The India Lectures: Eminent political scientist Rajeev Bhargava on secularism
Dr. Rajeev Bhargava is a leading professor of Indian political theory and a scholar of multiculturalism and secularism in non-Western societies.
When (begins) : 2008-11-04 10:00 (Ottawa) DST 2008-11-04 11:30 (Ottawa) DST -
Where : Hopper Room, IDRC, 150 Kent Street, 8th floor, Ottawa, ON
Dr. Rajeev Bhargava is a leading professor of Indian political theory and a scholar of multiculturalism and secularism in non-Western societies. He is Senior Fellow and Director at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, a social sciences and humanities research institute in Delhi.
Dr. Bhargava was educated at University of Delhi and at Oxford University. He has taught at Harvard, Columbia, Queens University (Belfast), and Jawarharlal Nehru University, among other institutions worldwide. Most recently he has been head of the political science department at the University of Delhi.
He is the author of Individualism in Social Science, and the editor or co-editor of books on topics such as secularism, multiculturalism, civil society, ethics, and social justice. He contributes regularly to openDemocracy, a website for debate about international politics and culture.
Currently, Dr. Bhargava is writing a book on secularism. The theme of his presentation at IDRC will be: “Mulitiple Conceptions of Secularism.”
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Time: Tuesday, November 4, 2008, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Place: Hopper Room, IDRC, 150 Kent Street, 8th floor, Ottawa, ON
French and English simultaneous interpretation is available.
Dr. Bhargava’s talk is the fourth in a year-long series organized by IDRC. For information about earlier presentations in this series, see www.idrc.ca/indialectures
The India Lectures highlight the wealth of eminent thinkers and stimulating ideas emanating from this rising global power. The series marks the 25th anniversary of IDRC’s regional office in New Delhi and celebrates IDRC’s enduring and valued collaboration with its Indian research partners.
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