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  • Date: November 21,2017

    Time: 06:30 PM

    Venue: Seminar Halls I,II & III

    Title: The State of the Nation

    Description:

    Speaker: Dr. Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India

     (Collaboration: Pai Panandikar Trust)

  • Date: October 26,2017

    Time: 6:30 PM

    Venue: Seminar Halls I,II & III

    Title: Gandhi, Hinduism and Humanity

    Description:

     

    Speaker: Dr. Faisal Devji, Reader in indian History, University of Oxford
    Chair & Discussion: Dr. Avijit Pathak, Professor in Sociology, Jawaharlal Nehru University,
    As a critic of modern civilisation gandhi was deeply suspicious of its desire for university.While universal ideas like Freedom, therefore , were enthusiastically taken up by many anti-colonial thinkers,the mahatma focused instead of their darker aspect and linked with imperialism.And yet the refused to become a partisan for the particular either, recognising its as a category belonging to the universal as well.Hinduism provided Gandhi with an important example of a phenomenon  that he thought might avoid the voilence of the universal while at the same time denying relegation to a mere particularity. This lecture will explore how Gandhi posed Hinduism against what he saw as the voilent appeal to humanity as a universal idea, looking in particular at his understanding of three contentious issues: caste,conversion and cow protection
    (Collarboration: South Asian University and Society and Culture in South Asia) 

  • Date: August 28,2017

    Time: 06:30 PM

    Venue: C. D. Deshmukh Auditorium

    Title: Professor M.G.K. Menon Memorial Lecture

    Description:

    Creating a Scientific Problem-solving Mindset among Young Indians

    Speaker: Dr. N.R. Narayana Murthy, co-founder of Infosys

    Chair: Shri N.N. Vohra, Governor of Jammu & Kashmir, President IIC

     

    The first lecture in memory of Professor MGK Menon, Life-Trustee of the IIC, eminent physicist and policy planner who passed away in November 2016

  • Date: August 21,2017

    Time: 06:30 PM

    Venue: Seminar Halls I,II & III

    Title: The State of Indian Democracy

    Description:

     
    Speaker: Dr. Subhash C. Kashyap

    Chair: Shri N.N Vohra, Governor of Jammu & Kashmir, President IIC

    (Collaboration: Pai Panandikar Trust)

  • Date: July 15,2017

    Time: 06:30 pm

    Venue: C. D. Deshmukh Auditorium

    Title: Durgabai Deshmukh Memorial Lecture 2017

    Description:

    The Moral Economy of the Elite and Why they Can’t Confront the Inequality that is Our Greatest Crisis

    Speaker: P. Sainath

     

    (Collaboration: Council for Social Development)