Homelands, Politics of belonging and Human Rights problematising autonomy regimes in Northeast India, paper presented at the International Seminar on “Human Rights Liberalism and Multiculturalism” being organized at the Department of Philosophy, Delhi University on 21st and 22nd Feb. 2011.
Dilemmas of Multicultural Accommodation: Learning from the periphery. Paper presented at the International Seminar on Nation-Building in Multicultural Society organized by Rajiv Gandhi Chair in Contemporary Studies, University of Allahabad. Allahabad. March 4-5, 2011
Ethnopolitical Calculus and Identity Strategies in Northeast India, paper presented at an Indian Institute of Advanced Studies sponsored seminar on March 7-9, 2006, Dept. of Philosophy, Manipur University.
Resurgent India: Pathologies of the Development Impasse, in a Seminar on “Rethinking Development Issues in Northeast India”. Orange Resort, Gangtok, Sikkim on 24-26th, March, 2006, Organized by Centre for Northeast Studies, New Delhi & IIAS, Shimla.
The Indigenous and the Aliens. Rights Discourse and Marginal Citizens in Northeast India. Paper presented at a seminar on Rethinking Human Rights. Teen Murti, New Delhi. Organized by the NHRC & IIAS, March 29 - 31, 2006.
Narrative Claims and Folk Identity. Paper presented at a seminar on Myth, Folklore & Philosophy. Sahitya Akademi. New Delhi at NEHU. August 26, 2006.
Political Tribalism & the Development Imperative: Understanding Crises of Governance in Northeast India. Paper presented at a seminar on Dynamics and Issues of Development in North-East India. MAKAIAS, Kolkata at Mizoram University, Aizawl. April 19 - 20, 2007.
Group Difference & Democratic Engagement. Analysing Autonomy Regimes in North-east India. National Seminar on Lived Democracy. Reflections on Dignity, Development, Dissent and Decision. Centre for the study of Developing Societies (CSDS) New Delhi & Centre for Manipur Studies. Imphal 10-11 September, 2007.
Looking Beyond Northeast: Promoting a Greater Asia. Paper presented at the workshop on the Problems and Prospects of Co-operation between North-East India and South-West China, MAKAIAS, Kolkata at Astor Hotel, Kolkata, November 15, 2007.
Identity Claims, Symbolic Nationalization and Democratic Transformation. A paper presented at a National Seminar on “Towards a New Understanding of Northeast India” Jawaharlal Nehru University. New Delhi. January 23 – 25, 2008.
Identity & Development in Meghalaya. A presentation to the two day workshop on Identity and Development: Twin Challenges in India’s Northeast. Centre for Development & Peace Studies Guwahati and British Deputy High Commission, Kolkata. Pragati Manor. Guwahati, January 28 - 29, 2008.
Democracy and its Discontents: Dilemmas of Diversity in Northeast India. Presentation made at the National Endowment for Democracy. January 22, 2009. Washington D.C.
From Pluralism to Polarization: Community Claims and the Political Community. Paper presentation made at the National Workshop on National Integration and Identity-Violence. March 20 - 23, 2009. IIAS Shimla & ICPR, New Delhi. NEHU Shillong.
Exclusive Homelands and the Political Construction of Evil. Paper presented at the National Seminar on The Construction on the Idea of Evil. Hotel Japfu. Kohima. Nagaland. Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla & Indian Council of Social Science Research. March 31 - April 1, 2009.
Ethnic Boundaries and Politics of Margins: Homeland intransigence in Northeast India. Paper presented at the seminar on Boundary Making and Ethnic Conflicts, Nov 16-18, 2009. IIAS Shimla
Delivered the Noel P Gist Brown Bag Luncheon Seminar Lecture on Political Violence and Ethnic Problems in Northeast India. February 5th, 2009. University of Missouri, Columbia.
Public Service / University Service / Consulting Activity
Consultant for the Good Practices Resource Book on Governance Initiatives as part of the Planning Commission & UNDP project on Strengthening State Plans for Human Development.
Resource person for the Course Preparation Team (BA & MA) for IGNOU New Delhi.
Democracy, Ethnic Fractionalization & Competitive Politics: The Case of States in Northeast India, in Paul Wallace & Ramashray Roy (eds.) India’s 2009 Elections: Coalition Politics, Party Competition and Congress Continuity. Sage, New Delhi. 2010
Ethnic Identity, Regionalism & Political Mobilisation: An Analysis of the Political Discourse in the Tribal State of Meghalaya, in Ramashray & Roy Paul Wallace (ed.) India’s 2004 Elections. Sage India, 2006.
Indigenity, Minorities and Rights in Northeast India, in Joseph Benjamin (ed.) Minorities in India. Gyan Publishers. Delhi 2006.
Narrative Claims and Identity Impasse: The Experiences of the Nowhere People in Sukalpa Bhattacharjee & Rajesh Dev (eds.) Ethnonarratives. Identity and Experience in North East India. Anshah Publications. New Delhi, 2006.
Institutional Designs and Ethnopolitical Conflict Transformation. Assessing Peace-Building Initiatives in Northeast India, in Prasenjit Biswas & C.J.Thomas (eds.) Meaning & Metaphor of Peace. Essays of commitment. Regency Publications. New Delhi, 2006.
Ethnic Self-Determination and Electoral Politics in Nagaland in Apurba K.Baruah & Rajesh Dev (eds.) Ethnic Identities and Democracy. Electoral politics in North-East India. Regency Publications. New Delhi 2006.
Ethnic Groups, Electoral Politics & Democratic Consensus in Tripura in Apurba K.Baruah & Rajesh Dev (eds.) Ethnic Identities and Democracy. Electoral politics in North-East India. Regency Publications. New Delhi 2006