Seminars & Talks

Panel discussion on “Right to information and Democracy” , in “Lets Talk Policy” series organised by the Kautilya School of Public Policy, India, 29 April 2021

Book Talk on “Capturing Institutional Change: the Case of the Right to Information Act in India” ,Modern South Asian Studies Seminar, University of Oxford, 27 April 2021.

Book Talk on “Capturing Institutional Change: the Case of the Right to Information Act in India” organised by the Department of Political Science, Hyderabad Central University, India, 29 March 2021

Discussion on “Transparency and Right to Information” (In conversation with Prof.Jeannine Relly, University of Arizona). Organised by The Swedish South Asian StudiesNetwork (SASNET), Lund University, 24 March 2021

Talk on “Capturing Institutional Change: the Case of the Right to Information Act inIndia”, Centre for Accountability and Global Development, Essex Business School,University of Essex, 11 March 2021

Book Talk on “Capturing Institutional Change: the Case of the Right to Information Act in India” organised by SPARTACUS –Political Science Society of Ramjas College, University of Delhi, 1 March 2021

Delivered talk on “India and Bangladesh in the Climate Finance Regime – From Structural Conflict toEmbedded Liberalism” (jointly with Prof. Rahul Mukherji),Heidelberg Center for the Environment Public Lecture Series ‘Heidelberg Bridge’11 November 2019

Delivered lectures on ‘Politics of Accountability’ and ‘Politics of Welfare in India’ at the Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU) in Lucknow, India, 6 – 7 September 2017

Delivered an open lecture on “State Processes, Ideas and Institutional Change: Case of Right to Information Act in India”at the Jindal School of Government and Public Policy, O. P. Jindal Global University, India , 30 August 2017

 Talk on Untangling the Global –Local Linkages at the Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland 21 June 2017

 Public Lecture on Right to Information Act from a Federal Perspective Accountability at the State and Local Levels at Centre for Multilevel Federalism, Special Lecture Series, New Delhi, India, March 21 2017

Talk on Right to Information a Viable Institution? The case of Bihar, India at the South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University, Germany, January 9 2017

 Talk on Capturing Institutional Change: Case of Right to Information Act in India at the South Asian Studies Programme, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National Universty of Singapore, Singapore April 13 2016.

Paper Presentations in Seminars and Conferences

Organised a panel on “State Capacity and Bureaucratic Rationality in India” in 47th Annual Conference on South Asia, University of Wisconsin –Madison, USA, 11-14 October 2018. Also Presented a paper in the same panel on “Ideas, Tipping Point and State Capacity in India: Comparing Welfare Politics of Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal”.

The sixth annual Monash Business and Sustainability network workshop on sustainable development, Monash University, Prato Centre, Italy 25-26 June 2018. Presented paper on “State Processes, Ideas and Institutional Change: Case of the Right to Information Act in India

59th International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention, April 4-7, 2018, San Francisco. Presented papers on
1.”State Capacity, Ideas, and Welfare in India”
2.”India and Bangladesh in Climate Change Negotiations: From  Structural Conflict to Embedded Liberalism” ( With Rahul Mukherji)

Global Conference on Transparency Research, Universty of Limerick, Ireland 19-21 June 2017. Presented a paper on “Capturing Institutional Change:Case of Right to Information Act in India”.

China-India Workshop on Development and Governance, Fudan University, Shanghai, China June 3, 2017. Presented on “State Processes, Ideas and Institutional Change: Case of Right to Information Act in India

Workshop on ‘Social Exclusion/ Inclusion in South Asia, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India 22-23 March 2017. Presented a paper entitled “Right to Information: A Viable Institution? Emerging Politics of Accountability”

Rethinking Stakeholder Participation in Global Governance, Burgahusen, 2-3 March 2017 .Presented a co-authored paper (With Rahul Mukherji) on “India and Bangladesh in Climate Change Negotiations: From Structural Conflict to Embedded Liberalism

International Political Science Association, Poznan, Poland 23-28 July 2016. Presented a paper entitled “Untangling Global-Local Linkages: case of Right to Information in India”.

Sixth Annual Conference organized by Consortium for African and Asian Studies,27-28 October 2015,  Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Korea. Presented a paper titled “Do Global Norms Matter? Case of Right to Information Act in India”.

Annual PhD lab organized by International Sociological Association, 20-24 July, 2015, Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore, Singapore. Presented a paper titled “Capturing Institutional Change: Case of Right to Information Act in India” (dealing with Primary arguments of my doctoral thesis).

Annual Conference of International studies Association, 18-21 February 2015, New Orleans, U.S.A. Presented a paper titled “Do Global Norms Matter? Case of Right to Information Act in India” .

Conference on South Asian Development, Hosted by South Asian Studies Programme, National University of Singapore, 21-22 July 2014, Singapore. Presented a paper titled “State Processes, Ideas and Institutional Change: Case of Right to Information Act in India” .

Key note speaker in the European Parliament Public hearing on the “Green Paper, the DCI and China” , 17 November 2010, European Parliament, Brussels.

Seminar on “Raiding the Public Till:  The Financial Crises and the MDGs” organized by CIDSE, Heinrich Boell Foundation, UN-NGLS and Social Watch , September 2010, New York.Presented a paper “India and the Financial Crisis”.

Presented a paper on ‘Social Watch Process in India: Establishing an alternate governance discourse” at International Conference on “Eradicating Chronic Poverty in India: Policy Issues and Challenges” organized by Chronic Poverty Research Centre, University of Manchester; Indian Institute of Public Administration and Centre for the Study of Social Systems (CSSS), Jawaharlal Nehru University, 1st-3rd October 2008.

Presented a paper entitled “Financing For Development (FFD) through Foreign Direct Investment: Mechanism for Growth and Equity” at Asia Regional Consultation for the follow up of Monterrey Conference on FFD, Manila, Philippines, May 7-9 2008.

Presented a paper entitled “ Unity and Diversity : can it be reconciled ?” at 4th International Conference on Federalism organized by Ministry of Home Affairs, GOI and Forum of Federations , Canada. November 6-8 2008, New Delhi.