On Friday October 3rd, Akshay Mangla, Assistant Professor in the Business, Government and International Economy Unit at Harvard University, will be speaking to us about Education in India. His current research examines the governance of public services in rural India, particularly in the education sector, and his lecture is titled, "Bureaucratic Politics and Democratic Rights: Forging a Right to Education in India" Part of the joint seminar on South Asian Politics series Friday, Ocotober 3 at 2:00 p.m. McKinney Conference Room, Watson Institute

"The Chinese would not make big concessions to win India’s friendship"

Professor Ashutosh Varshney's newest opinion piece in the Indian Express is an interview with Roderick MacFarquhar, Professor at Harvard University and a leading international authority on China's elite politics. Read MacFarquhar's take on Chinese President Xi Jinping's recent visit to India and the constantly changing dynamic between China and India over border disputes.

(Distributed September 27, 2014)

Negotiated pluralism and public religion: Keeping the peace in Jahazpur

Ann Grodzins Gold, a Thomas J. Watson Professor of Religion at Syracuse University, centers her research and teaching in over thirty years of ethnographic engagement with religion and culture in provincial North India. Located in a single region, her fieldwork and writings concern diverse topics: pilgrimage, gender, expressive traditions, environmental history, and most recently landscape and identity in a small market town. 

(Distributed September 15, 2014)

Student Fellow Presentations Part 1

Friday, September 26 at 12:00 p.m. at the McKinney Conference Room, Watson Institute

Last semester, the Initiative awarded over $92,000 to seven undergraduate students, six graduate students and two faculty members who undertook projects throughout India over the summer. Please join us for two days of presentations on their summer findings and experiences. Presentations will be 12 minutes each with 45 minutes of shared Q&A.

Student Presentations

Emilo Leanza '15 | Kolkata & New Delhi

(Distributed September 15, 2014)
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