Events

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Past Events

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

Speaker(s): 
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.

Speaker(s): 
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.

Speaker(s): 
Jesús Cháirez-Garza

Wolfson SARC Event: The challenges of universalising social policy: India in comparative perspective

Wednesday, 16 November, 2016 -
10:00 to 13:00
The Private Dining Room, Wolfson College

Social policy in India is variegated and fragmented. Recent conversations have turned to a focus on universalising basic incomes.

Speaker(s): 
Amrita Chhachhi
Barbara Harriss-White
Diego Sanchez-Ancochea
Elaine Chase
Harsh Mander
Indrajit Roy
Jan Breman
Matthew McCartney

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