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All plenary sessions will be held in the Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre (IHC).
Please click the link of each plenary session for abstracts and further information about the session.
The list of plenary speakers is subject to change.

Reconfigurations of Social Theory (Presidential session) Abstracts available
Rajeev Bhargava, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi
Wolfgang Knöbl, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Björn Wittrock, Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, Uppsala, and President, International Institute of Sociology (IIS)

Rethinking Global Power/The Future of Capitalism Abstracts available
Craig Calhoun, Social Science Research Council (SSRC), New York, New York University, and London School of Economics and Political Science
Partha Chatterjee, Columbia University, New York, and Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta
Prasenjit Duara, National University of Singapore

Indian Categories of Thought Abstracts available
Veena Das, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Sudipta Kaviraj, Columbia University, New York, NY

Rethinking Hegemony Abstracts available
Shahid Amin, University of Delhi
Mahmood Mamdani, Makerere Institue of Social Research, Kampala, and Columbia University, New York, NY
Ashis Nandy, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi

Transformations of World Religions Abstracts available
Said Arjomand, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Jose Casanova, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
T.N. Madan, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi

The Future of Secularisms Abstracts available
Rajeev Bhargava, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi
John Bowen, Washington University in St. Louis, MO
Achin Vanaik, University of Delhi

The Future of Democracy Abstracts available
Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Center for Policy Research, New Delhi
Leonardo Morlino,Libera Universitŕ Internazionale degli Studi Sociali (LUISS Guido Carli), Rome, and International Political Science Association (IPSA)
TK Oomen, Schumacher Centre for Development, New Delhi

The Future of Cities Abstracts available
Ash Amin, University of Cambridge
Xuefei Ren, Woodrow Wilson Centre, Washington D.C.
Saskia Sassen, Columbia University, New York, NY

The Future of Social Movements Abstracts available
Wang Hui, Tsinghua University, Beijing
Ranabir Samaddar, Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group
Michel Wieviorka, École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), Paris, and Fondation des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris