Discussion: Freedom & Democracy Talk

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Date(s) - 20/10/2022
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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As part of the Freedom Project, Alliance Française de Delhi organises a talk on Freedom and Democracy – ‘Are Democracy and Freedom Incompatible?” between Mr. Nicloas Tenzer (French writer and Editor, President of CERAP) & Dr. Prof. Ramin Jahanbegloo (Executive Director of MGC), and Dr. R. Krishnaswamy (Associate Professor and Co-Director for the Centre for Social and Political Research, Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities) as moderator.

Date Thursday, 20th October 2022
Time 6:30 PM
Venue ML Bhartia Auditorium, AFD, 72 KK Birla Lane, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi -03

Open to all | First come first serve | Limited Seats

Prof. Nicolas Tenzer
Prof. Nicolas Tenzer[is a French civil servant, academic, writer, and editor. He is currently the editor of the journal Le Banquet and is the founding president of the Centre d’étude et de réflexion pour l’action politique (CERAP), a position he has held since 1986. He was a director of the Aspen Institute from 2010 to 2015 and has acted as its treasurer and president. He has taught political philosophy at Sciences Po (1986-2004) and since 2014 he is teaching there Science of Government (Master of International Public Affairs). As a civil servant, Tenzer is the former head of the Commissariat général du Plan (1994-2002), a former member of the staff of France’s minister of Economy and Finance (1987-1988), and a former rapporteur at the Cour des comptes (1991-1993).

Prof. Ramin Jahanbegloo

Ramin Jahanbegloo is a political philosopher. He is presently the Executive Director of the Mahatma Gandhi Centre for Nonviolence and Peace Studies and the Vice-Dean of the School of Law at Jindal Global University- Delhi-India. He received his B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy, History and Political Science and later his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Sorbonne University. In 1993 he taught at the Academy of Philosophy in Tehran. He has been a researcher at the French Institute for Iranian Studies and a fellow at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University.  Ramin Jahanbegloo taught in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto from 1997-2001. He later served as the head of the Department of Contemporary Studies of the Cultural Research Centre in Tehran and, in 2006-07, was Rajni Kothari Professor of Democracy at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies in New Delhi, India. He is also a member of the advisory board of PEN Canada. He is the winner of the Peace Prize from the United Nations Association in Spain (2009) for his extensive academic works in promoting dialogue between cultures and his advocacy for non-violence and more recently the winner of the Josep Palau i Fabre International Essay Prize. Ramin Jahanbegloo is also the founder of a peace movement called Students for Peace, which has active members in India, Canada and Colombia.

Dr. R. Krishnaswamy

Dr. R. Krishnaswamy teaches at Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities (JSLH). He is also Co-Director for the Centre for Social and Political Research (CSPR), JGU. His research interests criss-cross  various disciplines. He works on issues related to the philosophy of mind, particularly on embodied cognition and its relation to Husserlian phenomenology. One of his current interests is researching issues like normativity of language, use-theory of meaning and other related problems in philosophy of language. He has also published works in political/social philosophy. His recent book Wittgenstein and the Nature of Violence (Routledge, 2020) explores what role linguistic behaviour plays in how we engage with each other on the political and the social plane. His upcoming book The Language of Recognition: The Norms of Intersubjective Engagement (forthcoming: Routledge 2023) will explore whether our rational capacity to use language can create a viable discourse-theoretic model towards recognising our innate need for social recognition.

About Freedom Project

The Freedom Project is a multi-voiced exchange integrating European and Indian voices on the topic of Freedom. There are many ways to interpret the term Freedom and through this project, each cultural institute is exploring the topic hand-in-hand with audiences here in Delhi.

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