B. R. Ambedkar is one of Columbia University’s most illustrious alumni, and a political thinker and constitutional lawyer whose thought and activism has shaped the world’s largest democracy.
In 2018, the Inaugural Ambedkar Lectures have been planned as a series of two public events to recognize Ambedkar’s continuing relevance for social justice activism and democratic thought in global frame
Etienne Balibar (Anniversary Chair Professor, CRMEP and Columbia University)
Nahum Chandler (UC-Irvine)
Gopal Guru (JNU, Editor, Economic and Political Weekly)
Gayatri Spivak (University Professor, Columbia))
Moderated by: Debjani Ganguly (UVa) and Anupama Rao (Barnard, Columbia)