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Azim Premji University Public Lecture Series - Rule of Law in a Developing Society by Pratap Bhanu Mehta on 18 May, 2012

05/14/2012 16:48
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Speaker: 
Pratap Bhanu Mehta
Date / Time: 
May 18, 2012 - 6:30pm
Venue: 
National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), 49, Manikyavelu Mansion, Palace Rd, Bengaluru – 560052.
Abstract: 
Law is often treated as an autonomous, self contained domain, and the rule of law a self evidently desirable attribute of a good society. This lecture examines some special challenges that the idea of the rule of law poses in a developing country.
Note on the speaker: 
Pratap Bhanu Mehta is President, Center for Policy Research, New Delhi.  He was previously Visiting Professor of Government at Harvard University; Associate Professor of Government and of Social Studies at Harvard. Mehta has a B.A. First Class in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University (St. John's College); and a Ph.D in Politics from Princeton University. He is the recipient of the Malcom S. Adishehshiah Award for 2010 and of the 2011 Infosys Prize for Social Sciences - Political Science. He has also done extensive public policy work. He is member of the National Security Advisory Board, Government of India. He was Member-Convenor of the Prime Minister of India’s National Knowledge Commission; Member of the Supreme Court appointed committee on elections in Indian Universities and has authored a number of papers and reports for leading Government of India and International Agencies, including the World Bank, UNRISD, DFID.