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Symposium and Final Workshop of the CACIM Forum Fellowship Programme 2007-8
YWCA, Ashok Road, New Delhi – Friday, August 29 2008
All are Welcome !

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Proposed Programme

9:00 am Registration

9:30-11:30 Session One : Overview on Struggles for Social Justice in India Today and the Relevance of the World Social Forum (Chair : Jai Sen)

Welcome and Introductions
Presentation of the 2007-8 CACIM Forum Fellows
Announcement of 2008-9 CACIM Forum Fellows
Presentation and discussion of CACIM Theme Note
Keynote presentation/s (Gabriele Dietrich, Vinod Raina)
Discussant’s comments (Uma Chakravarty)

Open discussion

11:30-12:00 Coffee

12:00-1:00 Session 2: Presentation of CFF Research Papers, Part 1 (Chair: Lysa John)

Mamata Dash – ‘WSF through the eyes of Peoples’ Movement Groups in India’
Discussant’s comments (C R Bijoy)

Open discussion

1:00-1:45 Lunch

1:45-3:45 Session 3 : CFF Research Papers, Part 2 (Chair : Lata P M)

Mayur Chetia – ‘World Social Forum and the Reaction from the Indian Left’
Discussant’s comments (Sumanta Banerjee)

Open discussion

Susana Barria – ‘Main debates around the WSF 2004 in Mumbai’
Discussant’s comments (Ashok Chowdhury)

Open discussion

3:45-4:15 Tea

4:15-6:00 Session 4 / Concluding discussion : (Chair : Madhuresh Kumar)

Issues across papers and Preliminary Workshop on the Relevance of the WSF to Struggles for Social Justice in India : Processes and Events

Presentations by invited speakers (Alf Nilsen, Lata P M, Vijay Pratap)

Open discussion : Presentations and interventions by other participants at the Symposium

6:00-6:30 Concluding session : Looking ahead

Looking ahead to a second Symposium to be held in November 2008, among other things critically reflecting on the experience of the WSF in India


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