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Seminars Organised by the Centre:

Dimensions of Federal Nation Building (March 1997)

Lokpal Legislation (April 1997)

Human Rights in Federal India (April 1998)

Free India: Retrospect and Prospects (August 1998)

Human Rights: Fifty Years After Universal Declaration (December 1998)

Nation-Building in India (March 1999)

Indian Federal Polity (October 1999)

Mobilisation, Participation and Development: Old Issues and New Challenges in Fifty Years of India's Constitution (March 2000)

Human Rights (December 2000)

Religion and Politics: Implications for Federal Nation Building

Environmental Law and Management: A Federal View (August 2001)

Federalism and Power-Sharing (September 2001)

The Nation and the Minorities (October 2001)

Contemporary Issues in Indian Federalism (March 2002)

Structure and Change: Indian Federalism (Dec.2002)

Union-State Relations in India (March 2003)

International Theme Conference on "Distribution of Responsibilities in Federal Polities", under the Global Project on Federalism in the 21st Century (November 2003)

Conference of the International Association of Centres of Federal Studies (November 2003)

National Seminar on Governance and Public Policy (March 2004)

Good Governance in A Federal Nation (jointly with the Inter-State Council Secretariat, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt of India) (March 2004)

New Dimensions of Federalism (March 2007)

Managing Diversity: The Electoral System and Processes in India (February 2008)

Diversities and Plural Identities in the Federal System (November 2008)







Events/Programmes held

Book Release - 2009

Mr. M. Hamid Ansari, Vice President of India released a book "Federal Power Sharing: Accommodating Indian Diversity" by Akhtar Majeed on 22 April 2009.

Vice President of India released a book

The Vice President, in his address said that it was a serious and relevant study and has expanded the ambit of Federalism, contributing meaningfully to the conceptual framework of our polity. He noted that the Book poses the hard issues in two propositions: How can conscious policies of governance build up legitimacy in diverse societies? How can we build up institutions that can accommodate diversities? The Vice President was of the view that the Book reiterates the need for more comprehensive studies on the actual working of our federal structure.

Earlier, while reviewing the Book, Prof. Gurpreet Mahajan of the Jawaharlal Nehru University commended the analysis of the dilemma of Pluralism: reconciling the common interests of the society as a whole with the particular interests of its sub-groups. She emphasized upon the need for developing the federal structure to cater to the needs of instruments of multi-cultural nationalism .

The Book release function was attended by Dr. G.N. Qazi (who introduced the Book) Vice Chancellor of the Hamdard University, senior Faculty members of the Hamdard University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi University, the I.G.N.O.U., the N.U.E.P.A, senior members of the Legal fraternity and members of the civil society.






















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