Policing a Democracy: Realism and Restraints

Event date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Event time: 8:30 am
Horchow Hall (HRCH) See map
55 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

2017 World Fellow Rema Rajeshwari will present a talk as part of the “World Fellows Unplugged” lecture series.

An Indian Police Service officer with a distinguished career of integrity and passion, Rema Rajeshwari has held various responsible and dynamic positions for nearly a decade. She has been instrumental in running successful operations against extremists, a women- and child-trafficking nexus, and other criminal activities. She has in-depth knowledge of police management, human rights, international relations and the United Nations policies and programs. She has won accolades as the first female Indian Police Service officer from Munnar, Kerala State and as the topper of the Indian Police Service class of 2009. She successfully implemented a much-needed initiative, “Community Outreach Program,” which creates awareness against social vices and runs campaigns such as “Saving Child Brides,” “Child Laborers’ Rescue,” “SHE Teams,” “Legal Literacy For Underprivileged Rural Women,” “Rehabilitation of Joginis - a type of prostitute who is called as servant of god” to name a few. Her most recent initiative, “Balyaniki Raksha,” is a community outreach program on child safety that works to educate the children of rural India to break the silence around child sexual abuse. Through her collaborative policing efforts, she encourages women to break gender stereotypes and empower them to emerge as leaders. Her meticulous research and adept professional experience has resulted in publishing articles in major papers and presenting conference papers in numerous organizations.

All talks will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, (55 Hillhouse Ave., New Haven). The talks are open to the public.