Department of Sociology (AWARDED UGC-SAP DRS-I, 2016)

Tezpur University

International Conference “Locating Northeast India: Human Mobility, Resource Flows, and Spatial Linkages”

Date2018-01-09    Place: Department of Sociology, Tezpur University

This conference brought together a group of distinguished scholars and social scientists from different disciplines doing innovative research in Northeast India and its adjoining areas of Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Myanmar and Nepal. The meeting provided a platform for fruitful interaction between scholars, policy makers, community leaders and activists working in the region and about 150 academicians, scholars and researchers attended the 3 day event. The conference focused in particular in ‘flow’ of people, goods and ideas, and how these combine, strengthen or obstruct one another and how Northeast India was increasingly emerging as a ‘resource frontier’.


The keynote address was delivered by Prof. Rehman Sobhan, founder of Bangladesh's Planning Commission and Founder Director Centre for Policy Dialogue, Dhaka.  Political scientist Professor Sanjib Baruah, Bard College, New York, delivered a keynote lecture and Professor Sanjoy Hazarika, Director of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), New Delhi, led a plenary panel on the theme: Writing, Talking, Publishing ‘North-East’ where several reputed writers, artistes and publishers took part in. Further, Professor Duncan McDuie-Ra, Professor of Development Studies, The University of New South Wales, Sydney and Dr. Dolly Kikon, Lecturer at the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne, delivered plenary lectures.

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