IMPHAL, March 19:The Naga Scholars` Association (NSA) along with the Manipur based The Hao Research Initiative (THRI) will be organising a two-day International Conference on `Rethinking the Nagas in the Contemporary`™ at Delhi said a press release.
The international conference has been scheduled for March 20 to March 21 2015, at Convention Centre Auditorium, Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi. In the conference Professor Paul Pimomo from Washington Central University will deliver the keynote address.
The release further said that the conference is going to be conduct in view of the pressing nature of issues concerning the contemporary Naga society, ranging from socio-cultural anxiety to political uncertainty.
The Organisers have specifically mobilised experts and personalities of both national and international repute, and civil societies closely working on the Naga society to help in probing the present stalemate, the release said.
It further stated that though the intensity of the Naga problem captured the imagination of the international community, there has been little or no serious academic attempt made in a holistic approach towards a solution.
The Conference is organised as a maiden initiative to facilitate platforms for churning out ideas with the objective of providing alternative academic groundwork to all decision making authorities concerning the Naga issue, said the release signed by Yaronsho Ngalung Co-convener, Organising Committee.
The Key Speakers of the conference are Paul pimomo, Washington Central University, Dolly Kikon, Stockholm University, Visier Sanyu, President, Naga Overseas Association, Gam Shimray, Indigenous Knowledge and People, Chiangmai, Felix Padel , Anthropologist, London, N. Venuh, Nagaland University, Xavier P.Mao, North East Hill Univeristy , Subhir Bhaumik, Centre for Studies in International, Relations & Development (CSIRD), Chuba Ozukum, President, Naga Hoho, Chingmak Chang, President, Eastern Nagaland People`s Organisation, Gaidon Kamei, President, United Naga Council, Abeia Meru,President, Naga Mother Association said the release.