JGU held its Seventh Convocation Ceremony and Founder’s Day celebrations at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on 7 August 2018. Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Hon’ble Vice President of India, was the Chief Guest. The event was also attended by Professor Kaptan Singh Solanki, Hon’ble Governor of Haryana; Ms. Justice Gita Mittal, Hon’ble Acting Chief Justice, High Court of Delhi; and Mr. Naveen Jindal, Founding Chancellor, JGU. More than 550 students from the Law, Business, International Affairs, Government & Public Policy and Liberal Arts & Humanities Schools were conferred degrees at the glittering ceremony.
JGU hosts commencement lectures for academic session 2018 -19
Jindal Global Business School (JGBS), Jindal School of Governance and Public Policy (JSGP), Jindal School of Liberal Arts & Humanities (JSLH), Jindal School of International Affairs (JSIA) Jindal School of Journalism and Communication (JSJC), Jindal School of Art and Architecture (JSAA), and Jindal School of Banking and Finance (JSBF) conducted Commencement Lectures for the academic session 2018-19 between 1 and 3 August 2018 on the JGU campus.
Jindal Global Business School (JGBS)
The JGBS Commencement Lecture was delivered by Mr. Maarten Geraets, General Manager – Foods, Nestlé South Asia Region on ‘Innovate – To Stay Ahead’ on 1 August 2018.
About the Speaker
Maarten Geraets is General Manager – Foods, Nestlé South Asia Region, and comes with almost two decades of global experience. Prior to his current role, he has successfully held strategic positions in New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, SBU-Food as well as Central West Africa and R&D. These experiences led him to build competencies in Sales, Marketing, and Business Management, focusing particularly on “MAGGI” and Popularly Positioned Products for developing markets. Whilst at Nestlé Product Technology Centre (Singen), Maarten was exposed to the world of R&D and was able to translate the business needs to R&D and vice versa. This enabled him to drive Lean Innovation journey with Integrated Development, strengthening the links in One Global Food and further building a team of innovation professionals in Singen.He holds a degree in Masters of Science in Management and Organization from University of Groningen (Netherlands) and Master in Business Administration from IMD (Lausanne, Switzerland).
Jindal School of Governance and Public Policy (JSGP)
The JSGP Commencement Lecture was delivered by Mr. Kamal Malhotra, UN Resident Coordinator & UNDP Resident Representative, Socialist Republic of Vietnam on ‘The United Nations and Global Public Policy’ on 1 August 2018.
About the Speaker
Mr. Kamal Malhotra assumed his current position as UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam from January 2017. Immediately prior to this, Mr. Malhotra was the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for the Republic of Turkey between April 2013 and December 2016. Prior to this appointment (October 2008 – March 2013), he was the UN Resident Coordinator for Malaysia; UNDP Resident Representative for Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei Darussalam and UNFPA Representative for Malaysia. From 1999-2008 he worked in UNDP’s Bureau for Development Policy, New York as Senior Adviser and Cluster Leader on Inclusive Globalization (2002-2008), Civil Society Empowerment Adviser (2001-2002) and Senior Civil Society Adviser (1999-2000). Before joining UNDP, Mr. Malhotra was Co-Founder and Co-Director of Focus on the Global South, (1995-1999) a global policy research organization located at the Chulalongkorn University Social Research Institute in Thailand. During this period, he was also a part-time Regional Adviser on Macroeconomic Policies and Children’s Rights for Save the Children Fund (UK) for South- East Asia and the Pacific. Prior to this, Mr. Malhotra was Director of the Overseas and Aboriginal Programme at Community Aid Abroad (Oxfam Australia), based in Melbourne, Australia from 1988-1995. Before that, he worked for the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction in the Philippines (1982-1988) as Research and Rural Credit Specialist, Associate Director, and then Director, International Extension.
Mr. Malhotra holds an MA in International Affairs from Columbia University, New York, with a specialization in economic and political development, a Master’s in Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management, India with a specialization in finance and economics, and a BA in economics (with honours), from the University of Delhi, India. Mr. Malhotra is widely published with over 100 journal and other articles on global trade, debt and finance, the multilateral system and development cooperation issues. He is also the lead author or co- author of more than five books including lead author of UNDP’s Making Global Trade Work for People (Earthscan, 2003) and Globalization and the Least Developed Countries (UNDP, in cooperation with the UN-OHRLLS and the Government of Turkey, 2008). He also initiated and led Virtuous Cycles: The Singapore Public Service and National Development (UNDP, 2011) in cooperation with the Government of Singapore.
Jindal School of Liberal Arts & Humanities (JSLH)
The JSLH Commencement Lecture was delivered by Dr. Reba Som Historian, Writer, Classical Singer on ‘The Essential Tagore’ on 2 August 2018.
About the Speaker
Dr. Reba Som studied history at Presidency College, Kolkata, standing first class first both in BA and MA examinations, and obtained a PhD from Calcutta University. She was the recipient of the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship in 2000–02. She has served as the regional director of the Rabindranath Tagore Centre, ICCR, Kolkata, from 2008 to 2013. Her publications include Differences within Consensus: The Left-Right Divide in the Congress (Orient Longman, 1995), Subhas Chandra Bose and the Resolution of the Women’s Question (CWDS, 2002), Gandhi, Bose, Nehru and the Making of the Modern Indian Mind (Penguin 2004), Rabindranath Tagore: The Singer
and His Song (Penguin, 2009) and Margot: Sister Nivedita of Vivekananda (Penguin Random House, 2017).
Reba Som is a trained singer of Rabindrasangeet and Nazrul Geeti; her compact disc albums, Selecte Songs of Rabindranath Tagore (Saregama, 2005) and Love Songs of Kazi Nazrul Islam (Times Music, 2016) also include her English translations of the lyrics.
Jindal School of International Affairs (JSIA)
The JSIA Commencement Lecture was delivered by Mr. Eisuke Shiozaki, Senior Vice President, Mitsubishi Corporation, Tokyo, on Japan ‘The Future of India-Japan Business Relations’ on 2 August 2018
About the Speaker
Mr. Shiozaki is also the Chairman & Managing Director, Mitsubishi Corporation India Private Ltd and Concurrently Deputy Regional CEO, Asia and Oceania (South Asia), Mitsubishi Corporation, New Delhi Mr. Eisuke Shiozaki was born on September 29, 1962. He completed his higher education from Faculty of Law, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan in 1985.
Jindal School of Journalism and Communication (JSJC)
The JSJC Commencement Lecture was delivered by Mr. Raj Kamal Jha Chief Editor, The Indian Express on ‘What They Don’t Teach in Journalism School’ on 1 August 2018.
About the Speaker
Raj Kamal Jha is Chief Editor of The Indian Express, which has won the International Press Institute’s India Award for Excellence in Journalism three times. Before The Indian Express which he joined in 1996, Jha worked as Senior Associate Editor at India Today and The Statesman. Jha is the author of four novels, most recently She Will Build Him a City which was shortlisted for the 2016 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. His novels include The Blue Bedspread, winner of the 2000 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book (Eurasia) and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; If You Are Afraid of Heights, shortlisted for the Hutch-Crossword Book Award in 2003; and Fireproof, rated first in CNN-IBN’s list of best books published in India in 2006. His fiction has been
translated into more than a dozen languages. His fifth novel will be published next year.
Jindal School of Art and Architecture (JSAA)
The JSAA Commencement Lecture was delivered by Mr. Ashok B. Lall, Principal Architect, Ashok Lall & Associates, New Delhi on Friday, 3 August, 2018
About the Speaker
Ashok Lall graduated from the University of Cambridge U.K. in Architecture & Fine Arts and obtained the Architectural Association Diploma in 1970. His architectural firm (estd. 1981) is committed to an architectural practice based on the principles of environmental sustainability and social responsibility. The firm has won a number of awards and its work has been published widely. Engaged in architectural education since 1990, he has developed curricula and teaching methods to address environmental issues. He has published many articles and presented papers on environmentally sustainable design and has been an active member of institutions and groups promoting awareness and building competence in sustainable design of buildings. He has been invited to present his work on sustainable design for a developing world at various fora in India and internationally, including UK, Australia, Switzerland, Egypt, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Uganda, Iran, Philippines and Mexico. He was chair of the Jury for the Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction, Asia Pacific Region. He is presently Design & Technology Chair at Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture (KRVIA), Mumbai. His current interest is in developing strategies for sustainable urban development in the context of rapid urbanization.
Jindal School of Banking and Finance (JSBF)
The JSBF Commencement Lecture was delivered by Dr. Subi Chaturvedi, President & Distinguished Fellow, YES Global Institute on ‘The Role of Banking in Nation-Building Today: Its Economic, Legal, Technological, & Social Impact’ on 3 August 2018.
About the Speaker
Dr. Subi Chaturvedi is the President and Distinguished Fellow of YES Global Institute (YGI), the practicing think-tank of YES Bank. YGI has been established to create shared growth through innovative development models, stakeholder engagement, and policy advocacy. YES, Global Institute is driving highest quality research and policy recommendations in key areas of Innovation and Culture, Sustaining Livelihoods, Policy Development and Sustainability for India’s development. As one of India’s new age think tanks, the institute creates platforms to bring together new technologies, global best practices, business models and innovative approaches to fast-track India’s growth and shared prosperity.On the inauguration of Jindal School of Banking & Finance (JSBF) at the Inaugural Commencement on 3rd August, 2018, YES Global Institute will sign, together with Jindal School of Government & Public Policy (JSGP), a Memorandum of Understanding with O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana, NCR of Delhi.
Dr. Subi Chaturvedi is a distinguished Public Policy professional with a PhD from IIT Delhi and a Master’s degree in Mass Communication from the AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, a gold medalist and a recipient of several awards. She is well known for her excellent management skills and expertise in public policy, public administration advocacy, community engagement, campaign management, public relations and social policy. She has served as a key resource person, expert member on committees, plenary speaker, and a core conference organizer in India and abroad. Dr. Chaturvedi has held many roundtables to in ministries and build alliances and coalitions.
Dr. Chaturvedi has served as Member of the United Nations (UN) Internet Governance Forum Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Group (MAG), appointed by the UN Secretary General. During her three-year term, Dr. Chaturvedi made notable contributions in brokering consensus, working with all stakeholder groups, Governments, IGOs, private sector, and the technical community. Through her extraordinary leadership, Dr. Chaturvedi has been instrumental in India’s position in support of a multi-stakeholder model for Internet Governance with measurable outcomes. She has also served as the Global Co-Chair of the Netmundial initiative, led by Brazil, for the Future of the internet ecosystem. As Assistant Professor of Journalism and Communication at the Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University she successfully taught and trained several cohorts of upcoming journalists.
Dr. Chaturvedi is one of India’s foremost influencers with excellent bilingual advocacy and communication skills. She has over 100,000 followers on social media platforms and is widely published on Public Policy, New Media Technology, Cybersecurity, Internet Governance & Emerging Issues, Deepening Democracy, Youth, Media, Diversity and Change Management.