2016

Conference
Dec
10
2016
Speaker: LASSNet Conference 2016(Fourth Edition)

Thinking with Evidence: Seeking Certainty, Making Truth

The indeterminacy in law could be read both as a problem of truth and also as one that plagues disciplines. The question of evidence has been central to the formation of... more

HSS Occasional Seminar
Nov
16
2016
Speaker: Dr. Cathy Fernandes

Abstract

One of the oldest arguments in psychology is whether behaviour is a
product of inherited factors (nature) or due to acquired life
experiences (nurture)? The debate is over and the answer is nature and
nurture!... more

Tuesday Seminar
Nov
15
2016
Speaker: Amit Basole

Abstract

Artisanal clusters are a prominent feature of the Indian manufacturing landscape from the point of view of employment, output, as well as export earnings. But mechanisms of labour training, knowledge sharing or hoarding, as well... more

Tuesday Seminar
Nov
08
2016
Speaker: Richa Kumar and others

Book discussion on Rethinking Revolutions: Soyabean, Choupals and the Changing Countryside in Central India
Richa Kumar

Panelists: Richa Kumar (HSS, IIT Delhi), Harish Damodaran (Indian Express), and Suman Sahai (Gene Campaign... more

HSS Occasional Seminar
Nov
04
2016
Speaker: K Satyanarayana

Abstract

Human Rights Watch (HRW), in its recent report, recommended to the Indian Parliament to amend section 3 (1) x and certain provisions of the SC, ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act as these provisions are likely to curb free speech.... more

Tuesday Seminar
Nov
01
2016
Speaker: John Borneman/Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi

Abstract

Based on current research, this talk examines the place of erotic conflict in the unfolding of the refugee crisis in Germany and in the goal of foreigner "integration." It focuses on the work of "projective identification" in... more

Workshop
Oct
21
2016
Speaker: Rukmini Bhaya Nair (Convenor)

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Anup Dhar (Psychology, AUD)
  • Prof. Bijoy Boruah (Philosophy, IITD)
  • Shri Keki Daruwalla (Award-winning Poet)
  • Prof. Peter deSouza (Political Science, CSDS)
Tuesday Seminar
Oct
18
2016
Speaker: Arvind Mishra

Abstract

Contrary to the prediction based on the theory of modernization that the role of religion would be very limited in modern social life as a consequence of the process of secularization, there is dramatic resurgence of religion in... more

Tuesday Seminar
Oct
04
2016
Speaker: Reetika Khera

Abstract

The Unique Identification (UID) card/number, or aadhaar, project aims to provide a unique number to all residents. Initiated during the term of UPA-II, it was packaged as a welfare project, enabling greater inclusiveness, less... more

Tuesday Seminar
Sep
27
2016
Speaker: Manohar Kumar

Abstract

Veils of secrecy break down the reason sharing function of democracy. Evidence of wrongs is sole proprietorship of those having access to classified information. Individuals are denied access to information that would allow them... more

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