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This week’s event announcements include:
UCL Current Legal Problems lecture
The Legal Framework for UK Aid After Brexit
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
1 November 2018
The Current Legal Problems (CLP) lecture series and annual volume was established over fifty five years ago at the Faculty of Laws, University College London and is recognised as a major reference point for legal scholarship.
For more information and to register for the event, click HERE.
The Inaugural Arthur Berriedale Keith Lecture
‘Things Done in the Dark and in the Middle of the Night’: Nehru, Kashmir, and the Subterfuges of Building Constitutional Democracy
Professor Sunil Khilnani
Avantha Chair and Director of the King’s India Institute
05 November 2018
17.00 to 18.30
The Playfair Library, Old College, Edinburgh EH8 9YL
Abstract: This lecture examines Jawaharlal Nehru’s attitude to democratic and constitutional norms at a moment of crisis, in the years after independence and partition. It considers Nehru’s judgements and actions as he tried to balance Hindu communal mobilization, Muslim minority fears, and Kashmir’s ambitions for regional autonomy, all within the still unformed institutions of the Indian union. I argue for a more complex understanding of Nehru, the geopolitics of his era, and the political options and choices confronting him and his country. The chapter points to some of the tensions between nationalism (even of the secular, plural Nehruvian variety) and democracy in the founding era, and between democracy and constitutionalism in its Indian ‘asymmetric’ forms.
This event is free, open to all but registration is required HERE.
For more information, see HERE.