by Ishwar Modi, President of the Indian Sociological Society, and ISA Executive Committee Member, 2010-2014 When I was reading about the Iranian Editorial team of Global Dialogue (GD2.4), I was stuck by the fact that almost all of them were either undergraduate or graduate students. As compared to them, the Indian team members are fairly […]

by T. K. Oommen, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, Chair of the ISS Organizing Committee, and former ISA President, 1990-1994 The Diamond Jubilee Conference was held during December 11-13 (2011), at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. The Conference was hosted by the Centre for the Study of Social Systems (CSSS) JNU, a […]

by Kalpana Kannabiran, Council for Social Development, Hyderabad, ISA Program Committee In India the dense discourse of development is as internally diverse, ironically, as the stunning biodiversity of our forests, hills and forested lands, though not anywhere near as energizing as these might be if conserved. Rather than follow a path through this discourse, I […]

by Sujata Patel, University of Hyderabad, India Global Dialogue has initiated an interesting debate regarding international sociology. My intervention is directed to Ulrich Beck’s two contributions on the theme of ‘the cosmopolitan turn’ (Global Dialogue 1:2 and 1:3) and also alludes to the comments made on this subject by Raewyn Connell (Global Dialogue 1:2). This […]