Samita Sen, Director,School of Women Studies, Jadavpur University"
Kulikahini and Other Stories: Gender and Nationalism in Assam Labour
Recruitment, 1880-1910", 27 July
Arani Sanyal, Intern, CRG," 'Justice' Loosened? The 'Katatel'
Controversy in Kolkata", 15 June
and Programme Assistant, CRG,“
Of Men and Things: Exploring the Administrative Consequences of Partition”,
Rishi Bankim Chandra College, Naihati ,"Changing Mentality of the
Bengalee Refugees: The Story of Tripura (1946-1971)", 9 May
Researcher, Department of International Relations, Faculty of Social
Studies, University of Lapland, Finland
(Currently Visiting Fellow, CRG),"Movements
against Neoliberal Development in India: The Case of Rajarhat New
Town Project in Kolkata”, 15 March
Leonie Ansems de Vries,
Assistant Professor of International Relations, University of
Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Malaysia,"
On the (Im)mobility of Political Life", 15 March
Professor of American University of Cairo,
" Egypt's Uncertain Transition",
Director, International College of
Humanities and Social Sciences and Senior Lecturer in the Social
Anthropology Programme at Massey University, on her Book" The
Politics of Indigeneity Dialogues and Reflections on Indigenous Activis",
Research Associate, Calcutta Research
Group," Chronicle of a Man-made Disaster Foretold: Bihar
Sibaji Pratim Basu,
Assistant Professor of Habra Sri Chaitanya
College and Member of Calcutta Research Group," Chronicle of a
Forgotten Food Movement: 1959 Revisited ",
Professor of Peace Research Initiative
Oslo (PRIO)," The Ethical Subject of Security ",
Research Associate, Calcutta Research
Group," Logistics of Labour Migration: A Case Study of Bihar",
Agnibho Gangopadhyay, Research
Assistant, Calcutta Research Group, " Agenda for Contemporary
Histories: Cases and Texts",24 August
of Sociology, Brandon University, Canada, "
Social Eugenics and
Macro-Motherhood in the Name of a ‘Sustha’ Nation-State", 22 July
Calcutta Research Group, "
Rajarhat beyond Kolkata - An Urban Dystopia ", 11 July
Suhit K. Sen
Calcutta Research Group, "Bizarre
Urbanity : The Unmaking of Rajarhat", 11 July
Delhi University and Calcutta Research Group
New Labour in New Town", 11 July.
University of Michigan"
Hungry Bengal : War, Famine and the End of Empire 1939-1946 ", 22 June.
Senior Researcher, Calcutta Research Group"
Indira Gandhi and Subversion of Indian Democracy? ", 18 May.
Associate Professor, Principle Research Fellow and formar Director,
Centre for Cultural Research, University of Western Sydney"
Logistics and the Sovereign Machine of Governance ", 9 May.
Professor of Communication, School of Communication Arts, University of
Western Sydney and a member of UWS's Centre for Cultural Research "
On Life, Labour and Logistics ", 9 May.
Research & Programme Associate, CRG" Prism of Partition :
Historiography and Manipur ", 20 April.
Chairperson, Indian Council of
Historical Research ,"The
Mill Strikes in Bombay, 1928-29, and Munshi Premchand as Filmmaker ",
Deputy Dean, Faculty of
Humanities and Social Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington, New
and Indian Experience ",
Professor, Department of
Sociology, Tufts University, USA ,"Antiwar
Opposition in the Vietnam Era and Now ",
Independent Evaluator / Trainer for conflict transformation and
peace building projects in Sri Lanka, Participant of Eighth
Annual Winter Course in Forced Migration & our short term
visiting fellow ,"The
Conditions of Return: The Case of Sri Lanka in the Post Conflict
Suhit K. Sen,
Centre for Studies in Social
and Government : Sources of Legitimacy",
Assistant Professor in Asian University for Women, Chittagong, Bangladesh ,"Contesting
Statelessness: Comparative Perspective of Tibetans and Rohingyas in India
13 August. To
Director of CRG ,"Michel
Foucault and our Post Colonial Time",
4 May. To
Department of Political
Science, University of Hyderabad and Current Fellow, Indian Institute of
Devas and the Asuras: Interpretative Adventures of Indian Nationalism",
Secretary General of the Institut des Hautes Etudes sur la Justice, Paris,
Films on Legal Culture:
& To Kill a Mockingbird",
B. M. Zachariah,
Reader in South Asian History, University of Sheffield,
"Development, Government, and Nehru Era", 4 January.
Professor of Public International Law, Faculty of Law, McGill
University," Protecting Migrants’ Rights as a Test for Democracies”, 15
Oren Yiftachel, Ben Gurion University," Reproduction of
Partitions, Urban Restructuring, and Displacement of Population Groups”, 14
Bertil Lintner, Eminent Journalist,“Burma's Foreign Policy:
Issues of Regional Security and Refugees”, 9 December.
Andrew Solomon, Deputy Director and Fellow, Brookings-Bern Project
on Internal Displacement, Brookings Institution, “Justice,
Accountability, and the Protection of Internally Displaced Persons”,1
Frederiksen, Associate Professor, International Development Studies,
Roskilde University, "Denmark
Researching the Life and Works of an African Public Intellectual: Which
Contexts Matter? ", 25 November.
Research & Programme Associate, CRG" The Background of National
Environment Policy of India-Exploring Influences ", 14 November.
Research & Programme Associate, CRG" Voices from Jadugoda:
Understanding the Changing Dynamics of Managing Common Property in the Wake
of Uranium Mining and Associated Risks in a Globalising Economy", 14
Research & Programme Associate, CRG" Negotiating Rights: Case Study
of the Falta Special Economic Zone ", 14 November.
Professor of Department of History, New York University" Spatial
Reorganization of North Eastern Parts of British India,1905 to Present ", 12
and teacher at Paris 8 University Institute of European Studies, in
Sociology of Culture and Cultural European Policies "The
World as a Regional Cosmogony in The Cultural Field", 18 February.
Visiting Scholar from Helsinki University, Finland "Impact of
Climate Change on Migration in India", 12 January.
Eminent Human Right Activist, Paris " Racism, Immigration and
Xenophobia in the World today ", 15 December.
Director, CRG " Governing Unruly Population Flows ", 1
Senior Researcher , CRG and Professor of Political Science, Calcutta
University "Trends in Researches on the Issues of Minorities in
India ", 11 November.
Research Associate, CRG " On the Margins of Citizenship:
Cooper's Camp in Nadia", 11 November.
Research Associate, CRG "The Right to Food: Popular Interface
with the Rights Institution", 11 November.
Director, Centre for Feminist Legal Research, New Delhi "Citizen
and Migrant: The Politics of Justice and (Non) Belongingness ", 30
Centre for the Study of Geopolitics, Department of Political Science, Punjab
University, "Climate Change, Globalisation and Environmental
Justice ", 22 August.
Director of CRG, "Sociological Imagination: Situating Charles
Tilly ", 18 August.
Director, Istituto di Studi Politici S. Pio V, Department of Law and
Economics," Tolerance Established by Law: The Autonomy of South
Tyrol in Italy", 14 August.
Professor of California, Los Angeles,
"Dialogues on Justice ", 14 July.
Professor of Law, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris,
"The Impact of Globalization on French Law: An Example of Relations
between Democracy and Internationalization", 28 April.
Epidemiologist and Senior Lecturer of London School of Hygiene and
"Globalisation Inequality and Urban Health ", 18 January.
Professor of Amsterdam School for Social Science Research ,"
Coolie Migration in the Colonial Era ", 13 December.
Professor of World Politics, University of Helsinki," Beyond
Inside/Outside? Four Political Economy Scenarios of the Future of European
Union", 30 November.
Emeritus Professor of Moral and Political Philosophy, Paris X Naterre and
Distinguished Professor of Humanities, University of California, Irvine,"
Justice and Equality-A Political Dilemma?", 21 September.
Levi, Jere L. Bacharach Professor of International Studies, Director,
CHAOS (Comparative Historical Analysis of Organizations and States,"
Provoking Preferences by Changing Beliefs", 25 July.
Programme Officer-Advocacy, Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies, Colombo,
Sri Lank, " The Right to Return-Return of IDPs in Batticaloa, Sri
Lanka", 11 July.
Professor of Political Science ,Naval Academy, Annapolis, U.S.A, "
Environmental Security", 21 June.
Honorary Research Associate ,Calcutta Research Group, "
Bangladeshi Immigration to Assam in India Print Media Discourse", 20
Research Associate, Calcutta Research Group," Gender Justice and
Muslim Women of Calcutta", 20 April.
Professor of Centre for the Study of Developing Societies," How
should we Respond to the Cultural Injustices of Colonialism", 13 March.
Basu Ray Chaudhury,
Professor of Political Science, Rabindra Bharati University,"
The Scope of Transitional Justice in India", 13 March.
Professor of Sociology, University of Paris VII," Permanent
Exile of the Palestinians", 26 February.
Banerjee, Senior Researcher, Calcutta Research Group, Department of
South-East Asian Studies, Calcutta University," Refugee
Women and the Nation State: A Response to Hannah Arendt", 21 February.
Hossain, Director, Ain O Shalish Kendra, Dhaka," Forced
Migration and Trafficking of Labour-Migrant Women Workers of Bangladesh",
Senior Researcher, Ruhr-University Bochum," International Legal
Regime for Refugee Protection", 13 December.
Agnes, Women's Rights Lawyer, Majlis, Mumbai ," The Bar
Dancer and the Trafficked Migrant Globalization and Subaltern Existance",
Delegation of Burmese Women
on their experiences
and issues relating to Forced Migration and Legal Protection , 11 Sep.
Ram Niwas Mirdha, President Indian Society of International Law, On International Humanitarian Law on the occasion of the Hindi release
of the UN Guiding Principles for the Internally Displaced Persons, 21 August.
Jeevan Thiagarajah, Executive
Director, Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies, Colombo, "War and
Continuing Displacements in Sri Lanka", 21 August.
Sanjay Chaturvedi Coordinator, Centre for the Study of Geopolitics
and Department of Political Science, Punjab University, Chandigarh, " Environmental
Justice", 18 July.
Professor, Tampere University, Finland, visited the office of the Calcutta
Research Group and discussed possibilities of cooperation between the
University of Tampere and the CRG ; he also addressed gatherings in Maulana
Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies and Department of South &
Southeast Asian Studies, University of Calcutta, respectively on the themes
of Environmental Issues in European Politics and Role of European
Union in Asia.14 June.
Director, Calcutta Research Group, "The
Final Immunity of Law", 02 May.
Research Scholar, Department of South and South East Asian Studies and
Programme Associate, Calcutta Research Group, "Trafficking
of women in India, Nepal & Bangladesh, 05 April.
France Bhattacharya, Emeritus
professor of University of Paris, and Director, South Asia Programme, Maison
Des Sciences De L'Home, Paris,"Popularizing
Bengali Literature in Foreign Land, 22 February.
Professor, Department of Politics and Government, Ben Gurion University,
Beer Sheva, Israel, "Open Borders - Closed Borders: The Impact of 9/11
on the Migration Process", 15 December.
Ben Rogaly, Senior
Lecturer in Human Geography and a member of the Sussex Centre for Migration
Research and the Development Research Centre on Migration, Globalisation and
Poverty, University of Sussex, Sussex, UK, "Labour Migration, Forced
Migration, and the Need for Protection", 13 December.
Research Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs, George
Washington University and Senior Adviser, GEF / World Bank, USA,
"Development - Caused Internal Displacement & Norms of Resettlement", 12
Executive Director, Centre for Policy Alternatives, Sri Lanka,
"Conflict Sensitivity and Subsidiarity: Transforming the Causes and
Consequences of Internal Displacement and Forced Migration", 1 December.
Director of the International College of Philosophy, Paris, France,
"Jean Paul Sartre",
Directeur de Recherche at CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche
Scientifique), Paris, France, "The Great Calcutta Killing Re-visited: A
Political Massacre", 31 August.
Professor, Co-director of the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
at the Washington College of Law, American University, USA,
"Forced Displacement UN Guiding Principles, and The International Human
Rights and Humanitarian Law", 16 August
Visit by Erine
Mooney, Deputy Director of the Brookings Institution - University of
Bern Project on Internal Displacement, Brookings Institution, USA, discussion on Internal
Displacement, 18 March
Visit by Sergei A. Baranov,
Russian Academy of Sciences,
discussion on movements for autonomy in India and Russia, 9 February.
Eminent Feminist Thinker, Visiting Professor, Department of Sociology
School of Social and Human Sciences, City University London, UK,
"Feminism as a Resource in Opposing Xenophobia and Separatism",
Shree Muley, Director, McGill Centre for Research & Teaching on
Women, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, "Women, Immigration, and Racism in the First World",
Deputy Chief of Mission, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees,,
New Delhi, India,
Director of the Brookings Institution - University of Bern Project on
Internal Displacement, Brookings Institution, USA, "Internal Displacement and Women's Experiences in Africa", 13 December.
Willem Van Schendel,
Professor, Department of History, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam,
"Borderlands, Identities & Migrants in South Asia", 9 December.
Professor, Department of Geography and Political Sciences, Ben Gurion
University, Beer Sheva, Israel,
"Two Children of Ethnocracy: Partition and
Displacement ", 1 December.
Programme Associate, Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group, Kolkata, India,
"Globalization and Socio-Economic Rights of Marginalised Communities", 24
Samir Kumar Das,
Secretary, Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group and Reader, Department of
Political Science, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India,
"Peace Accords as the Basis of Autonomy in India", 14 October.
Civil rights activist, Kolkata, India, Reading News of Natural Disasters, 14 October.
Well-known Geographer and Environmentalist, Department of Geography,
Habra S.C. Mahavidyalaya (College), West Bengal, India "River Bank Erosion in Bengal - An Account of Environment and Politics", 23
Editor, Imphal Free Press, Manipur, India,
Media and Recent Unrest in Manipur, 23 September.
Director, Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group, Kolkata, India,
"Terror and the Materiality of the Colonial World", 7 July.
Civil rights activist, Kolkata, India
"Civil Liberties and Extra-Ordinary Legislations in India", 26 May.
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religion, American
"Feminist Philosophy", 12 April.
Benedict Anderson, Professor, Department of International Studies, Cornell
University, Ithaka, USA,
"Domestic Bomb, Domestic Emancipation: Migration within the
Executive Director, Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies, Colombo,
"War and Displacement in Sri Lanka and Quality of Protection", 13
Director of the Brookings - SAIS Project on
Internal Displacement, Brookings Institution, USA,
"Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement and Issues of National and
International Responsibility", 5 December.
Elizabeth Jelin ,
Professor, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina,
"Giving Meaning to Past Violence", 3 December.
Professor, Ben Gurion
University, Beer Sheva, Israel,
"The Palestinian Refugee Question and the Right to Return", 1 December.