17/07/12

Transnational Torture: Law, Violence and State Power in India and the U.S.

INDIA INTERNATIONAL CENTRE

Cordially invites you to

Discussion of a new book by Dr Jinee Lokaneeta, Associate Professor in Political Science, Drew University, USA

on
Custodial Torture in Liberal Democracies

ON FRIDAY, 27TH JULY 2012 AT 6.30 PM IN CONFERENCE ROOM I.

Panelists
: Ms Vrinda Grover, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court; Prof Aditya Nigam, CSDS; Prof Ujjwal Kumar Singh, Dept. of Political Science, University of Delhi; and author
Dr Jinee Lokaneeta

Chair
: Shri Sankar Sen, IPS (retd.), and former Director General, National Human Rights Commission

Transnational Torture: Law, Violence and State Power in India and the U.S.
(2012) brings out the extent to which torture has been practiced in liberal democracies, where there has been constant negotiation with and accommodation of excess violence by the state

(Orient Blackswan, 2012)
http://www.orientblackswan.com/display.asp?categoryID=38&isbn=978-81-250-4556-4&detail=2

(NYU Press, 2011)

http://nyupress.org/books/book-details.aspx?bookid=6378


The Institute for Human Development (IHD) in association with The Centre for Development and Human Rights (CDHR) is pleased to invite you to a lecture by Professor Thomas Pogge on July 24th, 6:00pm at the IIC (Lecture Hall 1, Annexe).  The lecture will be preceded by high tea at 5:30pm.  The title of the lecture is ‘Severe Poverty, Human Rights and Institutional Design.’ (Further details of the event are provided below.)  

Professor Pogge is Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs at Yale University.  He is the author of more than 28 books and 54 journal articles, with leading contributions to the fields of global justice and human rights.  His book World Poverty and Human Rights is widely regarded as one of the most important works on global justice.  Professor Pogge has delivered 880 public lectures in 44 countries, and is the author of a celebrated TED talk, which has already been viewed some 180,000 times online: TED Talk “Reimagining pharmaceutical innovation,” Saturday, September 24, 2011, http://tedxcanberra.org/2011/10/thomas-pogge-reimagining-pharmaceutical-innovation/

Besides being a leading scholar, Professor Pogge is committed to bringing his academic work on global poverty to public audiences, policy makers and NGOs across the world.  His current work is focused on a team effort toward developing a complement to the pharmaceutical patent regime that would improve access to advanced medicines for the poor worldwide (www.healthimpactfund.org).  He is also the founder and  president of Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP), an international network that aims to enhance the impact  of scholars, teachers and students on global poverty eradication by promoting their collaboration and outreach (http://academicsstand.org/). A chapter of ASAP (ASAP-India) was launched at Delhi University in October 2011.  

We hope that you will be able to attend the lecture, and also the high tea at 5:30pm.  Looking forward to meeting you on July 24th!
 
Sincerely,

Dr. Mitu Sengupta, on behalf of CDHR (www.cdhr.org.in)


IHD Distinguished Lecture Series
 

   
  Institute for Human Development (IHD)   
            In association with
Centre for Development and Human Rights (CDHR)
Invites you to a Lecture on
Severe Poverty, Human Rights and Institutional Design

by
PROFESSOR THOMAS POGGE

Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs
Yale University

Chair:
PROFESSOR DEEPAK NAYYAR
Distinguished University Professor of Economics
 New School for Social Research, New York
& Former Vice-Chancellor, Delhi University

Comments:
PROFESSOR MANORANJAN MOHANTY
Honorary Professor
Council for Social Development, New Delhi

MR. RAJEEV MALHOTRA
Economic Advisor to the Office of Finance Minister
Ministry of Finance, Government of India


On Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 6 p.m.
at the Lecture Hall – 1, India International Centre Annexe
40, Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi – 110003

Please join us for High Tea at 5.30 p.m.
Alakh N Sharma
Professor & Director
Institute for Human Development
New Delhi


RSVP:
Institute for Human Development
NIDM Building, IIPA Campus, IP Estate, New Delhi 110002
Ph. 23321610, 23358166