Professor and Dean, JGLS
LL.B. (Delhi), B.C.L. (Oxford), L.M.(Harvard), S.J.D (Hong Kong)
As summer nears, the last month of the Spring semester has been an eventful one for research, international student exchange and community engagement.
At JGU, we are mindful that our teaching and research make a difference in the world. This month, the Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS) at JGU illustrated this vision through its collaboration with the World Society of Victimology and Centro Nationale de Prevenzione e Difesa Sociale at the 26th session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on 24 - 25 May 2017 in Vienna. JGU was the only university which hosted two side events at the session to discuss and deliberate on victims’ rights in online crimes, internet infidelity, sextortion, data privacy and processing of personal information and digital piracy. I want to acknowledge the contributions of Dr. Sanjeev P. Sahni, Professor and Principal Director, JIBS for his leadership in encouraging meaningful and innovative research, Ms. Garima Jain, Assistant Director, JIBS and other colleagues.
Also this month, we were proud to release the book The Purveyors of Destiny: A Cultural Biography of the Indian Railways by Dr. Arup K. Chatterjee, Assistant Professor at the Jindal Global Law School. I congratulate Dr. Chatterjee for this important contribution and hope that his work serves as an inspiration for others to think about how large public institutions like the Indian Railways influence societies in a larger context, beyond economics.
We also inaugurated a new research centre - the Centre for Asia Pacific Business Research and Innovation - at the Jindal Global Business School. The Centre aims to serve the Asia Pacific business and academic communities by bringing together researchers and industry leaders to conduct high quality research on current and emerging issues in a region where dynamic economies and cultural diversities add to the complexities of business activities and innovation.
Our commitment to public service is at the core of our mission and JGU's engagement with the communities we are located in forms an important part of the education we offer. I am delighted to share the several initiatives we undertook this month. The Jindal Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship hosted its latest cohort of aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs on the JGU campus as part of the Tibetan Entrepreneurship Development Initiative, a residential pre-incubation program sponsored by the Central Tibetan Administration.
Through a GIS mapping workshop at the Sarnath International Nyingma Institute, the Jindal School of Liberal Arts & Humanities (JSLH) extended its efforts to promote cultural and educational exchanges. The School also hosted a community outreach event for students of Manoli and Sevli villages in Sonipat district, part of an ongoing community engagement initiative that JSLH conducts through the Interdisciplinary Seminar 3 course in the Fall semester.
We are keen to ensure that our international partnerships and collaborations have a real and meaningful impact on our students and researchers. The ongoing JGU-Peking University Joint Environmental Filming Project on Particulate Air Pollution serves as a good example of this. As part of the Project which is faciliated by the Center for India-China Studies at JGU, students and faculty from both universities conducted cross-country studies in India and China that will result in a documentary that highlights the causes and effects of particulate air pollution in the two countries and suggestive measures to combat air pollution. We hope that this project helps to draw attention to the effects of environmental degradation and climate change in two of the most populous countries in the world.
With warm wishes for the summer,
Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar
Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences at JGU leads discussions at the 26th session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna
The Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences in collaboration with the World Society of Victimology and Centro Nationale de Prevenzione e Difesa Sociale organised two side events on ‘Victims of Online Communication’ and ‘Psychosocial and Cultural Factors Leading to Digital Piracy’ at the 26th session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ), UNODC on 24 - 25 May 2017 in Vienna. JGU is the only university which hosted two side events at the session. The sessions discussed and deliberated on victims’ rights in online crimes, internet infidelity, sextortion, data privacy and processing of personal information and digital piracy.
Dr. Ramin Jahanbegloo, Professor and Vice Dean, Jindal Global Law School and Executive Director, Mahatma Gandhi Centre for Peace Studies, JGU in conversation with The Wire on his new book, the process of ‘decivilisation’ and where we go from here
Kathleen Modrowski, Dean, Jindal School of Liberal Arts & Humanities, quoted on the importance of interdisciplinary education, and the need for critical thinking and minds that are trained in a wide range of disciplines
Karin Costa Vazquez, Assistant Professor, Diplomatic Practice, Jindal School of International Affairs co-authors UNDP report on Mix and Match? How Countries Deliver Development Cooperation and Lessons for China
The Centre for International Legal Studies and the Jindal Global Law School hosted the launch of the book "Liber Amicorum: In Honour of a Modern Renaissance Man (His Excellency Guðmundur Eiríksson)". The book brings together 33 prominent colleagues, friends and former students to honour jurist, diplomat and educator Guðmundur Eiríksson, Professor, Jindal Global Law School and Executive Director, Centre for International Legal Studies at JGU. The wide spectrum of subjects covered in the book reflects the variety of Professor Eiríksson's roles over the course of his illustrious career in international law, of interests he has cultivated and of institutions he has honourably served. A brief biography of Professor Eiríksson is available at: https://jgu.edu.in/JGLS/faculty/mr-gudmundur-eiriksson.
The Centre on Public Law and Jurisprudence hosted a seminar on "The Significance of Consent: Against the Metaphor of Transformation" by Dr. Arudra Burra, Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
The Jindal Global Business School inaugurated a new research center, the Center for Asia Pacific Business Research and Innovation, accompanied by a Public Lecture on "The Origins of the Indian Capitalist Class" by Dr. Aditya Mukherjee, Professor, Center for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
May 4 - 6
The Centre for Health Law, Ethics and Technology organised a three-day Legal Literacy Workshop as part of the Gender, Law and Difference Clinical Course for transgender, Hijra and gender variant activists. The Workshop was a collaborative effort by multiple organisations, CBOs, NGOs and INGOs including Multiple Action Research Group (MARG), Transgender Welfare Equity and Empowerment Trust (TWEET) India, India HIV/AIDS Alliance, and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ).
JGU hosted a Book Discussion on "Hope in a Challenged Democracy: An Indian Narrative" with author Dr. Ashwani Kumar, Lawyer, Former Minister for Law and Justice and Former Member, Rajya Sabha, in conversation with Dr. C. Raj Kumar, Professor, Dean, Jindal Global Law School and Founding Vice Chancellor, JGU and Dr. Shiv Visvanathan, Professor and Vice Dean, Jindal Global Law School.
The International Institute for Higher Education Research & Capacity Building (IIHEd) and the Centre for Comparative and Global Education at JGU hosted a research seminar on "The Role of International Faculty in Indian Higher Education" by Dr. Hannah Marie Morris, Faculty, Young India Fellows Programme, Ashoka University, as part of Thinking Thursdays: IIHEd Research Seminar Series.
The Jindal School of International Affairs hosted a Public Lecture on "Modern War, Conflict Management and Multilateral Disarmament: Experiences from the Field" by Nabila Jamshed, Programme Officer, United Nations Resident Coordinator's Office, India.
The Centre on Public Law and Jurisprudence hosted a Book Discussion on "Courting the People: Public Interest Litigation in Post-Emergency India" with author Dr. Anuj Bhuwania, South Asian University.
The Centre for Human Rights Studies hosted a Public Lecture on "Drug Control, Health and the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985: Considerations in Law" with Anand Grover, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India and Director, Lawyer's Collective and Tripti Tandon, Advocate, Supreme Court of India and Deputy Director, Lawyer's Collective.
The Centre for Law and Humanities hosted a Public Lecture on "The Fourth Estate in the Age of Modi" by Dr. Siddharth Varadarajan, Founding Editor, The Wire and Former Editor, The Hindu.
The Jindal School of Journalism & Communication organised a "Curriculum Development Workshop" focusing on four interactive thematic sessions - Humanities and Social Sciences, Media and Society: Theory and Practice, Real World Skills and Interdisciplinary Inquiry.
The Centre for Law and Humanities hosted a Talk on "State and Class in India, 1939-1945" by Dr. Indivar Kamtekar, Associate Professor, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
The International Institute for Higher Education Research & Capacity Building (IIHEd) and the Centre for Comparative and Global Education at JGU hosted a research seminar on "Contemporary Relevance of J. Krishnamurti's Worldview and Educational Thought" by Dr. Meenakshi Thapan, Professor, Faculty of Sociology and Coordinator, D.S. Kothari Centre for Science, Ethics and Education, University of Delhi, as part of Thinking Thursdays: IIHEd Research Seminar Series.
The Jindal Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship organised a Legal Workshop focusing on issues faced by start-ups with Anirudh Rastogi, Managing Partner at TRA.
The Centre for Women, Law and Social Change organised a Roundtable Discussion on "Recognising the Rights of Domestic Workers in India".
JGU hosted a Book Launch and Panel Discussion on "The Purveyors of Destiny: A Cultural Biography of the Indian Railways" with author Dr. Arup K. Chatterjee, Assistant Professor, Jindal Global Law School, Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Honourable Union Minister for Railways, Government of India as Chief Guest and Shakti Sinha, Director, Nehru Memorial Musuem and Library as Guest of Honour.
The Jindal School of Government and Public Policy hosted an Open Lecture on "Success Stories in Sustainable Agriculture" by Dr. K. Purushotham Reddy, Former Head, Department of Political Science, Osmania University, Hyderabad, as part of its Open Lecture Series.