On January 14, 2020, JKLU hosted Professor Alasdair Roberts, Director at The School of Public Policy and Professor of Political Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Umass Amherst) to deliver an engaging session on public policy as part of its Distinguished Lecture Series titled “Can Government Do Anything Right?”. The session was based on his 2018-book (which goes by the same name) and touched upon critical aspects of public policy while addressing concerns about the failures of governments in the United States and India. A Visiting Faculty at the JK Lakshmipat University, Prof. Roberts called for greater public participation and transparency in policymaking. It was attended by Dr. RL Raina, Vice Chancellor, JKLU ; Mr. Asheesh Gupta, Pro Vice chancellor, JKLU, Prof. M H. Bala Subrahmanya, Former Chairman, Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Sciences; Dr Rajendra Padture, Dean of Faculty of Arts, University of Rajasthan; Dr Tulika Gupta, Director of Indian Institute of Crafts and Design ; Prof. Amit Jain, Pro Vice Chancellor, Amity University Jaipur, faculty and students of JKLU. The session was coordinated by Dr. Ashwini Sharma.