Discussions

The Promise of January 8th in Perspective: Polity Launch Invitation

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text]   The Promise of January 8th in Perspective: Polity Launch Invitation The SSA is proud to announce the re-launch of its English language journal Polity as both an online and print periodical. The latest issue of the journal critically explores the radical promise of the January 8th election which brought President Maithripala …

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Neoliberalism and Healthcare in South Asia: A Talk by Susana Barria

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text]   Neoliberalism and Healthcare in South Asia: A Talk by Susana Barria ] Shaped by interventions of international financial institutions, the healthcare sector in South Asian countries has seen significant restructuring with an increase in private sector participation in provisioning. In Nepal and India these reforms have led to cost cutting measures …

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‘Tea Plantation Workers’ Living and Working Conditions in India: Can Things Change?’ – A Talk by Mr. Sushovan Dhar

‘Tea Plantation Workers’ Living and Working Conditions in India: Can Things Change?’ – A Talk by Mr. Sushovan Dhar   A talk on tea plantation workers in India by Mr. Sushovan Dhar, was hosted by SSA on 8 September 2015, under the title Tea Plantation Workers’ Living and Working Conditions in India: Can Things Change? …

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‘Extremism and Current Politics in India’ – A Talk by Prof. Amrita Basu

SSA hosted a talk by Dr. Amrita Basu on her forthcoming book Violent Conjunctures in Democratic India forthcoming as a Cambridge University Press publication. Professor Basu is affiliated to Amherst College, Massachusetts, USA where she has been teaching Political Science since 1981. Her research interests revolve around social movements, feminism, and religious nationalism, and she has published …

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Manipulating Capital: Former Garment Factory Workers Negotiating New Lives in Sri Lanka’s Villages by Dr. Sandya Hewamanne

The Social Scientists’ Association hosted Dr. Sandya Hewamanne who made a presentation on Manipulating Capital: Former Garment Factory Workers Negotiating New Lives in Sri Lanka’s Villages on Tuesday the 10th of June, 2014 at 4.00pm at the SSA. Abstract: This talk focused on how former factory workers negotiate new identities in villages as new brides, mothers and daughters-in-law …

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The Trouser under the Cloth: Colonial, Vernacular and Regionalist Identities in the Making of a Sri Lankan Architecture – A Talk by Prof. Anoma Pieris

The SSA was pleased to host a talk by Prof. Anoma Peiris of the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne on Thursday, the 8th of May, 2o14 at 4.30pm at the SSA premises. Abstract: The role of the home, the domestic sphere and the intimate identities cultivated within it, are critical …

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Round Table Discussion with Dr. Tariq Jazeel on Sacred Modernity: Nature, Environment and the Postcolonial Geographies of Sri Lankan Nationhood.

The Social Scientists’ Association hosted a round table discussion with Dr. Tariq Jazeel from the Department of Geography of University College London, UK, on his latest publication Sacred Modernity: Nature, Environment and the Postcolonial Geographies of Sri Lankan Nationhood on the 19th of April, 2014 at 10.00am at the SSA. The Paperback Edition of Sacred Modernity: Nature, Environment and …

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Labour Movement in the Global South: Trade Unions in Sri Lanka – New Possibilities a Talk by Dr. Janaka Biyanwila

Unions across the globe are grappling with the issue of renewal. Under attack from neo-liberal market-driven politics, most unions are narrowing their strategies to the workplace, while some are linking workplace issues with broader local, national and global issues. This presentation focuses on the new possibilities of unions in Sri Lanka. While acknowledging the diversity …

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Constitution Making in Nepal: Complexities and Possibilities – A Talk by Mr. Rohan Edrisinha

Mr. Rohan Edrisinha is a distinguished legal scholar in the field of Constitutional Law. He has published extensively on issues relating to constitutionalism, constitution-making, and constitutional issues in Sri Lanka. Over the past two years he has been involved in an advisory capacity in the constitution making process in Nepal.  As the Constitutional Advisor to …

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What Stanislavski tells us about acting? – Paper Presentation by Saumya Liyanage

The Social Scientists’ Association invited Mr. Saumya Liyanage, an award winning actor and academic in the field of Drama and Theatre Studies and currently a PhD candidate at the Theatre and Drama Program, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia to present his paper on “What Stanislavski tells us about acting?” Mr. Liyanage’s presentation took place on Wednesday, 18th …

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