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Arundhuti Dasgupta

Arundhuti Dasgupta

Arundhuti Dasgupta is a journalist and author who writes on a wide range of topics. She has worked with leading financial dailies; her longest tenure was with Business Standard where she wrote a column on business, myth and culture, and led a publishing programme for Business Standard Books. She is currently freelancing as a writer, teaches comparative mythology and is building an online archive of myths, folklore and legends. Dasgupta has a Master’s degree in Economics from Delhi School of Economics.

Session

Owning Science, Owning Knowledge

GR Raghavender, Chandrakant Lahariya, Roger Highfield and Arundhuti Dasgupta in conversation with Vikram Chandra

Article 27 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights says, “Everyone should have the right ....to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.” Are the fruits of scientific discovery accessible to all those who need them or available only to the privileged few? An important session that discusses the provenance and equitable ownership of scientific, technical and medical knowledge in the context of the current pandemic crisis.