Neo-Liberalism, Secularism, and the Future of the Left in India
A Day-long Conference
Thursday, April 1, 2010, 10 am — 7:30 pm
Heyman Center for the Humanities, Second Floor Common Room
Sitaram Yechury is the Parliamentary Group Leader for the Communist Party of India. He is a member of the party’s Central Committee and Politburo and has authored various publications on communalism, economic policy, and social and cultural issues.
Prabhat Patnaik is a professor at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning in the School of Social Sciences at Jawaharlal Nehru University, where he specializes in macroeconomics and political economy. He also serves as Vice-Chairman of the Kerala State Planning Board. His most recent book is The Value of Money.
Jayati Ghosh is professor of economics at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and the executive secretary of International Development Economics Associates (IDEAS). Among other books, has co-authored Crisis as a Conquest: Learning from East Asia, The Market That Failed: A Decade of Neoliberal Economic Reforms in India, and Work and Well-being in the Age of Finance. She is currently a member of the National Knowledge Commission reporting to the Prime Minister of India.
C.P Chandrasekhar is a professor at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning at Jawaharlal Nehru University. He sits on the executive committee of International Development Economics Associates, a network of economists which uses critical analyses of economic and development policy to create and strengthen alternatives to the neo-liberal paradigm. He is the co-author of Crisis as Conquest: Learning from East Asia with Jayati Ghosh and has authored numerous articles on the recession, international finance and Asia.
Javeed Alam is Chairman of the Indian Council of Social Science Research. Before that he was a visiting senior fellow at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies at Himachal Pradesh University. Among his best known publications are Domination and Dissent: Peasants and Politics, India: Living with Modernity, and Who Wants Democracy? Alam has also taught at Osmania University in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.
This conference is free and open to the public.
No tickets or registration necessary.
Seating is on a first come, first served basis.
Photo ID required for entry.
Co-sponsored by Heyman Center, Center for Democracy, Toleration, and Religion and the Committee on Global Thought. Click here for the location of the Heyman Center: <heymancenter.org/visit.php>