CHANDIGARH-July 15, 2009: Mr. Dinesh Kumar, Lecturer, Department of Laws, Panjab University, Chandigarh was invited to participate in Law, Social Thought and Global Governance, a two weeks summer program (07 to 20 June 2009) organized by Brown International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI) at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island (RI), USA.The programme was first of its kind in which the BIARI brought scholars from all over the world for discussion on different aspects of Critical Legal Studies, TWAIL and Global Governance etc. that challenged their research assumptions and techniques. Through intensive interactions, lectures and research presentations, participants forged connections with academics of diverse worldviews and, in many cases, came away inspired to refocus their scholarships. The participants’ presentations and subsequent discussions formed the program’s centerpiece, in keeping with BIARI’s goal of sparking global dialogue. Most of the resource persons were world renowned scholars in their respective fields.
Mr. Dinesh Kumar research paper on ‘Prominence of Postmodernism in Legal Theory’ was highly acclaimed by the participants as well as the experts and his comments were reported in the university newsletter also. It was an enriching experience and has given him international exposure, which will definitely help in carrying out quality research and improving teaching and research in the department. He has already to his credit a number of national and international publications and has also presented papers in various international and national conferences and seminars according to the Chairman, Department of Laws, P.U.