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CSRD organises a lecture by Prof. Prakash Kashwan

CSRD organises a lecture by Prof. Prakash Kashwan

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Centre for the Study of Regional Development,
School of Social Sciences
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi


Invites you all to a lecture on 


Environment vs Development? Unpacking the Relationship(s) in the Age of Climate Crisis



Prof. Prakash Kashwan


Date :   August 08, 2022 (Monday),

Time: 3:30 pm

Venue: Carto Lab, CSRD, SSS III (Ist Floor)


** Short Bio: Prof Prakash Kashwan is an Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at Brandeis University, where his research and teaching focuses on environmental and climate justice, climate governance, environmental policies and institutions, and the commons. He is the author of Democracy in the Woods: Environmental Conservation and Social Justice in India, Tanzania, and Mexico (Oxford University Press, 2017), Editor of Climate Justice in India (Cambridge University Press, 2022), and Editor of the journal Environmental Politics. He serves on the editorial advisory boards of Earth Systems Governance, Progress in Development Studies, and Sage Open. His public-facing writings have appeared in popular venues, such as the Conversation, the Guardian, Al-Jazeera , and the Washington Post.


Hope to see you all.

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.