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Warriors, Rebels, and Saints: The Art of Leadership

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We live in a period of leadership in crisis. At home, and across the globe, we sense that unqualified and irresponsible individuals are being elevated to positions of power, strong men and autocrats are consolidating their hold on governance, and the people are losing faith in the prospect of a better future. The speaker discusses on the nuances of the arrival path towards this situation and provides solution for for correction of the course to uphold democracy

About the Speakers

Ashima Goyal

Ashima Goyal is Advisor at EGROW Foundation. She has provided consultancy to ADB, DEA, GDN, UNDP, RBI, UN ESCAP and WB. She is active in the Indian policy debate; and has served on several government committees, including the Economic Advisory Council Prime Minister and the RBI technical advisory committee for monetary policy, and boards of educational and of financial institutions. She is former Member of RBI's Monetary Policy Committee, an independent director at Edelweiss Financial Services and SBI General Insurance.

She edits a Routledge journal in macroeconomics and finance and contributes a monthly column to the Hindu Business Line. She was a visiting fellow at the Economic Growth Centre, Yale University, USA, and a Fulbright Senior Research Fellow at Claremont Graduate University, USA. Her research has received national and international awards. She won two best research awards at GDN meetings at Tokyo (2000) and Rio de Janeiro (2001), was selected as one of the four most powerful women in economics, a thought leader, by Business Today (2008); was the first Professor P.R. Brahmananda Memorial Research Grant Awardee for a study on History of Monetary Policy in India since Independence (2011), which was published by Springer in 2014; received the SKOCH Challenger Award for Economic Policy (2017); Hindu College OSA Distinguished Alumni Award and 20th FLO FICCI GR8 Beti Award for Excellence in Economics (2018).

Ashima Goyal is widely published in institutional and open economy macroeconomics, international finance and governance, with more than a hundred articles in national and international journals. She has also authored and edited a number of books including Macroeconomics and Markets in Developing and Emerging Economies (Routledge: UK. 2017) and A Concise Handbook of the Indian Economy in the 21st Century (OUP: India, 2019).

Moshik Temkin

Moshik Temkin is a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Leadership and History at Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University, and a faculty affiliate at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. He is also a visiting professor at the Kautilya School of Public Policy, in Hyderabad, India.

He received my PhD in History from Columbia University in 2007, and his research combines modern American, European, and Global history. He taught at Columbia University and at the École des Hautes Études in Paris before joining the faculty of Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He has since been a visiting professor and lecturer in India, South Korea, Spain, Mexico, France, and the United States. His articles and essays have appeared in the New York Times, the Nation, the Journal of Democracy, Aeon, the New Republic, Salon, and the Los Angeles Times.

His newest book is Warriors, Rebels, and Saints: The Art of Leadership from Machiavelli to Malcolm X. A deep dive into how we define, seek, and become leaders, it was published in November 2023 by PublicAffairs in North America and Profile Books in the UK and the Commonwealth nations. Translations are forthcoming in (so far) Spanish, Korean, Arabic, Japanese, and French.