NY professor delivers lecture at KU
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, June 9: Dr David Ludden, Professor of Political Economy and Globalization, Department of History, New York University, USA, on Tuesday delivered a lecture at Kashmir University throwing light on topics like imperialism, homogenization and modern nation states.
He maintained that “elite power has always played decisive role in construction of social identity of India”.
Dr Ludden was speaking under University Lecture Series Program on Imperial Histories and National Integration: Regional Problems in South Asia at varsity’s Gandhi Bhawan. The KU VC, Prof Riyaz Punjabi chaired the session.
“Dr Ludden, in his hour long presentation spoke about concepts of political economy, globalisation, liberalisation, territorial integrity and nationalism,” a KU handout said.
Dr Ludden opined that “uneven development was the main problem with the world today as resources were not reaching those who needed it the most.”
Speaking at the function, the VC emphasized need for interdisciplinary approach while studying social sciences.
“This form of research and study has been neglected for a long time,” Prof Punjabi said.
He asked scholars take cue from the visiting dignitary.
The VC announced formation of a high-level committee to facilitate adoption of “an interdisciplinary approach in social sciences.”
Dr David Ludden and Prof Nyla Ali Khan, Associate Professor of English & Multiculturalism, University of Nebraska-Kearney, USA, besides Dean Faculty of Social Sciences Prof Noor A Baba and heads of departments of the concerned faculty would be the committee members.
“Also present on the occasion was Dr Nyla Ali Khan who was coordinator of the lecture, Prof. Asifa Jan, Head Department of Political Science, senior faculty members and officials of University besides number of research scholars and students related to the field,” the KU handout added.
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