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Colloquiums

The University organizes talks by eminent scholars and social workers involved in education, development and related fields followed by interaction with students and faculty of the University and members of other units of Azim Premji Foundation. These colloquiums provide an opportunity for getting familiar with thoughts and ideas of thinkers and practitioners in the fields of education and development and facilitate open exchange of ideas.

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The Future We Need: Natural Resources as a Shared Inheritance

Date: April 21, 2017
Time: 2:00PM to 3.30PM
Venue: Seminar Hall, 10th Floor, Pixel A (Azim Premji University)


 
The Future of the Mangar Bani Sacred Grove and the Aravalli Hills of Haryana

Date: March 31, 2017
Time: 2:00PM to 3.30PM
Venue: Seminar Hall, 10th Floor, Pixel A (Azim Premji University)

 
Remembering Anupam Mishra: A Faithful Clerk of Ordinary People

Date: March 24, 2017
Time: 2:00PM to 4.30PM
Venue: Seminar Hall, 10th Floor, Pixel A (Azim Premji University)


 
Rebuilding Lives and Livelihoods after Relocation: A Case Study from Post-Tsunami Sri Lanka

Date: March 22, 2017
Time: 9:30AM to 11.00AM
Venue: Seminar Hall, 10th Floor, Pixel A (Azim Premji University)


 

TOPIC SPEAKER VENUE DATE & TIME
Is the Whole World Becoming
a Third World?
Upendra Baxi, Professor Emeritus, University of Warwick Seminar Hall, 10th Floor, Pixel A (Azim Premji University) March 10, 2017,
2.00pm - 3.30pm
Panel Discussion:
India Studies Group
Probal Dasgupta, Ramachandra Guha, Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Ashis Nandy and Prasanna Seminar Hall, 10th Floor, Pixel A (Azim Premji University) March 03, 2017,
2.00pm - 5.00pm
Faculty Seminar: Frenemies: unpacking neoliberal support and its consequences for wildlife conservation in the Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary, eastern India Madhuri Ramesh Seminar Hall, 10th Floor, Pixel A, Azim Premji University March 1, 2017,
9.30am - 11.00am
Persian in India's Literary Ecology: The Case of a 17th Century Persian Ramayana Prashant Keshavmurthy, Associate Professor of Persian-Iranian Studies, McGill University, Montreal. Seminar Hall, 10th Floor, Pixel A, Azim Premji University Feb 17, 2017,
2.00pm - 3.30pm
Faculty Seminar: Knowing How to Teach Indira Vijaysimha Seminar Hall, 10th Floor, Pixel A, Azim Premji University Feb 15, 2017,
9.30am - 11.00am
Riding Singularities with Second Half Technologies Vijay Chandru, Chairman, Strand Life Sciences Seminar Hall, 10th Floor, Pixel A (Azim Premji University) Feb 10, 2017,
2.00pm - 3.30pm
Panel Discussion:
A Feminist Lens on a Digital India
Bishakha Datta, Usha Ramanathan and Anita Gurumurthy Seminar Hall, 10th Floor, Pixel A (Azim Premji University) Feb 03, 2017,
2.00pm - 4.00pm
Faculty Seminar:
The Web of Freedom
Venu Govindu Classroom 101, First Floor, Pixel B, Azim premji University Feb 02, 2017,
2.30pm - 4.00pm
Gender Differences in STEM Courses and Careers Kamala Mukunda, Teacher, Centre for Learning Seminar Hall, 10th Floor, Pixel A (Azim Premji University) Jan 27, 2017,
2.00pm - 3.30pm
What on Earth is Sustainability? Vijay Padaki, Theatre Practitioner and Management Professional Seminar Hall, 10th Floor, Pixel A (Azim Premji University) Jan 20, 2017,
2.00pm - 3.30pm
Limits of the Secular: Social Experience and Cultural Memory Kaustav Roy Room 101, Ist Floor, Pixel B, Azim Premji University Jan 18, 2017,
2.30pm - 4.00pm
Theory, 'Capital' and the Global South Aditya Nigam Professor, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University Jan 13, 2017,
2.00pm - 3.30pm
TOPIC SPEAKER VENUE DATE & TIME
Through the Mind’s Eye: Encountering Difference in the Cross-Cultural Context Heidi Soneson Programme Director, Learning Abroad Center, University of Minnesota 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University Dec 02, 2016,
2.00pm - 3.30pm
What Caste is Not: Division in a Village Society Lee I. Schlesinger University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University Nov 25, 2016,
2.00pm - 3.30pm
India’s New Company Villages: Extractive Firms and Rural Development in Eastern India Sunila S. Kale Associate Professor, Jackson School of International Studies and Director, South Asian Studies Program, University of Washington, Seattle. 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University Nov 18, 2016,
2.00pm - 3.30pm
India’s 3E Regime : Challenges and Opportunities in Employment, Employability and Education Manish Sabharwal Founder and Co-Chairman, Teamlease Services and Member, National Skills Mission 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University Nov 11, 2016,
2.00pm - 3.30pm
Beyond the Development Trap? Ten Years of Community Radio in India Vinod Pavarala Professor and Head, Department of Communication, University of Hyderabad 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University Nov 04, 2016,
2.00pm - 3.30pm
Islands of Excellence: The Corporatization of Urban Space in Bangalore Nicole Rigillo PhD Visiting Scholar, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University Oct 28, 2016,
2.00pm - 3.30pm
Intermediaries and Indian Democracy Josy Joseph National Security Editor, The Hindu 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University Oct 21, 2016,
2.00pm - 3.30pm
Mummy, Why did Rama send Sita to the forest if he loved her? Arshia Sattar Independent Scholar and Researcher, Bengaluru 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University Oct 14, 2016,
2.00pm - 3.30pm
Mental Health Care for All - Can Civil Society take over from the Professionals? Dr Manoj Kumar Clinical Director, The Mental Health Action Trust, Calicut 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University Oct 07, 2016,
2.00pm - 3.30pm
Building the Economic Power of Women: The IVDP Story Kulandai Francis Founder-President, Integrated Village Development Project (IVDP) 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University Sept 30, 2016,
2.00pm - 3.30pm
Dil Se: Love, Fantasy and Negotiation in Hindi Film Songs Rita Kothari Professor of Humanities and Translation Studies, IIT, Gandhinagar Seminar Hall, 10th Floor, Pixel A, Azim Premji University Sept 23, 2016,
2.00pm - 3.30pm
Agroecology and Sustainability Debal Deb Professor of Agroecology, Centurion University, Paralakhemundi, Odisha Seminar Hall, 10th Floor, Pixel A, Azim Premji University Sept 8, 2016,
2.00pm - 3.30pm
Faculty Seminar: Panel discussion on Ajit Sinha’s ‘A Revolution in Economic Theory: The Economics of Piero Sraffa’ (London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) Speakers:
Goddanti Omkarnath, Romar Correa, and Ajit Sinha
Chair:
Chiranjib Sen
Seminar Hall, 10th Floor, Pixel A, Azim Premji University August 31, 2016,
11.00am - 12.30pm
The ‘Economic Man’ Premise Professor Mark Lindley Ecological Economist Seminar Hall, 10th Floor, Pixel A, Azim Premji University August 26, 2016,
2.00pm - 3.30pm
Fighting in the Courts and on the Streets: The Situation of Precarious Worker Sudha Bharadwaj General Secretary, People's Union for Civil Liberties, Chhattisgarh Seminar Hall, 10th Floor, Pixel A, Azim Premji University August 19, 2016,
2.00pm - 3.30pm
Businesses, not Projects: Large-Scale Promotion of Small Businesses for Poverty Reduction Liby Johnson Chief Operating Officer, Kudumbashree, Thiruvantapuram Seminar Hall, 10th Floor, Pixel A, Azim Premji University August 12, 2016,
2.00pm - 3.30pm
A Development Vision for India Dr. R Balasubramaniam Founder, Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement, Mysore Seminar Hall, 10th Floor, Pixel A, Azim Premji University August 05, 2016,
2.00pm - 3.30pm
Faculty Seminar: "Nature in the City: Bengaluru in the Past, Present and Future" Harini Nagendra Seminar Hall, 10th Floor, Pixel A, Azim Premji University August 03, 2016,
09.30am – 11.00am
Building Systemic Leadership to Transform Education Aditya Natraj Founder and Director, Kaivalya Education Foundation Seminar Hall, 10th Floor, Pixel A, Azim Premji University July 29, 2016,
02.00pm – 03.30pm
THE CONVERSATION: A Brief Introduction and Interactive Session Kashish Gupta Journalist and Former Anchor, NDTV Room 617, Pixel B, Azim Premji University June 22, 2016,
02.00pm – 03.00pm
Philosophy and Freedom: Between Comparison and Reconstruction Rakesh Pandey Assistant Professor, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi Seminar Hall, 10th Floor, Pixel A, Azim Premji University May 05, 2016,
02.00pm – 03.30pm
Faculty Seminar: My Work, My Profession: An Interaction with Students Ravish Kumar TV Journalist, NDTV Seminar Hall, 10th Floor, Pixel A, Azim Premji University May 02, 2016,
01.30pm – 03.30pm
The Real “Brain Drain”: Schools and the Experience of Democracy in Contemporary India Janaki Nair Professor, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi Seminar Hall, 10th Floor, Pixel A, Azim Premji University April 28, 2016,
02.00pm – 03.30pm
Between the Law and the Street: Political Publicity in Tamil News Media Francis Cody Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto Seminar Hall, 10th Floor, Pixel A, Azim Premji University April 21, 2016,
02.00pm – 03.30pm
Democracy contra Democracy: Reflections on Values, Violence and the People Manas Ray Professor in Cultural Studies, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University April 14, 2016,
02.00pm – 03.30pm
Em and the Big Hoom: A Reading and Discussion Jerry Pinto Writer, Mumbai Seminar Hall, 10th Floor, Pixel A, Azim Premji University April 7, 2016,
02.00pm – 03.30pm
A Story of a Social Intervention: The Promotion of Self-Reliant Organic Farming in Haryana Rajinder Chaudhary Advisor, Kudarti Kheti Abhiyan, Haryana Seminar Hall, 10th Floor, Pixel A, Azim Premji University March 31, 2016,
02.00pm – 03.30pm
Faculty Seminar: “Globalization Lived Locally: A Labour Geography Perspective” Neethi P Seminar Hall, 10th Floor, Pixel A, Azim Premji University March 30, 2016,
9.30am – 11.00am
Liberal Nationalism: An Oxymoron? Narayan Ramachandran Social Entrepreneur and Columnist Seminar Hall, 10th Floor, Pixel A, Azim Premji University March 24, 2016,
2.00pm – 3.30pm
Martyrdom Day lecture: Bhagat Singh and the Ideological Redefinition of Revolutionary Nationalism Mridula Mukherjee Seminar Hall, 10th Floor, Pixel A, Azim Premji University March 23, 2016,
2.00pm – 3.30pm
The Paradox of Culture and Development and the Spread of Gender Inequality: Questioning Tradition in The Sudan Lina Fruzzetti Professor of Anthropology, Brown University and Fellow, Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Advanced Studies, JNU, New Delhi 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University February 25, 2016,
2.00pm – 3.30pm
Faculty Seminar: Losing labour: what does loss of work mean for women workers? Madhumita Dutta Seminar Hall, 10th Floor, Pixel A, Azim Premji University February 24, 2016,
9.00am – 10.30am
The Natural World at a Time of Crisis and Opportunity Meera Subramanian Independent Journalist and Researcher, Cape Cod, USA 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University February 19, 2016,
2.00pm – 3.30pm
Engaging with Uncertainty: Shared Governance in Indigenous Conservation Landscapes Michael Adams Associate Professor, School of Geography and Sustainable Communities and Indigenous Studies Unit, University of Wollongong, Australia Seminar Hall, 10th Floor, Pixel A, Azim Premji University February 11, 2016,
2.00pm – 3.30pm
Sport and Social Transformation in the 21st Century

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Dileep Premachandran Editor, Wisden India 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University February 04, 2016,
2.00pm – 3.30pm
Policy Engineering: Paradoxes, Pitfalls and Pathways Nitin Pai Co-founder and Director, Takshashila Institution, Bengaluru Seminar Hall, 10th Floor, Pixel A, Azim Premji University January 28, 2016,
2.00pm – 3.30pm
The Social Observatory: Building Adaptive Capacity in Large-Scale Projects Vijayendra Rao Lead Economist, Development Economics Research Group, World Bank Seminar Hall, 10th Floor, Pixel A, Azim Premji University January 21, 2016,
2.00pm – 3.30pm
Global Development Goals: If At All, Why, When and How? Sanjay G. Reddy Associate Professor of Economics, New School for Social Research, New York 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University January 14, 2016,
2.00pm – 3.30pm
TOPIC SPEAKER VENUE DATE & TIME
Ethical Issues in the Mahabharata Trichur S Rukmani Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Concordia University, Montreal 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University November 26, 2015,
2.00pm – 3.30pm
Panel Discussion on Listening to Children’s Voices: An Agenda of Caring Shantha Sinha, Harsh Mander and
S. Anandalakshmy Moderator: Rohit Dhankar
Seminar Hall, 10th Floor, Pixel A, Azim Premji University November 20, 2015,
3.30pm – 5.30pm
Reading Indian History (with Reference to Tipu Sultan) S Settar Visiting Professor, School of Humanities, NIAS, Bengaluru 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University November 19, 2015, 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Conservation, Crop-loss and Coffee: The Adverse Effects of Banning Customary Practices in an Indian Tiger Reserve Nitin D. Rai Fellow, ATREE, Bengaluru 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University November 12, 2015, 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Panel Discussion on: August 2015 Accord between the Government and the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland Khekiye Sema Consultative Member, ACAUT
Pradip Phanjoubam Editor, Imphal Free Press
Theja Therieh President, Chakhesang Hoho, Kohima & Chairman, Media Cell, Nagaland Tribes Council
Anil Sethi Professor, Azim Premji University, Bengaluru
Seminar Hall, 10th Floor, Pixel A, Azim Premji University October 30, 2015, 2.00pm – 4.30pm
Understanding Soft and Hard Irrationalism (Annual lecture in memory of Narendra Dabholkar) Gopal Guru Professor, Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A , Azim Premji University October 29, 2015, 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Interaction with Dr. Ramachandra Guha Dr. Ramachandra Guha 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University October 15, 2015, 10.00am – 12.00noon
Thinking afresh toward a Swaraj for Health: Strengthening Democracy, Strengthening Health Care Madhulika Banerjee Professor of Political Science, University of Delhi 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University October 15, 2015, 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Global Knowledge, Local Insights: Contestations around Maternal Health in India Jashodhara Dasgupta Senior Advisor, SAHAYOG, Lucknow 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University October 8, 2015, 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Challenges of Educational Provision for the Marginalized Praveen Kumar (IPS),
Secretary, Telangana Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society
10th Floor Seminar Hall, Pixel A, Azim Premji University August 27, 2015, 11.00am – 12.30pm
Sadvaidyasala: 100 Years of a Healthcare Organization B.V. Sreekantan,
Visiting Professor, NIAS
Rajesh Sreenivsan,
Director, Sadvaidyashala
10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University August 27, 2015, 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Hindu Nationalism in Power: Paradoxes and Possibilities Ashutosh Varshney,
Director, Brown-India Initiative, Sol Goldman Professor of International Studies and the Social Sciences & Professor of Political Science, Brown University (USA)
10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University August 21, 2015, 2.30pm – 4.00pm
Himalaya Environment and Development: Experiences of the ‘Chipko’ Movement Chandi Prasad Bhatt Seminar Hall, 10th Floor, Pixel A, Azim Premji University August 14, 2015, 3.30pm
Faculty Seminar: People, Princes and Purifiers: The Holi Festival in Nineteenth-and-Early-Twentieth-Century Punjab Anil Sethi Seminar Hall, 10th Floor, Pixel A, Azim Premji University September 9, 2015, 11.00am – 12.30pm
Poverty and the Quest for Life: Spiritual and Material Striving in Rural India Bhrigupati Singh
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Brown University, USA
10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University August 13, 2015, 2.30pm – 4.00pm
Faculty Seminar: Theorising the Informal Sector in India Rahul De
Azim Premji University
Somapura Campus, Azim Premji University August 5, 2015, 11.001m – 12.30pm
Faculty Seminar: Double Discrimination: Dalit Women’s Education in Modern Maharashtra Dr. Shailaja Paik 618, 6th Floor, Pixel B, Azim Premji University July 29, 2015, 2.00pm – 3.30pm
The Education of Desire in Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics Roopen Majithia Professor of Philosophy, Mount Allison University, Canada 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University July 30, 2015, 2.00pm – 3.30pm
The Functioning of the Indian Parliament M R Madhavan Co-Founder and President, PRS Legislative Research, New Delhi 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University July 16, 2015, 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Faculty Seminar: The Passionate Journeys of the Gods: Towards an Anthropology of Wonder Tulasi Srinivas Associate Professor of Anthropology at Emerson College in Boston Activity Room, First Floor, Pixel B, Azim Premji University July 23, 2015, 2.00pm – 3.30pm
The Theory and Practice of Nonviolence in Building Social Movements C P V Rajagopal President and Founder-Member, Ekta Parishad 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University July 23, 2015, 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Metabolism as Metaphor: Imagining an Ecology of Labour Purnendu Kavoori Professor, Azim Premji University 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University July 22, 2015, 2.30pm – 4.00pm
Economic Survey of India 2014-15: Growth Theory and Policy Alex M. Thomas Activity Room, First Floor, Pixel B, Azim Premji University May 11, 2015, 9.30am – 11.00am
NAMES ARE FOR OTHER PEOPLE’S LANGUAGE: REVISITING LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION IN INDIA Rita Kothari, Associate Professor, Humanities, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University April 30, 2015, 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Development Paradigms: Challenges and the Way Out Medha Patkar, Narmada Bachao Andolan and National Alliance of People's Movements 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University April 28, 2015, 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Quality Learning: Its Science and Critical Theory Rajan Gurukkal, Soundararajan Chair Visiting Professor, Centre for Contemporary Studies, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University April 23, 2015, 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Governing Monsoon Landscapes: The East India Company’s Expansion on Its North-Eastern Frontier in the Early 19th Century Gunnel Cederlöf, Professor of History, Uppsala University and Research Fellow, KTH/Royal Institute of Technology 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University April 16, 2015, 2.00pm – 3.30pm
The Ideas and Practices of the Dalit Movement in Karnataka Du Saraswathi 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University April 14, 2015, 3.00pm – 5.00pm
The Functioning of the Indian Parliament M.R. Madhavan, President, PRS Legislative Research, New Delhi
10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University April 9, 2015, 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Rethinking Development Dr. Atul Sood
Room No. 514, Pixel B, Azim Premji University April 6, 2015, 2.30pm – 4.00pm
The National Green Tribunal of India: Emerging Socio-Legal Perspectives Rita Brara,
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics.
10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University April 2, 2015, 2.00pm – 3.30pm
The Political Ecology of Palk Bay Fisheries: Geographies of Capital, Fisher Conflict, Ethnicity and Nation-State Ajit Menon,
Associate Professor, Madras Institute of Development Studies.
10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University March 26, 2015, 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Martyrdom Day Special Lecture :

Relevance of Bhagat Singh’s Ideas in Our Times
Prof Chaman Lal,
Former Chairperson of Centre of Indian Languages in Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University March 23, 2015, 2.00pm – 3.30pm
On Philosophy and Economics Frank Thomson,,
Lecturer Emeritus, University of Michigan
10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University March 19, 2015, 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Can India’s Welfare Programmes be Reversed? : Reflections on the Politics of Public Services in India Vivek Srinivasan,
Academic Research & Program Manager, Liberation Technology, Stanford University.
10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University March 5, 2015, 2.00pm – 3.30pm
The Post-Language Human Imagination Ganesh Devy,
Professor, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Gandhinagar, and Founder-Director, Bhasha Research and Publication Centre, Vadodara, Gujarat, India.
10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University February 26, 2015, 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Radical Ecological Democracy: Towards a Sustainable and Equitable Future Ashish Kothari,
Founder Member, Kalpavriksh, Pune
10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University February 19, 2015, 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Revisiting transfer of learning in Mathematics: insights from an urban low-income settlement Arindam Bose 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University February 18, 2015, 11.00am – 12.30pm
What is Wrong with the Media and What Can Be Done About it Hartosh Singh BalPolitical Editor, The Caravan Magazine 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University February 6, 2015, 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Revisiting Caste, Re-imagining India Surinder S Jodhka, Professor, Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University February 5, 2015, 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Globalization, Higher Education and Inclusive Development: Redefining the Policy Paradox Sangeeta Kamat, Associate Professor in Education Policy Studies, University of Massachusetts at Amherst 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University January 29, 2015, 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Stranger than fiction: The true story of the Indigenous Cotton Textile Industry of India (ICTI) Uzramma, Decentralized Cotton Yarn Trust, Hyderabad 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University January 22, 2015, 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Reflections on Urban Ecologies: Governance of Land, Water and Informal Settlements in Chennai Karen Coelho 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University January 20, 2015, 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Art in Education Catherine Z. Elgin, Professor of the Philosophy of Education, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, USA 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University January 16, 2015, 4.00pm – 5.30pm
A Dialogue on Framing Sustainability from the South Marcel Burstzyn,
Professor,Universidade De Brasilia, Brazil
Ruth DeFries, Professor, Columbia University, USA
Sally Duncan , Director,OSU Policy Analysis Laboratory, Oregon State University, USA
Room No 616, Pixel B, Azim Premji University January 14, 2015, 2.30pm – 4.30pm
TOPIC SPEAKER VENUE DATE & TIME
Gandhi: Putting Courage at the Center Uday Singh Mehta 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University December 16, 2014, 11.00am – 1.00pm
The Economics of Sustainable Transportation S. Sriraman, Walchand Hirachand Professor of Transport Economics, University of Mumbai. 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University November 27, 2014, 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Unequal Youth: Disadvantages, Challenges, Possibilities & Aspirations Dialogue with Harsh Mander Seminar Hall, 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University November 26, 2014 4.00pm
How Relevant is the Public Sector in Contemporary India? Panel Discussion: S. Krishnan, S. Prabhala and Dr VK Koshy, Authors, Inside The Solid State The Story Of Bharat Electronics (Westland Books, 2014) 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University October 9, 2014, 2.00pm
The Databased Citizen” Usha Ramanathan, Research Fellow, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University September 25, 2014 - 2:00pm
Nature without Borders: Opportunity and Challenge in an Emerging Economy Mahesh Rangarajan, Director of Nehru Memorial Museum & Library, New Delhi 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A
"Child marriage and submarines in Sakha and Sandesh Notes on tones and half tones in magazines for children" Rimli Bhattacharya (Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta) 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University September 11, 2014 - 2:00pm
Law and Language Policy in Education E. Annamalai, Visiting Professor, Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University September 4, 2014 - 2:00pm
A Working Model of Decentralized Governance by Elango Rangasamy Elango Rangasamy 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University August 28, 2014 - 2:00pm
What's gone wrong with the Indian media? Siddharth Varadarajan 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University August 14, 2014 - 2:00pm
Meaningful interventions in Primary Education K.K. "Subbu" Subramaniam 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University July 31, 2014 - 4:00pm
“Reflections on empowerment of poor” and “Scaling through shared values” Dileep Kamat Cafeteria, ground floor, Pixel A, Azim Premji University July 24, 2014 - 4:00pm
A “Reflections on empowerment of poor” and “Scaling through shared values” Ashok Kamath 10th Floor Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University July 24, 2014 - 4:00pm
Reinterpreting IEC - The Politics of Information, Education, Communication Aruna Roy, Nikhil Dey and Shankar Singh Basketball court, Azim Premji University July 17, 2014 - 3:30pm
Colloquium: Community Monitoring of the RTE Act: Impact of a Unique Pilot Kiran Bhatty 10th Floor, Pixel A, Azim Premji University May 8, 2014 - 4:00pm
Colloquium: Community Management System ‘Oran’ Conserves Biodiversity and Protects Rural Livelihoods: Experiences from KRAPAVIS Aman Singh, Founder, Krishi Avam Paristhitiki Vikas Sansthan (KRAPAVIS) 10th Floor, Pixel A, Azim Premji University April 24, 2014 - 4:00pm
Colloquium: Reflections on the Broom: Material Culture, Caste and Development Rustom Bharucha, Professor, Theatre and Performance Studies, School of Arts and Aesthetics, JNU, New Delhi 10th Floor, Pixel A, Azim Premji University April 10, 2014 - 4:00pm
Colloquium: Unequal is Unhealthy: How Growing Inequality Impacts on Health and Education P Sainath 10th Floor, Pixel A, Azim Premji University March 27, 2014 - 4:00pm
Colloquium: Getting the DNA right in our City Governance Eco System V. Ravichandar, Chairman, Feedback Consulting 10th Floor, Pixel A, Azim Premji University February 27, 2014 - 4:00pm
Colloquium: The Poster as the Personal-Political Archive Uma Chakravarti, Feminist Historian, Teacher and Democratic Rights Activist 10th Floor, Pixel A, Azim Premji University February 20, 2014 - 4:00pm
Colloquium: Naughty Children Make Sense: An Ethnographic Account of Children, Misbehavior and Control in Preschool Sally Galman 10th Floor, Pixel A, Azim Premji University February 13, 2014 - 4:00pm
Colloquium: Drifting Cities, Sinking Villages Mogalli Ganesh 10th Floor, Pixel A, Azim Premji University February 6, 2014 - 4:00pm
Colloquium: Land as Commodity Dr. V Krishna Ananth, Associate Professor, Department of History, Sikkim Central University, Gangtok 10th Floor, Pixel A, Azim Premji University January 30, 2014 - 4:00pm
Colloquium: Natural Inequality: Conceptualising Justice in Brahminical Discourse Kunal Chakrabarti, Professor of Ancient History, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 10th Floor, Pixel A, Azim Premji University January 23, 2014 - 4:00pm
Colloquium: Towards A Modern Indigenous Historical Framework Teesta Setalvad 10th Floor, Pixel A, Azim Premji University January 16, 2014 - 4:00pm
TOPIC SPEAKER VENUE DATE & TIME
Colloquium: Nature as the Mother of Learning Dr. Claude Alvares 10th Floor, Pixel A, Azim Premji University November 21, 2013 - 4:00pm
Colloquium: What is the Dignity of Labour? Prasanna, Theatre Director 10th Floor, Pixel A, Azim Premji University November 14, 2013 - 4:00pm
Colloquium: Sedimenting Labour through Schooling: Colonial State and Working Children in Early Twentieth-Century India Sarada Balagopalan, Associate Professor, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi 10th Floor, Pixel A, Azim Premji University November 7, 2013 - 4:00pm
Colloquium: Reimagining Self: Parables for a Liveable World Siddharth, Founder, Pipal Tree 10th Floor, Pixel A, Azim Premji University October 31, 2013 - 4:00pm
Colloquium: From Doon Schools to Doom Schools: Rethinking English in a Multilingual Education Framework Ajith K. Mohanthy 10th Floor, Pixel A, Azim Premji University October 24, 2013 - 4:00pm
Colloquium: Class, Quality and Pedagogy Dr. Padma M. Sarangpani Room No 308, Pixel B, Azim Premji University October 17, 2013 - 4:00pm
Colloquium: How Might We Evaluate Politicians? CV Madhukar, Head, Governance Initiatives, Omidyar Network India Advisors 10th Floor, Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University September 26, 2013 - 4:00pm
Colloquium: When does MGNREGS work? Notes from Field Experiences in Andhra K. S. Gopal, Director, Centre for Environment Concerns, Hyderabad 10th Floor, Auditorium, Pixel A, Azim Premji University September 19, 2013 - 4:00pm
Colloquium: Jurists, Clerics and Merchants: The Rise of Learned Law in Medieval Europe and its Impact on Economic Growth Prof. Dr. Hans-Bernd Schaefer, Professor Emeritus, University of Hamburg and Affiliate Professor, Bucerius Law School 10th Floor, Pixel A, APU September 12, 2013 - 4:00pm
Colloquium: Silenced and Marginalised: Voices from an ordinary sarkari school of Delhi Farah Farooqi 10th Floor, Pixel A, APU September 5, 2013 - 4:00pm
Colloquium: The Chronicle of a Birth Foretold? The Emergence of Bangladesh, 1971 Srinath Raghavan 10th Floor, Pixel A, APU August 29, 2013 - 4:00pm
Colloquium: The ‘Invention’ of Tradition: The Case of Classical Indian Dance Sadanand Menon, Art Critic, Chennai 10th Floor, Auditorium, Pixel A, APU August 22, 2013 - 4:00pm
Colloquium: Beyond Right to Education: Political Economy of Accentuated Disparities in School Education Prof Sachidanand Sinha, Centre for the Study of Regional Development, JNU, New Delhi 10th Floor, Auditorium, Pixel A, APU August 8, 2013 - 3:45pm
Colloquium: Is There an Indian Way of Doing Science? A. V. Balasubramanian, Director, Centre for Indian Knowledge Systems, Chennai 10th Floor, Auditorium, Pixel A, APU August 1, 2013 - 3:45pm
Colloquium: Mainstreaming the Marginalised in Development: Conceptualising the Challenge in India Pulapre Balakrishnan, Professor, Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram 10th Floor, Auditorium, Pixel A, APU July 25, 2013 - 3:45pm
Colloquium: Social Institutions in Development Interventions: Towards Inter-organizational Collaborative Processes Vijay Padki 10th Floor, Auditorium, Pixel A, APU July 18, 2013 - 3:45pm
Colloquium: Criminalising Dissent: PUCL’s Struggle against attacks on Human Right Defenders and the Anti-Democratic Laws in India Kavita Srivastava, National Secretary, People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) and the PUCL General Secretary, Rajasthan Branch 10th Floor, Pixel A, APU May 9, 2013 - 3:45pm
Colloquium: Witness: Humans, Animals, and the Politics of Becoming Naisargi Dave, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto 10th Floor, Pixel A, APU May 2, 2013 - 3:45pm
Colloquium: Self, Sovereignty and Tradition in Modern Indian Political Thought Ananya Vajpeyi, Visiting Fellow, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies 10th Floor, Auditorium, Pixel A, APU April 25, 2013 - 3:45pm
Colloquium: Thinking in the Bhashas Rakesh Pandey, Associate Fellow, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi 10th Floor, Auditorium, Pixel A, APU April 18, 2013 - 3:45pm
Colloquium: Why do the Children of India get a Raw Deal? State Programmes on Child Health and Nutrition Biraj Patnaik 10th Floor, Auditorium, Pixel A, APU April 4, 2013 - 3:45pm
Colloquium: The Making of Garm Hava MS Sathyu 10th Floor, Auditorium, Pixel A, APU March 28, 2013 - 3:45pm
Colloquium: Engaging Modern Indian Political Thought Ramachandra Guha 10th Floor, Auditorium, Pixel A, APU March 21, 2013 - 3:45pm
Colloquium: Shrink Wrapped Souls: Managing the Self in India’s New Economy Carol Upadhya 10th Floor, Auditorium, Pixel A, APU February 28, 2013 - 3:45pm
Faculty Seminar: The Ethos of Public Management: A Reconsideration Dr Chiranjib Sen Room No. 103, Pixel B, APU February 27, 2013 - 2:45pm
Colloquium: The Pakistan Military in Politics: Predicament of a Garrison State Prof Ishtiaq Ahmed 10th Floor, Auditorium, Pixel A, APU February 21, 2013 - 3:45pm
Colloquium: International Assessment Research in Education (1964-2012): Cause for Optimism Jack Schwille, Professor, Michigan State University 10th Floor, Auditorium, Pixel A, APU February 14, 2013 - 3:45pm
Colloquium: Contemporary Economic Challenges in Historical Perspectives Shankar Jagnathan 10th Floor, Auditorium, Pixel A, APU February 7, 2013 - 3:45pm
Colloquium: Adversity and Development: Dissociation… Friend or Foe? Fiona Kennedy and David Pearson 10th Floor, Auditorium, Pixel A, APU January 31, 2013 - 3:45pm
Colloquium: The Making of the Indian Entrepreneurial Class Raman Mahadevan, Independent Researcher and Economic Historian based in Chennai 10th Floor, Auditorium, Pixel A, APU January 17, 2013 - 3:45pm
Colloquium: From Education for All to Learning for All: Why development actors should rethink their support to teacher education Dr Kattie Lussier, Asst Professor, Hankuk Universiry, Seoul, South Korea 10th Floor, Seminar Hall, Pixel A, APU January 10, 2013 - 3:45pm
TOPIC SPEAKER VENUE DATE & TIME
Colloquium: Towards a Social History of Conflict: Saivas and Vaisnavas in Sixteenth-Century Vijayanagara Ajay Rao, Assistant Professor, Department for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto 10th Floor, Seminar Hall, Pixel A, APU November 29, 2012 - 3:45pm
Colloquium: Rural Livelihoods in India: The Challenges Ahead Mihir Shah, Member, Planning Commission of India 10th Floor, Auditorium, APU November 22, 2012 - 3:15pm
Colloquium: The Politics of Knowledge: The Pharmaceuticalisation of Ayurveda in India Madhulika Banerjee 10th Floor, Auditorium, APU November 15, 2012 - 3:45pm
Colloquium Series: Culture and Entertainment Girish Karnad 10th Floor, Auditorium, Pixel A, APU November 8, 2012 - 3:45pm
Colloquium Series: Building a Sustainable India Aseem Srivastava, Environmental Economist and Writer 10th Floor, Auditorium, Pixel A, APU October 25, 2012 - 3:45pm
Colloquium Series: Adivasis Here, Adivasis There Vidyarthy Chatterjee, Independent Researcher 10th Floor, Auditorium, Pixel A, APU October 18, 2012 - 3:45pm
Colloquium Series: Revival of the PDS, the National Food Security Bill and the Question of Cash Transfers Reetika Khera, Assistant Professor of Economics, IIT, Delhi 10th Floor, Auditorium, Pixel A, APU September 13, 2012 - 3:34pm
Colloquium Series: Placing the Garden Variety under the Lens Probal Dasgupta, Professor and Head, Linguistic Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata 10th Floor, Auditorium, Pixel A, APU September 6, 2012 - 3:45pm
Colloquium Series: Theatre, Community and Nation: the Mimetic Imagination of Ritwik Ghatak Jisha Menon, Assistant Professor of Drama at Stanford University 10th Floor, Auditorium, Pixel A, APU August 30, 2012 - 3:45pm
Colloquium Series: On the Grounds for Recognition of Cultural Difference Prof Jeremy Webber, Canada Research Chair in Law and Society, University of Victoria 10th Floor, Auditorium, Pixel A, APU August 23, 2012 - 3:45pm
Colloquium Series: Ethics of Receptivity Gopal Guru, Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 10th Floor, Auditorium, Pixel A, APU August 16, 2012 - 3:45pm
Colloquium Series: Rethinking Partition Historiography: The Quest for Pakistan in Colonial India Venkat Dhulipala, Department of History, University of North Carolina, Wilmington 10th Floor, Auditorium, Pixel A, APU August 9, 2012 - 3:45pm
Faculty Seminar: “Hindu Water”, “Muslim Water”: Syncretism, Commensality and Community in Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Punjab Anil Sethi, Azim Premji University Room No. 103, First Floor, Pixel B, APU August 8, 2012 - 4:00pm
Colloquium Series: Welfare versus Empowerment? Governmentality in the ICDS and Mahila Samakhya Programs Akhil Gupta, Department of Anthropology and Director, Center for India and South Asia, University of California, Los Angeles 10th Floor, Auditorium, Pixel A, APU August 2, 2012 - 4:00pm
Colloquium Series: Integrated Trans-disciplinary Inquiry Abilities through Education K. P. Mohanan, Centre for Integrative Studies, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune 10th Floor, Auditorium, Pixel A, APU July 26, 2012 - 3:45pm
Colloquium Series: The Making of Zoology in Eurocolonial India John Mathew, Department of History, Duke University 10th Floor, Auditorium, Pixel A, APU July 19, 2012 - 3:15pm
Colloquium Series: Efficiency: A Three Hundred Year Social and Political History Deepak Malghan, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore Room 307, Third Floor, Pixel B, APU April 26, 2012 - 3:15pm
Colloquium Series: The Child Friendly School Initiative journey – reflections from the field practice Umashankar Periodi, Azim Premji Foundation Room 307, Third Floor, Pixel B, PESSE Campus, APU April 19, 2012 - 3:15pm
Colloquium Series: The Arts amidst the new Growth: An Audacious Dream Sanjna Kapoor, Director, Junoon Theatre Room 307, Third Floor, Pixel B, APU April 12, 2012 - 3:15pm
Colloquium Series: Science, Knowledge Swaraj and Democracy C Shambu Prasad, Professor, Rural Management, XIMB Room 307, Third Floor, Pixel B, APU April 5, 2012 - 3:15pm
Weekly Seminar: Reading as Bee-ing: The Case of Commonplace Books Varadarajan Narayanan, Azim Premji University Room 307, Third Floor, Pixel B, APU April 3, 2012 - 3:30pm
Colloquium Series: Postcolonial Relations: Gandhi, Nehru and the Ethical Imperatives of the National-Popular Rajeswari Sunder Rajan, New York University Room 307, Third Floor, Pixel B, APU March 1, 2012 - 3:15pm
Colloquium Series: Living with Tribes, Working with the State – A Personal Narrative Anant Gangola, Azim Premji Foundation Room 307, Third Floor, Pixel B, APU February 23, 2012 - 3:15pm
Colloquium Series: Verbal Skepticism and Visual Gullibility: Methodologies for Studying Mass Media Effects Frode Steen Associate Professor, Dept. of Communication Studies, UCLA Room 307, Third Floor, Pixel B, APU February 16, 2012 - 3:15pm
Colloquium Series: Biopiracy, Biodiversity Conservation and Food Security in India Leo F. Saldanha & Bhargavi S. Rao, Environment Support Group, Bangalore Room 307, Third Floor, Pixel B, APU February 9, 2012 - 3:15pm
Colloquium Series: What one Indian NGO can tell us about social innovation, civil society and nonprofit management? Nidhi Srinivas, The New School of Social Research, New York Room 307, Third Floor, Pixel B, APU January 12, 2012 - 3:15pm
Colloquium Series The Indian Legal System: How do we fix it? Mohan Gopal, Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies, New Delhi Room 103, First Floor, Pixel B, APU December 1, 2011 - 3:00pm
Colloquium Series: Panel presentation on "Early Childhood, Diversity, Leadership and Teacher Education: Perspectives from Canada" Prof Blair Mascall, Prof Carl Corter, Prof Mark Evans & Prof Reva Joshee, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto Room 103, First Floor, Pixel B, APU November 24, 2011 - 3:00pm
Colloquium Series: Environment, Law and Democracy in India K Sivaramakrishnan, Department of Anthropology and Director, South Asian Studies Council, Yale University Room 103, First Floor, Pixel B, APU November 16, 2011 - 3:00pm
Colloquium Series: Plastic Photovoltaics: Towards Sustainable Solar Energy K. S. Narayan, Chemistry and Physical Materials Unit, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore Room 103, First Floor, Pixel B, APU November 3, 2011 - 3:00pm
Colloquium Series: Ambedkar in His Time and Ours Anupama Rao, Department of History, Barnard College, USA Room 103, First Floor, Pixel B, APU October 20, 2011 - 3:00pm
Colloquium Series: A Space for Our Own Words Jane Sahi, Independent Researcher and Activist Room 103, First Floor, Pixel B, APU September 29, 2011 - 3:00pm
Weekly Seminar: Politics and Governance: Some observations based on a primary data set V. Santhakumar, Azim Premji University Room 103, First Floor, Pixel B, APU September 20, 2011 - 3:30pm
Weekly Seminar: The Contested Canvas of Mithila Painting Sandali Thakur, Azim Premji University Room 103, Pixel B, APU September 13, 2011 - 3:30pm
Colloquium Series: The Origin of Kannada as a Literary Language Prof. U R Ananthamurthy, Kannada writer Room 103, First Floor, Pixel B, APU September 9, 2011 - 3:00pm
Colloquium Series: Civil Society and Education for All Karen Mundy, Ontario Institute of Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto Room 103, First Floor, Pixel B, APU August 25, 2011 - 3:00pm
Colloquium Series: Has Indian Federalism Succeeded or Failed? Ashutosh Varshney, Department of Political Science, Brown University Seminar Hall 1, Ground Floor, Main Building, APU August 18, 2011 - 3:00pm
Colloquium Series: The Political Economy of Liberalization in India Akhil Gupta, Department of Anthropology and Director, Center for India and South Asia, University of California, Los Angeles Seminar Hall 1, Ground Floor, Main Building, APU August 11, 2011 - 3:00pm

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