Distinguished Chair on Migration and Forced Migration Studies

The Governing Body of Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group (CRG) took a resolution  in its 35th Governing Body Meeting held on 23 August 2015 to institute a Distinguished Chair on Migration and Forced Migration Studies and it was offered to Professor Ranabir Samaddar The resolution was also approved by the members of CRG in its 19th Annual General Meeting held on 23 August 2015. The acceptance speech by Professor Samaddar "Crisis in Greece: Europe's Post Colonial Destiny" was held at the Academy of Fine Arts on 3 October 2015  from 6 - 8pm. For details of the programme click here .

 

 

Programme & Activities

 

  Ranabir Samaddar, Distinguished Chair in Migration and Forced Migration Studies, spoke on “The Elusive Problematic of Transition” Auditorium Ivan Pictet B Maison de la paix, Geneva on 6 July 2018
  Ranabir Samaddar, Distinguished Chair in Migration and Forced Migration Studies, spoke on “Karl Marx, Colonialism and India” as part of a special lecture series at the English Department, Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan on 16 July 2018
  Ranabir Samaddar, Distinguished Chair in Migration and Forced Migration Studies, spoke on “Karl Marx, Colonialism and India” as part of the Friday Lecture Series at CRG, 6 July 2018
  Ranabir Samaddar delivered a Lecture on “The Urban Turn” at The Graduate Institute, Geneva on April 24, 2018
  Ranabir Samaddar delivered the Inaugural Address on “Capital in the East” A Conference to commemorate the 150th year of the publication of Karl Marx’s Das Capital at Kolkata, Montreal on 30 January 2018
  Ranabir samaddar delivered a Public Lecture on " Karl Marx and the Postcolonial Age " at McGill University, Montreal on 21 November 2017  CLICK HERE
  Ranabir samaddar delivered a Public Lecture on " The Labouring Subject of Refugee Economies " at Carleton University Campus on 20 November 2017  CLICK HERE
  Ranabir samaddar delivered a Public Lecture on " The Importance of the Bolshevik Revolution in the construction of the ‘Third World’ and its continuing relevance today " at McGill University, Montreal on 25 October 2017  CLICK HERE
  Ranabir samaddar delivered a Public Lecture on " Border on Justice " at TISS, Patna on 17 September 2017  CLICK HERE
  Ranabir Samaddar's talk on “Debt and Migration in the Post colony: An Enquiry into Greece’s Crisis” was delivered in a programme, Black Athena Reloaded 1: Ideas as Migrants in Athens. The programme had Ranabir Samaddar and The Apatride Society of the Political Others, Lena Platonos, Savina Yannatou, Stergios Tsirliagos and The Society of Friends of Ulises Carrion on 18 May 2017  CLICK HERE
  He participated in Crossing Borders: Negotiation, Provocation, and Transgression organized by Birkbeck University of London, 5-6th May 2017 Supported by the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities and the Birkbeck Institute for Social Research CLICK HERE
  Report of a roundtable discussion on Migrants, Refugees and Statelessness in India, with focus on the Rohingya refugees of Myanmar and Syrian Refugees, held at Swabhumi, Kolkata, on 6 April 2017. Ranabir Samaddar, Paula Banerjee, Professor and Dean of Arts, University of Calcutta and Sabyasachi Basu Ray Chaudhury, Professor and Vice Chancellor, Rabindra Bharati University were the three panelists.  CLICK HERE
  Ranabir Samaddar's lecture on Towards a Postcolonial Theory of the Political Subject, organised by the Department of Geography of ENS, Paris on 17 January 2017.  CLICK HERE
  Ranabir Samaddar was the Visiting Professor for a month (January 2017) at the Institut fur die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Vienna (Austria).
  Ranabir Samaddar delivered a public lecture titled “Ecological Marginality and Floating Populations” in the inaugural session of the workshop titled ‘Border, Violence and Challenges to Identities’ organized by CRG under the Chair in collaboration with Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 20 December, 2016. Details of the Conference.  CLICK HERE 
  Ranabir Samaddar delivered a public lecture titled “Why Should We Return to the Histories of Immigration in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century?” jointly organized by Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Patna and Department of History, Patna University on 23 August 2016.
  In collaboration between the CRG and University of Western Sydney, a year long research programme (2015-2016) on Logistical Worlds: Infrastructure, Software and Labour has been undertaken. A workshop on the same was organized in Kolkata on 31 March and 1 April 2016. Details to be found here - http://mcrg.ac.in/Logistics/Logistics_Concept.asp
  In collaboration with the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (RLS), a two-day consultative meeting was held on 28 and 29 February 2016 on Social and Political Mapping of Popular Movements, Logistical Vision and Infrastructure of India. This meeting was followed by a year long research programme in the year 2016. Details to be found here - http://mcrg.ac.in/RLS_PML/RLS_PML_Home.asp
  CRG has completed a year long research programme on the Rohingya Refugees in India. The Research outcome by the six researchers headed by Professor Ranabir Samaddar and Professor Sabyasachi Basy Ray Chaudhury, Vice Chancellor, Rabindra Bharati University has been published in a Report entitled "Rohingyas: The Emergence of a Stateless Community". The Report was released by CRG at the Lincoln Room, American Center in Kolkata, West Bengal, on 9 February 2016 between 4-6 pm.   CLICK HERE
  The Rohingya Report was also released in New Delhi, on 1 December 2015, at the Indian Society of International Law (ISIL) from 5 pm by Dr. E. M. S. Natchiappan,  President of  ISIL. The Report release was followed by a round-table discussion by eminent scholars and social activists like Mahendra Lama (Former Vice Chancellor of Sikkim University), Bharat Bhushan (Editor, Catch News and Former Editor, Hindustan Times) and Vrinda Grover (Jurist, Lawyer and Human Rights activist). This session was chaired by Ritu Menon (Founder and Publisher, Women Unlimited).  CLICK HERE
  The Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), Shimla, has organized an International Conference on Migrations and Citizenships in collaboration with the Distinguished Chair in MIgration and Forced Migration Studies, CRG, and Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, Binghamton (SUNY) on 30 May - 1 June 2016 at IIAS, Simla. For details click here  CLICK HERE 
  Ranabir Samaddar gave a talk on "Kolkata Riots of 1946" at the Academy of Fine Arts on 8 January 2016, from 6 pm, organized by Nandimuk.
  Keynote address by Ranabir Samaddar at the international seminar entitled ‘On the Cutting Edge of Social Science : A West Bengal-New York Initiation’ was organized by the Centre for South and Southeast Asian Studies of the Department of Southeast Asian Studies, University of Calcutta on 15 January 2016.
  Ranabir Samaddar delivered a speech in memory of Benedict Anderson on 20 January 2016 at the Calcutta Research Group.