Between caste and software, poverty, democracy and nuclear weapons
From Monday, June 29th to Saturday, July 4th, 2009
_ REGISTRATION OPEN-ENDED _
How does this emerging power cope with the challenges of cultural diversity,global economic crisis and resurgence of terrorism? Answers provided by Indian, European and Canadian experts in the field. The course is given entirely in English. There is also a French version of this course.
This course is intended for members of the public interested in international affairs and the cultures and peoples of the world, members of NGOs, public office holders, diplomats, journalists and business managers. The school is being offered by the anthropology department of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and can be taken for credit (3 credits, ANT 6810) by graduate students. Undergradute students who have completed at least 54 credits and who maintain a 3,5 average may also enroll providing they obtain permission from the director of their department.
Among topics covered:
Democracy and Capitalism in the Land of Castes
Religion and Spirituality: From Foundational Myths to Daily Practices
Social Inequalities and Justice in India
Artistic Creativity: Literature and Cinema
Women in India: Marriage, Family and the Informal Economy
An Emerging Power Facing Challenges
India in the World: Diaspora, Regional and International Policies
Registration for the summer school is already open.
Co-directing the course:
Among the guest speakers:
For further information, contact Karine Gagné, coordinnator of the summer school.