Acknowledgements

Ford
Foundation
Jawaharlal Nehru University Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle

The Inaugural LASSNet Conference has been organised by the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, JNU. We are grateful to the Ford Foundation and the Max Planck Society for providing funds without which this conference would not have been possible. We are especially grateful to Bishnu Mohapatra at the Ford Foundation, Julia Eckert at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle and Felix Kahle at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany for such generous collaboration and support.

This conference would not have been possible without the enthusiastic cooperation and support of a number of individuals, especially:

The Steering Committee

  • Pratiksha Baxi, Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, JNU and Anchor, LASS
  • Stewart Motha, Law School, Kent University, UK
  • Dwijen Rangnekar, Law School, University of Warwick, UK
  • Brenna Bhandar, Law School, Kent University, UK
  • Kalpana Kannabiran, NALSAR, Hyderabad
  • Kamala Sankaran, Law Faculty, University of Delhi
  • Ujjwal Kumar Singh, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi
  • Julia Eckert, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Germany
  • Jaivir Singh, Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, JNU, Delhi
  • Lawrence Liang, Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore

We are extremely grateful to Prof. B.B. Bhattacharya, Vice Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University for his help. Special thanks to Professor Rajendra Prasad, Rector 1, JNU for helping us immensely with the organization of the conference

CSLG Faculty Support

Professor Niraja Gopal Jayal, Dr. Amit Prakash and Dr. Navroz K Dubash

LASS Student Coordinators

Anu Sharma and Bhavna Thakur

Student Volunteers

  • Wing Commander Dr. U C Jha, CSLG, JNU
  • Abdul Hafiz Gandhi, CSLG, JNU
  • Dhanya Sivan, CSLG, JNU
  • Chubatila Ozukum, CSLG, JNU
  • Sushant, CSLG, JNU
  • Rebecca John, CSLG, JNU
  • Pallavi Bahar, CSLG, JNU
  • Shomi Brian, CSLG, JNU
  • Gayatri Sharma, University of Warwick

Administrative Support

  • Mr Patwal
  • Ms Sangeeta
  • Mr Ashish Das
  • Mr Sujeet Das
  • Bishal Mani

Various Departments in JNU have extended immense support to the ongoing work towards the organising of the conference for which we are really grateful.

Our Web Master

Arudra Burra, Princeton University

Support From

Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Shylashri Shankar, Centre for Policy Research, Delhi

All friends at the Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore

For helping us organise the conference many thanks to

The KRITI Team, especially Aanchal Kapur

&

Mr Sanjay Goel, Kamakshi Events and Conferences

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Most importantly, there are innumerable friends in the LASS community who have made this event exuberant, thoughtful and energetic. We look forward to meeting you all.