On Friday, 15 March 2013, LSE’s Dr Mukulika Banerjee will chair a talk by Mr Prashanth Bhushan.
Prashant Bhushan is a practicing advocate in the Supreme Court of India. He has a distinguished record as a social activist. He was instrumental in the anti-corruption movement in India in August 2011 that mobilised an unprecedented response from India’s youth and urban populations. The movement demanded anti-corruption legislative measures in the form of the establishment of a Lokpal, an ombudsman, to check the mammoth-scale political corruption that has been coming to light in India. Last year, together with his fellow social activist and anti-corruption campaigner Arvind Kejriwal, Bhushan founded the Aam Admi (Comman Man’s) Party. He will talk about the new party and its agenda to fight against corruption in the political establishment and falling standards in public life.
The talk will take place on 15 March 2013 in CLM 2.02 at 6:00 p.m.