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Faculty (2016-2017)

Below is the list of faculty and courses for the year 2016-2017:

  1. JM Financial Lectures on Reason and the Makers of Modern India: Rudrangshu Mukherjee, Historian, Author, Vice Chancellor, Ashoka University

  2. Foundations of Leadership: Dwight Jaggard, Professor and Director, Centre for Advanced Study, University of Pennsylvania

  3. Art Appreciation: Anunaya Chaubey, Artist and Deputy Dean, Young India Fellowship, Ashoka University

  4. Women and Gender in Bombay Cinema: Geetanjali Chanda, Senior Lecturer, Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies Programme, Yale University

  5. The Political Economy of India’s Development: Mihir Shah, Former Member, Planning Commission of India

  6. The Fundamentals of Law: Apurv Mishra, Editor-in-Chief, India Law Journal

  7. Totalitarian Century?: Dilip Simeon, Author and Historian, Founding Member of the Association of Indian Labour Historians, and former Professor of History, Ramjas College

  8. The Heart of Leadership: Kenwyn Smith, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

  9. Economics and Public Policy: A. K. Shiva Kumar, Development Economist and Visiting Professor, Harvard University and ISB, Hyderabad

  10. Mathematical Thinking: IBS Passi, Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy; recipient of S. S. Bhatnagar Prize for Mathematical Sciences

  11. Mother India: Romance and Reality: Gopalkrishna Gandhi, Professor of History and Politics, Ashoka University

  12. Physics as a Renaissance Activity: Vijay Singh, Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences, Mumbai University; ex-National Coordinator: Science Olympiads and The National Initiative on UG Science

  13. Grounded: Applying the Science of Psychology to Social Behaviour: Neil Lutsky, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology, Carleton College

  14. Statistics and its Applications in the Modern World: Santosh Venkatesh, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania

  15. Whose Heritage Is It?: Shobita Punja, Art Historian and Independent Scholar

  16. Shakespeare and the World: Jonathan Gil Harris, Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of English, Ashoka University, Madhavi Menon, Professor of English, Ashoka University

  17. Paradise Lost - A Text for Our Times: Malabika Sarkar, Principal Advisor (Academics), Ashoka University

  18. Group Dynamics: Kenwyn Smith, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and Flora Taylor, Teacher’s College, Columbia University

  19. Visual Communication: Sanjeev Chatterjee, Vice Dean, Associate Professor and Executive Director at the Knight Center for International Media, University of Miami

  20. India and the World: Rudra Chaudhuri, Senior Lecturer, Department of War Studies, King’s College London

  21. Philosophy and Cognitive Science: Ritwik Agrawal, Doctoral Researcher, University of Missouri

  22. Culture and Communication: A. F. Mathew, Associate Professor, Humanities and Liberal Arts in Management, IIM Kozhikode

  23. Water and Sanitation: Valentina Zuin, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

  24. Women, Society and Changing India: Urvashi Butalia, Publisher and Founder, Zubaan Books, Reader at College of Vocational Studies, University of Delhi

  25. International Relations: Devesh Kapur and Eswaran Sridharan, Centre for Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania

  26. Empire and After: Jane Ohlemeyer, Erasmus Smith’s Professor of Modern History, Trinity College Dublin, Chair of the Irish Research Council, and Nicholas Greene, Senior Fellow, Trinity College Dublin, and Life Fellow of Clare Hall, University of Cambridge

  27. Making Sense of the News: Nayan Chanda, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of YaleGlobal Online

  28. Managing a Business: Rishikesha Krishnan, Director and Professor of Strategy, Indian Institute of Management, Indore; Ranjeet Nambudiri, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Indore; Pavan Soni, Innovation Evangelist and Consultant

  29. Making Sense of Indian Elections: Gilles Verniers, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Ashoka University

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