Book Launch & Webinar
Women’ Rights & Justice: Theory & Praxis
Interdisciplinary Institute of Human Security & Governance &
Amity Institute of Liberal Arts, Amity University Mumbai
8th March, 2021, 5 – 8 pm (IST)
A Book Launch & Webinar on Women’ Rights & Justice: Theory & Praxis was organised by Interdisciplinary Institute of Human Security & Governance & Amity Institute of Liberal Arts, Amity University Mumbai on 8th March, 2021, 5 – 8 pm (IST).
‘Rights’ and ‘justice’ both are very vague terms, which change according to time and place. Right exercise of rights depends upon the beholder. Or, in other words, the perception of rights is subjective. Although all human beings exercise ‘equal’ rights according to the laws of most countries of the world, but, in practical level, it varies according to time, area, status and obviously gender. In social milieu, a women mind nurtured such a way that sometimes it even can’t recognize the fact that her rights are encroached and she is enduring injustice. That’s why when an intelligent girl child barred from higher education and forced to get married, she most of the time do not understand that she ‘also’ has Right to Education. Most of the times a women count everyday domestic violence as ‘natural in a family’. Even molestation she tolerates and does not report any legal case to protect her ‘prestige’. So, in a nutshell, one can say what we see in theory as ‘rights’ and ‘justice’, is not applicable in praxis or reality. This debate is the main crux of this book.
Two-day International Online Conference
Human Security & Pandemic
23rd & 24th November, 2020
10.00am–5.00pm (Indian Standard Time)
Amity Institute of Liberal Arts, Amity University Mumbai
in collaboration with
Interdisciplinary Institute of Human Security & Governance, Delhi, International Institute of Human Security, USA & Transbrahma, New Delhi
The world turned topsy-turvy after COVID-19 pandemic. The whole equation and thrust of global politics and economics is now at a new verge. The main question is now – how we can secure human race and humanity. This is the main thrust of the Two-day International Conference on “Human Security & Pandemic” to be held on 23rd & 24th November, 2020, organized by Amity Institute of Liberal Arts, Amity University Mumbai in collaboration with Interdisciplinary Institute of Human Security & Governance, Delhi, International Institute for Human Security, USA & Transbrahma, Delhi. (URL https://www.amity.edu/mumbai/ioc2020/)
The concept of Human Security is a fusion of development and security, which has encompassed the broader and non-military nature of security concerns. In the 1990s, United Nations Development Programme developed the concept of ‘Human Development’ encompassing the health, education and economy of human individuals as the main motto of development. This concept was followed by the concept of ‘Human Security’, which focusses on securing human beings from both ‘freedom from fear’ and ‘freedom from want’. Thus we see a paradigm shift in the concept of both ‘security’ and ‘development’. From state-centric nature it now focuses on individual. And, unlike the previous way of dealing these two factors individually, people start to address it unified way. In this ‘coherent’ policy approach, security was understood in terms of ‘human security’; and ‘human security’ and ‘humanitarian intervention’ both indicated a shifting referent of security from ‘state’ to ‘population’. Thus security has in a sense become borderless, globalized and individualized.
But, Covid-19 pandemic situation in 2020 marked a paradigm shift in the security scenario. A war of words started and world is becoming more and more ‘realist’ and isolated. All traditional defense mechanism failed to control this new enemy of human beings and it is directly hitting on the three key elements of Human Security vis-à-vis Human Development, viz. Health, Education and Income.
This two-day International Conference on “Human Security and Pandemic” will try to reimagining this changing dimension of Human Security in the Pandemic situation. The goal of this Conference is to improve the standards of the international community of academicians, researchers, scholars, and scientists by exposing them to the latest trends, developments, and challenges in the field.
Distinguished Speakers of this Conference are Ambassador Dr. T C A Raghavan, Director General, Indian Council of World Affairs, New Delhi, India; Basudeb Guha- Khasnobis, Senior Development Economist, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Prof. Sanjay K. Bharadwaj, Former Chairperson, Centre for South Asian Studies & Former Director, Energy Studies Programme School of International Studies Jawaharlal Nehru University & Joint Secretary, Association of Asia Scholars; Dr. Dan Plesch, Director, the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London; Dr. Aurora Martin, Vice President, International Institute for Human Security, & Senior Advisor, National Agency for Equal Opportunities; Prof. Samita Sen, Vere Harmsworth Professor of Imperial and Naval History, University of Cambridge; Prof. Chris Roche, Director, Institute for Human Security and Social Change, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia; Dr. Jake Lynch, Director, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney; Prof. Heikki Patomäki, Professor of World Politics and Global Political Economy, Faculty of Social sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland; Prof. R.S. Yadav, Dean, Academic Affairs at Pt. Lakhmi Chand State University of Performing & Visual Arts, Rohtak (Haryana) & Professor Emeritus, Jain Vishwa Bharti Institute, Ladnun (Rajasthan, Deemed University); Prof. S. K. Gupta, Director, Interdisciplinary Institute of Human Security & Governance, Delhi; Dr. Eva Puumala, Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Social Sciences, Tampere University, Finland; Prof. Rajagopal Dhar Chakborti, Registrar (former), Professor & Head, Dept. of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Calcutta University. Programme Convener is Prof. Alka Parikh, Dean, Research & Director, Amity Institute of Liberal Arts, Amity University, Mumbai. Whole Programme will be moderated by Dr. Nandini Basistha, Assistant Professor, Amity Institute of Liberal Arts, Amity University, Mumbai. Different Session will be Chaired by Dr. Biswajit Mohapatra, Coordinator, ASEAN Study Centre, India & Associate Professor, Dept. of Political Science, North- Eastern Hill University, India; Dr. Sujit Datta, Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, Chittagong University, Bangladesh; and Dr. Bibhuti Bhushan Biswas, Assistant Professor & Former Coordinator, Department of politics and International Relations, Central University of Jharkhand, India.
Total 132 academicians registered for the Conference from India, United
Kingdom, Finland, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, USA, Australia, Russia,
Nigeria, Romania and Iraq. Total 72 panelists will present their paper in 8 Sessions on Human Security: Theory & Praxis; Human Security and International Politics; Human Security and Labour Force; Gendered Version of Human Security; Human Security & Education; & ‘New’ threats on Human Security: Recent Trends.
The Convener of the Conference is Prof. Alka Parikh, MA (Gold Medalist), PhD (Cornell University), Dean Research (Social Sciences) & Director, Amity Institute of Liberal Arts, Amity University Mumbai & Organizing Secretary is Dr. Nandini Basistha, MA (Double), MPhil, PhD, Post Doc, Assistant Professor, Amity Institute of Liberal Arts, Amity University Mumbai.