Reports

Media Report
IIHSG International Conference 2022
on

Human Security & Governance

23-25 February, 2022, 10.00 am – 19.00 pm IST

The earlier concept of security of individual and nation was rooted in the concept of sovereignty. The security of citizens was secured by promoting state or national security. It has been traditionally assumed that if a state is secure then its citizens will be secure since security will trickle down to the citizens. Such a security is achieved by securing the elements of the state. The Second World War and subsequent deliberations in various UN-based conferences brought out the limitations of state or national sovereignty-based security and the need for protecting people’s lives. During 1990s, especially as the Cold War ended, it became clear that the traditional concept of security was not enough to accommodate human welfare, especially the emancipation of poor, marginalised sections and disadvantaged groups. It was realised that the human rights approach should be reinforced with developmental measures and security of the people across the globe. It was clearly understood that people-centred security or human security is essential for national, regional and global stability. ... Read More


Media Report
Book Launch & Webinar
on

Changing Dimensions of Human Security in Contemporary World

11th June, 16.00 – 19.00 pm IST

On 11th June 2021, a Virtual Book Launch & Webinar on Changing Dimensions of Human Security in Contemporary World was organised by Interdisciplinary Institute of Human Security and Governance, India and International Institute of Human Security, USA. Editor of the Book, Dr. Aurora Martin (Vice President, International Institute of Human Securities, USA; Associate Professor, Dimitrie Cantemir University of Bucharest, & Senior Advisor, National Agency for Equal Opportunities, Romania) said, the Covid-19 pandemic was not only a health crisis, but a human security crisis - depriving our freedom from fear, freedom from want and freedom to live with dignity... Read More


Media Report
Book Launch & Webinar
on

Women’ Rights & Justice: Theory & Praxis

Organised by

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. Read More


Media Report
IIHSG International Conference
on

Gender Security and Global Politics

Organised by

Interdisciplinary Institute of Human Security & Governance

in collaboration with
25th & 26th February 2021

Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London & Department of International Relations, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh

On 25th and 26th February 2021, the IIHSG International Conference on Gender Security and Global Politics was organised by Interdisciplinary Institute of Human Security & Governance, Delhi in collaboration with the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London & Department of International Relations, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh. The thematic concerns of the two-day Conference were to establish solutions on the problem of Security with respect to Gender and Politics related to it at global level. Read More


Media Report
Book Launch & Webinar
on

Women Empowerment & Welfare: Recent Issues & Trends

Organised by

Interdisciplinary Institute of Human Security & Governance, Delhi & Amity Institute of Liberal Arts, Amity University Mumbai, Media Partner:Global Tribune Publisher: Mittal Publications, New Delhi

Interdisciplinary Institute of Human Security and Governance in collaboration with Amity Institute of Liberal Arts, Amity University Mumbai organized a Book Launch & Webinar on “Women Empowerment and Welfare: Recent Issues and Trends” on 24th December 2020. Read More


Media Report
Two-day International Online Conference
on

Human Security & Pandemic

23rd & 24th November, 2020
10.00am–5.00pm (Indian Standard Time) Organizedby

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.