National Seminar on the theme, “Public Policy, Governance and Development in North-Eastern States”

The Department of Political Science, NEHU, Shillong proposes to organize a two-day national seminar on the theme, “Public Policy, Governance and Development in North-Eastern States” in March 14-16, 2019.  The seminar proposes to bring together academicians, policy makers, NGOs and civil society activists on a common platform to discuss the following sub-themes:


  1. Changing nature of governance, development and public policy –Indian and regional perspectives.
  2. Constitutional, legal, political and development institutions and their roles in the northeast.
  3. Society, Culture and governance in North-Eastern states
  4. Implementation of development and welfare policies in north-eastern states.
  5. Role of Political Parties, civil society organizations and NGOs.
  6. Managing diversity and inter-community interests.
  7. Security Concerns and Negotiations with insurgents and ethnic militants.
  8. Dealing with the issue of citizenship: Problem of Illegal immigrants and refugees.
  9. Gender and ethnicity in governance.
  10. Human Rights, Human Security and Human Development in the northeast.

Invitation for Abstracts

The academicians, scholars and the invitees are requested to send your abstracts to by January 2019. The members whose abstracts are selected will be informed about the Committee’s decision by February 7, 2019.   

List of selected abstracts 

Prof. H. Srikanth
Program Coordinator
Prof. K. Debbarma
Seminar Coordinator

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