Mar. 12 & 14: OP Jindal Distinguished Lectures - Ashis Nandy on Partition Violence

The Brown-India Initiative’s biannual OP Jindal Distinguished Lecture will be delivered on March 12th and 14th by Ashis Nandy, political psychologist, social theorist, human rights activist and a major cultural critic in contemporary India. Dr. Nandy’s work focuses on the socially creative and destructive potential of human beings, and sources itself in Indian history and contemporary trends while seeking to create linkages with other countries in the Global South.

(Distributed March 10, 2014)

Prof. James N. Green on Human Rights & International Sports Events

On Monday, February 25, James N. Green participated in a session of the NYC Bar Association entitled  "Human Rights and International Sporting Events: Russian Anti-Gay Legislation, the Sochi Winter Olympics, and Protest," where he linked the debates about homophobia in Russia to the ways in which the Brazilian LGBT movement is using the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 to expand human rights in the country.

(Distributed March 4, 2014)
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