[Reader-list] Communicative Power and Democratic Change Panel Discussion

Altaf Abid alltough at gmail.com
Thu Apr 17 10:03:04 IST 2008

British Council along with LSE and TISS invites you to The Launch of Global
Civil Society Yearbook and a panel discussion on 'Communicative Power and
Democratic Change' - What Role for Global Civil Society in the 21st Century?

Arun Anant, CEO of UTV News Ltd
Professor Mary Kaldor, Co-director, Centre for the Study of Global
Governance, LSE
R K Misra, Lead India Campaign finalist
Professor S Parasuraman, Director, Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Dorab R Sopariwala, election analyst
This panel will explore the extent of civil society's influence on public
debate, policy making and governance at local, national and global levels.
How will the role of global civil society change in the 21st century?
Interaction will be encouraged from the audience during a dedicated Q&A

In an increasingly interconnected world characterised by new and accelerated
modes of communication, and growing concern about global issues and
governance, the role of global civil society is arguably more important than
ever. Global civil society can be understood as an arena of for dialogue and
action around shared interests and values, as well as a multitude of
organisations, networks and individuals. Such actors are constantly creating
new public spaces – using innovative forms of communication and technology -
that operate beyond nation state boundaries.

The Global Civil Society Yearbook is a collaboration between the Centre for
the Study of Global Governance, LSE and the Center for Civil Society, UCLA.
Tata Institute of Social Sciences is collaborating with these institutions
on Global Civil Society 2009.

Date: May 02, 2008
Time: 6.00 pm - 8.30 pm
Venue: British Council Auditorium
C Wing 2nd Floor, Mittal Tower
Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021

Please confirm your attendance by simply sending an email to
Altaf.Abid at in.britishcouncil.org
Tel: 022 2279 0111

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