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Thu, 27 Apr



Book Talk : India from Latin America

Panel discussion on the book India from Latin America: Peripheralization, Statebuilding, and Demand-Led Growth by Manuel Gonzalo. Jointly organised with UNU MERIT

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Book Talk : India from Latin America
Book Talk : India from Latin America

Time & Location

27 Apr 2023, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm UTC



About the Event

CRIS-IS.ORG in association with UNU MERIT is organising a panel discussion on the book India from Latin America: Peripheralization, Statebuilding, and Demand-Led GrowthGonzalo, Manuel. (2022). India from Latin America: Peripheralization, Statebuilding, and Demand-Led Growth. Routledge India 

The event is scheduled for THURSDAY 27 April at 12.00 PM GMT 9 am Argentina | 12 noon UK | 1 pm Sweden |  2 pm south Africa | 5.30 pm India | 8 pm China | 9 pm Japan | 11 pm Canberra 

Proposed structure: 

90 minutes online 

- Nimita Pandey (Moderator) introduces the book (10 minutes) 

- KJ. Joseph and Rhiannon Pugh discuss the book (40 minutes) 

- Manuel Gonzalo respond (20 minutes) 

- Open discussion (20 minutes)  

Book Abstract 

This book studies the economic history of India and traces the Indian path of development from a Latin American framework and perspective. Despite sharing many historical and geological similarities, dialogue between the young democracies of Latin America and the Indian subcontinent is still extremely scarce. The volume builds a common research agenda for the economic development of the Global South. It offers Latin American insights and highlights novelties and commonalities the region shares with India’s economic development. It pays special attention to the (geo)political, technological, financial, and institutional aspects related to the specific geographical and demographical features of the Indian subcontinent. A step towards strengthening the dialogue on economic development in the Global South, this book will be of interest to scholars and researchers of heterodox economics, Indian economy, comparative economics, macroeconomics, political economy, economic history, development studies, Latin American studies, and South Asian studies. 

Biographical notes

Manuel Gonzalo:Manuel Gonzalo graduated with magna cum laude in economics from UBA (Universidad de Buenos Aires), Argentina. He has a master’s degree in economics and industrial development from UNGS (Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento), Argentina and a doctoral degree in economics from UFRJ (Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro), Brazil. He is Adjunct Professor at the Degree on Development Economics of the UNQ (Universidad Nacional de Quilmes), Associate Professor at the school of economics of UNDEC (Universidad Nacional de Chilecito), and Co-Coordinator at the South Asia working group of CARI (Consejo Argentino para las Relaciones Internacionales). He has 20 years of experience in doing research, fieldworks, and giving classes and lectures at different universities of Argentina, Brazil, and India mainly on comparative development, innovation and entrepreneurial systems, and industrial, STI and international cooperation policy. He was visiting researcher at the Center for Development Studies (CDS), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Kerala, India, and at the Research Network on Local Productive and Innovative Systems (Redesist), Economics Institute (IE), UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He assesses Latin American governments, firms, think tanks, and international organisms in building their relationship with India, South Asia, and the Global South. He published the book titled "India from Latin America: Peripherization, Statebuilding, and Demand-Led Growth" with Routledge.

KJ. Joseph:Prof K. J. is Director Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation (GIFT), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India; former President of Globelics and Founding Editor-in-Chief of Innovation and Development published by Taylor and Francis (London), Earlier positions that he held include Ministry of Commerce Chair Professor at Centre for Development Studies, Visiting Senior Fellow at RIS, New Delhi, Professor Jawaharlal Nehru University, IT Policy Consultant of UNESCAP for Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand and the Yunnan Province of China, Expert in Innovation studies at Tianjin University of Finance and Economics, China, selected under the program of search for global experts. He has also been a consultant to UNCTAD.Gold Medalist of the Calicut University for MA Economics, he earned M Phil and Ph D Degrees from Jawaharlal Nehru University (Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum) and undertook post doctoral research at Yale University as a Ford Foundation Fellow.His areas of expertise include science technology and innovation for development with focus on information technology, industry studies especially electronics; FDI, trade, globalization and WTO, regional development with focus on Kerala economy and natural resource based development with focus on plantation agriculture. Apart from over 80 research papers and a number of policy-oriented reports, he has six books published by five leading international publishers (Sage publications, Oxford University Press, Palgrave Macmillan, Routledge and Edward Elgar) to his credit. He has delivered invited lectures, keynote addresses and presented papers in over 80 seminars/conferences held in 35 countries and over 125 seminars/workshops/conference in India.He has been a member of the Committee of Direction and Governing Body of CDS, Steering Committee of India-EU Cooperation in S&T, Review Committee of HSRC South Africa, Indo-Japan Committee of Social Sciences and Humanities, and different expert committees appointed by the Government of India and Government of Kerala, including the Co-Chairman of 13th Five Year  Plan Working Group on Micro, Small and Traditional industries, Kerala State Planning Board. He serves as the editorial board member of International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and development, Inter-science Publishers; Institutions and Economies; African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development , Routledge, Taylor & Francis; Millennial Asia, Sage Publications.

Rhiannon Pugh:Senior Lecturer in Innovation Studies and the Centre for Innovation Research at Lund University (CIRCLE). My disciplinary background is in economic geography, and I am especially interested in regional dimensions of innovation. I currently work on projects exploring innovation in peripheral regions, innovation and enterprise policy, and the role of universities in driving regional development. I am main editor for the early career section of Regional Studies, Regional Science Journal which accepts submissions from PhD students and post-docs on topics with a regional dimension. 

Nimita Pandey (Moderator):Dr. Nimita Pandey is an Assistant Professor at the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kerala. Previously, She was a postdoctoral fellow, at Centre for Policy Research, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, supported by Dept of S&T, Govt.of India. Under the fellowship, Nimita was hosted at UNESCO New Delhi Office, where she led the "Women in Science" Initiative. She also contributed and coordinated the development of the Equity and Inclusion Chapter of India's forthcoming 5th National STI Policy and co-authored UNESCO's recent publication, "A Braided River: The Universe of Indian Women in Science", launched in March 2022.Prior to postdoctoral position, she worked with a New Delhi - based think-tank, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), on various research projects projects, supported by European Commission, UNDP, FAO, World Bank and Government of India. A master’s in Business Administration, Dr. Nimita holds a Ph.D. in Science Policy from the Center for Studies in Science Policy (CSSP), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Her research interests include emerging technologies and Innovation Systems, Science Diplomacy, Responsible Research and innovation (RRI), STI for SDGs, to name a few, She has published papers, book chapters and reviews and has participated in seminars and conferences at national and international levels. When not doing research, Nimita will be found doodling, reading comics and meditating on the sea side.

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