Web Censorship | Talk | 29th June, 2020, #mondayfixgoa

One of the ways in which the Government of India censors the web is by asking Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block access to certain websites for its users. Following from the provisions of the Information Technology (IT) Act, website blocking in India can be opaque and executive-driven. There are no guidelines on the the … Continue reading Web Censorship | Talk | 29th June, 2020, #mondayfixgoa

Minorities and Migrations talk | 15th June, 2020

“Migrants (and refugees) are not pawns on the chessboard of humanity”, quoth Pope Francis. Yet very often, they are. Globally, migrations fulfil different needs: economic, social, or political, and allow societies to assimiliate and forge heterogenous identities. A plural society needs to be mature, responsible, and should legislate mechanisms to avoid the neglect and demonisation … Continue reading Minorities and Migrations talk | 15th June, 2020

Surveillance in Covid Times, with Lawrence Liang, Sanjay Bhangar & Alok Hisarwala, 1st June, 7.30 pm, online

The use of mass scale as well as individuated surveillance to respond to Covid-19 pandemic has been a serious cause of concern. It has also exposed the underlying fault lines within the debate on surveillance and privacy. Unlike conventional cases of political surveillance of citizens, the deployment of surveillance for the purposes of public health … Continue reading Surveillance in Covid Times, with Lawrence Liang, Sanjay Bhangar & Alok Hisarwala, 1st June, 7.30 pm, online

Talk on Preemptive Governance | Stephen Young | Reis Magos Fort, Nov 15th, 7.30 pm

Across the world, we are seeing the expansion of security infrastructures that seek to preempt, and thereby prevent, outbreaks of social unrest. When and how did these logics emerge? And what impacts do they have on populations who are subject to increased surveillance? This talk will explore these questions by drawing connections between postwar America … Continue reading Talk on Preemptive Governance | Stephen Young | Reis Magos Fort, Nov 15th, 7.30 pm

Crimes on the High Seas/ Siddharth Chakravarty

The talk will explore the international governance regime of the industrial, distant-water fishing business through two case studies, juxtaposing enforcement and control mechanisms in single and transnational models. Beginning with the ecological impact of such operations, it will move on to talk about the collateral damage they cause to human lives through a rights and social justice perspective.