications.

Baishali talked about the work of CCS, whose Web site notes: “We [at CCS] don’t run primary schools, or health clinics, or garbage collection programs. We try to change people’s ideas, opinions, mode of thinking by research, seminars, and publications. We champion limited government, rule of law, free trade, and individual rights. We are an ideas organization, a think tank that develops ideas to better the world.”

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