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How COVID-19 presented challenges and opportunities for the development of research partnerships in India

12:30PM – 1PM AEDT / 7AM – 7:30AM IST

Our speakers for this session are:

M. Sashi Jamir, Associate Professor of Old Testament Interpretation at Oriental Theological Seminary (OTS) Dimapur Nagaland India. He is also the Director of Foundation of Church and State a department initiated by OTS in order to envisage theology in public sphere. He received his Ph.D from Asbury Theological Seminary, Kentuchy USA. He has published a book entitled Prophetic Conflict and Yahwistic Tradition: A Synthetic Study of True and False prophecy, and other journal and newspaper articles.

Dr Anne Décobert, Lecturer in Development Studies, University of Melbourne. Anne is a development studies scholar, anthropologist of development and development practitioner, who has worked for over a decade in the humanitarian and development sectors. Her research focuses broadly on the intersections between conflict, humanitarianism and development, international aid systems, peacebuilding, the rights of marginalised peoples, and processes of state formation. Strongly committed to ethically engaged research, she is particularly interested in approaches to addressing inequities and injustices faced by Indigenous and marginalised communities whose lives are shaped by structural violence and conflict. Anne has led research projects in Myanmar, India, Thailand and with Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory of Australia.