Dr Harilal Madhavan
Ad-hoc Faculty (Humanities)
  +91 (0)471 - 2778185
  1. Panel Speaker, “Science and technology studies: Asia versus Europe”, Centre des Colloques – Salle 100 Campus Condorcet Place du Front populaire, 93322 Aubervilliers cedex, Paris, July 12, 2022.
  2. Keynote Speaker, International Symposium on “Traditional Mongolian Integrative Medicine: Development achievements, trends, and prospects, Institute of Traditional Medicine and Technology of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, (Sept 23-24, 2021, online).
  3. Memorial Lecture on 'New Developments and Commercial challenges in Ayurveda', 113th Birth Anniversary of Arya Vaidyan P V Rama Varier lecture, Arya Vaidya Pharmacy Research Foundation, Coimbatore, (24th August, 2021).
  4. “Covid 19 and Public Health: Indian Experience”, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences Webinar Series Lecture, Paris, France,( 26th November, 2020 online).
  5. “Frugal Innovation systems and Alternative medicines”, Trans-disciplinary University-Jawaharlal Nehru Webinar Series, Bangalore, (18 November 2020).
  6. “Resilience of Plural Public Health System and Covid-19”, Webinar on Indian Health System during Pandemic, Miranda House- University of Delhi webinar series, (28 August 2020, online).
  7. “Health system development and non-biomedical sectors”, HSTP Platform Workshop, Tata Trust, New Delhi, (February 2019).
  8. ‘Indigenous medicine and Postcolonial approach in India’, in National ICSSR workshop on Knowledge, Development and Politics in Post-Colonial India: Contestations in State, Market and Civil Society”, University of Delhi, (5-6 February 2018)
  9. Complexities of Market Construction, Globalization and Regulations: Transnational and National Challenges in Ayurveda, 9th International Congress on Traditional Asian Medicines (ICTAM IX), Kiel- Germany, (7th August 2017).
  10. Global Health Project Talk, Global health and Tibetan medicine, Cermes3, EHESS, Paris- France, (30-31, January 2017)
  11. Emergence of Traditional Mongolian Medicine Industry’ in Medicine and yoga in south and inner Asia: body cultivation, therapeutic intervention and the Sowa Rigpa industry, Institute for south Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, University of Vienna- Austria (August 1-3, 2017) (with Stephan Kloos)
  12. Gauging Transnational Sowa Rigpa Industry in “Asian Medicines: Encounters, Translations and Transformations”9th International Congress on Traditional Asian Medicines (ICTAM IX), Kiel- Germany (6th to 12th August 2017) (With Stephan Kloos)
  13. “Negotiating Property rights and Pharmaceutical regulations in a Pluralistic State: A Global Public Good Perspective on Sowarigpa in India”, Invited Speaker, Workshop on Asian Medical Systems, Cermes3-INSERM, Paris, (January 31, 2017).
  14. “Entry of Sowarigpa in Indian Medical System: What’s Next?”, Academic seminar, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, (29 November 2016).
  15. “Property Rights and Multi-Cultural Heritages: Emergent forms of Commercialization and Property Rights in Tibetan Medicine”, International Association of Tibetan Studies Conference, Bergen, Norway, (20-25th June 2016).
  16. “Below the Radar Innovations within Health regions: Innovations and Intellectual Property Rights in Sowarigpa medicine in India” Third INDIALICS International Conference, Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, India, (16-18 March 2016).
  17. “Local Production, Intellectual Property Rights, Innovations in Health: An international Perspective”, International Seminar on Health Innovation System and Sustainability, Rio, Brazil, (24th March, 2015).
  18. “Health Institutions, sustainability and Inclusive Growth”, National Seminar on “Inclusiveness and Sustainability”, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India, (January 20-21, 2015).
  19. “Volunteering a Quality Death”: Revisiting Network Neighbourhoods in Kerala’s Palliative Care Movement, Global Health Symposium, Cape town, South Africa, (September 30-October 3, 2014)
  20. “Local Innovation and Production System in Indigenous Medicine: The Case of Kerala Ayurveda”, BRICS International Seminar on Health Innovation Systems and social Inclusion, BNDES, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, (8th April, 2013).
  21.  “Health Innovations and Sustainable development”, BRICS International Seminar on Health Innovation Systems and social Inclusion, BNDES, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, (9th April, 2013)
  22. “Do Indigenous Health Personnel have a role in UHC? Status, Utilization and Policies in India”, Indian health economics and Policy Association, Plenary Speaker, Third Annual Conference, Gokhale Institute of Economics and Politics, Pune, India (6-7 January, 2014)
  23. “Search for a Health Innovation System: Emerging Trends from Kerala”, MANTHAN Research Seminar Series, Azim Premji University, Bangalore, India,(August 22, 2013)
  24. “Traditional Knowledge and market mechanisms in Protection: The new evidences from Kani tribal medicine”, International Conference on Pharmaceutical innovations and Generics Production, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, (5-8th March 2012)
  25. “Renovations in Indian Pharmaceutical Traditions”, Guest Speaker, Histoire des sciences, technologies et societies, Department of History of Science, Paris University, (May 23, 2011)
  26. “Innovation, bio-entreprises and well-being: Some preliminary reflections on Kani traditional knowledge”, Pharmasud Conference, National Research Agency (CNRS), Paris, France, (April 26, 2011).
  27. “Globalizing a Southern Knowledge: Transnational Ayurveda in context” at 4th Global South Workshop at Graduate Institute of International Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland, (October 19-23, 2009).
  28. “Identities and Value Chains of a Global Product: Ayurvedic Health Tourism in Kerala” in Conference on Transnational Mobilities for Care: State, Market and Family Dynamics in Asia Asia Research Institute (ARI-NUS), National University of Singapore, Singapore, (September 10-11, 2009).
  29. “Market Transitions, Policy Frames and Responses Within: Ayurvedic Medicine in Transnational Perspective”, Paper Presented at United Nations University-MERIT (UNU MERIT), Academic Seminar Series, Maastricht, Netherlands, (January 27, 2009)
  30. “Indian medicine and transntaionalism”, Paper Presented at Cluster of Excellence on Asia and Europe in the Global Context, Karl Jaspers Centre, Heidelberg University, Germany, (January 16, 2009).
  31. “Struggle and Growth of a Traditional Medicine: Ayurveda with a focus on Kerala”, Freiburg University, Germany, Academic Seminar, (January 24, 2009)  
  32. “Knowledge origin, Innovations and Growth in Ayurvedic manufacturing: References from Kerala”, Sixth GLOBELICS Conference, Mexico State Technical University, Mexico (September 22-24, 2008)
  33. “Does Institutions matter for commercialization: Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Comparative Perspective”, Fifth GLOBELICS Conference, University of Saratov, Russia, (Sept 19-23, 2007)
  34. “Early transformation of Ayurvedic manufacturing: a look from 1830s to 1920s”, at Hawai International Conference on Social Sciences, Honolulu, USA, (May 30-June 2, 2007)
  35. (Co-authored with Cleetus, Burton), “Alternative Science and Public policies in China and India: How far market played the role? "International conference on 60 Years of Sino-Indian Interactions: Comprehending Multifarious Dimensions of Inter-relationship", Department of Political Science, Kerala Varma College, Thrissur, Kerala, (December 13-15, 2011)
  36. Mainstreaming Ayurvedic Pharmaceuticals: AYUSH Cluster Projects in India, International Pharmasud Workshop 2, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India, (September 10-11, 2010)
  37. Innovations in Ayurvedic Health Tourism in Kerala; International Conference on Indigenous Medicine in India, University of Calicut, Kerala, India, (October 22-23, 2010).
  38. “Innovations and IPR in Traditional Medical Knowledge of India” International Colloquium on Medicinal Plants and Indigenous Knowledge, Plenary Speaker, Chhattisgarh, India, India, (March 14-15, 2010).
  39. “Infrastructure, ownership Control and Market: Ayurvedic Healthcare in Kerala”, Humanity and Social Science, International Open House Seminar, French Institute of Pondicherry, India, (November 28, 2009)
  40. “Commercializing Traditional Medicine: Ayurvedic Manufacturing in Kerala”, at a workshop on Medical Pluralism at CSSS, JNU, New Delhi, India, (May 1-2, 2008)
  41. “Adopting Modernization and Negotiating Modernization: Modern and Traditional Ayurvedic Sector in the context of Transformation”, Presentation at SARAI, Centre for Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi, India, (April 5-8, 2007)
  42. “Linking Medicinal Plant co-operatives with manufacturing firms for better rural livelihood and sustainable use of resources” at a workshop on Development of Policy for Sustainable Harvesting and Adaptive management of Medicinal Plants at Karnataka Forest Department (organized by FRLHT, Bangalore, Oxford University Environmental change institute, UK and Karnataka governments), Bangalore, India, (January 24-25, 2006)
  43. “From Home to Market: Responses of Ayurvedic and Unani Formularies Production from 1830s to 1920s” at an International Workshop on The Institutionalization of Therapeutics practices in India, Social and legal  perspectives, French Institute of Pondicherry, India, (December 7-8, 2006)