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Past Events

South Asia Seminar: Directive Principles and the Expressive Accommodation of Ideological Dissenters in the Indian Constitution

Tuesday, 17 January, 2017 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Fellows' Dining Room, Hilda Besse Building, St Antony's

This presentation will argue, using India as a case study, that constitutional directives can be a useful tool for the expressive accommodation of ideological dissenters who would otherwise lose out in constitutio

Tarunabh Khaitan

India’s Rise at 70 – Foreign Policy under Modi

Thursday, 12 January, 2017 -
13:00 to 14:30
Seminar Room A, DPIR, Manor Road Building

As India approaches its 70th anniversary of independence, the rise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has presented cause for reflection on what his leadership means for India’s foreign policy and for the world.

Professor Manjari Chatterjee Miller (Boston University)
Professor Ian Hall (Director, Griffith University)
Dr Kate Sullivan de Estrada (Area Studies, Oxford)
Chair: Professor Andrew Hurrell (DPIR, Oxford)
Discussant: Dr Indrajit Roy (ODID, Oxford)

Workshop: The Interface of Domestic and International Factors in India's Foreign Policy

Saturday, 26 November, 2016 -
10:00 to 16:00
The Private Dining Room, Wolfson College

Programme to include:

1)    Johannes Dragsbaek Schmidt and Shantanu Chakrabati - The Interface of Domestic and International Factors in India’s Foreign Policy

Suranjan Das (Vice Chancellor, Jadavpur)
Matthew McCartney (Oxford)
George Kunnath (Oxford)
Shantanu Shakrabarti (Calcutta)
Catarina Kinnvall (Lund)
Ted Svensson (Lund)
Jørgen Dige Petersen (Aarhus)
Inge-Merete Ejsing Dunn (Aalborg)
Johannes Dragsbæk Schmidt (Aalborg)

Panel discussion: Demonetisation

Friday, 25 November, 2016 -
16:00 to 18:00
MTC Lecture Theatre, Somerville College, Oxford

On 8 November 2016, The Government of India demonetised existing 500 and 1000 rupee currency notes.  As a consequence, 86 percent of Indian bank notes might no longer be legal tender.

Professor Matthew McCartney
Professor Nikita Sud
Smit Singh
Emeritus Professor Barbara Harriss-White
Dr Maan Barua (Chair)

South Asia Seminar: Feeling Untouched: Space, Emotions and Untouchability

Tuesday, 22 November, 2016 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Fellows' Dining Room, Hilda Besse Building, St Antony's

Untouchability in India has been widely understood as the practice of excluding, from social or religious life, people who are believed to be permanently impure. Yet, this vision neglects the different emotions and feelings that untouchability produces in the subjects involved with it.

Jesús Cháirez-Garza