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Global Ambedkar

General Programming

dateOctober 18, 2018 timeThursday, 6:30pm EDT location Barnard Hall, James Room (Room 418), Barnard College
  • Institute for Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University
  • Office of the EVP
  • Dean of Humanities
  • Office of the Provost (Barnard)
  • Center for Contemporary Critical Thought
  • Institute for Research in African-American Studies
  • The Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies
  • South Asian Institute
  • Free and open to the public
  • No registration necessary
  • First come, first seated

B. R. Ambedkar is one of Columbia University’s most illustrious alumni, and a political thinker and constitutional lawyer whose thought and activism has shaped the world’s largest democracy.

In 2018, the Inaugural Ambedkar Lectures have been planned as a series of two public events to recognize Ambedkar’s continuing relevance for social justice activism and democratic thought in global frame

Global Ambedkar:

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: Debjani Ganguly (UVa) and Anupama Rao (Barnard, Columbia)