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Secularism, Communalism and Indian Politics Today – Achin Vanaik
May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Achin Vanaik will speak at a forum sponsored by The Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia, Coalition for a Democratic India, MIT-India.
Achin Vanaik is a retired Professor of “International Relations and Global Politics” in the Political Science Department of Delhi University. He has authored or edited 12 books ranging from studies on contemporary India’s politics/economy/foreign policy to matters of religion, secularism, communalism and nationalism to issues of international politics and nuclear disarmament. He is a founder-member of the Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace (CNDP), India, a member of the Indian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (InCACBI), and have repeatedly been invited as a panelist at international conferences organized by the ‘UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People’ first set up in 1975. He is a Fellow of the Transnational Institute (Amsterdam). He was co-recipient of the Sean MacBride International Peace Prize for the year 2000 given by the International Peace Bureau, the world’s oldest international peace organization, for work and activities for South Asian and global nuclear disarmament.