Schedule

DAY ONE- SEPTEMBER 21

Session I-Inaugural Session

Central Lecture Theatre 9.00 to 11.00 
Welcome address : Prof. Sudhir Chella Rajan,Head,Department of Humanities and Social Sciences,
IIT Madras.
Presidential Address : Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthy, Director, IIT Madras.
Inaugural Address : Sri. Gopalkrishna Gandhi, Former Governor, West Bengal
Vote of Thanks : Arun Sudarsan, Department Secretary

Session II- DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

Central Lecture Theatre 14.30-17.00
Welcome Speech : Dr. Sonika Gupta, Assistant Professor, IIT Madras
Introducing the Speaker: : Chandni Chandran, Event Coordinator, Development Studies
Keynote Lecture : Dr. Shail Mayaram on ‘Negotiating Ethnicity and Nationalism’
Paper Presentation : Suraj Gogoi , TISS, MA Development Studies & Sahil Mathur, IIT Madras, Integrated MA
Panel Discussion : Chaired by Dr. Santhosh R, Associate Professor, IIT Madras
Vote of Thanks : Aloy Buragohain, Event Coordinator, Development Studies

DAY TWO-SEPTEMBER 22

Session I-ECONOMICS

IC & SR Main Auditorium 10.00-13.00
Welcome Speech : Dr. Malathy D, Professor, IIT Madras
Introducing the Speaker: : Aditi Kumar, Event Coordinator, Economics
Keynote Lecture #1 : Dr. Partha Gangopadhyay on ‘Theoretical Relationship between
Economic Inequality and Social Conflict’
Introducing the Speaker : Jacob Roshan, Event Coordinator, Economics
Keynote Lecture #2 : Prof.S Subramanian on ‘Aspects of Growth and Inclusiveness:
The Indian Experience’
Paper Presentation : Madhavi Sodisetty, Integrated MA, University of Hyderabad
M. Akhil, Integrated MA, IIT Madras
Panel Discussion : Chaired by Dr. Suresh Babu, Associate Professor, IIT M
Vote of Thanks : Vandana Bhaskaran, Event Coordinator, Economics

Session II-ENGLISH STUDIES

IC & SR Main Auditorium 14.00-16.30
Welcome Speech : Dr. Swarnalatha, Associate Professor, IIT Madras
Introducing the Speaker : Aditya Unnikrishnan, Event Coordinator, English
Keynote Lecture : Prof. GJV Prasad on ‘Fractured Boundaries of Indian Writing
in English’
Paper Presentation : Siddharth Srikanth, Integrated MA, IIT Madras
Gopika Jairam, BA English, EFLU
Panel Discussion : Chaired by Dr. Evangeline Manickam, Professor, IIT Madras
Vote of Thanks : Aju Basil James , Event Coordinator, English
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About Negotiating Conflict

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras is organising its second academic conference in the month of September, 2012 under the overarching theme of ‘Negotiating Conflict’. The two day conference will have a session each on Economics, English Studies and Development Studies offering an array of lectures, panel discussions by the leading thinkers and paper presentations by students. For queries, please mail at: negotiatingconflict2012@gmail.com.
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