Web Censorship in India -Gurshabad Grover | #mondayfixgoa, 29.06 7:30 pm

The legal background of website blocking in India
Different techniques used by Indian ISPs to censor websites | Empirical data on whether ISPs are blocking the same websites. | The talk will also explore the legal and policy implications on online freedom of expression and net neutrality in India.

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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.

Read More