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Centre for South Asian Studies: Events



Hosted by: Wilfried Swenden, Co-Director # UoE; Hosted by: Kanchana Ruwanpura, Co-Director # UoE
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Date and Time
4th Feb 2016 10:30 - 4th Feb 2016 19:30
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Re-Launch: Centre for South Asian Studies

[Co-Sponsored by School of Social and Political Science and Global Justice Academy]

Session Leads

1030 - 1200


An informal group session, involving Professor Katharine Adeney, Neloufer De Mel, Naila Kabeer and Ravinder Kaur

[PhD and MSc students (Also open to CSAS (Honorary) Fellows and lay community]


1200 - 1345






Mixing and mingling of staff, students and invitees




1400 - 1545



Round table/panel discussion with short presentations on relevant themes by academic guest speakers


Members of the Steering/Management Board [Also open to students, fellows. academic staff and lay community]


1545 - 1615


Coffee / Tea



Mixing and mingling of staff, students and invitees



1615 - 1645

Walk over to ECCI


1700 - 1830




Plenary/public lecture by Professor Nail Kabeer on "Gender Facets in South Asia: Challenges Ahead"




Co-Directors of CSAS, Head of SPS and SGS [co-badged with GJA]




1830 - 1930



Academic guests, students and wider community



10.30-16.30 - 6th Floor Staff Room, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square,

17.00-19.30: ECCI (Conference Room, High School Yards, Infirmary Street)

Invited Academic Experts (listed alphabetically): 

Professor Katharine Adeney (UK/Pakistan) – Professor at the University of Nottingham has worked on ethnic conflict regulation and institutional design in Pakistan and India. She is the co-editor of Government and Opposition (Cambridge) and has published extensively in the field.

Professor Neloufer De Mel (Sri Lanka) – Professor of English at the Department of English, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Nelouferholds her PhD from the University of Kent and is the author of the widely acclaimed Militarizing Sri Lanka: Popular Culture, Memory and Narrative in the Sri Lankan Armed Conflict.

Professor Naila Kabeer (Bangladesh) – Professor of Gender and Development at the Gender Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science. She has published extensively to universal acclaim, includes Reversed Realities: Gender Hierarchies in Development Thought and The Power to Choose: Bangladeshi Women and Labour Supply Decision-Making in London and Dhaka

Professor Ravinder Kaur (India) – Associate Professor of Modern South Asian Studies and Director of the Centre of Global South Asian Studies at the University of Copenhagen researches and works on India’s transition into an “emerging market”and on unfolding connections between Asia and Africa.Her publications include, Since 1947: Partition Narratives among Punjabi Migrants of Delhi (Oxford), Religion, Violence and Political Mobilization in SouthAsia (Sage).