The Dr B.R. Ambedkar Memorial Lecture Series was established in 2009 by Ambedkar University, Delhi. Under this series, an eminent scholar or public personality from among the best minds across the world is invited to share his/ her thoughts and reflections through an annual public lecture, particularly in areas of knowledge and experience such as democracy, constitutional law, equity, social justice, social transformation, social action and engaged spiritualities. The Ambedkar Memorial lecture has already become a noteworthy event in the intellectual calendar of the city.
The inaugural lecture, Ambedkar’s Legacy, was delivered by political scientist Bhikhu Parekh on 28 May, 2009.
The second lecture, Citizenship as a Claim or Stories of Dwelling and Belonging among the Urban Poor, was delivered by eminent sociologist Veena Das on 23 August 2010.
The third lecture, Discrimination and Justice: Beyond Affirmative Action was delivered by noted economist Deepak Nayyar on 14 April 2011.
The speaker for the fourth lecture, held on 14 April 2012, was the distinguished political psychologist Ashis Nandy. He spoke on Theories of Oppression and Dialogue of Cultures. Professor Partha Chatterjee was the Discussant.