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Public Lectures

We at Azim Premji University believe that genuine, large-scale social change is possible only through the agency of well-informed, sensitized citizens. The University organizes public lectures by leading scholars, thinkers and leaders in public service on issues related to education, development, livelihood, health care, law, policy and governance. In the past we have had substantive and stimulating lectures by eminent speakers who have ranged from Nobel Memorial Prize and Magsaysay Award winners to grassroots social workers with decades of field experience behind them. The lectures have attracted audiences comprising, students, researchers, social workers and concerned citizens.

Click here for videos of select public lectures

Capitalism and Robots – Work, Income and Human Welfare in the 21st Century

Date: October 02, 2017
Time: 4:00PM-5.30PM
Venue: Mother Tekla Auditoriun, 143 General KS, Thimayya Road, Bengaluru 560025

 
Gender Inequality and the Transgender Community

Date: September 18, 2017
Time: 4:00PM-5.30PM
Venue: Seminar Hall, 10th Floor, Pixel A (Azim Premji University)


 
Remembering the Nationalism of Republican Socialist Revolutionaries

Date: March 23, 2017
Time: 1:30PM
Venue: Seminar Hall, 10th Floor, Pixel A (Azim Premji University)


 

TOPIC SPEAKER VENUE DATE & TIME
PROBLEMS that don’t remain solved Arthur Eisenkraft Global Incubation Services (GINSERVE Auditorium) CA Site No 1, HAL 3rd Stage, Behind Hotel Leela Palace, Bangalore - 560008 Jan 13, 2017
05.00pm - 07.00pm
TOPIC SPEAKER VENUE DATE & TIME
Public Forum on the Paris Climate Change Agreement Anshu Bharadwaj, Gita Sen, Navroz K Dubash and Tejal Kanitkar Alliance Francaise Auditorium, 108, Thimmaiah Road, Vasant Nagar, Bengaluru - 560052 July 14, 2016
10.00am - 1.00pm
Global Inequality: Causes and Consequences Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz and Professor Branko Milanovic NIMHANS Convention Centre, Hosur Road, Lakkasandra, Behind Bus Stop, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560029 July 06, 2016
4.00pm - 6.00pm
Urbanization and the Fate of Small Farmers Amit Bhaduri, Professor Emeritus at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. Visiting Chair Professor in Political Economy at Goa University. Ginserv AuditoriumBehind Hotel Leela Kempinski, HAL 3rd Stage, Kodihalli, Bengaluru 560008 June 29, 2016
5.00pm - 7.00pm
Sports on the Moon Arthur Eisenkraft, Professor of Science Education, University of Massachusetts Boston, MA, USA The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), # 4th Main Rd, Domlur II Stage, Bangalore, Karnataka 560071 January 22, 2016
5.00pm - 7.00pm
TOPIC SPEAKER VENUE DATE & TIME
The Power of Children: Frontiers for Innovation Jaan Valsiner Niels Bohr Professor of Cultural Psychology, Aalborg University, Denmark Room No 911, 9th Floor, Central Building, Christ University, Hosur Road, Bengaluru - 560029 November 19, 2015
5.30pm - 7.00pm
On Poverty and Destitution Jan Breman Distinguished Professor of Development Sociology, University of Amsterdam Ginserv Auditorium, Global Incubation Services, Behind Hotel Leela Palace Kempinski, HAL 3rd Stage, Kodihalli, Bengaluru October 8, 2015
5.00pm - 7.00pm
Public vs Private Schools in a Democracy Harry Brighouse - Prof. University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Neera Chandhoke - Political Theorist, India
Rohit Dhankar - Prof. Azim Premji University, India
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan ,# 43, Race Course Road, Bengaluru -560008 January 18, 2015
5.00pm - 7.00pm
Public vs Private Schools in a Democracy Harry Brighouse - Prof. University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Neera Chandhoke - Political Theorist, India
Rohit Dhankar - Prof. Azim Premji University, India
India International Center # 40, Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi - 110003 ‎ January 16, 2015
3.00pm - 5.00pm
Four Essential Questions Arthur Eisenkraft - Distinguished Professor of Science Education, Professor of Physics, Director,
Center of Science and Math in Context (COSMIC)
University of Massachusetts Boston
Boston, MA, USA
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan ,# 43, Race Course Road, Bengaluru -560008 January 14, 2015
6.00pm - 7.30pm
The State and The Market: A Discussion

Video I
Video II
Ha Joon Chang - Reader in Political Economy at the University of Cambridge
Robert Wade - Professor of Political Economy and Development at the Development Studies Institute (DESTIN), London School of Economics
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) # 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage, Bengaluru - 560071 January 8, 2015
5.00pm - 7.00pm
TOPIC SPEAKER VENUE DATE & TIME
The Idea of Equality in 20th Century India Yogendra Yadav,
Senior Fellow, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) # 4th Main Rd, Domlur II Stage, Domlur, Bengaluru - 560071 November 6, 2014
5.30pm - 7.30pm
Aarogya Swaraj : In Search of Health Care for the People Dr. Abhay Bang, Director, SEARCH (Society for Education, Action and Research in Community Health) Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, #43, Race Course Road, Bengaluru- 560008 Aug 19, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Dangerous Neglects - How the Absence of Context and Culture in International Education Assessments Undermines their Validity Prof. Heinz-Dieter Meyer, University at Albany, State University of New York Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, #43, Race Course Road, Bengaluru- 560008 May 15, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Theatre performance by Sushama Deshpande - Haan, Main Savitribai Phule Sushama Deshpande National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru (NGMA) Manekyavelu Mansion, 49, Palace Road, Bengaluru - 560052 February 22, 2014 5:00pm - 6:30pm
FINDING ANANDA (Play) - A Tribute to Swami Vivekananda To commemorate his 150th birth anniversary year Vijay Padki, Bengaluru Little Theatre ADA Rangamandira 109, J.C Road, Bengaluru- 560002, January 27, 28 and 29, 2014 7:30pm
Globalization, Structural Change, and Inequality Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia University J N Tata Auditorium National Science Symposium Complex, Sir CV Raman Avenue, Near-Indian Institute Of Science, Mathikere, Kodandarampura, Bengaluru - 560012 January 9, 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Engaging Students in Science with Art, Physics and Literature Arthur Eisenkraft, University of Massachusetts Boston The Energy and Research Institute (TERI), Bengaluru, January 7, 2014 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Facets of Islamic Politics in Pakistan Christophe Jaffrelot, Research Director, CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), Paris The Energy and Research Institute (TERI), # 4th Main Rd, Domlur II Stage, Domlur, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560071 January 4, 2014 6:00pm - 7:30pm
TOPIC SPEAKER VENUE DATE & TIME
Body, Self and Consciousness Thomas Metzinger, Professor of Theoretical Philosophy at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz and Adjunct Fellow at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Study (FIAS) The Energy and Research Institute (TERI), # 4th Main Rd, Domlur II Stage, Domlur, Bengaluru - 560071 December 4, 2013 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Democracy in Our Times Andre Beteille, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, #43, Race Course Road, Bengaluru - 560008 November 29, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Contemporary Crisis in Theatre Ecology Prasanna, Theatre Director National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru (NGMA) Manekyavelu Mansion, 49, Palace Road, Bengaluru - 560052 November 16, 2013 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Impunity, Inequality and the State - Looking at and through Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) Sanjoy Hazarika, Director, Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi The Energy and Research Institute (TERI), # 4th Main Rd, Domlur II Stage, Domlur, Bengaluru - 560071 October 4, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Can courts bring social justice? Rights based welfare policy in a comparative perspective Prof. Siri Gloppen Hotel Royal Orchid, Domlur, Bengaluru, India 560073 August 2, 2013 - 6:00pm – 7.00pm
An India for Everyone - A Path to Inclusive Development Amarjeet Sinha, Principal Secretary, Department of Education, Government of Bihar The Energy and Research Institute (TERI), # 4th Main Rd, Domlur II Stage, Domlur, Bengaluru - 560071 April 15, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Conversations on Himalaya & its Diversity Kamal Bawa and Sandesh Kadur (ATREE) and Rohini Nilekani (Aragyam) National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru (NGMA)
Manekyavelu Mansion, 49, Palace Road, Bengaluru - 560052
January 30, 2013 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Globalization, Development and Inequality Joseph Stiglitz, Robert Wade and Ravi Kanbur (INET) Sathya Sai Samskruta Sadanam, Hosur Road, Next to Forum Mall, Bengaluru - 560029 January 8, 2013 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Unequal India Harsh Mander, Director, Centre for Equity Studies, New Delhi The Energy and Research Institute (TERI), # 4th Main Rd, Domlur II Stage, Domlur, Bengaluru - 560071 January 16, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
TOPIC SPEAKER VENUE DATE & TIME
Art, Culture and Social Responsibility Jahnu Barua, Filmmaker National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru (NGMA) Manekyavelu Mansion, 49, Palace Road, Bengaluru - 560052 Sept 29, 2012 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Rule of Law in a Developing Society Pratap Bhanu Mehta, President, Center for Policy Research, New Delhi National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru (NGMA) Manekyavelu Mansion, 49, Palace Road, Bengaluru - 560052 May 18, 2012 6:30pm – 7.30pm
Ecological Crises, Digital Humanities and New Political Assemblies Bruno Latour, Professor at Sciences Po, Paris, where he is also the Vice-President for Research National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru (NGMA) Manekyavelu Mansion, 49, Palace Road, Bengaluru - 560052 March 23, 2012 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Food Security in India: Challenges and Recent Developments Prof. Abhijit Sen, Member, Planning Commission, Government of India followed by a program of Hindustani classical music by Steve Gorn and Pandit Dr. Nagaraj Rao Havaldar St. John's auditorium John Nagar, Koramangala 3rd Block, Bengaluru- 560034 Feb 11, 2012 4:00pm - 6:30pm
A Conversation with George Soros George Soros, philanthropist and investor & Anurag Behar, Vice Chancellor, Azim Premji University St. John's auditorium John Nagar, Koramangala 3rd Block, Bengaluru- 560034 January 9, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
On Kambara & Performance of Play 'Singarevva and the Palace' Nataraj Huliyar, Department of Kannada Studies, Bengaluru University & Laxmi Chandrashekar, Samudaya National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru (NGMA)
Manekyavelu Mansion, 49, Palace Road, Bengaluru - 560052
November 12, 2011 5:00pm – 7.00pm
Development: Between Cliché and Creativity Shiv Visvanathan, Social Scientist, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Ahmedabad National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru (NGMA) Manekyavelu Mansion, 49, Palace Road, Bengaluru - 560052 October 8, 2011 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Fostering Inclusiveness, Plurality and Equal Opportunity Aruna Roy, Nikhil Dey & Shankar Singh, Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS) National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru (NGMA) Manekyavelu Mansion, 49, Palace Road, Bengaluru - 560052 August 6, 2011 3:00pm – 5.00pm

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