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Patrick Bond keynote at Tata Institute Development Studies conference, 23 January

New Aakar Books edition on sale
This book aims to fill a gap in studies of the BRICS grouping of countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). It provides a critical analysis of their economies, societies and geopolitical strategies within the framework of a global capitalism that is increasingly predatory, unequal and ecologically self-destructive - no more so than in the BRICS countries themselves.

Contributors: Elmar Altvater, Baruti Amisi, Patrick Bond, Omar Bonilla, Einar Braathen, Pedro Henrique Campos, Ruslan Dzarasov, Virginia Fontes, Ana Garcia, Ho-fung Hung, Richard Kamidza, Karina Kato, Claudio Katz, Mathias Luce, Farai Maguwu, Judith Marshall, Gilmar Mascarenhas, Sam Moyo, Leo Panitch, Bobby Peek, Gonzalo Pozo, Vijay Prashad, Niall Reddy, William Robinson, Susanne Soederberg, Celina Sørbøe, Achin Vanaik, Immanuel Wallerstein and Paris Yeros.

Ibteda 2016-Annual Festival of School of Development Studies, TISS

We, the students of School of Development Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai would like to invite you to IBTEDA, its Annual conclave to be held on the 23rd and 24th January, 2016.

IBTEDA is the result of a collaborative effort of the students of the School of Development Studies. It aims to bridge the uneasy schism between theory and practice through its open-forum debates and panel discussions about the multiple dimensions of the developmental question. This year's edition of IBTEDA is an effort to organise discussions and debates on diverse topics, such as public policy and the media; the specific forms that crony capitalism takes in India; economic policies related to MAKE IN INDIA; gender; protest in its different art forms; and much more.

We invite all of you to join us at IBTEDA. Let us together make it an enriching and enlightening experience.

Please find below the list of events:

Day 1, 23rd January, Saturday:

Venue: Convention Centre, New Campus
Inauguration: 09:30 hrs
Speaker:Ravish Kumar, Senior Executive Editor, NDTV India
(Ravish Kumar is one of the most respected anchors in Hindi television. He will speak on the contemporary state of India's media and its reportage on issues related to development, poverty and inequality.)

11:15-13:00 Public lecture and discussion
Paranjoy Guha Thakurta will speak on Crony Capitalism in India and the Ambanis.
(Paranjoy Guha Thakurta is an independent journalist and an educator for over 35 years. He is a writer, speaker, anchor, interviewer, teacher and a commentator. His main areas of interest are the working of India’s political economy and the media, on which he has authored/co-authored books and directed/produced documentary films.)

13:00-14:00 Lunch Break

14:00-16:00 Panel Discussion on MAKE IN INDIA
Moderator: Dr Vineet Kohli
  • Professor J. Mohan Rao, University of Massachusetts Amherst

  • M. K. Venu, Senior Journalist and Founding Editor of

  • Professor Surajit Mazumdar, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

  • Jayan Jose Thomas, Associate Professor, IIT Delhi.

  • 1600-16:15 Tea Break

    16:30-17:30 Public Lecture
    Patrick Bond, Professor of Political Economy, Wits School of Governance and University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa on BRICS: An Anti-Capitalist Critique (Patrick Bond's work is primarily on the political economy of Africa, international finance, eco-social development and political ecology, and development issues in contemporary South Africa. He has launched strong critiques against neoliberal governance regimes in South Africa and beyond, and the failures of capitalist states to tackle social justice and environmental degradation.)

    Day 2, 24th January, Sunday

    Venue: Old Conference Hall, Main Campus

    11:00-1300 Panel Discussion on GENDER AND SPACE
    Dr Akhil Katyal, Asst. Prof, Shiv Nadar University in conversation with Ms. Noor Jahan, co-founder of Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan.

    13:00-14:00 Lunch Break

    14:00-16:30 Talk : PROTEST AND ITS ART FORMS
    Speakers: Sameera Iyengar, Junoon Theatres, Mumbai

    We look forward to having you at this year's IBTEDA.

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