CONFERENCE AT A GLANCE

Conference at a Glance

Liberal Education and the Future of the University

10-11 June 2016

Time Event Theme
Day 1: The University and the Crisis of the Social Sciences and Humanities
9:00 – 10:00 Inauguration  
10:00 – 10:30 Introductory Remarks ‘The Context of the Conference’ by India Platform representatives
10:30 – 10:45 Tea Break
10:45 – 12:15 Plenary session 1 'From the answers to the questions. How liberal education should prevent us from becoming experts’ by Prof. Ignaas Devisch
12:15 – 13:15 Lunch
13:15 – 14:45 Parallel Paper sessions  
14:45 – 15:00 Tea Break

15:00 – 16:30

Round Table Session 1 The Cold War, the University, and the Crisis of the Social Sciences and Humanities’ by Prof.Jakob De Roover and Prof. Venkat Rao
16:30 – 17:30 Reflection session 1 ‘The MyMachine project – Bringing creativity back into Engineering Education’ by Piet Grymonprez
Day 2: Liberal education and Indian Culture
9:30 – 11:00 Key-note Address ‘The future of the University and the Role of the Intellectual’ by Prof. Russell Jacoby
11:00 – 11:15 Tea Break
11:15 – 12:45 Plenary session 2 Impact of Colonialism on Indian Education’ by Dr. Shashikala Srinivasan and Pawan Gupta
12:45 – 13:45 Lunch
13:45 – 15:15 Reflection session 2 ‘The Guru-Shishya Parampara: What can we take from it today?’ by Shila Mehta and Venu Gopal
15:15 – 15:30 Tea Break
15:30 – 17:00 Round Table session 2 Introducing Asian culture into Higher Education? Beyond the ‘Saffronization’ Debate’ by Wei Leong Tay and Prof. Rajaram Hegde