Us and Them: “India”


Please join us for a talk by political scientist and author Neera Chandhoke

Neera Chandhoke’s talk is part of “Us and Them: Diversity, Division, and a World of Difference,” an international speakers’ series looking at the realities, challenges, and hopes of diversity around the world. This talk is being recorded by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio program “Ideas with Paul Kennedy,” and will be broadcast and available online in June.

Date: Tuesday 18 April
Time: 18:30 – 20:30
Location: Jai Hind College Auditorium, A Rd, Churchgate, Mumbai

These lectures are delivered by prominent academics, public intellectuals and activists in Germany, Israel, India, South Africa and Canada. They are recorded on site by the CBC Radio program “Ideas” for later broadcast at the end of June 2017, immediately prior to the 150th birthday of the country on July 1st. The CBC is Canada’s national public broadcaster, and “Ideas” is its premiere program of contemporary thought. A multi- award winning program, it’s broadcast across Canada and has listeners around the world.

The world is facing unprecedented levels of migration and mounting political discontent. Fundamentalisms and nationalisms are on the rise, and with them, an upsurge of intolerant attitudes towards minorities. Against this background, the ideal of diversity is under intense pressure. Now, perhaps more than ever, they way we view and treat “the other” is increasingly a matter of life and death. So where does the principle of diversity fit in? How do we accommodate others while maintaining our sense of social cohesion?

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