Neera Chandoke

She is a leading political scientist, was Professor of Political Science and Director of Developing Countries Research Centre at the University of Delhi. Her recent publications include Nelson Mandela: Peace Through Reconciliation, 2021; Rethinking Pluralism, Secularism, Tolerance: Anxieties of Co- Existence, 2019; Democracy and Revolutionary Politics, 2015; and Contested Secessions, 2012

Prabhat Patnaik 

He is one of India’s most respected economists and political commentators. He taught at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning in the School of Social Sciences at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, from 1974 until his retirement in 2010. His recent publications include A Theory of Imperialism, 2016; Marx’s Capital: An Introductory Reader Essays, 2011; Re-Envisioning Socialism, 2011; The Value of Money, 2008; and Retreat to Unfreedom: Essays on the Emerging World Order, 2003.

Aditi Mehta

She had a distinguished career as an Indian civil servant, holding several positions of responsibility in the central and the Rajasthan governments. She is particularly known for her contributions in the fields of social welfare and culture.

Avinash Kumar

He is a scholar in Modern History, has contributed significantly to civil society efforts for human rights. He was the Executive Director, Amnesty International India before joining CES as a distinguished fellow. Previously, he worked as the Director, Policy & Planning, Wateraid India.

Sudarshan Kottai
He is a clinical psychologist who has contributed to critical studies of mental health calling attention towards nurturing a humane mental health care ecosystem responsive to alterity, context and diverse lived experiences. His book titled Mental Health and Critical Community Care: Perspectives from India is slated for publication by Routledge in 2023.