The Center for Global Development and Sustainability

Caste Conference

GDS inaugurated an annual conference around caste and race issues in 2015. The first three conferences were hosted at Brandeis. The series continues as a “floating conference” hosted by different universities on occasion.


Poster for Fifth Annual Caste Conference

GDS and the New School teamed up for the 5th International Conference on the Unfinished Legacy of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, which was held in New York City in October 2019.

2018: Reconfiguring Solidarities around Caste and Race

The fourth annual international conference on the Unfinished Legacy of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar was held at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, on May 4 – 6, 2018.

2017: The Unfinished Legacy of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar: The International Conference on Reimagining Religion, Caste and Social Justice in South Asia

2016: The International Conference on Caste, Inequality and Economic Growth in South Asia: Challenges of Tradition and Modernity

2015: Annihilation of Caste: The Unfinished Legacy of Dr B.R. Ambedkar