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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on "New Indian Migrants' and 'Indentured Diaspora': Emerging opportunity for Indian Foreign Policy" 3-4 November, 2016 Venue: Rabindra Bharti Unversity, Kolkata
International Conference on DIASPORA AND INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION IN DEVELOPMENT: COMPARATIVE GLOBAL EXPERIENCES 10-11 January 2016, New Delhi
Interactive Lecture on "India and Indian Diaspora in East Africa: Past Experiences and Future Challenges by Dr. Gijsbert Oonk, Erasmus University, Holland 2 December 2015 at Conf. Hall 2 at IIC
International Conference organized by ODI on Indian Diaspora in Development of Home and Host Countries: A Comparative Perspective at Kadi University, Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat, 10th-11th January, 2015
OD Conference at Columbia University on A Foot in Each World: South Asian Diaspora Communities in the United States and their Interactions with their Homeland October 17, 2014, 2.00–5.00pm Altschul Auditorium, International Affairs Building (SIPA)
International Conference on "Women in the Indian Diaspora" organised by ODI in collaboration with IIC and CAS-Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi on 10-11 January 2014, at India International Centre, New Delhi
Conference on "Diaspora in India's Foreign Policy and National Security:A Comparative Perspective" on 6-7 November 2013 at New Delhi
International Conference on “India and its Diaspora: A Comparative Perspective” on 29-30 March 2013 at IIC
Books on Diaspora by ODI & its Members
Published in Collaboration with ODI
International conferences of ODI on Diasporas
Organised in India
Interaction and Talks organised by ODI
Collaborations with Academic Institutions

 PROGRAMME SCHEDULE

 
“Women in the Indian Diaspora”
organized by
 
Organisation for Diaspora Initiatives Women Network (ODIWNET)
in collaboration with
Jawaharlal Nehru University &
India International Centre, New Delhi
on
10th and 11th January 2014
at
Conference Hall-1, Indian International Centre, New Delhi
 
 
10:00 AM – 11:15 AM
Inaugural Session
Welcome
Prof. Ajay Dubey
President,  ODI International,
SIS, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
 
Initial Remarks
Prof. Kavita Sharma
Director IIC
 
Introduction to the Seminar
Dr. Amba Pande
School of International Studies, JNU, New Delhi, India.
 
Introducing the Diaspora Initiative by JNU and ODI
Prof. S. N. Malakar
Chairperson, CAS,
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Governing Board Member, ODI International.
 
ODIWNET Initiative
Dr. Bashabi Gupta
Joint Secretary, ODI
Faculty Member, Miranda House, Delhi University
 
Inaugural Address
Ms. Sindhushree Khullar
Secretary, Planning Commission,
Government of India
 
Vote of Thanks
Dr. Nivedita Ray
Joint Secretary, ODI
Research Fellow, Indian Council of World Affairs, New Delhi
 
11:15 AM – 11:30 AM
TEA BREAK
 
11:15 AM – 1:00PM
Technical Session I
Molly Banerjee
Journalist, Toronto, Canada
Vice President, ODI International
Violence Against Canadian Women from Developing Countries
Dr. Kate Kirk
University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
 
Dr. Kathinka Sinha-Kerkhoff
IISH, Regional Representative
South Asia Desk, Ranchi, India
Emancipation and Migration: Framing the Experiences of Indian Expat Wives in the Netherlands
Discussant
 
   Dr. Nivedita Ray
   Joint Secretary, ODI 
   Research Fellow, Indian Council of World Affairs, New Delhi 
01:00 PM –  02:30 PM                                                   LUNCH BREAK

 

                      02:30 PM- 04:00 PM
Technical Session II
Ms. Dolly Bhasin
Knowledge Entrepreneur
India
Women in the Diaspora: Skilled/ Highly Skilled Professionals
Ms. Sumana Kasturi
Research Fellow, University of Hyderabad
Digital Narratives of the Everyday: Women Bloggers of the Diaspora
Discussant
Dr. Sheetal Sharma
Faculty Member, Centre for European Studies,
School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University
 
04:00 PM – 04:15 PM
TEA BREAK
04:15 PM - 05:30 PM
Technical Session III
Dr. Mahua Bhattacharya
Faculty Member, Japanese and Asian Studies
Elizabethtown College, PA, USA
Being an Indian Woman in America:
Generating New Selves in Transnational Contexts
Prof. Binod Khadria
Zakir Hussein Centre for Educational Studies
School of Social Sciences,
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
 
Dr. Narendra Thakur
Faculty Member, Delhi University,  New Delhi
Gender Divide of Indian Diaspora in the US Labour Market: A Comparative Analysis of Male-Female Wages and Education Across
Knowledge and Service Workers
Ms. Amrit Kaur Basra
Faculty Member
Delhi College of Arts & Commerce, Delhi University
Lived Experiences of Sikh Women in Canada: Past and Present
Discussant
Dr. Amba Pande
Faculty Member,
School of International Studies, JNU, New Delhi, India.
 
January 11th, 2014
 10:00 AM -11:30 AM
Technical Session IV
Prof. Aparna Rayaprol
Faculty Member, Department of Sociology
Director, Study in India Program (SIP)
University of Hyderabad
Women in Indian Diaspora: An Overview of Theoretical Perspectives
 
Ms. Apala Vasta
Research Scholar, Centre for Political Studies,
Jawaharlal Nehru University
Women in Multiculturalism: Dilemmas of Gender and Culture
 
Discussant
Dr. Bashabi Gupta
Joint Secretary, ODI
Faculty Member, Miranda House, Delhi University
 
11:30 AM -11:45 AM
TEA BREAK
 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Technical Session V
Prof. Aparajita Biswas
Vice President, ODI International
Professor and Director, Centre for African Studies
Mumbai University
The Changing Contours of Women Diaspora in South Africa
Dr. Rajni Chand
University of the South Pacific, Suva
Fiji Island
Women in Indian Diaspora Issues of Discrimination and Empowerment: Women in Fiji Islands
Discussant
Dr. J. M. Moosa
Governing Board Member, ODI International
Centre for African Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University
 
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Lunch
 
 
02:00PM – 3:30 PM
Technical Session VI
 
Dr. Sheetal Sharma
Faculty Member, Centre For European Studies,
School of International Studies,
Jawaharlal Nehru University
Freedom or Subjugation: Interpreting Subjectivity of Women in Diaspora Communities
Dr. Bashabi Gupta
Joint Secretary, ODI
Faculty Member, Miranda House, Delhi University
The Paradox of Invisibility: Studying Gender Relations in the Indian Diaspora in Western Europe
Discussant
Prof. Aparajita Biswas
Vice President, ODI International
Professor and Director, Centre for African Studies,
Mumbai University
 
03:30 PM – 03:45 PM
TEA BREAK
03:45 PM
Valedictory Session
Chair
Ambassador J.C. Sharma
Former Secretary, Diaspora, MEA, GOI
Chairman, ODI International
 
Valedictory Address
Dr. Nandita Chatterjee
Member Secretary,  National Commission for Women
New Delhi
 
Rappoteur’s Report
 
Vote of Thanks
Dr. Bijay K. Pratihari,
Treasurer, ODI
Faculty Member,  Academy of International Studies
Jamia Millia Islamia University
 
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