B.R. Ambedkar is arguably one of Columbia University’s most illustrious alumni, whose ideas and activism has shaped the world’s largest democracy, India. The Ambedkar Lectures explore his continued relevance for discussions of social justice, affirmative action, and democratic thinking in a global frame.
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Time: 6:30PM- 8:30PM
Venue: James Room, Barnard Hall
Etienne Balibar (Anniversary Chair Professor, CRMEP and Columbia University)
Nahum Chandler (UC-Irvine)
Gopal Guru (JNU, Editor, Economic and Political Weekly)
Gayatri Spivak (University Professor, Columbia)
Moderated by Anupama Rao (Barnard, Columbia)
Welcome and introductions by David Madigan, Sarah Cole, and Anupama Rao.
Friday, October 19, 2018
Venue: Davis Auditorium
Sudipto Mondal (Investigative journalist, Hindustan Times)
Gaiutra Bahadur (Author of Coolie Women)
Closing remarks by Ira Katznelson
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The Ambedkar Lectures are hosted by Institute for Comparative Literature and Society with additional support by: Office of the EVP (Columbia); Dean of Humanities (Columbia); Office of the Provost (Barnard); Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought; Institute for Research in African-American Studies; The Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies; South Asia Institute; the Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities.