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CSAS Conference | Seeking Social Justice in South Asia

Multiple Speakers
Friday, September 22, 2017
9:15 AM-6:00 PM
Room 1014 Tisch Hall Map
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The Center for South Asian Studies at the University of Michigan is pleased to host an international conference on September 21-23, 2017: “Seeking Social Justice in South Asia.” The conference’s aim is to focus attention on stark and persistent political, economic, and social inequalities and the ongoing struggles to address them in contemporary South Asia.

The conference will bring together a group of internationally-renowned lawyers, activists, academics, and producers of media (print and multimedia) to consider a range of interconnected struggles for social justice, including religious and ethnic polarization, gender and sexuality, caste politics, minority rights, urbanization and displacement, and media and information access. Presentations will address these issues in the Bangladeshi, Indian, Pakistani, and Sri Lankan contexts.

This conference is made possible by generous support from Ranvir and Adarsh Trehan and the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, with additional support from the: Department of History, Department of Anthropology, Global Media Studies Initiative, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Program in International and Comparative Studies, Donia Human Rights Center, Islamic Studies Program, and the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. This conference is funded in part by a Title VI federal grant from the US Department of Education.
Building: Tisch Hall
Event Type: Conference / Symposium
Tags: Asia, Social Justice
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Center for South Asian Studies, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, International Institute, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, Islamic Studies Program , Program in International and Comparative Studies, Donia Human Rights Center, Asian Languages and Cultures, Department of Anthropology, Department of History
Upcoming Dates:
Friday, September 22, 2017 9:15 AM-6:00 PM

The Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies organizes a number of public events each year such as lectures, conferences, and films, many in collaboration with other U-M units. Please use our searchable events calendar for information about upcoming programs sponsored by WCED.

To see all events organized by WCED and other affiliates of the Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia this semester, click the image to the right for a PDF calendar.

2017-18 Event Themes

Populism Series

What fuels the rise of populism in various parts of Europe, Eurasia, and beyond? Speakers in this series will discuss genealogies and varieties of populism, and ponder how 21st-century populisms are related to other key phenomena of our times—globalization, neoliberalism, and pluralism.

Regionalism Series

What is the meaning of regionalism at the twin age of nationalism and European Unionism? Speakers will discuss the political and academic formation and transformation of regions like “Europe,” “Eastern Europe,” or “the Balkans,” and reflect on the implications of reframing regional boundaries for our understanding of various European societies.