Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad, together with the European Union Delegation in India and the Alliance Francaise of Hyderabad, is organising a 1-day international symposium, on 3rd November, at the Osmania University Centre For International Programs, in the OU campus.
Expert speakers such as G Srinivas, Director, Europe West Division, Ministry of External Affairs; Guillaume Bazard, Political Counselor, Embassy of France in New Delhi; M Ackermann, Political Counselor, Embassy of Germany in New Delhi; Prof Shashikant Jha, Center for Russian, Central Asian & East European Studies, JNU, New Delhi; Prof R K Mishra, Director, Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad; Prof V P Dimri, Director, NGRI; and Prof P V Rao, Director, Centre for Indian Ocean Studies, OU, will be participating in this symposium.
The symposium is being organized on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the "Treaty of Rome" which marked the formation of the European Union. The symposium seeks to locate India and the European Union in the theoretical framework of a post-national world order and examine the role the two can play in that order. It will also address issues of immediate concern to India and the EU in their evolving partnership in areas of mutual interest.
The symposium attempts to trace the roots/routes of the present collaboration to the intellectual transactions between India and the components of the EU. This would include an analysis of the influence of European philosophy on India's evolution from a colonial society to a modern democracy.
The adoption of the European precepts in the legal and political arrangements of the nascent Indian democracy has led to an Indianization of European concepts and a reciprocal Europeanization of the Indian ethos. The symposium will thus recall the mutual philosophic, legal and intellectual borrowings that precede the present scenario, and discuss the internal dynamics of the EU as perceived by the member countries, the role and significance of the EU in India's developmental policies, India's response to the EU as an idea and as an institution, and the recent collaborations between the two in some specific fields.
The symposium provides for analyses of and discussions about the major areas of current collaboration between India and the EU, by representatives of the member countries of the EU and policy-makers and academics from India, and charts the possibilities for future cooperation.
Please contact Goethe-Zentrum at 6652-6443/2324-1791 for further details.