What’s Up With Student Activism Now?

Universities have long been the sites of resistance and freedom of expression. The student revolt in the 1960s across US university campuses had an indelible impact on European student movements and revitalized the debate on democracies around the globe, including the world’s largest democracy, India. For the past decade US and Indian university campuses have been embroiled in student protests against capitalist policies. In the age of hashtag activism, how have campus politics and forms of resistance changed? Can we draw some parallel between then and now? The panel debates the changing dynamics of student politics and its relationship to broader social movements in the US and India.

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