March 30, 2023


Teachers College, Milbank Chapel, 525 West 120th Street, New York | Virtual participation is also available

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Event Organizer

Teachers College at Columbia University, the UNESCO Chair in Comparative Education Policy, based at the Geneva Graduate Institute

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Institute for Comparative Literature and Society

Many know that Bhimrao Ambedkar, chief architect of India’s constitution and powerful proponent of human rights and respect for India’s most oppressed, thought highly of John Dewey, his former teacher at Columbia University. At this international symposium, the keynote speaker sheds light on Ambedkar’s time in New York, detailing the two men’s educational and intellectual relationship and Ambedkar’s appropriation of Deweyan concepts and methods to forge a new vision of pragmatism.

Registration for this event, whether in-person or over Zoom, can be found here.

Keynote Speaker:
Scott R. Stroud (UT Austin)

Introduction and Moderation:
Gita Steiner-Khamsi (Columbia University)

Bishnu Maya Pariyar (President of Adwan, Nepal/USA)
Vikas Tatad (Columbia University)
Monalisa Barman (human rights activist and scholar)

Ambedkar, Dewey, and the Evolution of Pragmatism in India Flyer

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