13/03/08

Seminar Announcement: Professor Antony Anghie, CILS, JNU @ 13 March 2008

Centre for International Legal Studies, School of International Studies, JNU
cordially invites you to a talk on
International Law and State Building in Historical Perspective: The Mandate System of the League of Nations
by
Professor Antony Anghie, Professor of International Law, Utah University
Time: 11 am
Date: 13 March 2008 (THURSDAY)
Venue: SIS, Conference Room (203 – Second Floor)

Seminar Announcement: David Johnson @ CSLG, March 14 2008

Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Seminar Series

David T. Johnson, Professor of Sociology and Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Hawaii

The Next Frontier: National Development, Political Change, and the Death Penalty in Asia

Over the last three decades, the number of countries in the world to abolish capital punishment has tripled, and some regions of the world, such as Europe and Latin America, are now almost death penalty free zones. In this context, Asia has become the regional capital of capital punishment, the site of more than 90% of all the judicial executions in the world. But death penalty policy and practice is changing in Asia too. This talk, based on a forthcoming book with the same title, describes and explains how capital punishment is changing in Asia and explores some possible death penalty futures in Asia generally and in India specifically.

Friday March 14th 2008
3.00 PM
Conference Room, CSLG, JNU

Rinku Lamba

Dr Rinku Lamba, at present is a Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. She completed her doctorate in Political Theory at the University of Toronto. Prior to that Dr Lamba obtained her Masters' degrees in political science from the University of Oxford, and from Jawaharlal Nehru University. Her main areas of interest are in contemporary political theory, particularly the doctrines of secularism and multiculturalism. She has worked on institutional arrangements for the political accommodation of claims advanced by members of religious and cultural minorities within liberal-democratic jurisdictions. Through her research she seeks to weave a productive dialogue between postcolonial theorists and liberal-democratic theorists so as to gain insights for appropriate mechanisms for coping with the domination-related conundrum that attaches to the accommodation of religious and cultural claims. Her work straddles across the disiciplines of political theory, law and history. Aside from being well trained in western political thought, she also has a strong interest in modern Indian social and political thought, and in cross-cultural ethics.