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
Anwesha Sengupta, Research and Programme Assistant, CRG,“ Of Men and Things: Exploring the Administrative Consequences of Partition”, 9 May
Anindita Ghoshal, Rishi Bankim Chandra College, Naihati ,"Changing Mentality of the Bengalee Refugees: The Story of Tripura (1946-1971)", 9 May

Seppälä Tiina, Post-doctoral 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

Ivan Ivekovic, Professor of American University of Cairo, " Egypt's Uncertain Transition", 18 January
Sita Venkateswar, 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", 7 January



Mithilesh Kumar, Research Associate, Calcutta Research Group," Chronicle of a Man-made Disaster Foretold: Bihar Floods 2011", 28 November

Sibaji Pratim Basu, Assistant Professor of Habra Sri Chaitanya College and Member of Calcutta Research Group," Chronicle of a Forgotten Food Movement: 1959 Revisited ", 28 November

Peter Burgess, Professor of Peace Research Initiative Oslo (PRIO)," The Ethical Subject of Security ", 22 September

Mithilesh Kumar, Research Associate, Calcutta Research Group," Logistics of Labour Migration: A Case Study of Bihar", 24 August

Agnibho Gangopadhyay
, Research Assistant, Calcutta Research Group, " Agenda for Contemporary Histories: Cases and Texts",24 August

Anisha Dutta, Department of Sociology, Brandon University, Canada, " Social Eugenics and Macro-Motherhood in the Name of a ‘Sustha’  Nation-State", 22 July

Ranabir Samaddar
, 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
Ishita Dey, Delhi University and Calcutta Research Group " New Labour in New Town", 11 July.

Janam Mukherjee, University of Michigan" Hungry Bengal : War, Famine and the End of Empire 1939-1946 ", 22 June.

Suhit Sen, Senior Researcher, Calcutta Research Group" Indira Gandhi and Subversion of Indian Democracy? ", 18 May.

Brett Neilson, 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.

Ned Rossiter,
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.

Mithilesh Kumar,
Research & Programme Associate, CRG" Prism of Partition : Historiography and Manipur ", 20 April.

Sabyasachi Bhattacharya,
Chairperson, Indian Council of Historical Research ,"The Mill Strikes in Bombay, 1928-29, and Munshi Premchand as Filmmaker ", 17 March.

Sekhar Bandyopadhyay,
Deputy Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand ,"Decolonisation and Indian Experience ", 5 January.

Paul Joseph,
Professor, Department of Sociology, Tufts University, USA ,"Antiwar Opposition in the Vietnam Era and Now ", 2 February.






Azmiya Badurdeen, Consultant, 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 Context", 30 December.

Suhit K. Sen, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences ,"Party and Government : Sources of Legitimacy", 10 November.

Nasreen Chowdhory,
Assistant Professor in Asian University for Women, Chittagong, Bangladesh ,"Contesting Statelessness: Comparative Perspective of Tibetans and Rohingyas in India and Bangladesh", 13 August. To Listen

Ranabir Samaddar, Director of CRG ,"Michel Foucault and our Post Colonial Time", 4 May. To Listen

Sanjay Palshikar, Department of Political Science, University of Hyderabad and Current Fellow, Indian Institute of Advance Study,"The Devas and the Asuras: Interpretative Adventures of Indian Nationalism", 5 February.

Antoine Garapon, Secretary General of the Institut des Hautes Etudes sur la Justice, Paris, "Two Films on Legal Culture: Vérité & To Kill a Mockingbird", 18 January.

B. M. Zachariah,
Reader in South Asian History, University of Sheffield, "Development, Government, and Nehru Era", 4 January. 




François Crépeau, Professor of Public International Law, Faculty of Law, McGill University," Protecting Migrants’ Rights as a Test for Democracies”, 15 December

Oren Yiftachel, Ben Gurion University," Reproduction of Partitions, Urban Restructuring, and Displacement of Population Groups”, 14 December

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 December.

Bodil Folke Frederiksen, Associate Professor, International Development Studies, Roskilde University, "Denmark on Researching the Life and Works of an African Public Intellectual: Which Contexts Matter? ", 25 November.

Sutirtha Bedajna, Research & Programme Associate, CRG" The Background of National Environment Policy of India-Exploring Influences ", 14 November.

Suha Priyadarshini Chakravorty, 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 November.

Ishita Dey, Research & Programme Associate, CRG" Negotiating Rights: Case Study of the Falta Special Economic Zone ", 14 November.

David Ludden, Professor of Department of History, New York University" Spatial Reorganization of North Eastern Parts of British India,1905 to Present ", 12 September.

Anne-Marie Autissier, Sociologist 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.

Alina Pathan, Visiting Scholar from Helsinki University, Finland "Impact of Climate Change on Migration in India", 12 January.




















Mireille Fanon France, Eminent Human Right Activist, Paris " Racism, Immigration and Xenophobia in the World today ", 15 December.

Ranabir Samaddar, Director, CRG " Governing Unruly Population Flows ", 1 December.

Samir Kumar Das,
Senior Researcher , CRG and Professor of Political Science, Calcutta University "Trends in Researches on the Issues of Minorities in India ", 11 November.

Ishita Dey,
Research Associate, CRG " On the Margins of Citizenship: Cooper's Camp in Nadia", 11 November.

Geetisha Dasgupta
, Research Associate, CRG "The Right to Food: Popular Interface with the Rights Institution", 11 November.

Ratna Kapur,
Director, Centre for Feminist Legal Research, New Delhi "Citizen and Migrant: The Politics of Justice and (Non) Belongingness ", 30 September.

Sanjay Chathurvedi
, Centre for the Study of Geopolitics, Department of Political Science, Punjab University, "Climate Change, Globalisation and Environmental Justice ", 22 August.

Ranabir Samaddar
, Director of CRG, "Sociological Imagination: Situating Charles Tilly ", 18 August.

Eva Pföstl ,
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.

Vinay Lal
, Professor of California, Los Angeles, "Dialogues on Justice ", 14 July.

Jean Louis Halperin
, Professor of Law, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, "The Impact of Globalization on French Law: An Example of Relations between Democracy and Internationalization", 28 April.

Carolyn Stephens
, Epidemiologist and Senior Lecturer of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine,
"Globalisation Inequality and Urban Health ", 18 January.



Jan Breman, Professor of Amsterdam School for Social Science Research ," Coolie Migration in the Colonial Era ", 13 December.

Heikki Patomaki
,  Professor of World Politics, University of Helsinki," Beyond Inside/Outside? Four Political Economy Scenarios of the Future of European Union", 30 November.

Etienne Balibar
, 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.

Margaret Levi,
Jere L. Bacharach Professor of International Studies, Director, CHAOS (Comparative Historical Analysis of Organizations and States," Provoking Preferences by Changing Beliefs", 25 July.

Chathuri Himeshani Jayasooriya
, Programme Officer-Advocacy, Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies, Colombo, Sri Lank, " The Right to Return-Return of IDPs in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka", 11 July.

Robert Kaplan
, Professor of Political Science ,Naval Academy, Annapolis, U.S.A, " Environmental Security", 21 June.

Ksenia Glebova
, Honorary Research Associate ,Calcutta Research Group, " Bangladeshi Immigration to Assam in India Print Media Discourse", 20 April.

anam Roohi, Research Associate, Calcutta Research Group," Gender Justice and Muslim Women of Calcutta", 20 April.

Rajeev Bhargava
, Professor of Centre for the Study of Developing Societies," How should we Respond to the Cultural Injustices of Colonialism", 13 March.

Sabyasachi Basu Ray Chaudhury
, Professor of Political Science, Rabindra Bharati University," The Scope of Transitional Justice in India", 13 March.

Sonia Dayan Herzbrun
, Professor of Sociology, University of Paris VII," Permanent Exile of the Palestinians", 26 February.

Paula 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.



Hameeda Hossain, Director, Ain O Shalish Kendra, Dhaka," Forced Migration and Trafficking of Labour-Migrant Women Workers of Bangladesh", 15 December.

Hans-Joachim Heintze
, Senior Researcher, Ruhr-University Bochum," International Legal Regime for Refugee Protection", 13 December.

Flavia Agnes,
Women's Rights Lawyer, Majlis, Mumbai ," The Bar Dancer and the Trafficked Migrant Globalization and Subaltern Existance", 1 December.

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.

Jyrki Kakonen
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.

Ranabir Samaddar,
Director, Calcutta Research Group, "The Final Immunity of Law", 02 May.

Shreyashi Chaudhuri,
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.



David Newman, 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.

Michael Cernea,
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 December.

Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu
, 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.

Bruno Clement
, Director of the International College of Philosophy, Paris, France, "Jean Paul Sartre", 5 November.

Claude Markovits
, Directeur de Recherche at CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), Paris, France, "The Great Calcutta Killing Re-visited: A Political Massacre", 31 August.

Robert Goldman
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.



Cynthia Cockburn, 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", 15 December.

Shree Muley,
Director, McGill Centre for Research & Teaching on Women, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, "Women, Immigration, and Racism in the First World",
15 December.

Carol Batchelor,
Deputy Chief of Mission, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees,, New Delhi, India, "Statelessness ",
14 December.

Roberta Cohen,
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, Netherlands, "Borderlands, Identities & Migrants in South Asia",  9 December.

Oren Yiftachel,
Professor, Department of Geography and Political Sciences, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel, "Two Children of Ethnocracy: Partition and Displacement ", 1 December.

Madhuresh Kumar,
Programme Associate, Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group, Kolkata, India, "Globalization and Socio-Economic Rights of Marginalised Communities", 24 October.

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.

Nilanjan Dutta,
Civil rights activist, Kolkata, India, “Reading News of Natural Disasters”, 14 October.

Kalyan Rudra,
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 September.

Pradip Panjoubham,
Editor, Imphal Free Press, Manipur, India, “Media and Recent Unrest in Manipur”, 23 September.

Ranabir Samaddar,
Director, Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group, Kolkata, India, "Terror and the Materiality of the Colonial World", 7 July.

Nilanjan Dutta,
Civil rights activist, Kolkata, India "Civil Liberties and Extra-Ordinary Legislations in India", 26 May.

Lucinda Peach,
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religion, American University, USA, "Feminist Philosophy", 12 April.



Benedict Anderson, Professor, Department of International Studies, Cornell University, Ithaka, USA, "Domestic Bomb, Domestic Emancipation: Migration within the Nation-State", 15 December.

Jeevan Thiagarajah
, Executive Director, Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies, Colombo, Sri Lanka, "War and Displacement in Sri Lanka and Quality of Protection", 13 December.

Roberta Cohen,
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.

Lev Grinberg,
Professor, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel, "The Palestinian Refugee Question and the Right to Return", 1 December.