Contemporary Development Debates

This lecture series is part of an ICSSR-IMPRESS funded project titled “mHealth technologies for gender empowerment in Bihar” PI- Dr Papia Raj. The process of empowerment is linked with various aspects of what we broadly call “development” and/or lack of it or/and need for it. Honorable Director of IIT Patna, Professor T. N. Singh inaugurated the lecture series on October 1, 2021 when Professor Sachidanand Sinha from CSRD, JNU spoke about state, market, and citizens today. Speakers in this series are Professor Tulsi Patel (Delhi School of Economics); Professor Deepak Kumar (Jawaharlal Nehru University); Professor Kathryn Ibata-Arens (DePaul University, Chicago): Professor Sunil Ray (former director of A. N. Sinha Institute of Social Studies Patna); Professor Jeffrey Witose (Union College, New York),; Professor Ashwani Kumar (Tata Institute of Social Sciences); Professor Irudaya Rajan Sebastian (International Institute of Migration and Development), and others. The lecture series is moderated by Dr Aditya Raj, HSS, IIT Patna.