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Research Methodology Workshop (International Relations)

Posted in Uncategorized by Vik on November 9, 2012

From the wall posters and email circulated by organisers:

Workshop on ‘Research Methods in International Relations’

School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University

15-17 November 2012

Programme Schedule

Day 1: Thursday, 15 November 2012

Inaugural Session

Venue: Auditorium II, JNU Convention Centre Time: 10.30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Welcome address: Professor Girijesh Pant, Dean, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Special address: Professor Sudha Pai, Rector, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Key note address:Dr Marco Vieria, Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham, UK

Venue: Cafeteria Lunch Break: 1-2 p.m.

Philosophy of Science

Venue: Lecture Hall III, JNU Convention Centre Time: 2 – 3.30 p.m.

Professor Avijit Pathak, Centre for Studies of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Professor O.P. Bakshi, Retired Professor, School Of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Tea Break: 3.30-4 p.m.

Historical Methods

Venue: Lecture Hall III, JNU Convention Centre Time: 4 – 5.30 p.m.

Professor Hari Sankar Vasudevan, Department Of History, University Of Calcutta

Day Two: Friday, 16 November 2012 Venue: Committee Room, Jnu Convention Centre Time: 10.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

QUALITATIVE METHOD

Dr Hilal Ahmed, Associate Fellow, Centre For The Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi

Quantitative Method

Dr D. Stephen Voss, University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA

Mixed Methods

Professor Ashok Mittal, Department Of Economics, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

Professor Sudhindra Sharma, Nepa School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Kathmandu, Nepal

Day Three: Saturday, 17 November 2012 Venue: Lecture Hall I, Jnu Convention Centre Time: 10.30-5.30 p.m.

Statistical Package For Social Science(SPSS)

Mr S. Xavier, Department Of Statistics, Loyola College, Chennai

Field Research

Professor T.K. Oommen, Emeritus Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Research Ethics

Dr Lawrence S. Prabhakar, Department Of Political Science, Madras Christian College, Chennai

Participants who wish to register for the workshop are required to send the necessary details to researchmethodsworkshop@yahoo.in no later than 11 November 2012.

 

FRom the detail leaflet:

 

 

WORKSHOP  ON  RESEARCH  METHODS  IN  INTERNATIONAL  RELATIONS

 

SCHOOL  OF  INTERNATIONAL  RELATIONS, JAWAHARLAL  NEHRU  UNIVERSITY

 

 

PROGRAMME  SCHEDULE

 

Date

15 to 17 November 2012

 

Time 

10.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

 

Venue

Convention Centre, Jawaharlal Nehru University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Programme Schedule

 

Day 1: Thursday, 15 November 2012

 

Inaugural Session

 

10.30 a.m.: Tea

11 a.m.: Welcome address                               Professor Girijesh Pant

Dean, School of International Studies,

Jawaharlal Nehru University

 

11.15 a.m.: Special address                               Professor Sudha Pai

Rector, Jawaharlal Nehru University

 

11.30 a.m.: Key note address                            Dr Marco Vieira

Department of Political Science and

International Studies,

University of Birmingham

 

1-2 p.m.: Lunch

Venue: Cafeteria

 

Session One

Philosophy of Science

2 –3.30 p.m.

 

Professor Avijit Pathak,  Centre for Studies of Social  Systems, School of Social                                                                                                                                       Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University  will deliver a lecture on ‘On Methods And Ethics: A Sociological Enquiry’.

   

Professor O. P. Bakshi, Retired Professor, School Of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University

 

3.30 –4 p.m.: Tea

 

Quantitative Method

 

4 – 5.30 p.m.

 

Dr D. Stephen Voss, Associate Professor, University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA will deliver a lecture on ‘What Quantitative Analysis Offers, And Why You Should Not Be Scared Of It’.

 

 

 

 

         

Day Two: Friday, 16 November 2012                    

 

10.30 a.m.: Tea

 

Qualitative Method

 

11–12.30 p.m.

 

Dr  Hilal Ahmed, Associate Fellow, Centre For The Study of  Developing Societies, New Delhi   will deliver a lecture on  ‘Identities and Methods: Issues and Debates on Postcolonial India’   

 

 

12.30 –1.30 p.m.: Lunch

Venue: Cafeteria

 

 

Statistical Package For Social Science (SPSS)

 

1.30 – 3.30 p.m.

 

Mr S. Xavier, Assistant Professor, Department Of Statistics, Loyola College [Autonomous], University Of Madras, Chennai

 

 

3.30 –4 p.m.: Tea

 

 

 

Mixed Methods

 

4– 5.30 p.m.

 

Professor Ashok Mittal, Department Of Economics, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

 

Professor Sudhindra Sharma, Nepa School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Kathmandu, Nepal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day Three: Saturday, 17 November 2012 

 

 

Tea: 10.30 a.m.

 

 

  Historical Methods

 

11–12.30 p.m.

 

Professor Hari Sankar Vasudevan, Department Of History, University Of Calcutta

 

 

 

12.30 –1.30 p.m.: Lunch

Venue: Cafeteria

 

 

Field Research

 

1.30 – 3.00 p.m.

 

Professor T.K. Oommen, Emeritus Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University

 

 

 

3-3.30 p.m.: Tea

 

 

 

Research Ethics

 

3.30 – 5 p.m.

 

Dr W. Lawrence S. Prabhakar, Associate Professor, Department Of Political Science, Madras Christian College [Autonomous], University Of Madras, Chennai

 

 

WORKSHOP  ON  RESEARCH  METHODS  IN  INTERNATIONAL  RELATIONS

 

SCHOOL  OF  INTERNATIONAL  RELATIONS, JAWAHARLAL  NEHRU  UNIVERSITY

PROGRAMME  SCHEDULE

Date

15 to 17 November 2012

Time 

10.30 a.m. 5.30 p.m.

Venue

Convention Centre, Jawaharlal Nehru University

 

 

 

 


 

Programme Schedule

Day 1: Thursday, 15 November 2012

 

Inaugural Session

 

10.30 a.m.: Tea

11 a.m.: Welcome address                               Professor Girijesh Pant

                                                                                         Dean, School of International Studies,

                                                                                         Jawaharlal Nehru University

 

11.15 a.m.: Special address                               Professor Sudha Pai

                                                                                           Rector, Jawaharlal Nehru University

 

11.30 a.m.: Key note address                            Dr Marco Vieira

Department of Political Science and

International Studies, 

 University of Birmingham

1-2 p.m.: Lunch

Venue: Cafeteria

      Session One

Philosophy of Science

2 –3.30 p.m.

Professor Avijit Pathak,  Centre for Studies of Social  Systems, School of Social                                                                                                                                       Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University  will deliver a lecture on On Methods And Ethics: A Sociological Enquiry’.

   

Professor O. P. Bakshi, Retired Professor, School Of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University

 

3.30 –4 p.m.: Tea

 

Quantitative Method

 

4 – 5.30 p.m.

 

Dr D. Stephen Voss, Associate Professor, University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA will deliver a lecture on ‘What Quantitative Analysis Offers, And Why You Should Not Be Scared Of It’.

 

 

 

 

         

Day Two: Friday, 16 November 2012                    

 

10.30 a.m.: Tea

 

Qualitative Method

 

11–12.30 p.m.

 

Dr  Hilal Ahmed, Associate Fellow, Centre For The Study of  Developing Societies, New Delhi   will deliver a lecture on  ‘Identities and Methods: Issues and Debates on Postcolonial India’   

 

 

12.30 –1.30 p.m.: Lunch

Venue: Cafeteria

 

 

Statistical Package For Social Science (SPSS)

 

1.30 – 3.30 p.m.

 

Mr S. Xavier, Assistant Professor, Department Of Statistics, Loyola College [Autonomous], University Of Madras, Chennai

 

 

3.30 –4 p.m.: Tea

 

 

 

Mixed Methods

 

4– 5.30 p.m.

 

Professor Ashok Mittal, Department Of Economics, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

 

Professor Sudhindra Sharma, Nepa School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Kathmandu, Nepal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day Three: Saturday, 17 November 2012 

 

 

Tea: 10.30 a.m.

 

 

                                                                              Historical Methods

 

11–12.30 p.m.

 

Professor Hari Sankar Vasudevan, Department Of History, University Of Calcutta

 

 

 

12.30 –1.30 p.m.: Lunch

Venue: Cafeteria

 

 

Field Research

 

1.30 – 3.00 p.m.

 

Professor T.K. Oommen, Emeritus Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University

 

 

 

3-3.30 p.m.: Tea

 

 

 

Research Ethics

 

3.30 – 5 p.m.

 

Dr W. Lawrence S. Prabhakar, Associate Professor, Department Of Political Science, Madras Christian College [Autonomous], University Of Madras, Chennai

 

50+ Photos: JNUSU September 2012 election wall posters and images

Posted in JNU by Vik on September 17, 2012

Images from the JNUSU elections (warm-up and election day 14 Sep 2012, counting etc.) of parties like the SFI-JNU-AISF (rebels), SFI (official), AISA, ABVP, NSUI, YFE-JNU, AIBSF (singing songs in the morning of the debate night at Badminton Court), Independent candidates like Abhay Kumar, Khalid Khan; also find party workers sleeping in SL on second day of counting, vote count venue, Election Committee (EC) notices etc.  Displayed randomly and with no explanation thanks to lack of time. Click on images for bigger size; all clicks with my phone. All pics copyrighted to this site but free for non-commercial use. Click on ‘more’ for the full post  if you don’t see all the images. Search the site for other related images. Lenin won as President, rest went to AISA which got a much deserved dressing down after its thumping March 2012 victory in JNUSU.

jnusu elections aisa sfi abvp yfe aibsf

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Unborn Melbourne: …to be updated after the trip

Posted in Miscellaneous by Vik on August 25, 2012

Tourism Victoria with Indiblogger has announced a contest: blog about your ‘ideal Melbourne Holiday’; you can even imagine and write. And if your entry is judged as the best two posts through the lenses of ‘creativity, relevance and interaction’ you get an all-expense paid 4-nights trip to Melbourne. If you don’t win a trip to Melbourne, then you get some consolation prize:  shopping vouchers or pen drive that you will enjoy in India only. Do participate if you feel ‘it is your time to visit Melbourne now’.

There is no dearth of text and images on Melbourne or Australia tourism on the web for would-be visitors and Melbourne enthusiasts. Those interested in winning the contest are reading and writing about it.

I know a bit about the place and have spent some time on the website linked here. But I am not going to write about it as suggested. I feel it would be better if I update the title of this post and add text and images after the trip—if I win that is.

So that is it.

I am choosing to visit the place, see it first hand and then write. And not the vice versa. If I get the chance, that is.

Vicarious excitement and experience would be good but it will certainly be second-rate. That is a truism.

So I will visit Melbourne and write about it, in that order. Melbourne deserves that; they say it exceeds expectations and imagination. Amen!

Melbourne Tourism-Image courtesy linnked site

Some August 2012 pamphlets and posters from campus

Posted in JNU by Vik on August 22, 2012

Letter by Ashok Mitra to SFI, JNU encouraging the latter and asking to remain it on the chosen path without rancour. Click on images to embiggen.

SFI JNU ashok mitra

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4 Photos: Dahiya Canteen, KV, Shoes, Monsoon

Posted in Uncategorized by Vik on August 22, 2012

Dahiya canteen, Brahmputra, making Sattu/aloo parantha; frequented by Poorvanchal hostel area people in campus and IIMC neighbours. Ask him to slow down if you ordered paranthas because he is in a hurry to make more in the least possible time.

Dahiya canteen jnu

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Photo of Play: Jee Humen Natak Karna Hai

Posted in JNU by Vik on August 22, 2012

Photo of the play, 21 August, SSS Audi, 9.15 pm onwards. It was good: comedy with message, almost 50:50.

JNU natak play

Photos: New jnu Staff Quarters in Paschimabad

Posted in JNU by Vik on August 2, 2012

New faculty quarters being constructed in Paschimabad in jnu campus (by the Ambience mall, Vasant Kunj): the look and feel very un-jnu but okay. Pics dated 28 July 2012, shot from my phone cam. Click on the image to embiggen.  Some call it the towers (Paschimbad towers?).

jnu faculty quarters , jnu residences

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Photos of bad food: Rajinder da dhaba

Posted in Delhi by Vik on August 2, 2012

Avoid this dhaba if you can (or eat only fried/roasted items) at this sda market shop.

bad mutton biryanirumali roti

PVR Priya Cinema Hall Photo

Posted in Delhi by Vik on July 23, 2012

PVR Priya dated 20 June 2012, as you enter; first day first show in this hall for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’. The canteen area as you enter.

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Anurag Kashyap, Sudhir Mishra, Swanand Kirkire, Sanjay Chauhan in JNU Campus: Photos and Info

Posted in JNU by Vik on June 24, 2012

23 June, 2012, about 10: 20 pm, venue : Sabarmati Hostel mess.

Update: See this TOI news with details of the discussion.

Mishra too jumped into this vaad-vivaad. While talking about the behind-the-scenes story of his movie “Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi” (2003) he said, “The movie was getting delayed month by month, and it was released after a wait of one and half years. Aur usmein bhi aap log kahan bhadbhada ke dekhne gaye thay? Sab log bolte hain “Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi” jaisi picture kyun nahi banti. Aur jab koi banata hai, toh aap log dekhne kyun nahi jaate?”

 

Update: 26 June- See this Hindi post by someone who was there all the time; critical observation.

Anurag Kashyap came to the campus with Sudhir Mishra, Swanand Kirkire and few others (including journalists). The crowd was below par (thanks to no poster-publicity by organizers) and thanks to the bad management (lack of mic meant that voices were barely audible even when coolers and fans were switched off!), more than half of those who had come left within the first few minutes! I myself left after the first ten minutes. This was unusual for JNU: you can expect a decent crowd when such hatke filmmakers visit the campus.

The talk started (after a quick intro)with a Q and A and thanks to lack of ‘warm-up’, there was no enthusiastic response. Then somebody suggested reversing the alignment of crowd and guests (for acoustics) as a result of which the guests sat in a semi circle surrounded by students. Most people had left in the first 15 minutes only and barely 60 people remained in the hall (same capacity at 11.30 pm when I passed by again). Somebody took out TOI Crest and flashed a story ‘Pangs of Wasseypur’ and initiated the discussion. I left the place at this point.

Anurag was wearing a white Tshirt with the characters Thomson and Thomson (detectives in Tintin) and looked boyish. He looks younger than how we find him in images in the media. He wore a light brown Khakhi type trouser and white-grey sports shoes (Adidas?). He was not wearing the thick frame he is found in (which made him looks more positive in my opinion) though he had it with him. He was smoking a cigarette as he entered the venue with the retinue.

I have seen Gangs of Wasseypur (first day, first show in PVR Priya 1335 hours: liked it and recommend it but it is also fuzzy) and wanted to stay but I had a tight schedule and had to leave.

See the 13 photographs ( I am lazy and make no special efforts to get good photos, so pics are poor ; pics taken  with my Samsung  phone)—

wasseypur Anurag Kashyap in jnu010

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