SARI Annual Public Lecture : Ashis Nandy : The future of the university: negotiating the politics of knowledge and re-imagining the university

Dates & times

Tue 17 March 2015, 5–6.30pm


SRWB Theatrette (Room 2.02) Sir Roland Wilson Building #120, ANU

Ashis Nandy


The 2015 SARI Public Lecture will be delivered by Professor Ashis Nandy.

Ashis Nandy, preeminent cultural and political theorist, has not hesitated to venture into areas previously unvisited by normal social science. His research interests include the political psychology of violence, cultures of knowledge, utopias and visions, and human potentialities and futures. In 2007, Nandy received the Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize and, in 2008, was listed as one of 100 top public intellectuals in the world by the Foreign Policy magazine. He is presently engaged in an investigation of genocide. Nandy has published a number of books, which include Alternative Sciences, At the Edge of Psychology, The Intimate Enemy, The Tao of Cricket, The Illegitimacy of Nationalism, The Savage Freud and Other Essays in Possible and Retrievable Selves, An Ambiguous Journey to the City, The Romance of the State and the Fate of Dissent in the Tropics, Time Warps, Time Treks, and Traditions, Tyranny and Utopias.

Light refreshments will be served after the lecture.

This lecture is free and open to the public

The Future of the University


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