Constitution, Democracy and Citizenship | Circa 2020

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IMPRI Panel Discussion on Constitution, Democracy and Citizenship | Circa 2020
Constitutionalism and Citizenship has emerged as the answer for growing majoritarian democracies.
How adequate would this response prove to be?

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Constitution, Democracy and Citizenship | Circa 2020
Constitutionalism and Citizenship has emerged as the answer for growing majoritarian democracies.
How adequate would this response prove to be?

Details of the #WebPolicyTalk:
Date: December 17, 2020; Thursday
Time: 7:30 PM IST /9:00 AM ET/ 2:00 PM GMT
Platform: Zoom and Facebook Live

Chair and Moderator:
Ajay Gudavarthy
Dr Ajay Gudavarthy, Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, (JNU), New Delhi.

Ajay Gudavarthy is Associate Professor at the Centre for Political Studies of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Ajay Gudavarthy taught earlier as Assistant Professor at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. He had been Visiting Fellow, Centre for Citizenship, Civil society and Rule of Law, University of Aberdeen in 2012. He was Visiting Faculty at Centre for Human Rights, University of Hyderabad in 2011 and Visiting Fellow, Goldsmith College, University of London in 2010. In 2008, he was Charles Wallace Visiting Fellow, the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London.
His published works include Re-framing Democracy and Agency in India: Interrogating Political Society (edited, 2012) and Politics of Post-civil Society: Contemporary History of Political Movements in India (SAGE Publications, New Delhi, 2013).

Nyla Ali Khan
Prof Nyla Ali Khan, Professor, Rose State College (RSC), Oklahoma, USA

Dr. Nyla Ali Khan is a professor at Rose State College, Midwest City, OK and taught as a Visiting Professor at the University of Oklahoma. Formerly, she was a professor at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. She received her Ph.D. in English Literature and her Masters in Postcolonial Literature and Theory at the University of Oklahoma.
Author of several published articles, book reviews and editorials, she has edited Parchment of Kashmir, a collection of essays on Jammu and Kashmir, written four books, including The Fiction of Nationality in an Era of Transnationalism and Islam, Women, and Violence in Kashmir: Between Indian and Pakistan. Several of her articles have appeared in academic journals, newspapers and magazines in the United States and South Asia. They focus heavily on the political issues and strife of her homeland, Jammu and Kashmir, India, where she visits frequently. She has reading competence in Arabic and Hindi and is fluent in Urdu and Kashmiri.
Dr. Khan has presented lectures on the subject of Kashmir at several universities including American University, Columbia University and New York University. She is an Oklahoma Humanities Scholar presenting public talks statewide, including women’s correctional facilities, where she focuses on education and women’s empowerment.
Dr. Khan was recognized at the OK State Capitol for her human rights work in 2018 and honored by the Oklahoma League of Women Voters as one of the 100 Trailblazers for 2018. She was recently awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award & Silver Medal for her national public speaking and her bridge building work at the community and grassroots level in the state of Oklahoma. Dr. Khan currently resides in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Samir Gandesha
Dr Samir Gandesha, Director and Professor, Institute for the Humanities, Simon Fraser University (SFU), Canada

Samir Gandesha is an Associate Professor in the Department of the Humanities and the Director of the Institute for the Humanities at Simon Fraser University. He specializes in modern European thought and culture, with a particular emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries. His work has appeared in Political Theory, New German Critique, Kant Studien, Philosophy and Social Criticism, Topia, the European Legacy, the European Journal of Social Theory, Art Papers, the Cambridge Companion to Adorno and Herbert Marcuse: A Critical Reader as well as in several other edited books.
He is co-editor with Lars Rensmann of “Arendt and Adorno: Political and Philosophical Investigations” (Stanford, 2012). His book (coedited with Johan Hartle) “Reification and Spectacle: On the Timeliness of Western Marxism” (University of Amsterdam Press) is forthcoming later this year  and he has also recently completed (also with Johan Hartle) “Poetry of the Future: Marx and the Aesthetic.” He has recently lectured at the Centre for the Study of Marxist Social Theory at the University of Nanjing, the Taipei Biennale and at the School for Language, Literature and Cultural Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi.

Trevor Stack
Dr Trevor Stack, Director, Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law (CISRUL), University of Aberdeen, Scotland

He came to Aberdeen as a Lecturer in Hispanic Studies in 2002, after completing a BA in History and a Masters in Social Anthropology at Oxford University, a PhD in Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, and having taught Anthropology at the University of St Andrews. He has been doing research in Mexico since 1992, and he has also done research since 2008 in California. His research has focused mainly on citizenship and civil society. As well as teaching in Latin American Studies, he is the Director of the inter-disciplinary Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law (CISRUL) which focuses on the study of political concepts in the world.

Niranjan Sahoo
Dr Niranjan Sahoo, Senior Fellow, Observer Research Foundation, (ORF), New Delhi

Niranjan Sahoo, PhD, is a Senior Fellow with ORF’s Governance and Politics Initiative. With years of expertise in governance and public policy, he now anchors studies and programmes on democracy, human rights, federalism, electoral reforms (particularly issues related to political funding), and cross-cutting issues of exclusion, insurgencies, affirmative action and inclusion. A recipient of the Asia Fellowship (2009) and a former Sir Ratan Tata Fellow, he currently serves as the South Asia member for the Carnegie Rising Democracies Network, where he debates and writes on democracy, foreign policy, human rights and other related issues.
He has authored two books: Politics of Power Sector Reforms in India (Pentagon Press, 2007) and Reservation Policy and its Implementation across Domains in India: An Analytical Review (Academic Foundation, 2009). His third book Exclusion and Insurgencies in India is in the pipeline. His latest (co-authored) monograph “Funding India’s Democracy” will be published soon. He regularly contributes for academic and current affairs journals, newspapers, think thanks and blogs, and features on television programmes related to his areas of expertise.

Pragya Singh
Pragya Singh, Senior Journalist, Newsclick

Pragya Singh is a journalist with two decades experience. She has worked with The Pioneer, The Indian Express, Hindustan Times-Mint, Outlook Magazine and Firspost Print in Delhi prior to joining NewsClick in 2019. She is a lawyer by training and writes on politics, social change and conflicts.

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