ECONOMYNEXT - The implications of incorporating socio-economic rights to Sri Lanka's proposed constitution will be the focus of a seminar by Pratap Bhanu Mehta, a political scientist with extensive international and South Asian experience.
The public seminar is organised by the Advocata Institute, an independent, free market think tank, and Echelon business magazine. It will be held on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at Excel World Auditorium from 5.30 pm onwards.
Dr Mehta has taught at Harvard University, Jawaharlal Nehru University and the New York University's School of Law. His areas of research include political theory, constitutional law, society and politics in India, governance and political economy, and international affairs.
He has served on the National Security Advisory Board, the Prime Minister of India’s National Knowledge Commission, and a Supreme Court-appointed committee on elections in Indian universities. He is also on the editorial boards of American Political Science Review, the Journal of Democracy, and India and Global Affairs.
Dr Mehta holds a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University, and a doctorate in politics from Princeton University.
Advocata Institute can be contacted on Dhananath@advocata.org or 077 864 7511 (Shallen).