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FDRI / Berkeley Seminar Series on Indian Democracy 

Justice and the Law

September 26 - 27, 2008
University of California, Berkeley
Lipman Room, Barrows Hall 8th Floor
Friday, September 26
8:30 - 9:00 AMRegistration
9:00 - 9:20 AMIntroduction by Professor Raka Ray (UC Berkeley) 
Welcome by Dean Christopher Edley (UC Berkeley, School of Law)
9:20 - 9:30 AMFDRI - The Road to Berkeley
    Sridar Iyengar, President, FDRI
    Venktesh Shukla, Board Member, FDRI
9:30 - 10:45 AMSession One: Framing the Issues
Moderator: Raka Ray (UC Berkeley)
Panelists
    Pranab Bardhan (UC Berkeley)
    Pratap Bhanu Mehta (Director, Center for Policy Research)
10:45 - 11:00 AMCoffee Break
11:00 - 1:00 PM Session Two: Instruments of Law - The Judiciary
Moderator: Mark Brandon (Professor, Vanderbilt University) 
Panelist:
    N. R. Madhava Menon (Founder Director, National Law School, Bangalore) 
    Madhu Kishwar (Founder, Manushi for Women)
    Erik Jensen (Stanford Law School)
    Manoj Mate (Fellow in Comparative Law, Berkeley Law School
1:00 - 2:30 PMLunch: Presentation of FDRI/Lokniti Data on Judiciary: Pradeep Chhibber
 2:30 - 4:30 PMSession Three: Instruments of Law - The Police and Army
Moderator: Professor Lawrence Cohen (UC Berkeley) 
Panelists:
    Arvind Verma (Professor of Criminal Justice, University of Indiana) 
    Rajiv Dhavan (Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India)
    Anasuya Sengupta (Graduate Student, Oxford)
    Siddharth Vardarajan (Editor, the Hindu)
Saturday, September 27
9:00 - 9:30 AMRegistration
9:30 - 11:00 AMSession Four: Alternative Instutions of Law
Moderator: Dr. Sanchita Saxena  (Vice Chair, CSAS)
Panelists:
    Marc Galanter (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
    Vikram Raghavan (World Bank)
    David Gilmartin (North Carolina State) 
11:00 - 11:15 AMCoffee Break
11:15 - 12:00 PMSession Five: Human Rights
Moderator: Professor Ananya Roy (Associate Dean, UC Berkeley)
Panelists:
    Flavia Agnes (Director, Majlis)
    Colin Gonsalves (Lawyer; Executive Director, Human Rights 
     Law Network)
12:30 - 2:00 PMLunch Keynote Speaker: Justice B.N. Srikrishna (retd. Supreme Court)
2:00 - 3:45 PMRoundtable Session: Case Study of Chhattisgarh
Moderator: Raka Ray (Professor UC Berkeley)
Panelists:
    Justice B.N. Srikrishna (retd. Supreme Court)
    Vishva Ranjan (DGP of Chhattisgarh)
    Nandini Sundar (University of Delhi)
    Sunil Kumar (Editor, Daily Chhattisgarh)
    Dipti Bhatnagar (Students for Justice in Chhatisgarh)
3:45 - 4:00 PMCoffee Break
4:00 - 5:30 PMWrap up     
Moderator: 
Pradeep Chhibber (Professor, UC Berkeley)