Wednesday, November 30, 2016
The Vice President of India released Festschrift on Prof Ashok Parthasarathi "A Lifetime of Moulding Technology and Science Policy in India", edited by Dr Sachin Chaturvedi
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
New Report | Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2016: Recent Trends and Developments | by UN-ESCAP
Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2016: Recent Trends and Developments
by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, UN-ESCAP, November 2016, ISBN: 9789211207323.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognizes international trade as a generator of inclusive economic growth. It adds value to economies, provides foreign exchange earnings to help finance development and enables job creation, all of which contribute to poverty reduction. Taking advantage of its dynamism, diversity and labor markets has enabled Asia and the Pacific to be competitive in international markets. This is evidenced by the rise in the region's share of global trade and participation in associated value chains.
Like elsewhere, however, the Asia and Pacific region has faced protracted global headwinds since 2007, which has impacted the trade sector and its prospects. This latest Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2016 highlights that the region's trade flows are wavering amid continued sluggish global economic and trade growth, downward movement of world commodity prices and an uncertain policy environment. These outcomes come at a time when the need for trade growth to support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is critical.
Even though regional trade did gain some momentum during 2010-2014, the nominal value of Asia and Pacific exports and imports in 2015 experienced a major slump of 9.7 per cent and 15 per cent, respectively. Sluggish growth in trade is expected to continue through to the end of 2016. Forecasts, presented in this Report, do offer hope for a rebound in trade, more so in value, but growth in exports and imports in volume terms will be around 2.2 per cent and 3.8 per cent, respectively.
To its credit, most of Asia's exporting economies have decoupled from the economic cycles in traditional exports markets, like the United States and the European Union, by not only diversifying their export markets but also through boosting domestic consumption and the services sector. Notwithstanding, the region has the potential to lead by example and revitalize its trade momentum, which will be critical to ensuring our future is sustainable and that our societies are more equal.
Concurrent to trade, foreign direct investment (FDI) flows to developing countries have also slowed. FDI flows and regional integration policies have been adversely affected by populist sentiments which have been growing globally. In Asia and the Pacific, growing discontentment with liberalization has to a certain extent been influenced by the inequitable distribution of the benefits of liberalization and rising inequalities. In this context, it is of little surprise that a number of new restrictive trade measures, particularly in G20 countries, were implemented in 2016.
This year's edition of the Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report (APTIR) does, however, reveal positive news. With a share of 40%, the Asia-Pacific region is still the largest goods exporting region globally. The region's share in commercial services trade continues to strengthen and restrictiveness of services trade has not increased in the region's economies. Furthermore, the region's active actions towards international investment liberalization helped greenfield FDI inflows grow much faster than the global average. Significant progress was also witnessed in the region's efforts to decrease trade costs, illustrated by the Framework Agreement on Facilitation of Cross-border Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific. A significant number of economies in our region have also already ratified the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement, with the 12 remaining Asia-Pacific economies on track to ratify the Agreement soon.
In addition to these developments, Asia and the Pacific also witnessed the first signs of some consolidation among the preferential trade activities in the region. Nevertheless, after the results of the recent United States election, it appears that at least one of the mega-regional agreements signed in 2016, has an uncertain future. This is disappointing, and represents a considerable loss in terms of time and costs for the countries that were involved in negotiating this agreement. Moving forward, these developments may, however, allow the region's economies to focus more on South-South integration and enable them to promote trade and investment linkages suited to their development aspirations.
I recommend the Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2016: Recent Trends and Developments to all Governments, development partners and other stakeholders. Together with 5 sub-regional and almost 30 country trade briefs, this Report offers comprehensive evidence that will help in the introduction of well-informed trade and investment trends and policies across the region. Given that the short-term prospects for international trade are not promising, the changing patterns and prospects outlined in this Report highlight that achieving the 2030 Agenda will require the continued and dedicated efforts of our region's economies to create a strong, vibrant and enabling environment for international trade and investment.
Shamshad Akhtar | Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations | Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Merchandise Trade Still in Trouble?
Chapter 2. Trade in Commercial Services Sliding Downhill
Chapter 3. Foreign Direct Investment Makes a Modest Come-Back
Chapter 4. Trade Facilitation in Asia and the Pacific: An Update
Chapter 5. Regional Trends in Trade Policies: Building Taller Fences?
Chapter 6. Preferential Trade and Agreements: An UpdateChapter 7. International Trade in a Digital Age
Monday, November 28, 2016
JNU organizes 2nd Dr KR Narayanan Memorial Lecture "Global Order in Flux: Challenges & Options for India" by Lalit Mansingh 30 Nov | 4pm
CfPs: International Conference on "Knowing Nature: The Changing Foundations of Environmental Knowledge"| 25-27 May 2017 | Renmin University of China, Beijing
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Audio Recording of CSSP Talk "Scientometrics as a Viable Method for STS Research" by Dr Sujit Bhattacharya
- Introduction of Renewable Energy Technologies | Prof. Dr. Tara Chandra Kandpal
- Economics of Renewable Energy Technologies | Prof. Dr. Tara Chandra Kandpal
- Financing of Renewable Energy Technologies | Prof. Dr. Tara Chandra Kandpal
- Innovation Management | Prof. Dr. Gordon Müller-Seitz, Markus Kowalski
- The End of Management | Dr Patrick O'Leary
- Professional Presentation Techniques | Thorsten Ohler
- Management in Far-East Asia | Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Sonnenborn
- Optimization of Logistics Systems | Prof. Dr. Daniele Vigo
- Introduction to Computational Intelligence | prof. Dr. Oliver Wendt
Foreword: TWAS, Past and Future (Bai Chunli)Introduction: The Vision of Abdus Salam (Daniel Schaffer)Present in the World (José I Vargas)A Centre for Excellence (C N R Rao)Fulfilling the Promise (Jacob Palis)Making It Happen (Mohamed H A Hassan)Minding the Gaps (Ana María Cetto Kramis)Opening Doors (Adnan Badran)Full Engagement (Zakri Abdul Hamid)The Odds of Success (Keto Mshigeni)A Life of Change (Yu Lu)Moving Ahead Together (Roseanne Diab)For Generations to Come (Maria Corazon A De Ungria)
Key TWAS leaders reflect on the history of science in the developing world – and the history and future of TWAS – in a new book. In 11 inspiring essays, TWAS leaders detail the Academy's triumphs and challenges in advancing science for the developing world.Thirty years after the first TWAS General Meeting, a new book explores the Academy's past and future in a series of essays by TWAS leaders and prominent Fellows from the developing world. "A Voice for Science in the South" serves as window into one of the most significant changes of our era: how nations once trapped in poverty have invested in science, technology and education to drive development and improve human conditions. The book "will serve as a lasting reminder of the commitment that motivated Abdus Salam, Paolo Budinich and the others who founded the Academy and guided its work for the first 30 years," writes TWAS President Bai Chunli in the Foreword. "Though the world may change, their ideals remain constant. At the same time, this volume reminds us of the hard work and creativity that will be required to build on their legacy, so that TWAS remains an effective leader and advocate for science in the service of human progress.""A Voice for Science in the South" was edited by Daniel Schaffer, the former TWAS public information officer, and published by Singapore-based World Scientific. In an introductory essay, Schaffer reflects on the vision and commitment of Salam, the Pakistani physicist who founded the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in 1964 and won the Nobel Prize in 1979. Following that reflection are essays by four pioneering TWAS leaders: former Presidents José I. Vargas of Brazil; C.N.R. Rao of India; and Jacob Palis of Brazil; and longtime Executive Director Mohamed H.A. Hassan of Sudan. "A Voice for Science in the South" also features essays by:
- TWAS Fellow Ana María Cetto Kramis of Mexico, who has played a globally influential role in supporting women in science;
- TWAS Fellow Adnan Badran, who served as prime minister of Jordan during a distinguished career of scholarship, political engagement and diplomacy;
- Zakri Abdul Hamid, a TWAS Fellow who serves as science adviser to the government of Malaysia, a member of the UN Secretary-General's Science Advisory Board, and founding chair of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services;
- Keto Mshigeni, a TWAS Council vice president and one of Africa's preeminent natural scientists, known for his research into seaweed and mushrooms as food sources;
- TWAS Fellow Yu Lu, a renowned Chinese physicist who served as the first permanent member of the ICTP scientific staff;
- Roseanne Diab, a TWAS Fellow and executive director of the Academy of Sciences of South Africa; and
- TWAS Young Affiliate Maria Corazon A. De Ungria of the Philippines, head of the DNA Analysis Laboratory at the University of the Philippines.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
New Book | Modi Doctrine: The Foreign Policy of India's Prime Minister | by Sreeram Chaulia, Bloomsbury, 2016
- 'Why is he investing so much time and energy into promoting India's international relations and global image?
- What are his vision and goals for India's role in the world'?
- What kind of distinct techniques define his approach to foreign policy?
- How is he changing India's self-understanding and preparing it for world affairs?'
- Ganguly, Anirban; Chauthaiwale, Vijay; Sinha, Uttam Kumar (2016). The Modi Doctrine: New Paradigms in India's Foreign Policy. Wisdom Tree India, Hardback, ISBN: 9788183284837.
- Chaturvedi, Sachin & Mulakala, Anthea (2016). India's Approach to Development Cooperation. Routledge, 2016, ISBN: 9781138947733.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Monday, November 21, 2016
Bill Gates on "Technology and Transformation"
NITI Aayog aims to build strong States that will come together to build a strong India. As the government's premier think-tank, we view knowledge building & transfer as the enabler of real transformation in the States. To build knowledge systems for the States and the Centre, NITI is pleased to announce the launch of "NITI Lectures: Transforming India".
The second lecture in the high-powered NITI Lecture series was delivered by Bill Gates, Co-Founder, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on the November 16th, 2016. The theme of the lecture was 'Technology and Transformation'. Outlining the global shifts that impact the nation's development, the lecture discusses India's many advantages, its potential to address existing challenges and the opportunities that lay ahead by using technology and innovation as levers for transformation.
Through this lecture series, NITI Aayog aims to bring policy makers, academics, experts and administrators of global repute to India, for the benefit of policy makers in States and the Centre. This is aimed at learning from global experience in development and good governance. The Transforming India Lecture Series was inaugurated on August 26th, 2016 by the Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. The first keynote address - India and the Global Economy - was delivered by the Hon'ble Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore, Shri Tharman Shanmugaratnam.
CfP: International Conference & One Day Methodology Workshop on Scenarios & Models in Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services | 14-16 February | Hyderabad, India
14-16 February 2017
Organized by Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS), Hyderabad, India
Call for Papers
The Division for Sustainable Development Studies (DSDS) at the Centre for Economic and Social Studies is organizing an international conference on Scenarios and Models in Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services jointly with the Centre for Economics, Environment, and Society (CEES) Bangalore, as part of the project on "Biodiversity and Ecosystem Scenarios Network (ScenNet)" supported by the Belmont Forum through the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India during 15th to 16th February 2017. The conference shall address scenarios and models of biodiversity and ecosystem services with special reference to drivers of change. The plenary speakers of the conference include renowned scientists and co-chairs of the methodological assessment of scenarios and models of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), Bonn, Germany. Sub themes of the conference are related to scenarios and models pertaining to marine and terrestrial ecosystems with a focus on (a) direct and indirect drivers including climate change, invasive species, institutional and demographic issues etc.; (b) values covering economic and non-economic benefits of ecosystems and biodiversity; (c) impact of ecosystem services on good quality of human life and (d) national policies and sustainable development goals. Abstracts of papers (250 words) have to be submitted before 30th November 2016 and full paper (maximum 8000 words) before 30th December 2016 to the conference committee convenor, Dr Jeena T Srinivasan (firstname.lastname@example.org). Approximately 35 papers will be selected for oral presentation in the conference after peer review. A maximum of 100 participants are expected to participate in the conference. Registration form for the conference can be downloaded from CESS website www.cess.ac.in.
A pre-conference Methodology Workshop on the same topic will be organized in collaboration with the Indian Society for Ecological Economics (INSEE) for building capacity of early career researchers/teachers/ M.Phil/Ph.D students on 14th February 2017. The workshop aims to carry out a systematic review methodological tools used in Indian and international contexts to quantify or qualify scenarios of biodiversity and ecosystem services according to different environmental and societal driving forces. The workshop is co-ordinated by Dr Jyothis Sathyapalan and Prof M Gopinath Reddy. A maximum of 25 conference participants whose papers are accepted for oral presentation will be selected for the workshop. All participants who are interested to join the workshop must mention it separately in the conference registration form. In addition, limited seats will be available for MPhil/Ph.D. scholars working on both natural and social sciences who are in early stages of their work. Such students are encouraged to apply with a concept note and curriculum vitae on or before 30th December 2016. Academic competence and potential of the concept note will form the basis of selection in this case. All selected outstation candidates will be provided with travel support and local hospitality during the event. Researches are also encouraged to contact the Principal Investigator of the ScenNet project Dr Jyothis Sathyapalan (email@example.com) and contribute to the database on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Scenarios in India.
New Article "Emerging Trends in Consumers’ E-waste Disposal Behaviour and Awareness: A Worldwide Overview with special focus on India" by A. Borthakur, & M. Govind
by Anwesha Borthakur, and Madhav Govind
Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 2016 (Online First), DOI: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2016.11.011
Abstract: E-waste is a complex stream of toxic waste which requires specific handling considerations. Effective and responsible management of E-waste is a global concern today. Considering the depth of the E-waste problem, this paper is an attempt to review two key elements greatly accountable for influencing sustainable E-waste management initiatives: Consumers' E-waste 1) 'Disposal Behaviour' and 2) 'Awareness'. Taking into account the locale specific characteristics of consumers' E-waste disposal behaviour and awareness, we have attempted to perform an extensive review on the global context and identify the measures adopted by the consumers of different countries to dispose off their E-waste. We observe significant differences in consumers' E-waste disposal behaviour not only 'between' the developed and developing countries, but also 'within' these countries. The paper further especially explains the complexities in India's E-waste management system due to its multifaceted socio-economic, cultural and other associated connotations influencing consumers' disposal behaviour and awareness. We conclude that global experiences on consumers' E-waste disposal behaviour and awareness could be helpful for a particular country to devise inclusive E-waste management strategies to adequately address their current E-waste crisis.
Keywords: E-waste; Consumers' disposal behaviour; Awareness; India; Global E-waste
Friday, November 18, 2016
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Audio Recording of CSSP Talk "Intersection of Labour and Technology in India’s Informal Economy: A Policy Perspective" delivered by Dr Kingshuk Sarkar
CSSP Talk on
Intersection of Labour and Technology in India's Informal Economy: A Policy Perspective
Dr Kingshuk Sarkar
Fellow, V V Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA
Delivered on Wednesday, 16th November 2016
Abstract: There have been some significant changes in the world of work in the last two decades and half particularly since the time India initiated economic reforms in 1991. These changes are happening as part of a global phenomenon. The crux of this phenomenon is the quest towards producing at the least cost possible and capital moves anywhere the cost of production is the minimum. Since labour constitutes a significant component of cost of production, structure of production is getting reorganized in such a manner that return to labour is minimized in the process. This is manifesting itself in the form of disintegration of production structure such that labour as such undergoes sunstantial changes in its character. Labour is getting more informalized, casualized and decentralized over time to respond to market fluctuations and flexibility of the cost of production structure. Such outlook perceives labour just another input in the production function and tries to extract maximum return in exchange of minimum compensation. It undermines the living characteristics of labour and the fact that labour as a class constitutes the major chunk of consumers in macro sense. Prevailing prolonged global economic recession and that economy in general is suffering from lack of aggregate demand bears testimony to such phenomenon. Labour market is getting diffused as centralized system of production is breaking down and outsourcing is practiced extensively. Old factory system of production is making way for a work environment where domestic space becomes the pre-dominant work space. Wage labour is getting replaced by self-employed mass contributing from the fringe. The identity of labour as a class is at stake. The employer-employee relation is being diluted to a great extent and there has been substantial dismantling of written contract between the two. In such an environment, application of legislations safeguarding the interests of workers becomes more compromised. Further, recent attempts towards labour law reforms are further aggravating the terms of employment and conditions of labour. Enforcement of labour laws have become uniformly weak over the country and basic inspection norms are being flouted which is weakening the labour administrative structure. The government is focusing on redistribution through various social security and welfare schemes but at the same time statutory provisions are not being appropriately implemented. Tripartite consultation as an integral part of social dialogue is getting marginalized. Traditional trade union movement weakened over time as because they didn't represent informal and vulnerable sections of the workers any more. Their place is being increasingly taken over by civil society organizations and NGOs.
About the Speaker: Dr. Kingshuk Sarkar is presently working as Fellow in the VV Giri National Labour Institute, Noida on deputation. He primarily works for Govt. of West Bengal as Deputy Labour Commissioner. He has done PhD in Economics from Centre for Economic Studies & Planning in Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Earlier he completed Masters in Economics from Kolkata University and M.Phil in Economics from Jadavpur University. His areas of interests are plantation economics, labour economics, law and economics, labour administration, etc. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Witness Some Best Startup Innovation in Energy Water Agritech in Smartcamp SmartCity | New Delhi, Nov 18
6:30pm – 7:00pm: Registrations7:00pm - 7:10pm : Welcome by Vanitha Narayanan, Managing Director - IBM India Pvt Ltd.7:10pm - 7:25pm : How does IBM engage with startups - Seema Kumar, Country Leader, Startups and Developers, IBM India & SA7:25pm - 8:30pm : Presentations by Top 10 Finalists8:30pm- 8:45pm : Role of Accelerators in Developing Startups Ecosystem, panel discussion by Accelerator heads8:45pm - 8:50pm : Closing Remarks by John Gallager, Global Digital Marketing Exec, WW IBM8:50pm - 9:00pm : Announcement of Winners
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Thursday, November 10, 2016
NUEPA's Tenth Foundation Day Lecture, 2016 | Am I an Educated Person? Reflections on 'Becoming' and 'Being' | by T.N. Madan
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Foreword | Shyam Saran, Chairman, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS); Sujata Mehta, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of IndiaSection I. Policy and Institutional Framework1. Genesis and Evolution2. The Development Compact3. Institutional FrameworkSection II. Country and Regional Case Studies4. Nepal: Evolving Framework and the Success of Communities5. New Vigour in Africa: Ethiopia and Mozambique6. Entrepreneurship Development in Laos and Cambodia7. Exploring Niches in CIS: Experiences in Tajikistan and KyrgyzstanSection III. Summing Up8. The SSC and Global Imperatives9. Expanding Frontiers, New Trends and the Way Forward
Monday, November 7, 2016
New Book | Social Science Research in India: Status, Issues, and Policies| ed by S Thorat & S Verma; OUP
About the Book
Social science research has a vital role in enriching societies, by generating scientific knowledge that brings insights - even enlightenment - in understanding the dynamics of human behaviour and development. For social sciences to realize their potential in shaping public policy, it is imperative that the research ecosystem is dynamic and vibrant; the institutions governing it are robust and effective; and those producing quality research are strong and well governed.
This volume elaborates on various dimensions of social science research in India, presenting a strong case for designing a comprehensive national social science policy which can meaningfully strengthen and promote a research ecosystem for improved public policymaking in the country. Addressing issues like lack of funding, availability of data, infrastructure, and quality of research output, it will serve as a national benchmark and reference database for social sciences in India.
About the Editors
Sukhadeo Thorat is Chairman, Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi and Professor Emeritus, Centre for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Samar Verma is Senior Program Specialist, International Development Research Center (IDRC), Canada, Asia Regional Office, New Delhi.
Friday, November 4, 2016
CfPs: Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) | 30 August–September | Boston, USA
Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S)
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
August 30 – September 2, 2017
Conference Theme: STS (In)Sensibilities
If sensibility is the ability to grasp and to respond, how might we articulate the (in)sensibilities of contemporary technoscience? How, similarly, can we reflect on the extent and limits of our own sensibilities as STS scholars, teachers, and activists? The conference theme invites an open reading and exploration of how the world is made differently sense-able through multiple discourses and practices of knowledge-making, as well as that which evades the sensoria of technoscience and STS. Our aim is that the sense of 'sense' be read broadly, from mediating technologies of perception and apprehension to the discursive and material practices that render worlds familiar and strange, real and imagined, actual and possible, politically (in)sensitive and ethically sensible. We welcome open panel and closed session proposals, individual paper submissions, and proposals for events that are innovative in their delivery, organization, range of topics, and type of public. Due to the growing number of submissions and our desire to be as inclusive as possible, each participant will be strictly limited to only one paper or media presentation and one other activity (such as session chair or discussant), for a maximum of two appearances. Participation in the Making and Doing event (see below) is not counted toward this limit.
- Nov 15. Call for open panels proposals
- Jan 1. Submission closes for open panels
- Jan 15. Call for closed/invited sessions and individual paper submissions
- March 1. Deadline for submission of closed sessions and individual papers
- April 15. Acceptance notification
- May 15. Preliminary program
Call for Open Panel Proposals
- Submission to open November 15, 2016
- Deadline for Submission: January 1, 2017
- Open panels will be announced for individual paper submissions by January 15, 2017.
Call for Paper and Closed Session Submissions
- Submissions to open January 15, 2017
- Deadline for Submission: March 1, 2017
Making and Doing Presentations
Barcelona 2016: The 4S Barcelona meeting page is archived at http://www.sts2016bcn.org/. View a photo album.
Eu-SPRI Winter School 2017 "Innovation policy for Transformative Change" | 16-20 January 2017 | at University of Sussex, United Kingdom
- How may contrasting understandings of transformative change be brought to bear on policy responses to pressing contemporary challenges?
- How to ensure such responses are inclusive and democratic?
- How to advance such responses through transdisciplinary approaches and alliances?
- Critically examine the prevalent framings of science and technology policy, placing them in historical perspective.
- Recognise and discuss the emerging policy practices which embody the Transformative Change framing.
- Identify and critically assess methods and approaches with the potential to 'open-up' and democratise STI policies.
- Consider the role of alternative science and technology indicators.
- Reflect on the relevance of the Transformative Change frame to their current research and professional practice.
A motivation letter (1 page, 500 words)A brief CV (2 pages)A recommendation letter (300 words)
Demonstrable research/professional and personal commitment with transformative change (motivation letter and CV)Likelihood that the participant will benefit from the training (motivation letter)Track-record (CV and recommendation letter)
Towards a Privacy Framework for India in the Age of the Internet | by V Bhandari and R Sane; NIPFP Working Paper
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Global Sustainable Development Summit: Towards United Nations Sustainable Development Goals | 5–6 December | Imphal, Manipur, India
- Goal 1: No Poverty - End hunger, achieve food security, improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
- Goal 13: Climate Action – Taking urgent actions to combat climate change and its impacts.
- Goal 15: Life on Land – Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forest, combat desertification halt, reserve land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
- Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions – Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.
- Goal 17: Partnership for the Goals – Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.
CMS JNU workshop on Political Economy of Media & Technology and Media | by Paranjoy Guha Thakurta | 4-5 Nov
CENTRE FOR MEDIA STUDIES
Political Economy of Media
DATE: 4th and 5th November 2016 (Friday& Saturday)
PARANJOY GUHA THAKURTA is currently Editor of the Economic and Political Weekly. His work experience, spanning nearly four decades, cuts across different media: print, radio, television and documentary cinema. He is a writer, speaker, anchor, interviewer, teacher and commentator in three languages: English, Bangla and Hindi. His main areas of interest are the working of the political economy and the media in India and the world, on which he has authored/co-authored books and directed/produced documentary films. He teaches and speaks on these subjects. He participates frequently in, and organises, seminars and conferences. He is a regular contributor to publications and websites and frequently appears on the radio and on television channels as an anchor as well as an analyst.
ALL ARE WELCOME
Module 1: IntroductionModule 2: Spatial Query LanguagesModule 3: Spatial Networks and Location Based ServicesModule 4: Spatial Data MiningModule 5: Emerging Trends, Research Challenges
- Ph.D./ M.Tech./M.Phil. Students: INR 1000/-
- Faculty: INR 2500/-
- Members of Government Research Organizations: INR 5000/-
- Members of Industry/Private Research Institution: INR 10,000/-
- Participants from abroad: US $500/-