M.A. Ansari Chair and Centre for Theoretical Physics, Jamia Millia Islamia are initiating a Science-Society Dialogue Series in Jamia Millia Islamia, which would start with a day long symposium on “Plurality & Modernity”. The premise of the symposium on ‘Plurality and Modernity’ is that India is essentially a plural society and this debate must locate and accommodate modern values and paradigms in a wider plural framework. Various aspects of religion, secularism, nation-state, freedom, equality, justice and ethics would be taken up for discussion.Prof. S.M. Sajid, Vice-Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia shall deliver Opening Remarks of the programme. The list of Discussion Initiators includes – Ashis Nandy, Rajeev Bhargava, Peter Desouza, Sanjoy Hazarika, Kuldip Nayar and others.The programme is scheduled to be held on February 21, 2014 at 10.30 AM in the Centre for North East Studies & Policy Research, Jamia Millia Islamia.