Justice : Selected Topics & Controversies
29 June to 29 July
7:00 pm to 9:00
(Mon & Wed)
DIVERSE AND ONLINE COURSES TO CHOOSE FROM
SMALL, LIVE CLASSES WITH RENOWNED ASHOKA FACULTY
A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION FROM ASHOKAX
LIFE-LONG ACCESS TO A HIGH-GRADE PEER NETWORK
About The Course
Through this course you will develop an introductory understanding of the ideas of justice, by examining some of the most contentious issues we confront when we think about justice.
Think of a range of questions: Is Inequality of Property justified? Do descendants of those who committed injustices in the past have an obligation to rectify the wrongdoing of their ancestors? What, if anything, is merit? And do those who have it deserve to be rewarded? What is Discrimination? Why does Justice matter? Are closed borders incompatible with Justice?
Together we will examine these and other provocative questions to understand better how we think about Justice in different contexts. The readings and discussion will aim to clarify our assumptions and provide provocative examples that force us to think.
Fees after 50% scholarship for this course – ₹20,000 plus GST
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Pratap Bhanu Mehta
PHD Princeton: BA Oxford
Pratap Bhanu Mehta is former Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Political Science at Ashoka University. You’re as likely to find him having a fireside chat with his students on campus as in the morning’s newspaper. Combining academic expertise with public engagement, Mehta has served as president of the Center for Policy Research, a New Delhi based think tank for 18 years. He has previously taught at Harvard, JNU, and at the NYU law school.
Mehta has published widely on political theory and international affairs such as The Oxford Handbook to the Indian Constitution and Non-Alignment 2.0. Mehta was honoured with the Malcom S. Adishehshiah Award (2010) and the Infosys Prize for Social Sciences (2011). He was educated at Oxford and Princeton.