The global peace campaign known as the Jai Jagat has involved a large public engagement in India and in numerous other countries. Activists Jill Carr-Harris and PV Rajagopal have been at the forefront of this campaign and of numerous other initiatives in the last few decades.
As both will be in Geneva during Democracy Week, the students from the Graduate Institute who have organised this event will host a conversation on civic engagement and engaged research.
The discussion will explore farmers’ rights and the stakes of the mobilisation of Indian peasants, as well as the role of engaged research in activism and civic engagement.
Jill Carr-Harris and PV Rajagopal will also discuss their experience of creating solidarity networks through the UN, South-South solidarity and international initiatives.
By Christophe Gironde, Senior Lecturer, Development Studies, Geneva Graduate Institute and Arveen Kaur Sodhi, Student Initiative on Asia, Geneva Graduate Institute
Theme 1: The stakes of the mobilisation of Indian peasants: What did the peasants get?
Presentation by Jill Carr-Harris and PV Rajagopal followed by discussion
Theme 2: Civic engagement, activism and engaged research
Short presentation by Jill Carr-Harris and PV Rajagopal followed by discussion
By the students organising the event
This event is co-organised with the student initiative on Asia. It takes place in the context of the Geneva Democracy Week as part of the programme organised by the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy.