PROGRAMME

Wednesday 7 May

  • Evening Debate: ‘Do We Need Stereotypes?’
  • 19:30 > doors | 20:00 > start | 22:00 > reception
  • Opening and welcome by Paul Van Cauwenberge, Rector Ghent University
  • Moderator: Siegfried Bracke
  • Invited Speakers:
    • Jozef De Witte, Centre for Equal Opportunities and Opposition to Racism
    • Jasdev Singh Rai, Sikh Human Rights Group
    • S.N. Balagangadhara, Ghent University
    • Sami Zemni, Ghent University

Thursday 8 May

  • Stereotypes and the South Asian Culture
  • Focus on Education and Politics
  • 09:30 | Opening and welcome by Freddy Mortier, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, Ghent University and B.S. Sherigara, Vice-Chancellor Kuvempu University
  • 10:00 | General introduction on the Asia-Link team's hypothesis on stereotypes by S.N. Balagangadhara
  • 10:30 | Presentations
  • Invited Speakers:
    • Kristof Leue, Producer W@=D@
    • Syed Bari, Kuvempu University
    • Purushothama Bilimale, American Institute of Indian Studies
    • Martin Fárek, University of Pardubice
    • Aleš Prázný, University of Pardubice
    • Tomáš Bubík, University of Pardubice
  • 14:00 | Recommendations on stereotypes for the educational sector and for Belgian, European and South Asian politics: plenary discussion and parallel working sessions

Friday 9 May

  • 09:30 | Opening and welcome by Uday Kumar, Registrar Kuvempu University
  • 10:00 | Presentations
  • Invited Speakers:
    • Subrahmanya B.K., Pearlite Liners Pvt. Ltd.
    • Deva Rangarajan, Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School
    • Franky Van Doren, ECU-Line
    • Nele De Gersem, EC Asia-Link Project Manager
  • 14:00 | Recommendations on stereotypes for the business
    sector: plenary discussion and parallel working sessions
  • 17:00 > doors | 17:30 > debate | 19:00 > reception
  • ‘Corruption: What is the problem?’
  • Moderator: Bart Haeck, De Tijd
  • Invited Speakers:
    • Sri Kaushik Mukherjee, Government of Karnataka
    • S.N. Balagangadhara, Ghent University
    • Marc De Clercq, Ghent University
    • Raj Mehta, Rosy Blue Group

Saturday 10 May

  • Stereotypes and the South Asian Culture
  • Focus on Development and Conflict Resolution
  • Jointly organised with the Conflict Research Group, Ghent University
  • 09:30 | Opening and welcome
  • 10:00 | Presentations
  • Invited Speakers:
    • Gie Goris, Chief Editor MO* Magazine
    • Dunkin Jalki, EC Asia-Link DEVHAS researcher
    • Shanmukha Armugam, EC Asia-Link DEVHAS researcher
    • Boris Iarochevitch, European Commission - EuropeAid Co-operation Office
    • Koen Vlassenroot, Ghent University
  • 14:00 | Recommendations on stereotypes for the development and conflict resolution sector: plenary discussion and parallel working sessions
  • 17:00 | Closing reception