Rama S. Melkote,
Author and former Professor of Political Science at Osmania University,
Women in the Telangana Movements: Then and
14 July 2017
S Akbar Zaidi, Eminent Political Economist from Pakistan, " Has China Taken Over Pakistan ?", 9 June 2017
Kanak Mani Dixit, Eminent Journalist from Nepal, " Nepal: Gateway Into and Out of South Asia", 9 June 2017
Manoranjan Byapari, Noted Write and Pioneer of Dalit Writing in West Bengal, " His Life as a Bengali, Dalit Refugee", 12 May 2017
Distinguished Chair in Migration and Forced Migration Studies, CRG, "
Ecological Marginality and Floating
20 December 2016
Nimmi Kurian, Associate Professor, Centre for Policy Research, " The Periphery as Hub? Competing Constructions of Borders in India's Act East Policy", 16 November 2016
Bivas Chaudhuri, Department of Statistics, All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, " Use of Official Statistics in the Social Science Research - Issues and Concerns", 03 November 2016
Sumanta Banerjee, Independent Researcher, " The Core and Contours of Popular Movements in India in the near Future", 20 September 2016
Sravani Biswas, Syracus University, " Independence Not Yet: East Pakistan and the Cyclone of 1970", 16 August 2016
C. Raja Mohan, Director, Carnegie India, " Reconnecting the Subcontinent : India and the New Silk Roads", 24 June 2016
József Böröcz, Professor of Sociology, Rutgers University, " Materialist Background to the 2015: Refugee Crisis of Europe", 17 June 2016
Lawrence Liang, Legal Researcher and Co-founder, Alternative Law Forum, " Bright Lights and Shadows: Histories and Politics of Labour and Law in the Indian Film Industry ", 4 May 2016
Swapna Mukhopadhyay, Graduate School of Education, Portland State University, " Ethnomathematics", 19 February 2016
Ananda Bhattacharya, Assistant Director, Directorate of State Archives, Government of West Bengal, " Evolution of Archives in Ancient, Medieval and Modern Through the Ages : Its Management and system of Record Keeping", 22 January 2016
Anandaroop Sen, PhD Student, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, " The Arakanese, the 'Magha' and the Space of Refuge: Settlement Projects in Cittagong", 13 January 2016
Centre for Tribal Studies, Assam University,
" Identity and Politics : The Bodo Movement and its Genesis", 13 January 2016
Camille Buat, PhD Student, University of Göttingen, Germany, " Circulatory Labour Practices and the Constitution of a Trans-regional Scale of Social Relations: Circuits of Migration in the Bhojpuri Region, 1910s-1980s", 06 November 2015
Ranabir Samaddar, Distinguished Chair in Migration and Forced Migration Studies, CRG, " Crisis in Greece : Europe's Postcolonial Destiny", 03 October 2015
Clara Atehortua , Lawyer from Universidad de Medellín, " IDPs Settlement in the Cities and Durable Solutions Programs ", 01 October 2015
D.M.Diwakar, Director, A. N. Sinha Institute of Social Studies, " Migration and Social Change in Bihar", 20 August 2015
Taimoor Shahid, PhD Student, University of Chicago, " The Enchanted Paradigm: Modernity of Difference in Faiz Ahmad Faiz’s Poetry", 04 August 2015
Jessica De Santi, Bachelor of Law, McGill University, "Pluralisms in Law: International Refugee Law and India’s Refugee Policy", 17 July
Director, Calcutta Research Group, "The Crisis of 1947, the
Railway Strike, and the Rank and File",
Christoph Hauck, Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, "Change of Government in Comparative Perspective: The End of Hegemonic Party-Rule in the German State of Baden-Wuerttemberg and West Bengal 2011",13 May
Iman Kumar Mitra, Research and Programme Associate, Calcutta Research Group, " The Rhetoric of Rent and the Rent of Rhetoric: Birth of the Economic Expert, 08 May
Manabi Majumdar, Professor Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, " Meyeder Shikkha : Byaktir Pachanda Banaam Samajer Angikar” (Women’s Education: Individual Choice versus Social Commitment), 26 February
Prafulla Chakraborty, Eminent Activist and Trade-Unionist, " Autonomous Labour Movement in West Bengal", 20 February
Debasis Poddar, Assistant Professor of Law, National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi, Jharkhand, " One Hundred years of War and Peace since World War I: A Juridical Trajectory, 16 January
Immanuel Ness, Professor of Political Science, Brooklyn College, The City University of New York, " Autonomy of the Trade Union Movements", 25 August
Simpreet Singh, Housing Rights Activist based in Mumbai, " Politics of the Civil Society and Civility of the Political Society", 31 July
Peter Grbac, McGill University, Faculty of Law, " Accessing Refugee: India and its 1971 Refugee "Problem" ", 25 July
Sujata Dutta Hazarika, Deputy Director, Indira Gandhi National Open University, Guwahati , " Global Initiative for Sustainable Development and Planning: Engaging a Discourse in Natural Resource Management and Conflict Resolution in North East India", 18 July
Ranabir Samaddar, Director, Calcutta Research Group, " Policing a Riot-torn City: Kolkata16-18 August 1946", 6 June
Itty Abraham, Associate Professor, National University of Singapore, " Technology, Body, and Law: The Antinomies of Rights and Governmentality", 25 April (Second Sage-CRG Lecture)
Annemiek Prins, University of Amsterdam, " The Plight of Dwelling : East-Bengali Migrants and the Struggle for Land in Kolkata", 11 April
Geraldine Forbes, Distinguished Teaching Professor, History Department, State University of New York Oswego, " I could live like a boy in every other respect... Misperceptions about Education for women", 14 March
Faisal Fasih, Lecturer, WBNUJS, " Social Security of Unorganized Workers in India", 21 February
Anindya Ray chaudhuri, British Academy Post Doctorial Fellow, Department of English University of St. Andreues, " My Other Mother: Narratives of the 1947 Indian / Pakistani Partition, Separated Families and Mourning as Agency", 10 January
Pamela Philipose, Director and Editor-in-Chief, Women's Feature Service, New Delhi," The Time We Live In (Framed by New Media)", 14 December
Byasdeb Dasgupta, Associate Professor, Department of Economic, University of Kalyani, " Some Thoughts on India under Neo-liberal Transition", 15 November
Shyamalendu Mazumdar, Faculty, Department of Political Science, Sivanath Sastri College, Kolkata," Homelessness", 23 August
Naba Dutta, Eminent Labour and Human-Rights Activist," Present Conditions of Labour Movement in West Bengal", 20 August
Harry E. Vanden, Professor of Political Science and International Studies, University of South Florida, Tampa," Resurgence and Evolution of the Latin American Left and the Prospects for New Democracy There", 26 July
Charlotte-Anne Malischewski, Under Graduate Student, McGill University, Faculty of Law," Statelessness Law in India: Production, Prevention and Priotection", 19 July
Paula Banerjee, Department of South and South East Asian Studies, Calcutta University and Honorary Senior Researcher, CRG," Women, Conflict and Security: Case of Tripura", 12 July
Sita Venkateswar, Director , International in the collage of Humanities and Social Sciences and Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology Program at Massey University, New Zeland, " Expanding the Margins: Toward 'an anthropology of life' in the Anthropocene", 12 July
Subir Bhaumik, Former BBC correspondent and member of CRG, "China, India and Future of Asia", 21 June
Sekhar Bandyopadhyay, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, Anasua Basu Ray Chaudhury, Research & Programme Associate, CRG, and Anwesha Sengupta,Research and Programme Assistant, CRG, " Dalits and Partition in the East between 1947 and 1964: A Research in Progress", 14 February
Visiting Senior Fellow, South Asian Studies Programme, National
University of Singapore, "
Intimacy, Distance & Conditions of Being Refugees ", 6
(First Sage-CRG Lecture)
Vice-Chancellor, North Bengal University and Member CRG, "
Unstable Spaces and New
Nomadism”, 14 October
Professor at Peace Research Institute Oslo and Senior Researcher at the
Institute for European Studies of the Vrije Universiteit Brussels
What is Critical Migration Studies? ", 30 September
Samita Sen, Director,School of Women Studies, Jadavpur University"
Kulikahini and Other Stories: Gender and Nationalism in Assam Labour
Recruitment, 1880-1910", 27 July
Arani Sanyal, Intern, CRG," 'Justice' Loosened? The 'Katatel'
Controversy in Kolkata", 15 June
Ivan Ivekovic Sita Venkateswar
University of Michigan"
Hungry Bengal : War, Famine and the End of Empire 1939-1946 ", 22 June.
Independent Evaluator / Trainer for conflict transformation and
peace building projects in Sri Lanka, Participant of Eighth
Annual Winter Course in Forced Migration & our short term
visiting fellow ,"The
Conditions of Return: The Case of Sri Lanka in the Post Conflict
Suhit K. Sen, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences ,"Party and Government : Sources of Legitimacy", 10 November.
Director of CRG ,"Michel
Foucault and our Post Colonial Time",
4 May. To
Department of Political
Science, University of Hyderabad and Current Fellow, Indian Institute of
Devas and the Asuras: Interpretative Adventures of Indian Nationalism",
Secretary General of the Institut des Hautes Etudes sur la Justice, Paris,
Films on Legal Culture:
& To Kill a Mockingbird",
Professor of Public International Law, Faculty of Law, McGill
University," Protecting Migrants’ Rights as a Test for Democracies”, 15
Bertil Lintner, Eminent Journalist,“Burma's Foreign Policy:
Issues of Regional Security and Refugees”, 9 December.
Andrew Solomon, Deputy Director and Fellow, Brookings-Bern Project
on Internal Displacement, Brookings Institution, “Justice,
Accountability, and the Protection of Internally Displaced Persons”,1
Frederiksen, Associate Professor, International Development Studies,
Roskilde University, "Denmark
Researching the Life and Works of an African Public Intellectual: Which
Contexts Matter? ", 25 November.
Research & Programme Associate, CRG" The Background of National
Environment Policy of India-Exploring Influences ", 14 November.
Research & Programme Associate, CRG" Voices from Jadugoda:
Understanding the Changing Dynamics of Managing Common Property in the Wake
of Uranium Mining and Associated Risks in a Globalising Economy", 14
Research & Programme Associate, CRG" Negotiating Rights: Case Study
of the Falta Special Economic Zone ", 14 November.
Professor of Department of History, New York University" Spatial
Reorganization of North Eastern Parts of British India,1905 to Present ", 12
and teacher at Paris 8 University Institute of European Studies, in
Sociology of Culture and Cultural European Policies "The
World as a Regional Cosmogony in The Cultural Field", 18 February.
Visiting Scholar from Helsinki University, Finland "Impact of
Climate Change on Migration in India", 12 January.
Mireille Fanon France, Eminent Human Right Activist, Paris " Racism, Immigration and Xenophobia in the World today ", 15 December.
Director, CRG " Governing Unruly Population Flows ", 1
Professor of Amsterdam School for Social Science Research ,"
Coolie Migration in the Colonial Era ", 13 December.
Hossain, Director, Ain O Shalish Kendra, Dhaka," Forced
Migration and Trafficking of Labour-Migrant Women Workers of Bangladesh",
Professor, Department of Politics and Government, Ben Gurion University,
Beer Sheva, Israel, "Open Borders - Closed Borders: The Impact of 9/11
on the Migration Process", 15 December.
Visit by Erine Mooney, Deputy Director of the Brookings Institution - University of Bern Project on Internal Displacement, Brookings Institution, USA, discussion on Internal Displacement, 18 March
Visit by Sergei A. Baranov,
Russian Academy of Sciences,
discussion on movements for autonomy in India and Russia, 9 February.
Eminent Feminist Thinker, Visiting Professor, Department of Sociology
School of Social and Human Sciences, City University London, UK,
"Feminism as a Resource in Opposing Xenophobia and Separatism",
Benedict Anderson, Professor, Department of International Studies, Cornell
University, Ithaka, USA,
"Domestic Bomb, Domestic Emancipation: Migration within the