Sixth Biennial International Conference of Indian Association for Asian & Pacific Studies in Kolkata
The Sixth Biennial International Conference of Indian Association for Asian & Pacific Studies will be held in Kolkata 17–19 December 2012. It is organised by the Department of South & South East Asian Studies, University of Calcutta. The convener is Prod. Lipi Ghosh, former Visiitng Indian ICCR Professor at Lund University.
The theme for the conference will be ”Weaving the Asian Century: Challenges and Opportunities”, with sub themes such as ”Social Exclusion and Human Rights”, ”Swami Vivekananda through Contemporary Eyes”, ”Rise of India & China in the context of Asia-Pacific Century”, and ”West Bengal: History, Society, Culture and Contemporary Changes”.
The keynote Speaker is the renowned columnist Sunanda K. Datta- Ray, author of the award winning book”Looking East to Look West: Lee Kuan Yew’s Mission India”. Mr Datta-Ray has been a Visiting Fellow at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and associated with Nanyang Technological University and Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore. More information about the Kolkata conference.