Dr Amitendu Palit is Senior Research Fellow and Research Lead (Trade and Economic Policy) at the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) in the National University of Singapore. He is an economist specializing in international trade, political economy and comparative economic studies. He was earlier an Adviser in India’s Ministry of Finance. He’s a columnist for India’s Financial Express, contributor for China Daily, and an expert commentator for Channel News Asia, Bloomberg, BBC and CNBC. He combines academic expertise with long experience of public policy practice and extensive exposure to media. He is one of the topmost experts in combining economic, political and strategic understanding of the region and India.
I’ve been teaching and researching interdisciplinary studies for forty years, and came up with the Story Clinic as a way of combining and focusing one’s understanding of participating in and being alive. Being alive is an astounding gift, and sharing that gift at many levels is what counts. A story told and heard is that gift shared. Whether intellectual, managerial, emotional or health-related, getting to the underlying story is my field of expertise.
I’m passionate about teaching and mentoring and I’m committed to helping mentees achieve their best. I am curious, thoughtful and inventive. I have also taken the altMBA, levelling up my leadership, mentoring and decision-making skills and I would be thrilled to help mentees level theirs up too!
If you’re a doctor, my credentials are clear and I can assist with planning future career paths and work/life balance issues. Sadly I’ve looked after many doctors professionally, and would prefer to assist doctors on a mentorship basis before psychosocial issues become mental health issues.
If you’re not a doctor, I’d probably be most useful to you if you’re a little bit older, having tried a few things, and wanting to take stock of what you’ve accomplished and what else lies in store for you.
My knowledge base is in several eclectic domains, but the fundamental unifying basis is listening. I’ll do my best to listen to what you need, and help you to hear it too. Within a mentoring paradigm I would not be your psychiatrist, but will work with the aim that both of us come away from the experience having learned something.