Race, Caste, and American Pragmatism is the first part of the Annual B.R Ambedkar Lectures.

 Fred Harris, Dean of Social Science and Professor of Political Science will give the opening remarks.

The evening will feature papers given by:

  • Ira Katznelson, Columbia University, Department of Political Science, Columbia World Project
  •  Melvin Rogers, Brown University
  • Chris Lebron,  Johns Hopkins University, Department of Philosophy
  • Menaka Gurusamy, Columbia University Law School Supreme Court India

Comments by: Ira Katznelson and Michele Moody-Adams, Columbia University, Department of Philosophy


This event is free and open to the public.

The Ambedkar Lectures will be complemented by a public exhibit, which will feature documents from the The Rare Book & Manuscript Library collections, and the Dalit Panther Archive. Details TBA.