2017

Workshop
Nov
13
2017
Speaker: Robert Bernasconi and Divya Dwivedi

This is a 1 week GIAN course with 2 lectures (2 - 4 pm) and a 2-hour tutorial (4.30 - 6.30 pm) everyday.

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HSS Occasional Seminar
Nov
08
2017
Speaker: Vedi R. Hadiz

Abstract

In this talk, Vedi Hadiz discusses the main ideas of his recent book, Islamic Populism in Indonesia and the Middle East (Cambridge University Press 2016). The book rejects clash of civilisations-based and other culturalist... more

Tuesday Seminar
Nov
07
2017
Speaker: Dilip Simeon

Abstract

The Russian Revolution of 1917 is one of the most enigmatic events of modern history. Rosa Luxembourg called it 'the mightiest event of the world war.' Yet by 1919, even as she was founding the German Communist Party, she... more

Workshop
Nov
06
2017
Speaker: Prof. Vedi R. Hadiz and Dr Sarbeswar Sahoo

Overview
The subject examines, in comparative perspective, the relationship between religion and violence in contemporary societies, but especially in democratic contexts. It has been assumed in the past that democracy would confer ‘... more

Tuesday Seminar
Oct
31
2017
Speaker: Rukmini Bhaiya Nair

Abstract

Pavlov (1932) famously argued that language was a ‘second’ signalling system while the body was the primary device reacting quickly and automatically to environmental stimuli. Among humans, however, it is widely accepted... more

HSS Occasional Seminar
Oct
26
2017
Speaker: Pallavi Narayan

Abstract

The private museum is seeing an unprecedented boom in recent years. Private museums provide a space for collectors to showcase their collection in a curated display and an alternative platform for artists to push boundaries in the... more

Tuesday Seminar
Oct
10
2017
Speaker: Diane Coffey

Abstract

Measuring explicit prejudice, meaning measuring clearly stated discriminatory attitudes and behaviors, is an important tool for understanding discrimination in a society.  This working paper presents results about explicit... more

Tuesday Seminar
Sep
12
2017
Speaker: Krupa Shandilya

Abstract

This paper argues that Vishal Bhardwaj’s Haider (2014) uses the poetry of Faiz Ahmed Faiz, a renowned Urdu poet associated with the Progressive Writer’s Movement (1933-1947) to articulate a politics of dissent. I argue that... more

Lecture
Aug
23
2017
Speaker: Ambassador Asoke K. Mukerji

The United Nations was conceptualized to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war during the height of the Second World War by a group of 26 nations, including India. The structures of global governance to meet this objective were... more

Tuesday Seminar
Aug
22
2017
Speaker: Raheel Dhattiwala

Abstract

Religious segregation demonstrates the tendency of like-minded people to gather in the same places. In conflict settings, such homophily also serves the added purpose of safety in numbers. Yet in the face of rapid urbanization and... more

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