Seminars and Lecture Meetings

Over 200 meetings and seminars have been organised by CPS since its inception. Among the eminent persons who addressed CPS are:

  • Shri P.V. Narasimha Rao, former Prime Minister
  • Dr. Abid Hussain ,former Ambassador to USA
  • Shri Soli J. Sorabjee, former Attorney General for India
  • Shri Vavilala Gopalakrishnayya, freedom fighter
  • Shri Khushwant Singh, author and journalist
  • Shri B. Satyanarayana Reddy, Ex-Governor
  • Shri N. Ram, former Editor-in-Chief, The Hindu
  • Shri K. Jayachandra Reddy, former Chairman, Press Council of India
  • Dr M.M. Pallam Raju, former Union Minister for HRD
  • Shri Ashok Gajapathi RajuUnion Minister for Civil Aviation
  • Vice Admirals Raman Puri, R.P.Suthan, Anup Singh, Anil Chopra, Satish Soni, H.C.S.Bisht
  • Cmde C. Uday Bhaskar  former Director NMF and IDSA
  • Dr.C.Raja Mohan Director Carnegie India
  • Shri P.S.Rammohan Rao, I.P.S., former D.G.P. and Governor, Tamil Nadu.
  • Shri T.R. Prasad, IAS, former Cabinet Secretary
  • Dr. E.A.S. Sarma, I.A.S. (Retd.) former Secretary Govt. of India
  • Shri T.S. Krishna Murthy, former Chief Election Commissioner
  • Shri C.S.Rao, I.A.S. (Retd.) former Chairman IRDA
  • Dr. Y.Venugopala Reddy  former Governor, RBI
  • Dr. Amrik Singh renowned educationist
  • Shri H.J.Dora, I.P.S., former Director General of Police, A.P.
  • Shri C.Anjaneya Reddy, I.P.S., Chairman A.P.Tourism Development Corpn.
  • Shri Surendra Mohan, Ex-M.P.
  • Shri K.P.Fabian, former Ambassador
  • Shri Amit Dasgupta, former Ambassador
  • Shri B.V.R.Mohan Reddy, NASSCOM Chairman
  • Prof. K.C.Reddy  former Chairman A.P.S.C.H.E.
  • The first Dr Abid Hussain Memorial Lecture was delivered under the auspices of Centre for Policy Studies by Cmde C.Uday Bhaskar, Director Society for Policy Studies Delhi on February 10 2014. 
  • Prof RVR Chandrasekhara Rao former Vice Chancellor Dr B.R. Ambedkar Open University delivered the D.Ch. Tirupathi Raju Memorial Lecture on August 13, 2015.
  • The first K.S.Dutt Memorial Lecture was delivered by Dr BVR Mohan Reddy, Nasscom Chairman on November 15, 2015.
  • Shri Gopal Subramamium, former Solicitor General of India and senior advocate Supreme Court delivered the first D.V. Subba Rao Memorial Lecture on April 24,2016 on “Constitutional Morality: Is It a Dilemma For the State, Courts and Citizens?” 
  • Shri P.V.R.K.Prasad, I.A.S., (Retd.), Former Chairman, Visakhapatnam Port Trust and Media Adviser to the Prime Minister delivered the D.Ch. Tirupathi Raju Memorial Lecture on November 10, 2016 on “Values in Public Life – P.V.Narasimha Rao’s Role in Upholding Them”.
  • The second Dr Abid Hussain Memorial Lecture was delivered by Dr.C.Raja Mohan, Director, Carnegie Foundation India, on "India and the Geopolitics of the Bay of Bengal" on January 27, 2017.
  • Lecture delivered by Dr.M.M.Pallam Raju, former Union Minister for Human Resource Development on “Human Resource Development – Challenges and Opportunities” on February 27, 2017.
  • Dr. Uday Balakrishnan, Visiting Faculty, Centre for Contemporary Studies, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Ex-Member, Postal Services Board & Chairman, Investment Board (PLI Fund), Government of India and Dr.E.A.S.Sarma I.A.S., (Retd), Former Energy Secretary, Govt. of India, Founder-Convenor, Forum for Better Visakha released Dialogue and Democracy - Reflections on Ideas, Issues and Policies (4th in the series) and the 127th issue of the bimonthly Bulletin respectively.
  • Shri M.T.Krishna Babu, I.A.S., Chairman, Visakhapatnam Port Trust spoke on “Coming together for disseminating knowledge” on November 9, 2017.
  • Prof. (Dr.) N.R.Madhava Menon, Doyen of Legal Education in India and Prof. R.Venkata Rao, V.C., National Law School of India University, Bengaluru and Justice Shri D.V.S.S.Somayajulu, Judge, A.P.High Court spoke on “Judicial Independence and Judicial Accountability” at 2nd D.V.Subba Rao Memorial Lecture on December 18, 2017.
  • Shri P.S.Ramamohan Rao, I.P.S., (Retd.) Former Governor of T.N. and Ex-DGP, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh spoke on “The State of the Nation” at D.Ch. Tirupathi Raju Memorial Lecture on December 27, 2017.
  • Dr.Mohan Kanda,I.A.S. (Retd.) and Dr.B.V.Parameswara Rao, Founder, Bhagavatula Charitable Trust spoke on the occasion of First Sri PVRK Prasad Memorial Lecture on September 27, 2017.
  • Shri Amit Dasgupta, Former Ambassador of India to Philippines and retired diplomat spoke on “India’s Higher Education Challenges” on February 6, 2018.
  • Prof. R.Sudarsana Rao, Former Head of the Dept. of Economics, Andhra University and Member, 4th Finance Commission, Andhra Pradesh spoke on “Finance Commission and Allocation of Resources” on March 21, 2018.
  • Shri K. Satyanarayana, I.P.S., Director General, A.P.State Disaster Response & Fire Services spoke on “Coming together for disseminating knowledge” on 27 April 2018
  • Dr.E.A.S.Sarma, I.A.S.(Retd.),Former Union Energy Secretary & Founder-Convener, Better Visakha, Prof.K.C.Reddy, Prof. V.Balamohan Das and Prof.K.Ravi spoke on “Elections and Civic Responsibility” on 15 May 2018.