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CIPOD organises an online seminar by Rhys Machold

CIPOD organises an online seminar by Rhys Machold

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Jawaharlal Nehru University
School of International Studies

Cordially invites all for an online seminar by

Rhys Machold
Lecturer (Politics)
School of Social & Political Sciences
University of Glasgow, Scotland

Security as Fabrication: Education, Empire and Ontological Multiplicity

CHAIR: Prof. Santana Khanikar
POG Division, CIPOD

Wednesday, 18 May: 11 am
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Meeting ID: 534 069 5665
Passcode: CIPOD

This seminar traces the efforts by global and Indian capital to build a new Indian homeland security market and sector in the aftermath of the 26/11 attacks. Drawing on participant observations of Indian homeland security tradeshows and conferences and analysis of industry texts, it traces the attempts by these actors educate an Indian homeland security market, build greater “awareness” of and investment in homeland security across India and create a new kind of security subject. Situating these efforts as a universalist project of world-making, the seminar documents how the involved actors reinscribed global imperial and colonial hierarchies of difference but also sought to transcend difference by regulating and processing it.

A warm welcome to the modified and updated website of the Centre for East Asian Studies. The East Asian region has been at the forefront of several path-breaking changes since 1970s beginning with the redefining the development architecture with its State-led development model besides emerging as a major region in the global politics and a key hub of the sophisticated technologies. The Centre is one of the thirteen Centres of the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi that provides a holistic understanding of the region.

Initially, established as a Centre for Chinese and Japanese Studies, it subsequently grew to include Korean Studies as well. At present there are eight faculty members in the Centre. Several distinguished faculty who have now retired include the late Prof. Gargi Dutt, Prof. P.A.N. Murthy, Prof. G.P. Deshpande, Dr. Nranarayan Das, Prof. R.R. Krishnan and Prof. K.V. Kesavan. Besides, Dr. Madhu Bhalla served at the Centre in Chinese Studies Programme during 1994-2006. In addition, Ms. Kamlesh Jain and Dr. M. M. Kunju served the Centre as the Documentation Officers in Chinese and Japanese Studies respectively.

The academic curriculum covers both modern and contemporary facets of East Asia as each scholar specializes in an area of his/her interest in the region. The integrated course involves two semesters of classes at the M. Phil programme and a dissertation for the M. Phil and a thesis for Ph. D programme respectively. The central objective is to impart an interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding of history, foreign policy, government and politics, society and culture and political economy of the respective areas. Students can explore new and emerging themes such as East Asian regionalism, the evolving East Asian Community, the rise of China, resurgence of Japan and the prospects for reunification of the Korean peninsula. Additionally, the Centre lays great emphasis on the building of language skills. The background of scholars includes mostly from the social science disciplines; History, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, International Relations and language.

Several students of the centre have been recipients of prestigious research fellowships awarded by Japan Foundation, Mombusho (Ministry of Education, Government of Japan), Saburo Okita Memorial Fellowship, Nippon Foundation, Korea Foundation, Nehru Memorial Fellowship, and Fellowship from the Chinese and Taiwanese Governments. Besides, students from Japan receive fellowship from the Indian Council of Cultural Relations.