Jindal –Stanford Hosts Joint Study on Law of Democracy – India

SonIpat, 30th March, 2017: Jindal Global University along with Stanford University jointly holds a field study programme in India from 26th March 2017-1st April 2017.

The field study  included visits to Rashtrapati Bhawan ( Office of the President of India), visit to the Supreme Court of India, Interactive Sessions with Judges of the Supreme Court of India, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) and Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs, Chairman and Members of Law Commission of India, Secretary, Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India, Election Commissioners at the Election Commission of India, and Chairman/ Member of the Central Information Commission of India respectively.

The four-day session included visit to the Parliament of India and a joint lecture by Prof. Ben Ginsberg organised by OP Jindal Global University and the Indian Law Institute. Students participated in an international conference on “THE LAWS AND LIVES OF DEMOCRACIES:  Elections, Representation and Accountability in India and US” held at the O.P Jindal Global University.

Professor Benjamin L Ginsberg, Stanford Lecturer, Partner, Jones Day Law Firm at Indian Law Institute delivering his distinguish lecture spoke about Donald Trump and his mandate vis-à-vis United States.

Professor Ginsberg said, “Trump considers social media is an enemy, a rival in United States. We have seen a change the way political agenda get set every day. Off course, if you live by the tweet you can get burnt by the tweet.”

He further adds, “People in the united states and around the world have two very different views of Donald Trump. From the Trump administration side, they believe that they are historic and are really fighting to put in place the much needed changes, they believe they are off to the best start in the history of any presidency. In case you do not like Donald Trump, you are likely to see the distractions, immigration bans, the fights that he has picked with US senators and retailers journalists, judges and so on. And that is the part of divided America that he needs to try and deal with it”.

The conference seeks to examine topics on Representation, Constituencies, Election Finance, Rhetoric and Speech in a comparative perspective. The field study and conference is organised under the auspices of the Centre for Post Graduate Legal Studies at the Jindal Global Law School.

About JGU:

O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) is a non-profit global university established by the Government of Haryana and recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC). JGU was established as a philanthropic initiative of its Founding Chancellor, Mr. Naveen Jindal in memory of his father, Mr. O.P. Jindal. Recently, the O.P. Jindal Global

University has been awarded the highest grade ‘A’ by the National Accreditation & Assessment Council (NAAC). The mission of JGU is to promote global courses, global programmes, global curriculum, global research, global collaborations, and global interaction through a global faculty. JGU is situated on an 80-acre state of the art residential campus. JGU is one of the few universities in Asia that maintains a 1:13 faculty-student ratio and appoints faculty members from different parts of the world with outstanding academic qualifications and experience. JGU is a research intensive University, which has established several research centres. JGU has established six schools: Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), Jindal Global Business School (JGBS), Jindal School of International Affairs (JSIA), Jindal School of Government and Public Policy (JSGP), Jindal School of Liberal Arts & Humanities (JSLH), and

and Jindal School of Journalism & Communication (JSJC).

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