Inside JGU 2021 - Issue 7 (July)

CEASP organises guest lecture, participates in New Paradigm Research Symposium and presents paper in International Conference on Public Policy

The Centre for Complexity Economics, Applied Spirituality and Public Policy (CEASP) of Jindal School of Government and Public Policy (JSGP) organised a virtual guest lecture by Michael P. A. Murphy of University of Ottawa, Canada, on July 23 on ‘The Physics of Track-Two Diplomacy: Social Entanglement and Quantum International Relations’. The session was moderated by Professor Sudip Patra.

Murphy is a SSHRC doctoral fellow in International Relations and Political Theory at the University of Ottawa, and the author of Quantum Social Theory for Critical International Relations Theorists (Palgrave, 2021). His work can be found at: http://bit.ly/37NJMkZ.

In the talk, he focused on Track-Two diplomacy as one of the key case studies in his current project “quantum-like” phenomena in international politics to deploy quantum concepts. He argued that the revolutionary logic of Track-Two diplomacy should be understood as a quantum-like strategy, rather traditionally, which corresponds to mainly three features: from competition to cooperation, from decision-moments to possible future, and from decision-makers to understanding-builders. 

Watch the full talk on YouTube

The CEASP participated in the panel discussion ‘Designing and Constitutionalizing the New Paradigm in Politics’ in the Symposium on New Paradigm in Politics organised by Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research held during July 23-25. Professor (Dr.) Naresh Singh, Director, CEASP, participated in the panel on July 24 with Flavia Valgiusti and Charles Eisenstein.

The Symposium on New Paradigm in Politics is a global online event bringing together thought and action leaders from around the world. Visit The Laszlo Institute’s Web Page to know more about the event.

Watch the recorded speeches and sessions on the Laszlo Institute’s Facebook Live videos.

In the 5th International Conference on Public Policy organised by International Public Policy Association (IPPA), Barcelona, the CEASP team presented research under the title ‘Policy Discourse and Critical Policy Research’. The conference was organised in a hybrid format and took place from July 5 to July 9 at Pompeu Fabra University, Ciutadella Campus.

The CEASP paper was presented by Professor Naresh Singh, Professor Sudip Patra, Professor R. Sudarshan, Professor. Anirban Chakraborty and Professor Debajit Jha in a virtual mode. Professor Naresh Singh chaired the special panel at IPPA Barcelona conference on innovative techniques in policy research. Professor Sudip Patra, Professor Anirban Chakraborty (BPL Mungal University currently), Professor Debajit Jha and Professor R Sudarshan participated.

Professor Singh presented the CEASP framework and philosophy of complexity economics based on sense making frameworks emerging in complex adaptive systems. Professors Chakraborty and Jha presented complexity economics based modelling of the Covid-19 pandemic. Professor Patra presented a paper where the emerging quantum-like paradigm can be used to modify central neoclassical framework like Aumann’s common knowledge theorem, stressing the non-Boolean decision making aspects. Professor Sudarshan engaged with the audience in a dialogue for change and implications of new policy frameworks, with pedagogical implementation issues.

The details of the Conference can be seen on IPPA Website

The papers and details of the panel led by professors from CEASP and JSGP can be seen here.