The Political Science Programme of the D. D. Kosambi School of Social Sciences and Behavioural Studies at Goa University, will host a seminar on ‘State Politics and Policy in Goa on 16 and 17th January 2023 at the Goa Business School Auditorium, celebrating 50 years of the inception of the post-graduate programme.
The occasion will see eighteen paper presentations on different political dimensions in Goa including language, identity, migration, party politics, development etc and bring together faculty, researchers and students from across disciplines. A special feature shall be bringing together of the alumni from over five decades and launch of Pol Sang-the Political Science Alumni Network Goa.
The inaugural panel discussion on ‘Positioning Political Science in India: Current Trajectory and Future Challenges’ shall be chaired by Prof. Gopal Guru, eminent political scientist and editor, Economic and Political Weekly and will include Prof. Arun Patnaik, Central University Hyderabad and Prof. Muzaffar Assadi, Mysore University as speakers. The valedictory session shall be chaired by Prof. Koshy Tharakan, Dean, School of Sanskrit, Philosophy and Indic Studies, Goa University with Prof. Peter deSouza, formerly Head Political Science, Goa University, Director IIAS, Shimla and earlier D. D. Kosambi Visiting Research Professor at Goa University speaking on ‘Six Concerns and a Wish: Thinking Political Science in Goa’ as the keynote speaker.
The seminar is supported by Directorate of Higher Education, Government of Goa.