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Atul Singh - Fair Observer. Daly City, CA, US

Atul Singh Atul Singh

Founder & Editor-in-Chief | Fair Observer

Daly City, CA, UNITED STATES

Trying to make sense of it all? Fair Observer's Editor-in-Chief can provide your audience with insights on issues of global significance

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Biography

Atul Singh is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Fair Observer, a media platform providing
quality analysis of current issues to enable its readers to make sense of the world. Fair Observer
practices intelligent crowd-sourcing, using its network of expert contributors from different
disciplines, philosophies, and geographies to assemble a unique 360° view on topics of global
importance

Atul is passionate about changing the media landscape, founding Fair Observer as an alternative
to the ethnocentric, outside-in perspectives common to mainstream media. So far, Fair Observer
has more than 300 contributors originating from over 30 countries and eminent advisers from
across the world such as John Bruton, the former Irish Prime Minister, and Olivier Fleurot, the
former CEO of the Financial Times Group. Content is curated daily at FairObserver.com and is
syndicated to media outlets in several countries across 3 continents.

Prior to founding Fair Observer, Atul worked as a corporate lawyer in the UK and served
as an elite Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, engaged in special operations in border areas
of Kashmir and Nagaland. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and
read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford, where he received the Radhakrishnan
Scholarship, a prestigious scholarship offered by the Rhodes Trust to students from India.

Industry Expertise (4)

Media - Online Publishing Media Production Writing and Editing

Areas of Expertise (6)

World Economy & International Business News & Digital Media Entrepreneurship & Leadership U.S. European & Indian Politics and Foreign Policy Global Geopolitics

Accomplishments (1)

Founder & Editor-in-Chief – Fair Observer (professional)

2010-08-01

Fair Observer seeks to bring clarity to the complex and dynamic world we live in. Our aim is to provide a platform for voices from different disciplines, various philosophies and many parts of the world. In sum, our goal is to give you a 360° view of the world, with a plurality of perspectives, with diversity and debate, and with the story behind the story. Fair Observer seeks to generate a new global discourse that is valuably inclusive, insightful and inspiring.

Education (4)

University of Lucknow: B.A., English, History and Political Science 1993

Activities and Societies: Represented university in soccer, hockey and basketball; winner of 1993 Lucknow University best play award

University of Oxford: M.A., Philosophy, Politics and Economics 2003

Activities and Societies: Recipient – Radhakrishnan British Chevening Scholarship, awarded to 7 Indian students out of 100 applicants; First non-European Treasurer of the Oxford University European Affairs Society and debater for Oxford Union

BPP Law School : Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and Graduate Diploma, Law, Business Law, Debt Finance and Equity Finance 2003

Awarded a Freshfields grant for meritorious applicants covering fees and living expenses for the leading London law school;
Activities and Societies: President - BPP Debating Society, Semi-finalist - English National Debating Competition Founder President, The Thinktank - an inter-cultural, inter-disciplinary forum for London’s international student community

University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School: MBA, Triple Major in Finance, Strategy and Entrepreneurship 2010

Mentor to many undergraduates, especially those interested in entrepreneurship; Activities and Societies: Member of Wharton's Entrepreneurship Club and of the Collective Intelligence Committee of the Technology Club; Semi-finalist in the Wharton Business Plan Competition and writer for Knowledge@Wharton

Event Appearances (5)

KEYNOTE SPEECH

Kennedy Political Union Speaker Series  American University, Washington

2011-11-29

Change and Opportunity for Entrepreneurs in Media and Entertainment Industry

The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) SoCal Media and Entertainment Speaker Series  Cerritos, California

2012-06-20

Going Global

INSEAD Alumni Association, Assas Alumni Association Event Series  Redwood City, California

2012-05-31

Indian Media: Global, Representative, Autonomous?

Harvard India Conference  Harvard University

2012-03-25

Fair Observer Within the News Media Landscape

German Silicon Valley Accelerator Event Series  Sunnyvale, California

2012-02-02

Sample Talks (1)

Indian Media: Global, Representative, Autonomous?

Atul will discuss shifts in Indian media and whether Indian media and the quality of the content generated is relevant locally and globally. He will also address queries around the sanctity of the information provided by media and how much of a credible institution it remains in Indian polity. Lastly, Atul will answer questions around how easy/tough it is to start and successfully sustain a media based company in India.

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Availability

  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Host/MC
  • Corporate Training

Fees

3000 to 6000 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee
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