Institute for Social and Economic Change

Established in 1972 by Professor V K R V Rao, ISEC is an All-India Institute for Interdisciplinary Research and Training in the Social Sciences

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Seminars by Visitors

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Seminars by Visitors


Monetary and Fiscal Policy during Covid: Lessons from India Monetary and Fiscal Policy during Covid: Lessons from India, ISEC Macro Economic Seminar Series by the RBI Chair, ISEC, Bengaluru. Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Jammu. In collaboration with Department of Economics, St. Joseph’s University, Bengaluru; School of Liberal Arts and Design Studies, Vidyashilp University, Bengaluru; Economics Department, Jain University, Bengaluru; Erode Arts and Science College, Erode, Tamil Nadu
by Prof. Charan Singh CEO, EGROW Foundation, Former Senior Economist, IMF and Former RBI Chair Professor, IIM Bangalore on 5th April 2024

Adapting to Flood Risk: Evidence from a Panel of Global Cities
by Dr Sahil Gandhi, Assistant Prof. (Lecturer) in Real Estate & Urban Economics, University of Manchester and Dr Vaidehi Tandel Department of Planning Property & Environmental Management SEED, The University of Manchester, on 26th March 2024

State of India’s Digital Economy
by Prof Deepak Mishra, Director and Chief Executive, Indian Council of Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), New Delhi, India on 20th March, 2024


Portfolio Approach to Public Policy: Healthcare in Singapore
by Professor M. Ramesh, National University of Singapore on 6th December 2023

The Familiar Letter as a Document of a Humane Ethos
by Prof. Dorothea von Mücke, Professor of German and Comparative Literature, Columbia University on 29th November 2023

India’s Paradox of ‘Hunger Amidst Plenty’ Has a Name: Caste-Based Discrimination and Exclusion
by Emeritus Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU), Halifax, Canada, on 2nd November 2023

Post Pandemic Experience and Lessons for Macroeconomic Policy ISEC Macro Economic Seminar Series organised by the RBI Chair, ISEC, Bengaluru in collaboration with Mahatma Gandi Government Arts College, Mahe, Puducherry, Department of Economics, St. Joseph’s University, Bengaluru, School of Liberal Arts, Vidyashilp University, Bengaluru
by Prof Ashima Goyal, Emeritus Professor, IGIDR; Former Member, PM –EAC; and Member, Monetary Policy Committee, RBI on 26th October 2023

Leveraging GIS Technology for Social Sciences Research
by Dr. Shyju Krishnan Kutty, Manager – Presales, Esri India and Ms Sreebhadra H R, Engineer – Presales, Esri India, on 10th October, 2023

Macroeconomics of Farm and Non farm sectors, ISEC Macro Economic Seminar Series organised by the RBI Chair, ISEC, Bengaluru in collaboration with Departments of Economics in Christ University and St. Joseph’s University, Bengaluru.
by Dr. Manojit Bhattacharjee, Assistant Professor, Mahatma Gandi Government Arts College, Mahe, Puducherry, on 6th October 2023

Voting Pattern among Dalits since the 1990s
by Dr Rahul Verma, Fellow, Centre for Policy research (CPR), on 3rd October 2023

Book talk “Urban Undesirables City Transition and Street-Based Sex Work in Bangalore”
by Dr. Neethi P, Senior Consultant at Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Bengaluru and Dr. Anant Kamath, Assistant Professor at National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bengaluru. on 10th August 2023

Early Warning Systems for Financial Crisis: Theory and Evidence, ISEC Macro Economic Seminar Series organised by the RBI Chair, ISEC, Bengaluru in collaboration with Departments of Economics in Christ University and St. Joseph’s University, Bengaluru
by Dr. K P Prabheesh, Associate Professor, Department of Liberal Arts, IIT Hyderabad, on 4 August 2023

The Alphabet of Ecosophy: Rethinking Modernity
by Aseem Shrivastava, A Writer, Teacher and Ecological thinker on 19 July 2023

Distributive Politics of the Central Governments with the Union Health Budget
by Prof. D Narayana, Former Director of Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation (GIFT), Thiruvanthapuram and Ms. Aswathy M A, Research Scholar at GIFT, on 11 July 2023

Voices from the margins: A perspective on praxis for water, climate change and local governance
by Professor Satyajit Singh, Department of Global Studies, University of California at Santa Barbara, on 6 July 2023

The added value of local democracy: evidence from a natural experiment in Karnataka

by Dr. Vijayendra Rao, Lead Economist, Development Research Group, The World Bank, on 11th May, 2023

Testing for Discrimination in Law Firms

by Dr. Stéphane Mechoulan, Associate Professor, Public Administration, Dalhousie University, Canada on 3rd April 2023.

Income Inequality in India and in Indian States

by Dr Anupam Tyagi, Professor, Department of Economics, Alliance University, Bengaluru on 17th March 2023.

Democracy, Dissent and Disagreement

by Dr. Maidul Islam, Assistant Professor Political Science, CSSS, Kolkata, on 28th February 2023.


Contemporary Contributions to Critiques of Political Economy: Political Economy, Moral Economy, Moral Sociology, and Spiritual Ecology and the Calling of Alternative Planetary Futures

Dr. Ananta Kumar Giri, Professor, Madras Institute of Development Studies, 3rd March 2020.

Critical Success Factors IMpacting B-School Student Employability: A Study in Rural Districts of Karnataka,

India, Dr. M. Swapna, Associate Professor, Ramaiah Institute of Management Studies, Bengaluru, 3rd February 2020.

Labour Contestation and the Changing Composition of Industrial Capitalism,

Dr. Ashok Kumar, Lecturer, Birkbeck College University of London, 10th January 2020.


Transcendental Signifieds and the Myth of Stable Narratives : A Critical View of Language,

Dr. A William John Bosco, Associate Professor of English, Periyar EVR College (Autonomous), Trichy, Tamil Nadu, 24 December 2019.

Modernity as Achieved Reality: The Enframement of Twenty-First Century Hinduism,

organised under CPIGD’s Seminar Series titled “Towards Critical Modernity”, Prof. Narendar Pani, Professor and Dean of Social Sciences, NIAS, Bengaluru, 5 December, 2019.

Rationalities of the Everyday Social,

organised under CPIGD’s Seminar Series titled “Towards Critical Modernity”, Prof. Sundar Sarukkai, Professor of Philosophy, Bengaluru, 4 December 2019.

Rosa Luxemburg (1870- 1919): A Critical Perspective,

Talk organised by Sri Ramakrishna Hegde Chair on Decentralization and Development, ISEC., Dr. M Kunhaman, Former Professor, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Tuljapur, Maharashtra, 26 November, 2019

Indo-Pak Relations : Proxy War and Prospect of Peace,

Professor Bijan Kumar Mohapatra Senior Consultant, Odisha State Open University, Sambalpur, 25 October, 2019.

Narrow Fairways: Getting By and Falling Behind in the New India

, Dr. Patrick Inglis Assistant Professor of Sociology Grinnell College,Iowa, 22 October, 2019.

Role of Gold in the Currency Markets: Return to the Fixed Exchange Rate after Five Decades

Dr. Sitharam Gurumurthi IAS (Retired) Chennai, 21, October, 2019.

Politics of Knowledge: A Transdiciplinary Frame of Analysis,

organised under CPIGD’s Seminar Series titled “Towards Critical Modernity”, Dr.Madhulika Banerjee, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, Delhi, 10th October, 2019.

Thinking Alternative Modernity,

organised under CPIGD’s Seminar Series titled “Towards Critical Modernity”, Dr. Rajan Gurukkal, Professor, IISc, Bengaluru, 5 August, 2019.

From the Taxi Drivers’ Rear-view Mirror: Masculinity, Marginality and Sexual Violence in India’s Capital City,

Delhi, Dr. Radhika Govinda, Lecturer in Sociology, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, 2 January 2019.


China’s Transformation: The Success Story and the Success Trap,

Dr. Manoranjan Mohanty, Retired Professor of Political Science, Delhi University, Delhi, 14 November, 2019.

Food Security and Safety

Dr Yellappa Reddy Rtd. Secretary, Government of Karnataka Department of Ecology, Environment and Forests Bengaluru, 16 October 2018 on the occasion of World Food Day

Health and Humour,

Dr T H Anjanappa M.S., F.I.C.S., F.I.A.M.S., M.R.S.H (London) EMBA Rajajinagar, Bengaluru, 16 October 2018 on the occasion of World Food Day.

Relevance of Gandhian Philosophy and Thoughts in Contemporary Social and Economic Reality,

to mark the occasion of the birthday of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhiji , Sri H S Doreswamy, freedom fighter and a Gandhian, 5th October 2018

Study on Predictors of Work Life Balance on Career Development among female Employees: With reference to Retail Sector in Bengaluru,

Dr.K.Thriveni Kumari, Professor and Head of the Department, Department of Management Studies, Don Bosco Institute of Management studies and Computer Applications, Bangalore, 20th August, 2018

Block Planning: An Approach for Local Area Development

Dr. Rajesh K Faculty Member Social Science Division, Integrated Rural Technology Centre (IRTC), Palakkad, Kerala, 18th July 2018.

Indian, European and American Electoral Systems: What is Best for Us?

Prof. Trilochan Sastry Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore & Founder-trustee of the Association for Democratic Reforms, 1st June, 2018

Yoga and Stress Management,

Prof. M. Shiva Prakash Faculty Member, Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, 10th April, 2018.

Oils, Oxytocin and Obstetrics – Situating Changing Birthing Practices in a Hamlet in Kamrup, Assam

Dr. Sreeparna Chattopadhyay Faculty Member, School of Advanced Studies and Research, Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, 5th April, 2018.


International Trade Preferences,

Professor Stephen Devados Emabeth Thompson Endowed Professor, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, 18th December, 2017.

Corruption – A comparative analysis of India and the US,

Mr. Kevin Gustafson, Lawyer, Fast Case, Washington DC, 27th November, 2017.

Transitioning from a ‘Teacher-centric’ to a ‘Student-centric’ Classroom and On-line Learning

Professor P C Narayan, Professor Finance & Accounting, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, 16th November, 2017.

A Critical Study on the Role of Pharmaceuticals and Selective Health Care Interventions in Public Health,

Mr. Y. Reddi Sekhara, Visiting Research Fellow, ISEC & Ph.D. Candidate Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Dalhousie University, Canada, 28th September, 2017.

Human Development as Transformative Practice: Lessons from Successful Models,

Prof. J. Tharamangalam Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Canada, 28th August, 2017.

Exiting the Welfare State: How and Why?,

Professor Johannes Breman Emeritus Professor Department of Anthropology, University of Amsterdam, 11th August, 2017.

Populism and Policy,

, Dr.Ajay Gudavarthy Associate Professor Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 24th July, 2017.

Critical Reflections on Indian Democracy,

Prof Lord Bikhu Parekh, eminent political philosopher and Member, House of Lords, UK, 20th July, 2017.

Nature of Platform Economy Work in India,

Ms Aditi Surie Senior Associate & Ms Jyothi Koduganti Associate – Academics & Research, Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), Bangalore, 13th July 2017.

Monetary Policy in India – Recent Developments,

Dr. Janak Raj Principal Adviser, Monetary Policy Department, Reserve Bank of India, 9th May, 2017.

The Economic Sociology of Fiscal Compliance and Technological Challenges in India

Dr. Sibichen K Mathew IRS Commissioner of Income Tax (TDS), Bangalore, 3rd May, 2017.

Political Modernity, Translation and the Indian Social Sciences,

Prof. Veena Naregal Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi University Enclave, Delhi, 2nd January 2017.


Slapping a Giant: The Demonetisation Gamble,

Prof. Narendar Pani, Professor and Head, NIAS-UNDP Initiative on Inequality and Human Development, Head, Conflict Resolution Programme and Head, RBI Programme on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Economic Issues, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, 29th November, 2016.

Perspectives on Rural Transformation with Reference to a Kerala Village

Dr. A C Kuttykrishnan Nambiar Former Dean, Faculty of Humanities, University of Calicut and Former Regional Director, Council for Social Development & ICSSR Sr. Research Fellow, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bengaluru, 28th November, 2016.

Local Labour Control Regimes and Rural-based Labourers in Karnataka: Working at the Margins of Global Production Networks,

Dr. Jonathan Pattenden Development Studies Faculty member, University of East Anglia, 20th September, 2016.

Urbanization, Demographic Transition and the Growth of Cities in India, 1870-2020,

Dr. Chinmay Tumbe, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 18th August, 2016.

No Land Is No Land: Issue of Land Reforms and Land Rights,

Dr. Chandrashekhara Damle, Senior Research Fellow, ICSSR & President, ‘Snehashilaa’, Gandhingara, Sullia, D.K. District, Karnataka, 10th August, 2016.

The Political Mobilization Patterns of Indian Americans

Professor Prema Kurien, Professor of Sociology, Founding Director Asian/ Asian American Studies, Maxwell School, Syracuse University, Syracuse NY, 23rd May, 2016.

Contemporary Challenges to the Women’s Movement

Ms. Madhu Bhushan, from Vimochana, 16th March, 2016.

A Development Vision for India

Dr.R.Balasubramaniam, Founder & President, Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement, Founder &Chairman, Grassroots Research& Advocacy Movement, 15th March 2016.

The Enigma of Democracy: Reflections on the career of a contentious imagination,

Dr. Bishnu Mohapatra, Formerly Professor in School of Development, Azim Premji University, Bengaluru, 10th March, 2016.

Sexual Harassment at the Workplace, a Violation of Women’s Human Rights,

Professor V.S. Elizabeth, Professor, Centre for Child and the Law and Placement Officer, National Law School of India University, Bengaluru, 8th March, 2016.

Open Data Development Initiative’ of the World Bank,

, Ms. Sunita Malhotra Public Information Officer World Bank, 24th February, 2016.

Land Reform or Land Titling: A Critique of India’s Land Policy,

Dr. Pradeep Nayak, Officer of the Odisha Administrative Service and Fellow Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, 8th February, 2016

Health and Economic Well-being of Workers in Selected Industries with Special Emphasis on North-

Dr.Amrita Ghatak, Assistant Professor, Gujarat Institute of Development Research, Ahmadabad, 8th January, 2016.


A Bend in the Cauvery: An Account of the Cauvery Water Dispute,

Dr. A . Ravindra IAS(Retd), Chairman, Centre for Sustainable Development, Bengaluru, Former Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka, Bengaluru, 30th June, 2015.

Governance Issues of Bengaluru Development

Ms. Kathyayani Chamaraj, Executive Trustee, CIVIC, Bengaluru, 5th June, 2015.

Can we Promote Equity and Access in Higher Education Through E-Learning?, Exploring the Acceptance and Potential Cost Advantages of the Spread of Online Education in India

Dr. Rupa Basu, Post- Doctoral Fellow, Centre for Economic Studies and Policy, Institute for Social and Economic Change, 21st May, 2015.

Rice Sector Restructuring in Asia: What Does This Mean for Global Food Security?

Dr. Samarendu Mohanty, International Rice Research Institute( IRRI), Los Banos, Philippines, 14th May, 2015.

Agricultural Performance of India and China: A Comparative Study,

Dr. Yue Zhaomin, Associate Professor, Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences, Faculty and Secretary General, The Centre for India Studies , SASS, China, 5th May, 2015.

Thomas Piketty’s Contribution: Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Professor Frank Thompson, Department of Economics, University of Michigan, USA, 8th April, 2015

The Demographic Transition and Urbanization,

Professor Tim Dyson, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, 1st April, 2015.

Stress and our Brain,

Dr. R.S.Patil, MS(Surgery), S.K. Hospital, Bengaluru, 24th March, 2015.

Critical Health Literacy of older adults in Europe,

Dr. Louise Meijering, Assistant Professor, Department of Demography, Population Research Centre, Faculty of Spatial Sciences University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands, 11th March, 2015.

Planning for Smart Cities,

Dr. Sudhir Krishna, IAS, Former Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 11th February, 2015.

Team Work as an Approach to Reduce Groundwater Extraction

Professor Ernst-August Nuppenau, Chair of Agricultural and Environmental Policy, Justus Liebg University, Giessen, Germany, 9th January, 2015.

Strategic network formation involving social relations: enmity and friendship,

Dr.Mainak Mazumdar, Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur, 9th January, 2015.

A Quality of Growth Index: Evidence from Indian States

Dr. Saibal Ghosh, Assistant Advisor, Department of Economic Policy Research, Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai, 26th December, 2015.


Why Behavioral Economics?,

Dr. L. Venkatachalam Associate Professor of Economics, Madras Institute of Development Studies( MIDS) Chennai, October 10, 2014.

Demand for Alcohol and Giffen Behaviour, Dr. Arjunan Subramanian

Reader in Economics, Business School at Glasgow, and Professor Parmod Kumar, Professor and Head, ADRTC,ISEC August 12, 2014.

Informality: Comparing Chinese and Indian Labour Markets

Professor Jeemol Unni, Professor and Director, Institute of Rural Management(IRMA), Anand, August 4, 2014.

Global Flows in a Digital Age (Putting India into context)

Dr. Susan Lund, Partner at the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey’s business and economics research arm, based in Washington DC, July 22, 2014.

Government Brahmin”: Caste, the Educated Unemployed, and the Reproduction of Inequalities,

Professor A.R.Vasavi, Social Anthropologist based in Bangalore, Currently a Senior Fellow at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi, July 11, 2014.

Two Examples from Classical General Equilibrium Analysis and their Implication,

Professor Anjan Mukherji, Professor Emeritus, JNU and Honorary Visiting Professor, NIPFP New Delhi and Country Director, IGC India-Bihar, Patna , June 25, 2014.

Transnational business, human rights grievances and non-judicial grievance mechanisms: the case of the Freedom of Association Protocol in Indonesia

Dr. Tim Connor, Lecturer, Newcastle Law School, Faculty of Business & Law, University of Newcastle, Australia, June 5, 2014.

Unraveling Ethnic Tensions: A Case-Study of Contemporary Conflicts in Assam

Dr. Bitasta Das, Research Associate, Undergraduate Program Centre for Contemporary Studies Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, March 24, 2014.

Gender Equality and Inequality in Rural India

Dr. Carol Vlassoff Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Canada, March 17, 2014.

The Value of Vaccination

Prof. David E Bloom, Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University and VKRV Rao Chair Professor, ISEC, March 13, 2014.

Buddhism, Modernity and Politics in Nepal,

Prof. David Gellner School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography University of Oxford, March 6, 2014.

The North-South Climate Divide: Issues of Equity and Development,

Dr. Stephen Zavestoski, Associate Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies, University of San Francisco, February 13, 2014.

A New Interpretation of Demographic Movement in South India in Pre- and Early Census Periods,

Mizushima Tsukasa Professor, Department of Orient History, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, University of Tokyo, January 1, 2014.


Theorizing Humiliation,

Dr. Ramesh Kamble Professor of Sociology University of Bombay, November 12, 2013.

Technology tipping points and their Impact on employment and education in India,

Dr. Swami Manohar, Formerly, Professor, Dept. of Computer Science, and Automation, IISc, Bangalore, Currently, Managing Director LimberLink Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, June 18, 2013.

Politics of Governance,

Dr. Ghanashyam Shah, Former Professor, Centre for Social Medicine School of International Studies, JNU, New Delhi Currently National Fellow, ICSSR Visiting Professor, CPIGD, ISEC, May 22, 2013.

Sex and the Signal Free Corridor

Dr. Lata Mani, Feminist Historian and Cultural Critic Bangalore, March 20, 2013.

SICI Programs and Opportunities for Students and Young Sscholars,

Dr. Prachi Kaul, Program Officer, Shastri Indo Canadian Institute, New Delhi, March 4, 2013.

Violence versus Nonviolence: Our Cognitive Architecture

Dr. V K Kool, Professor of Psychology, State University of New York Institute of Technology Utica, USA, February 26, 2013.

The Indian Debate about Genetically Modified Crops – Competing Discourses on Agrarian Futures and the Politics of Risk,

Mr. Andreas Mitzschke, Ph. D Scholar, Dept. of Technology and Society Studies Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University, Netherlands, February 25, 2013.

Crafting Fueling India’s Internal Wars: The Story of Chhattisgarh

Ms. Sudha Bharadwaj, “Janhit”, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh , Practicing Advocate, High Court of Chhattisgarh, February 19, 2013.

Growth and Social Inequality in Development: South Asia

Dr. Shigemochi Hirashima, Professor Emeritus, Meiji-Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan, February 11, 2013

Vertical Imbalance in the Canadian Federal System,

Dr. Stanley L. Winer, Canada Research Chair, Professor in Public Policy, Carleton University, Ottawa, February 1, 2013.

Taking a Closer Look at Education, Corruption and Knowledge,

Dr. Mina O’Dowd, Professor, Dept. of Sociology, Division for Education, Lund University, January 29, 2013.

Local Governance and Rationalities of Citizenship,

Dr. Winnie Bothe Faculty, Dept. of Political Science, Lund University, January 23, 2013.

Growth and Inequality: Global Experiences,

Dr. Ravi Kanbur, Professor of Economics, Cornell University and Formerly Dr.V.K.R.V Rao Chair Professor, ISEC, January 9, 2013.

The Changing Role of Bangalore Lakes: Historical and Political Perspective,

Dr. David Soll, Assistant Professor, Dept of History and Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin, USA, (Visiting Faculty at ISEC), January 8, 2013.


Gender and Generational Change for Professional Women in Bangalore,

Ms. Rachel C. Fleming Ph. D Scholar, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA, August 17, 2012.

Paying Taxes: Matter of Money or Matter of Mind?

Dr. Sibichen K Mathew, IRS, Advisor, Telecom Regulatory, Authority of India, (Formerly, Addl. Commissioner Of Income Tax, Karnataka Region), August 7, 2012.

Migration Persistence across Twentieth Century India

Chinmay Tumbe, Ph. D Scholar IIM, Bangalore, July 30, 2012.

Two Banks of the Same River? A Hypothesis about North-South Economic Divergence,

Dr. Ashutosh Varshney Sol Goldman Professor of International, Studies and the Social Sciences, Dept. of Political Science Brown University, July 11, 2012.

Lecture on National Security

Gen. Deepak Kapoor, Former Chief of Army Staff, April 30, 2012 at National Institute of Advanced Studies, IISc Campus, Bangalore.

Literacies of Power: Finding Adivasi Voice in Education

Dr Shivali Tukdeo, Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences, National Institute of Advance Studies, Bangalore, March 29, 2012.

Globalization and Europe – Perspective of the Future

Dr. Erhard Busek, Special Co-ordinator, Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe, Chairman, Institute for the Danube Region & Central Europe (Austria), February 17, 2012.

Promoting Rural Enterprises in Kerala with Trained Micro Enterprise Consultants – A Collaboration between Kudumbashree and TREE Society

Mr. Liby Johnson, Programme Officer, Kudumbashree, Govt. of Kerala and Mr. Ranjeet Ranade, President TREE Society, Bangalore, February 9, 2012.

‘The Question Hour in India: Some Diagnostics’

Dr. Srikrishna Ayyangar, Assistant Professor, University of Hartford, USA, February 8, 2012.

Indian Statistical System: Emerging Challenges’

rof. R Radhakrishna, Chairman, National Statistical Commission, Government of India, February 3, 2012.

‘A New Vision of Planning’

a lecture by Shri Arun Maira, Member Planning Commission, Government of India, January 31, 2012.


External trade and internal geography: Lessons from Research on Europe, China and India’

Dr. Arne Melchior, Senior Research Fellow Norwegian Institute of International Affairs Oslo, Norway, December 1, 2011.

Technology Interfacing the Socials Sciences’

Dr. Wiebe Bijker, Professor of Technology & Society Maastricht University, Netherlands, October 24, 2011.

External trade and internal geography: Lessons from Research on Europe, China and India‘, Dr.  Arne Melchior, Senior Research Fellow Norwegian Institute of International Affairs Oslo, Norway, December 1, 2011.

Technology Interfacing the Socials Sciences‘, Dr. Wiebe Bijker, Professor of Technology & Society Maastricht University, Netherlands, October 24, 2011.

Madmen, Specialists and Preceding the Seminar,  Prof Sanjeev Jain, DPM, MD, Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Hosur Road, Bangalore, October 13, 2011.

Implementing Right to Education Act (RTE) – Stakeholders Perceptions an Challenges‘ (Project Initiation Seminar), Dr (Ms). Satya S Professor, Management Studies, Acharya Institute of Technology, Bangalore, Affiliate Postdoctoral Fellow with ISEC, August 19, 2011.

The World in Transition: Strategic Challenges in the 21st Century‘, Prof. Gautam Sen, Member Board of Trustees, Indian Institute of Education, Pune, August 3, 2011.

Privilege and Prejudice: Negotiating Difference and Performing Transnationality in a Multinational Corporation, Dr Ranji Devadason, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS), University of Bristol, England, and Affiliate Postdoctoral Fellow with ISEC,  July 26, 2011.

Financial Crisis and After: India’s Tentative Recovery‘, Mr. Rajrishi Singhal, Head Policy & Research, Government Banking Group Dhanlaxmi Bank Ltd, Mumbai, July 22, 2011.

A talk on ‘Right to Education in India‘, by Prof. Anil Sadgopal, Professor of Education, Delhi University and ‘Problems of Higher Education in India‘ by Prof. G Haragopal, Professor of Political Science, Central University of Hyderabad,  July 8, 2011.

Crafting State-Nation: Diversity and Democracy in India‘, Prof. Yogendra Yadav, Senior Fellow, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi, May 27, 2011.

Economic Analysis of Market Structures Under the Competition Act, 2002‘, Dr. Geeta Gouri, Member, Competition Commission of India, New Delhi, April 25, 2011.

Political Development of Education in Karnataka, India: Historical Perspectives‘, Mr. Steve Napier, Ph. D Scholar, University of Cincinnati, Affiliate Student with ISEC, April 21, 2011.

New Measures of Population Ageing‘, Dr. Vegard Skirbekk, International Institute for Applied, Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria, March 10, 2011.

Inventing in Public Health and Primary Care -Maastrich University Example‘, Prof. Onno Schayck, Scietific Director, Institute for Public Health & Primary Care, University of Maastricht, Netherlands, February 22, 2011.

Religious Charishma and Microfinance: A Case Study in South India‘, Ms. Olivia Calleja Trimino, PG Student, Department of Anthropology, Free University of Brussels, Belgium, Affiliate Student with ISEC, Fenruary 18, 2011.

Does Banglore Reflect a New Form of Global Urbanism?‘, Prof. Michael Goldman, Sociology and Global Studies, University of Minnesota, Minnepolis, USA, February 17, 2011.

Research and Teaching Oppurtunities using Integrated Population Micro Data‘, Dr. Robert McCaa, Professor of Population History, Minnesota Population Center, Minnesota University, USA, February 14, 2011.

Urban Social Movements: A Comparative Perspective on Latin America and West Africa‘, Dr. Christine Verschuur, Sr. Lecturer, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland, February 10, 2011.


The Origin and Evolution of Economics: 10000 BC to the 21st Century‘, Mr. Shankar Jaganathan, Chartered Accountant, Consultant in Corporate Finance, Bangalore, November 23, 2010.

Maternity Protection: A National Assessment‘, Dr. Maithreyi Krishnaraj, Honorary Visiting Professor, ISEC, November 16, 2010.

Political Corruption: Implications for Democracy‘, Hon Justice Shri. N Santosh Hegde, Lokayukta, Government of Karnataka, October 20, 2010

What Does the World Expect from India?‘, Mr. Stephen Knapp, Founder, World Relief Network, Detroit, USA, September 6, 2010.

Indicators, Actionable Data, and Local Decision-Making: NEO CANDO as an Example for Similar Systems in India‘, Dr. Diwakar K. Vadapalli, Doctoral Research Fellow, Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106 (USA), August 18, 2010.

Panel Discussion on ‘Labor in Globalizing India‘, panelists – 1. Prof. T S Propola, Honorary Professor, Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID), New Delhi 2. Prof. D Narasimha Reddy, Former Professor of Economics, Central University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, 3. Prof. A N Sharma, Professor and Director, Institute of Human development, New Delhi, June 25, 2010.

A Sociometric Approach to Public Policy: A Call to All Social Scientists to Develop Credible Public Policies‘, Professor T. Krishna Kumar, Managing Director, Samkhya Analytica India Private Limited, Bangalore, May 17, 2010.

Status of U.S. Politics‘, Mr. Robert C. Kerr, Acting Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Consulate General, Chennai, May 14, 2010.

Employment and Maternity Protection: Illustrating Poor Coverage of Beneficial Legislation through Content Analysis of Some Judgments‘, Professor S. Padmini Swaminathan, Professor, Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai, April 6, 2010.

The Communal violence (Prevention, Control and Rehabilitation of victims) Bill 2005 : Progress and Shortcomings‘, Sri S.T.Ramesh, IPS, Additional Director General of Police,  Government of Karnataka,  Bangalore, March 5, 2010.

Changing development paradigms and conflict in the South Indian silk industry‘, Professor Simon Charsley, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK and Affiliated Research Scholar, ISEC, February 25, 2010.

‘Positive identities and Dalit futures: a line of research’, Professor Simon Charsley, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK and Affiliated Research Scholar, ISEC, February 18, 2010.

American Indian Artists’ “Artistic Sovereignty”: Responses to Landscape Art as Discourse on Power‘, Dr. Karen Ohnesorge, Dean of Instruction, Ottawa University, Kansas, USA, February 1, 2010.

Great Depression of 1930 and Global Meltdown in 2008‘, Dr. Sitharam Gurumurthi, IAS(Retd.), Member, State Planning Commission, The Government of Tamil Nadu, January 29, 2009.

Ancient Institution in a Modern Sector‘, Mr.Benjamin Lindt, Research Scholar, University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and Affiliate Research Scholar, ISEC, Janury 8, 2010.

Civil Society and Democratic Governance in India: The Case of Bangalore, Karnataka‘, Ms.Tsion Desalegn Melesse, Research Scholar, University of Antwerp, Belgium and South- South Mobility Research Scholar, CPIGD/ISEC, December 22, 2009.

Re-thinking financial regulation in light of the Global Financial Crisis‘, Professor Ian Harper, Access Economics Pvt Ltd, Canberra, Australia, December 4, 2009.

India and Changing Global Balance of Power‘, Dr. Harsh V. Pant, Lecturer Department of Defence Studies, King’s College, London, UK, October 1, 2009.

Biodiversity Conservation: Beyond Economics‘, Dr. V. Ramakantha, IFS, Bangalore, September 2, 2009.

Metropolitan Governance and Inequality in India: Case of the Kolkata Metropolitan Area‘, Professor Annapurna Shaw, Public Policy and Management Group, Indian  Institute of Management, Kolkata, August 20, 2009.

Smoke and Mirrors? Microfinance Impact Evaluations: Evidence from India‘, Ms. Maren Duvendack, Postgraduate Researcher, School of International  Development, University of East Anglia, Norwich , UK, August 19, 2009.

Adaptation and/or Mitigation? Comparing the Costs of Action and the Cost of Inaction Cost-Benefit versus Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Climate Policies‘, Professor Patrick CRIQUI, Research Director, National Centre for Scientific Research, (CNRS) and Director of the LEPII, 1221 rue des Résidences, Bâtiment Economie-Gestion, Domaine Universitaire, 38400 Saint-Martin-d’Hères, France, July 22, 2009.

Measuring Inequality When Individuals Live in Households‘, Professor Krishna Pendakur, Professor, Department of Economics, Co-Director Metropolitan British Columbia, Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Diversity, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada, July 10, 2009.

A Study on Post-Reforms Economic and Business Journalism in India‘ , Mr. K.V. Lakshmana, Assistant Editor, Hindustan Times, Delhi, July 7, 2009.

Globalisation and Human Rights‘,  Professor G. Haragopal Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science, University of Hyderabad, and Visiting Professor ISEC, June 11, 2009.

People’s Movements and Electoral Politics – Trends in Andhra Pradesh‘, Professor G Hargopal, Department of Political Science, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, May 28, 2009.

The Political Economy of the Structural Adjustment of Pension Funds in India‘,  Professor Anjan Chakrabarti, Professor and Head, Department of Economics, University of Calcutta, and SRTT Visiting Fellow,ISEC, May 15, 2009.

Population Policies and Family Planning Programme in India: A Review‘, Professor K. Srinivasan, Hon. Visiting Professor, ISEC, April 22, 2009.

Intellectual Property Rights for Business and Strategy‘ , Mr.M.S.Kishore Kumar, Department of Mechanical  Engineering, Government Engineering College, Ramanagara, Karnataka,  March 31, 2009.

Community Planning, Public Space and the Environment: The Neoliberal City and its Antithesis‘, Professor Thomas Angotti, Hunter College/CUNY, Professor of Urban Affairs & Planning, Director, Center for Community Planning & Development, New York,USA , March 19, 2009.

Social Accountability‘, Ms.Meeta Rajivlochan, IAS, Director, Yashwant Rao Chavan Academy for Administration, Pune, Maharashtra, February 27, 2009.

‘The Missing Science in Social Science‘, Professor Sundar Sarukkai, Professor and Dean, School of Humanities, Head, Centre for Philosophy, National Institute of Advanced Studies, IISc., Bangalore, February 24, 2009.

Cultural and Politcal Constraints to Small Scale Ecological Agriculture‘, Professor Joan P.Mencher, Emerita Professor, City University of New York and Lehman College of CUNY, USA, February 20, 2009.

Decline of Trade Multilateralism and the Doha Crisis: A Canadian Perspective on the North South Divide‘, Dr Daniel Drache, Professor of Political Science, York University, Canada, February 18, 2009.

Raced Natures, Gendered Developments: The Political Economy of Environmental Conservation‘, Dr.Kiran Asher, Clark University, Worcester, MA 01007, Fulbright Indo-American Environmental Leadership Program Fellow, February 13, 2009.

Democracy’s Next Step: Building a Dignitarian Society‘, Professor Robert W. Fuller, Former President, Oberlin College, USA, February 11, 2009.

Indian Residential School System in Canada‘, Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Principal Consultant Damm Write! Consulting and Communications, Ontario, Canada, February 9, 2009.

Community-Based Information Centres: A New Vision for India’s Public Libraries?‘, Dr. Ajit Pyati, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada, February 6, 2009.

Structural Methods in Research‘, Professor Ranganath Bharadwaj, Chairman, Institute for Educational Research & Development and Honorary Visiting Professor, ISEC, January 22, 2009.

Social Partnership and Mutual Gains: Prospects and Challenges‘, Dr. Vidu Badigannavar , Senior Lecturer HRM, School of Management, Royal Holloway,  University of London  and SRTT Visiting Fellow , ISEC, December 23, 2008.

‘Are Structural Inequalities an Impediment to India’s Long Term Growth?’,   Professor Michael Walton, VKRV Rao Chair Professor, ISEC, December 5, 2008.

‘A Hermeneutic Turn That Shook Historiography: D D Kosambi’s Contribution to Indian Historiography’, Prof Rajan Gurukkal, Vice-Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala and Former Sunderrajan Visiting Professor, Centre for Contemporary Studies, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, November 21, 2008.

‘Importance of Mass Media in the U.S. Election Process’,  Ms. Jodi Enda, Program Planner, Knight Center for Specialized Journalism, Washington, D.C., USA, October 20, 2008.

“State of Social Democracy in Scandinavia/Sweden:  Are there lessons for Southern Countries?”; Colloquium on Social and Political thought and R K Hegde Chair, Professor Olle Tornquist, Professor of Political Science and Development Research, University of Oslo, Norway,  October 10, 2008

‘US Presidential Election’, Mr. Wesley Robertson, Information Officer, US Consulate General, September 22, 2008.

‘Film Stars in South Indian Politics’, Professor S V Srinivas, Senior Fellow, CSCS, Bangalore, September 19, 2008.

‘Law and Globalisation’ under the auspices of Colloquium on Social and Political Thought’, Professor Upendra Baxi, Professor of Law in Development, the University of Warwick, UK, September 10, 2008.

‘The Phantom of Globality and the Delirium of Excess’, Dr Lata Mani, Historian and Cultural Critic, Bangalore, September 4, 2008.

Culture and Constitutionalism: Rethinking the Rights Question in India’ under the auspices of Colloquium on Social and Political Thought, ISEC, Professor Sitharamam Kakarala, Director and Senior Fellow, Centre for the Study of Culture and Society, Bangalore, August 7, 2008.

Human Interference with the Carbon Cycle‘, Mr.Sagar Dhara, CERENA Foundation, Hyderabad, May 26, 2008.

Institutionalized decentralisation and local movements for autonomy’, Dr. Geoffrey Pleyers, Research Fellow of the Belgian Foundation of Scientific Research and Associated Professor at the University of Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium), April 28, 2008.

‘Powerful Environmentalisms: Celebrity, Conservation and Capitalism’, Dr. Daniel Brockington, Senior Lecturer, School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester, UK, April 10, 2008.

‘Are There Any Statistically Discernible Structural Breaks in the Indian Economy Due to Economic Liberalization?: An Empirical Exploration’, Professor  N R Vasudeva Murthy, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Business,Creighton University,  USA, April 9, 2008.

‘Women’s Participation and Decentralisation’  Singamma Sreenivasan Foundation, Bangalore, April 4, 2008.

‘Differing Approaches to Development: The Case of  the Four South Indian States’, Professor V N Balasubramanyam, Professor of Development Economics, Department of Economics, Lancaster University, UK, March 14, 2008.

‘Urban Transport in India: Beyond the Nano and the Metro … and Back to the Basics’, Professor Madhav Badami, Professor, McGill University, Canada, March 10, 2008.

‘Implications of an Indian Secretary-General at the Commonwealth’, Professor James Manor, VKRV Rao Chair Professor, ISEC, December 5, 2007.

‘Tracing the Origins of Political Change in India’, Professor James Manor, VKRV Rao Chair Professor, ISEC, December 4, 2007.

‘The Dilemmas of the Congress Party Today’, Professor James Manor, VKRV Rao Chair Professor, ISEC, November 27, 2007.

‘Software Entrepreneurs in India’s Silicon City: Tigers, Copycats, and Mixed Breeds’, Professor Wayne Nafziger, University  Distinguished Professor of Economics, Kansas State University, USA, November 26, 2008.

‘A Shift in the Paradigm in Indian Historiography: A Lecture Commemorating DD Kosambi in his Centenary Year’, Professor Kesavan Veluthat, Professor of History, Mangalore University, Mangalore, December 1, 2007.

‘Forest Rights in India’, Professor M.K. Ramesh, Professor, National Law School of India University, Bangalore, November 13, 2007.

British liberalism and British capital in nineteenth-century India’, Dr Patrick McGinn, Visiting Fellow, Institute for Social and Economic Change, October 29, 2007.

‘Lessons in Human Development: Comparing the Human Development Experience in Kerala and Cuba’, Professor Joseph Tharamangalam, Professor,Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Canada, October 17, 2007.

‘(Mis) Reading Educational Reform Research: A Postmodern Post structural Orientation’, Professor Dr.Erik.L.Malewski, Department of Curriculum Development, University of Purdue, USA, October 15, 2007.

Foucault and Social Science Research’ Lecture-1 and Lecture-2; Professor Rajan Gurukkal, Director, School of Social Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, August 27-28, 2007.

‘Reducing Poverty is Politically Feasible and Politically Advantageous’; Professor James Manor, VKRV Rao Chair Professor, ISEC, July 26, 2007.

‘A Promising Myth: How India’s 2004 Election was Actually Won’; Professor James Manor, VKRV Rao Chair Professor, ISEC, July 26, 2007.

‘Cereal Consumption Deprivation in India Before and After Economic Reforms: An Analysis Using the National Sample Survey Data’; Professor T.Krishna Kumar, Guest Faculty, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore,Retired Professor , Economic Analysis Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore. Discussant: R.S.Deshpande, Professor and Head, ADRTC/ISEC, July 25, 2007.

‘Critique of Western Marxism’; Mr. S. Nagarajan, July 5, 2007.

Decentralised Planning with Spatial Dimension: Issues and Perspectives; Professor L.S. Bhat, National Fellow,Indian Council of Social  Science   Research  (ICSSR),and former Professor, Indian Statistical Institute(ISI), New Delhi, June 28, 2007.

Systems, Institutions, Innovations: Experiences From The District Quality Education Programme; Professor A.R.Vasavi  Professor, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, June 7, 2007.

Revisiting Social Transformation(St): Must New Lessons be Learnt?; Dr. Susil Siriwardene, Co-Chairperson, Participatory Institute of Development Alternatives, Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 6, 2007.

The Capacity of India and China to cope with a Global Economic Downturn  ;   Professor James Manor, VKRV Rao Chair Professor, ISEC, January 24, 2007.

How to promote Grassroots Participation that gives Poor people Genuine Influence? –  Professor James Manor, VKRV Rao Chair Professor, ISEC, January 22, 2007.

Delivering Development: Bridging the gap between the District and Local Levels ; Professor James Manor, VKRV Rao Chair Professor, ISEC, January 18, 2007.

Such A Strange Journey: The Changing Pattern in the Discourse of Development in our Times –  Professor Jayanth Lele, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada, January 9, 2007.

Religion and Social Sensitivity: A Case of Hinduism, Professor M.V.Nadkarni, Former Vice-Chancellor Gulbarga University and Visiting Faculty, ISEC, December 28, 2006.

The Relationship Between Income and Inequality and Health: What Have Learned So far?, Dr. S.V.Subramanya Assistant Professor, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, USA, October 11, 2006.

Changing Character of the Indian State, Professor James Manor, IDS, Sussex, UK & VKRV Rao Chair Professor, ISEC, September 16, 2006.

Issues in Water Privatization: The Case of the Greater Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Project, Clifton D’ Rozario, Alternative Law Forum, August 29, 2006.

Impact of Neo-Liberalisation and Globalisation on the Decline of Unions in the US, Professor Mike Goldfield, Professor of Industrial Relations and Human Resources, Department of Political Science, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, US, August 25, 2006.

New Ideas on the Rehabilitation of Project Affected Families, Shri Uday Kumar Verma. IAS, Vice Chairman and Principal Secretary,   Narmada Valley Development Authority, Government of Madhya Pradesh, August 16, 2006.

The Indian Monsoon, GDP and Agriculture, Professor Sulochana Gadgil, Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, August 10, 2006

Traversing Landscape, Dr Anuradha Mathur, Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and Dr Dilip Da Cunha, Faculty, Persons School of Design, New york, July 13, 2006.

Decentralization, Participatory Governance and Development in India, Professor D. Narayana, Centre for Development Studies, Ulloor, Trivandrum, jULY 4, 2006.

Governance and Development: Lessons from China, Professor Pieter Bottelier, Adjunct Professor, School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University, & Senior Advisor to the Vice President, East Asia and Pacific Region, The World Bank, June 6, 2006.

Mapping Livelihoods and Local Forests in the Indian Himalayas: Evidence from Field Surveys, Dr. Riniki Sarkar, Centre for Ecology Development and Research, New Delhi, April 27, 2006.

Is Growth Alone Sufficient to Reduce Poverty? In Search of the Trickle down Effect in Rural India;  Prof.   Santonu Basu, School of Business and Management, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, April 19, 2006.

Export Instability and Volatility, Investment and Economic Growth in Asian Countries: A Time Series Analysis – Prof. Dipendra Sinha, Department of Economics Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan and Macquarie University, Australia, February 28, 2006

An Overview of Water Resource Systems-With Special Reference to Methods of Flood Control in Urban Drainage System –  Sreeja. P, Water Resources, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT, Mumbai, February 6, 2006.

India: Broader Participation, Greater Inclusion, Deeper Democracy and a More Difficult Country to Govern – Professor James Manor, Institute of Development Studies, Sussex, UK, January 24, 2006.

Globalisation and Changing Labour Markets – Professor Gerry Rodgers,  Director, International Institute of Labour Studies, Geneva, December 29, 2005.

Defeating Poverty by Reducing its Creation – Dr. Anirudh Krishna, Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Duke University, USA, December 21, 2005.

Game Theory: Some recent thoughts – Professor Sayantan Ghosal, Department of Economics, University of Warwick, UK, December 19, 2005

Inter-State Variations in Total Factor Productivity in Manufacturing in India: An Analysis of Selected Industries – Professor Subhash. C. Ray Department of Economics, University of Cnnecticut, US, December 15, 2005.

International and Intra-national Trade: A Continuum Approach – Professor Sugata Marjit, City University of Hong Kong and Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata, India, November 18, 2005.

Changing Attitudes Towards Sexuality: Socio-Historical Perspectives on India – Professor Alice W. Clark, Faculty, Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, California and De Anza Collage, Cupertino, California, USA., November 7, 2005.

Conflict Resolution – Professor Ashok Panikkar Director, Meta-Culture, Bangalore, October 27, 2005.

Globalisation, Liberalisation and Regional Disparity with reference to Education – Prof Ad de Bruijne, professor Emeritus, University of Amsterdam, October 11, 2005.

Rural Health in India: From Rhetoric to Reality – Dr. Ashish Bose, Formerly Professor, Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi, October 4, 2005.

The Emerging Tripolar World: India, USA and China – Dr. Arvind Virmani, Director and Chief Executive, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, New Delhi, September 19, 2005.

Sectoral Exchange Rate Pass Through: Testing the Impact of Policy Reforms in India – Dr Sushanth Kumar Mallick, Department of Economics, Lough Borough University, UK, September 16, 2005.

Fetal Origin of Adult Discores and Childhood Obesity – Dr P. RaghupathyMD, DCh, FRCP (London)Former Professor & HOD, Department of Pediatrics, CMC, Vellore & Currently, Consultant Pediatrics Endo Craniologist, Sagar Apollo Hospital, Bangalore, August 29, 2005.

Ethics, Welfare and the Market – Dr Arne HallamProfessor and Chair, Department of Economics, IOWA State University, Ames, USA, August 9, 2005.

Foreign Aid and Its Relevance Today – Dr Gurushree SwamyThe World Bank, Washington D.C., July 28, 2005.

Indian Insurance Industry – Dr Tapen SinhaING Chair Professor of Risk Management, ITAM, MexicoSpecial Professor, University of Nottingham, UK, July 21, 2005.

Energy and Sustainable Development – Prof.Mohan Munasinghe, Chairman, Munasinghe Institute for Development (MIND) and Vice-Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC),  Colombo, Sri Lanka, June 8, 2005.

Democracy and Multi Culturalism – Prof Gurpreet Mahajan, Professor, Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, April 20, 2005.

New Politics of the Urban Poor – Prof. John Harriss, Director, Development Studies Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science, March 24, 2005.

The Impact of Non Farm Sector on Poverty Reduction and Gender Disparity in India:1983-99 – Prof Bharat Ramaswamy,  Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, March 14, 2005.

Economics of Nuclear Power in India – Dr. M.V. Ramana, Fellow,Centre for the Interdisciplinary Study of Environment and Development (CISED), February 17, 2005.

Economic Reforms in Russia – Dr. Oleg V. Malyarov, Chief Research Officer, Centre for Indian Studies,Institute for Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, February 14, 2005.

Capacity Utilization in Indian Paper Industry – Dr.Kaustuva Barik, Reader in Economics, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, February 4, 2005.

Current Issues in Indian Agriculture – Dr Abhijit Sen, Member, Planning Commission, Government of India, January 22, 2005.

The Economic Consequences of the Health Effects of Transport Emissions in Australian Capital Cities – Ms Madhumita Lodh,  Bureau of Transport and Regional Economics (BTRE), Canberra , Australia, January 19, 2005.

Political Economy of Energy – John Byrne, Director, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy, and Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, University of Delaware, January 18, 2005.

USA Agriculture and Globalization: Lessons for India – Professor Ingolf Vogeler University of Minnesota, U.S.A., January 5, 2005.

Information Technology and Urban Development: A Case of Bangalore – Professor James Heitzman , New York University, USA, December 28, 2004.

Fertility Change in South Asia – Dr. Christophe Z Guilmoto and Dr. Irudaya Rajan, December 9, 2004.

Rethinking the Indian Village – Professor Dipankar Gupta, Centre for Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, December 8, 2004.

Indian Immigrants in the United States – Professor Gopal C Dorai, Professor of Economics, University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA., December 3, 2004.

Civil Society in India and China – Dr. Van Der Veer, University of Utrecht, Netherlands, November 27, 2004.

WWF’s Dialogue on Water, Food and environment – Dr. Biksham Gujja, Policy Advisor for the ‘Living Waters Programme’ of WWF- International, November 9, 2004.

Socio-Economic and Ecological feasibility Study of a Riparian Floodplain for Increased Stream Flows – Malavika Chauhan, SRTT Visiting Scholar, August 26, 2004.

Is There Another Development? Towards a Paradigm for Addressing Rural Urban Imbalances – Prof Scarlett Epstein SRTT Visiting Professor, August 23, 2004.

Reaching The Un-Reached: Towards An Energy – Development Paradigm For Rural India – Dr. Shirish Sinha, July 14, 2004.

Global commons, local solutions: Climate change policies and small-scale industries in India –   Dr. Preeti Soni, July 12, 2004

New interactions, new possibilities: transport, new information communication technology and the reduction of rural social inequalities – Prof. Margaret Grieco, Professor of Transport and Society at Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland and SRTT Visiting Faculty, ISEC, July 3, 2004.

Waste Pickers and Collectors in Delhi: Poverty and Environment in an Urban Informal Sector – Prof.Yujiro Hayami, Director, FASID Graduate Programme & Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo, June 28, 2004.

Battles over Nature: Nature Conservation in South Asia in Historical Perspective – Mahesh Rangarajan, Environmental Historian, June 22, 2004.

Remote Sensing and GIS based flood vulnerability assessment of human settlements: A case study of Gangetic West Bengal – Joy Sanyal, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore, June 11, 2004.

Management of Asthma and Allergic Disorders – Dr K S Satish, Pulmonologist, Wockhardt Hospital, May 21, 2004.

Growth Centres as a Tool of Regional Development: Evidence from India – Kala S Sridhar, Faculty, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy,  May 20. 2004.

The Parampara of Social Interaction Studies:  The ‘NUTS and BOLTS’ of Qualitative Sociology – Prof Kenneth Liberman, Professor of Sociology, University of Oregon and Visiting Fulbright Scholar, University of Mysore, May 11, 2004.

The Media and Indian Politics – Narendar Pani, Senior Editor, Economic Times, Bangalore, April 29, 2004.

Competition for New Investments by States: Strategies in   Federal Structure – Dr. Hari Nagaraja,   Principal Economist, National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi, April 5, 2004.

Economics of Dowry – Dr. Abdul Aziz, SRTT Visiting Faculty, March 12, 2004.

Women’s Empowerment in a Changing Global Economy – Dr.Josie Bass, President, ALVA Consortium, Washington D.C., March 1, 2004.

Information society spells surveillance society: spying, snooping, and social sorting – Dr. David Lyon, Department of Sociology, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, February 9, 2004.

Explaining corruption at the individual and village level – findings from a study of the Panchayati Raj reforms in India – Sten Wildman, Dept of Government, Uppsala University, February 6, 2004.

Trade and Optimal Environmental Governance – Prof. Richard Norgaard, Professor of Energy and Resources Group and of Agriculture and Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley, January 16, 2004.

Ecological Constraints and Valuation – Juan Martinez-Alier, University of Autonoma at Barcelona, January 2, 2004.

Hypertention and Heart Attack – Dr Subash Chandra, Consultant Cardiologist, Manipal Hospital, December 30, 2003.

Hype, Skill and Class: the Politics of Reform in Andhra Pradesh – Dr. Jos Mooji, Visiting Fellow, CESS, Hyderabad, December 19, 2003.

Indian Middle Class – Prof Andre Beteille, National Professor, ICSSR and Chairman, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, December 16, 2003.

International Trade and Development – Prof. Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis, United Nations University, World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), December 10, 2003.

Population Policy: A Historical Perspective – Dr. P.H. Rayappa, SRTT Visiting Faculty ISEC, December 4, 2003.

Regional Macro Econometric Modeling: A case of Karnataka Economy – Dr. Bhanu Murthy, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi, December 2, 2003.

An Empirical Model of North-South Growth and Trade as a Differential Game Problem – T. Krishna Kumar, SRTT Visiting Faculty ISEC, November 19, 2003.

Suitable Framework for Designing Trade Policies of A Developing Country in An Open Global Economy – T. Krishna Kumar, SRTT Visiting Faculty ISEC, November 12, 2003.

Social Ethic and Development – Prof. Amal Ray, SRTT Visiting Faculty ISEC, September 19, 2003.

Is the Manufacturing Sector in India an Engine of Growth – Prof. K Kalirajan, Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development, Tokyo, and SRTT Visiting Professor at ISEC, September 11, 2003.

Is Caste System Intrinsic to Hinduism:  Demolishing a Myth – Prof. M V Nadkarni, Visiting Fellow ISEC, September 4, 2003.

Governance in the Gullies: Democratic Responsiveness and Community Leadership in Delhi’s Slums – Dr. Vijayendra Rao, Senior Economist, Development Research Group, The World Bank, Washington D.C., August 6, 2003.

Understanding Kerala’s Development Experience: the Antinomies of Public Action – Prof. Joseph Taramangalam, Prof and Head, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, Mt. St. Vincent University, Halifax, NS, July 25, 2003.

Remote Sensing Applications –  Dr .P.P.Nageswara Rao, Head, Regional Remote Sensing Service Center (RRSSC), Bangalore, July 9, 2003.

Present Trends in Secularism Debate – T.N. Madan, Honorary Professor IEG, New Delhi, June 16, 2003.

Interlinking Rivers In India: Some Issues – R. Ramaswamy Iyer, Visiting Professor Centre For Policy Research, New Delhi  and Former Secretary Water Resources, Government Of India, June 6, 2003

Diabetes Mellitus: Global Burden and A Challenge for All – Dr Lilly John, Chief Diabetologist, Manipal Hospitals, Bangalore, May 29, 2003.

Elite Capture in Participatory Development – Prof. Jean-Phillippe Platteau, Director of C.R.E.D, Department of Economics, University of Namur, Belgium, May 23, 2003.

Globalization from Bottom Up: Towards an Alternate Perception – Prof. Joan Mencher, Professor of Social Anthropology, City University of New York, March 11, 2003.

India, Europe And Early Modern World Economy: 1600-1800 – Prof David Wash Brook, Professor of South Asian Studies, St.Anthony’s College, Oxford, January 14, 2003.

Modeling Political Demography Of India – Prof. P.Krishnan, Professor Emeritus of Demography, University of Alberta, Canada, December 20, 2002.

Environmental Risk Assessment – Prof. William Kastenberg, University of California, Berkel, USA, December 16, 2002.

Ethnic Identity and Labour Market Choices – Dr. Ravi Pendakur, Chief, Economic Research Division, Strategic Research And Analysis, Department Of Canadian Heritage, Government Of Canada, December 13, 2002.

Environmental Self-Regulation: Implications For Environmental Efficiency And Profitability – Dr. Surender Kumar, Visiting Scholar, Department Of Agricultural & Consumer Economics, University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign, November 29, 2002.

Recovering Community Initiatives: The Case Of The Indigenous Textile Industry – Dr.C.Shambu Prasad, Researcher, Green Peace, Chennai, November 26, 2002.

Remote Sensing and GIS techniques – Dr. K.S.R. Murthy, Research Associate, Centre of Remote Sensing, Department of Geo-Engineering, College of Engineering, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, November 21, 2002.

Identification Of Groundwater Potential Zones In Varaha River Basin, Andhra Pradesh Using Remote Sensing And GIS Techniques – Dr. K.S.R. Murthy Research Associate, Centre Of Remote Sensing, Department Of Geo-Engineering, College Of Engineering, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, November 21, 2002.

Cauvery Water Dispute – Parvathi Menon, Frontline, November 20, 2002.

Alternative to the Controversial Sardar Sarovar Project –  K. J. Joy, Visiting Fellow CISED, November 18, 2002.

Integrated Water Resources Management/ Modelling – Dr. Shrinivas M. Badiger, Post-Doctoral Scientist, International Water Management InstituteColombo, Sri Lanka, November 8, 2002.

Integrated Assessment of Climate Change: Models and Policy Analysis Framework – Dr. Ashish Rana, National Institute For Environmental Studies, Tsukuba, Japan, October 28, 2002.

How to Split the Baby: King Solomon’s Wisdom on California’s Water – Dr. Sanjay Pahuja, Associate Water Resources Consultant, CH2M, San Francisco, California, October 9, 2002.

Some Recent Developments in The Estimation of Consumer Demand Systems – Dr. Krishna Pendakur, Associate Professor, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, September 26, 2002.

Risk, Disaster and Governance: Environmental Politics in India – Dr. S. Ravi Rajan, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz, September 13, 2002.

Indian Federalism, Economic Reforms and Globalization – Prof. Nirvikar Singh, Professor of Economics, University of California, August 12, 2002.

Gender and Economic Policy – Dr.Gurushree Swamy, Consultant, The World Bank,  February 14, 2002.

Anti-Dumping Reforms –  Mathew Tharakan, Department of Economics, University of Antwerp, Belgium, January 31, 2002.

Measuring Consumption Inequality – Prof. Krishna Pendakur, Simon Fraser University, Canada, January 4, 2002.

Environmental Impacts of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle – Dr. M V Ramanna, Research Staff, Programme on Science and Global Security, Princeton University, January 3, 2002.

New Political Economy – Dr. M V Rajeev Gowda, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, September 26, 2001.

Biodiversity Loss – Prof. Charles Perrings, University of York, UK, September 14, 2001.

Environmental Kuznets Curve – Prof. John Braden, University of Illinois, USA, September 14, 2001.

Theory of Consumption and Theory of Markets in Partial Equilibrium – Prof. Arindam Das Gupta,  September 3-7, 2001.

The Burden of Our History: Africa and the Challenges of a Delegitimised Past – Dr Chris Uroh, November 12, 2001.

Divided Cities: Conflicts in Governance and Economics of Bangalore – Dr.Solomon Benjamin, Architect and Urban Planning Consultant,  August 6, 2001.

Contributions of Prof. Amartya Sen to Economics and Philosophy – Prof. Kaushik basu, Carl Marks Professor, Cornell University, July 26, 2001.

Counting the Poor: An Elementary Difficulty in the Measurement of Poverty – Prof S Subramanian,  July 25, 2001.

Gender and Canadian Society: An Overview – Prof. Manon Tremblay, Director, Centre for Research in Women and Politics, University of Ottawa, Canada,  March 8, 2001.

Economic Approach to Federalism; Decentralisation Failure – Prof. Albert Breton, Professor of Economics, University of Toronto, Canada, February 27, March 5, 2001.

Public Choice: Past and Present – Prof. Albert Breton, Professor of Economics, University of Toronto, Canada, February 15, 2001.

Sources of Economic Growth: Regional Dimensions of Reforms – Dr. Ric Shand, Visiting Fellow, Australia South Asia Research Centre, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, January 23, 2001.

Voluntary Incentive Design for Endangered Species Protection – Dr. Rodney Smith, Associate Professor, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota, USA,  January 18, 2001.

Globalising Civil Society or De-Globalising TNCs? Globalisation and Nationalism: What India can Learn – Dr. Gordon C Laxer, Professor of Sociology, University of Alberta, January 9 and 10, 2001.

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