B. R. Ambedkar is one of Columbia University’s most illustrious alumni, and a political thinker and constitutional lawyer whose thought and activism has shaped the world’s largest democracy. The Ambedkar Lectures explore his continued relevance for discussions of social justice, affirmative action, and democratic thinking in a global frame.
The Ambedkar Lectures are hosted by ICLS and supported by: Office of the EVP (Columbia); Dean of Humanities (Columbia); Office of the Provost (Barnard); CCCT; ICLS; IRAAS; MESAAS; SAI; and Society of Fellows and Heyman Center in the Humanities.
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Time: 6:30PM- 8:30PM
Venue: James Room, Barnard Hall
Etienne Balibar (Anniversary Chair Professor, CRMEP and Columbia University)
Nahum Chandler (UC-Irvine)
Gopal Guru (JNU, Editor, Economic and Political Weekly)
Gayatri Spivak (University Professor, Columbia)
Moderated by: Anupama Rao (Barnard, Columbia)
Welcome and introductions by David Madigan, Sarah Cole, and Anupama Rao.