Monday, 14 April 2014

New Delhi Conference on Global Justice and the Global South - Programme

Conference on Global Justice and the Global South
April 25-27, 2014
University of Delhi

Draft Programme

Day 1: April 25
Noon-4 p.m.: Registration / Poster Session by Students
4:00-4:20 pm: Welcome and Introductory Note: Ashok Acharya, University of Delhi
4:20-4:30 pm: Prof. Ujjwal Singh, Head, Department of Political Science
4:30-4:45 pm: University Officials
4:45-5:15 pm: Inaugural Address by Thomas Pogge, Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International
Affairs, Yale University
5:15-5:45 pm: Keynote by P. Sainath, Journalist
5:45-6:15 pm: Keynote by Brooke Ackerley “Blind abstraction: Overlooking everyday injustice with “global
6-15-6:25 pm: Vote of Thanks: Luis Cabrera, University of Birmingham
6:30 pm: Conference Centre Dining

Day 2: April 26
9 a.m.: Registration and Tea
9:30-11 am: Panel 1
  Theorizing Global Justice
•  Christine Keating “Plurinationalism and Global Justice”
•  Jay Drydyk “Inclusion and Exclusion, Social and Global”
•  Jayati Srivastava “Global Justice: Theory, Silence and Voices”
•  Matthew Lindauer “The Moral Significance of External Relationships”

9:30-11 am: Panel 2
  Global Distributive Justice
•  Christine Hobden “Global Inequality and State Duties: A Relational Lens”
•  Michelle Hawkins “Distributive Justice at the Border”
•  Prasenjit Biswas “Global Resource Dividend (GRD) as ‘Transpositional Alternative’ in the
•  Daniel Putnam “Global Poverty, Luck Egalitarianism and Collective Responsibility”

11-11:20 am: Tea break

11:20 am-1 pm: Panel 3
 Theorizing Global Justice
•  Michael Dusche “A Dilemma of Republican Theories of Justice and an Emergentic Reinterpretation”
•  Stephen Minister “The Relational Foundation of Global Justice”
•  Sridhar Venkatpuram “Contingency of Reasoning in Global Justice”
•  Srijit Mishra “A Possible Defence of Rawls: A Note”

11:20 am-1 pm: Panel 4
  Perspectives on Development
•  Mitu Sengupta “Inequality and Global Justice: Rethinking Sustainability Beyond 2015”
•  Mai Hamed “Islamic Finance as a Site of Distributive Justice”
•  Gyanaranjan Swain “Happiness, Welfare & Measurement: Critique of the HDI and
Comparative Experience in South Asia”

1-2 pm: Lunch in Conference Centre Dining Hall

2-3:40 pm: Panel 5
 Poverty in the Global South
•  Araceli Damián-González “Time: the missing variable in measuring poverty”
•  Julio Boltvinik “Can the Global South Measure its Own Poverty with its Own Methods? The
Latin American and Mexican Stories”
•  Srilakshmi Vajrakarur “The Impact of Foreign Direct Investment in Poverty Reduction in

2-3:40 pm: Panel 6
 Theory and Practice of Rights
•  Adina Preda “Are there any positive rights?”
•  Scott Wisor “From Sticks & Carrots to Rights Diagnostics: A New Approach to Human Rights
•  Ayesha Khan ““Let Them Burn”: A Study Of The Plight Of Distraught Riot Victims in India And
Why The Higher Judiciary Should Step In”
•  Ujjwal K Singh “‘Hunger Fast,’ Resistance and Justice”

3:40-4 pm: Tea Break

4-5:30 pm: Panel 7
 Democracy and Global Institutions
•  Julian Culp “Hooray for Global Justice? Emerging Democracies in a Multipolar World”
•  Anindya Sarkar “Making ‘Cosmoplitan Justice’ Work: Democracy and Social Justice”
•  Santosh Kumar “New Institutions for Global Justice”

4-5:30 pm: Panel 8
 State and Justice
•  Ram Tiwari “The Retreat of a Just State: Social Notions and Access to Justice in Nepal”
•  Reecha Das “Protecting Indian Local Communities and Traditional Knowledge: The need for
Stringent Domestic Policies and International dialogue on Access and Benefit Sharing”
•  Rajesh Dev “Translating Justice and Institutionalising Democracy: An Analytic Exploration”

5:30-7 pm: Keynote
Prof. V. Sitaramam: “Who Needs the Poverty Line Anyway? A New Index for Deprivation sans Poverty

Day 3: April 27

9:30-11am: Panel 9
 Climate Change and Justice
•  Tim Hayward “Principles for just institutions on a crowded planet: ecological and socialist”
•  Omar Dahbour “ECOSOVEREIGNTY: Reconciling Global Justice with Local Autonomy”
•  Braja Sahoo “Rawls’ General Conceptions of Justice & Environmental Justice Struggles in
Odisha: A Study of Anti- POSCO Movement”

9:30-11am: Panel 10
 Critique of the Global Political Economy
•  Mursed Alam “Imperial Capital, Comprador Democracy and Subaltern Justice”
•  Roopinder Oberoi “Escaping the Regulatory Grille – Understanding the Taxonomy of ‘Power’
and ‘Politics’ of Global Conglomerate”
•  Qingxiu Bu “The Anatomy of Chinese Multinationals' Overseas Behavior:  Human Rights

11-11:20: Tea break

11:20-1 pm: Panel 11
 Rights and Entitlements: Local and Global
•  Rozy Kumari “Securing Right To Food along with Food Sovereignty: An Approach towards a
Hunger-Free World”
•  Xie Si “Urban Direct Cash Transfer: A Comparative Study of India and China”
•  Dillip Mallik “Ragpickers as Destiny’s Children: Understanding their Rights from a Capability

11:20-1 pm: Panel 12
 Gender and Inequality
•  Nidhi Sabharwal “Dalit Women Rights and Citizenship: At the Cross-Roads of Gender &
•  Lisa L. Fuller “Is Gender Oppression the Root of Global Economic Inequality?”
•  Bijayalaxmi Nanda “Sex-selective Abortion and Gender Justice: A Global Perspective”
•  Sarah-Louise Johnson “Commercial Surrogacy: Comparing Indian and American Practices”
1-2 pm: Lunch in conference dining hall

2-3:40 pm: Panel 13
 Cosmopolitan Interrogations
•  Chandrachur Singh “Green Cosmopolitanism: Bringing Gandhi In”
•  P K Datta “Cosmopolitanising Rural Margins: The Practices of Viswa Bharati’s Sriniketan”
•  Fonna Forman & Teddy Cruz “Medellin is the Future: The Architecture of Civic Freedom”

2-3:40 pm: Panel 14
 Illicit Financial Flows & Corruption
•  Cristian Dimitriu “What is wrong with the current international financial system?”
•  Tsepho H Mongalo “Possible Contribution of Corporate Law Remedies to Curbing Illicit
Outflows of Capital from Africa”
•  Pawan Kumar “Challenges of Corruption and Indian Democracy”

3:40-4 pm: Tea break

4-5:30 pm: Valedictory address and closing comments from organizers

The Department of Political Science in partnership with the School of Open Learning, University of Delhi, the Macmillan Global Justice Program, Yale University & Centre for the Study of Global Ethics, University of Birmingham will host the conference. The organizers gratefully acknowledge the support of the British Council’s UK-US-India Trilateral Research in Partnership Programme, which made international travel for this conference possible.

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