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DEFdialogues with Dr. Usha Ramanathan

25/08/2017 @ 11:00 am -

Discussion with Usha Ramanathan about Aadhaar and the deprivation of basic services resulting from the mandatory linking of Aadhaar.

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Date(s) - 25/08/2017
11:00 am

Digital Empowerment Foundation


Want to understand the nuances related to aadhaar, join in a discussion with renowned legal researcher and activist Usha Ramanathan at the DEF India office. RSVP here.

Dr. Usha Ramanathan is an internationally recognized expert on law and poverty. She studied law at Madras University, the University of Nagpur and Delhi University.

She is research fellow at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, teaches environmental law, labour law and consumer law at the Indian Law Institute and is a regular guest professor many universities around the world.

She is a frequent adviser to non-governmental organisations and international organizations. She is for instance a member of Amnesty International’s Advisory Panel on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and has been called upon by the World Health Organisation as a expert on mental health on various occasions.

Dr Ramanathan is also the South Asia Editor of the Law, Environment and Development Journal (LEAD Journal), a peer-reviewed academic journal jointly published by IELRC and SOAS.

Her research interests include human rights, displacement, torts and environment. She has published extensively in India and abroad. In particular, she has devoted her attention to a number of specific issues such as the Bhopal gas disaster, the Narmada valley dams or slum eviction in Delhi.

She is among the earliest researchers to raise an alarm about the risks of Aadhaar to the disadvantaged population of India.

About Vidyut

Vidyut has a keen interest in mass psychology and using it as a lens to understand contemporary politics, social inequality and other dynamics of power within the country. She is also into Linux and internet applications and servers and has sees technology as an important area India lacks security in.

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