Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe: Vice Chairperson, ISRN, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, President, Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR), Vice Chairperson, Rambhau Mhalagi Prabodhini, Honorary Director Public Policy Research Center and National Vice President, BJP.
Dr. Sahasrabuddhe is presently Member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha, and National Vice President, BJP. He is a member of BJP’s Good Governance, Central, Government Programs Coordination, and Policy Research Departments. An activist-researcher at the core, he is the Vice Chairman of the Managing Committee of RambhauMhalgiPrabodhini (RMP). He has also worked as member of the Senate and Management Council of the University of Mumbai for several years. Between 2002-2004, he was Chairman of the western regional committee of CAPART (rural technology council) of the Govt. of India.
A freelance journalist since his college days, Dr. Sahasrabuddhe is a regular contributor to several Marathi and English language dailies and weeklies and a blogger as well. The University of Mumbai awarded him a doctorate in Politics in 2009 for his thesis ‘Political Parties as Victims of Populism and Electoral Compulsions: A Quest for systemic Solutions.’ His research was later published in the form of a book, entitled ‘Beyond a Billion Ballots.’ Twice fellow of Salzburg Seminar, Dr. Sahasrabuddhe has traveled abroad extensively. He has visited more than 15 countries for seminars and conferences. He has half a dozen Marathi and English books to his credit, two of them award-winning.