Sunday, December 27, 2015

Jan 20 event, New Delhi: South Asian Constitutionalism

The South Asia Institute, Harvard University, and the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, will be holding a seminar on South Asian constitutionalism on January 20, at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. The event will discuss the recent publication of Mark Tushnet and Madhav Khosla, Unstable Constitutionalism: Law and Politics in South Asia (Cambridge University Press 2015). It will involve legal scholars and political scientists focusing on some of the themes covered in this book, in particular the ongoing political tensions and their legal manifestation across South Asia.

No registration or invitation is required. The event is open to all.

The following is the schedule as it currently stands (minor changes might occur):

Session I: 3.00 – 4.30 PM

Opening Remarks and Moderator: Mark Tushnet, Harvard Law School

(1) Upendra Baxi, University of Warwick

(2) Niraja Gopal Jayal, Jawaharlal Nehru University

(3) Gilles Verniers, Ashoka University

Coffee: 4.30 – 5.00

Session II: 5.00 – 7.00 PM

Moderator: Madhav Khosla, Harvard University

(1) Prashant Jha, The Hindustan Times

(2) Arun K. Thiruvengadam, Azim Premji University, Bangalore

(3) Aparna Chandra, National Law University, Delhi

Closing Remarks: Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Centre for Policy Research

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