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ISPP Announces New Public Policy And International Development Certificate

Curriculum features workshops and lectures organized by The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy.

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The Indian School of Public Policy announced it has begun offering students the opportunity to earn a Certificate in Public Policy and International Development.

The certificate’s curriculum includes a series of workshops and lectures, organised by The University of Chicago Harris School Public Policy, to be held at ISPP and conducted by faculty, practitioners, and other experts connected to the University of Chicago. The first lecture in the series was recently delivered by Harris Senior Lecturer John Burrows on the topic of social capital and leadership. 

“I am extremely excited to see this collaboration take place since I am an alumnus of the University of Chicago and a founder of the Indian School of Public Policy,” said Luis Miranda, Director, Indian School of Public Policy.

“At the ISPP, we believe strongly in the same academic rigor and data-based approach to public policy as Harris Public Policy,” he added.

Miranda is also founder and former Chairman, IDFC Private Equity; and a trustee of the University of Chicago Trust in India.

Founded earlier in 2019, the ISPP equips policy professionals with the intellectual capital to effectively address the governance challenges of our times and the future. The school’s first cohort of students, hailing from diverse professional backgrounds, commenced the one year course in policy, design, and management in August 2019. 

ISPP’s program is based on experiential learning, theoretical rigour, and a diverse approach to pedagogy and research of public policy aimed at exposing students to a rich palette of public policy nuances through various platforms. 

“The Indian School of Public Policy shares our commitment to training the next generation of leaders eager to make an impact on the most pressing and profound challenges facing our communities and the world. We’re delighted to enter this collaborative effort that broadens our school’s reach and global engagement,” said Ranjan Daniels, Harris’ Senior Associate Dean of Recruitment and Global Outreach.



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