ORF roundtables encourage voices from all quarters, geographies and gender to furnish engaged discussion between policymakers and audiences across the globe. Details and brief reports outlining resultant debates and policy recommendations can be found here.


The steps of Chand Baori, Rajasthan


Do multiculturalism, multipolarity and multiple systems of knowledge lead to a more equal world?

The idea of pluralism in domestic societies and international politics is being challenged by rising populism and jingoism. This raises a basic question: Do multiculturalism, multipolarity and multiple systems of knowledge lend themselves to a stable, peaceful and more equal world?

This event will explore the following:

  • Is there a need to reconceptualise or recentre the idea of pluralism?
  • Are current domestic and international institutions equipped to handle a plurality of powers, epistemologies, and cultures?
  • What India can bring to the debate on pluralism?

Find the programme details here.


Gurminder K. Bhambra, Professor of Sociology, University of Warwick

John Clammer, Professor, O.P. Jindal Global University

Mihir Sharma, Senior Fellow and Head, Economy and Growth Programme, ORF

Raewyn Connell, Professor Emerita, University of Sydney

Stefan Jonsson, Professor of Ethnic Studies, Linköping University

The timing of this event is from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Conference Hall, ORF New Delhi