Brown-India Seminar

Brown-India Seminar

Brown-India seminars are the centerpiece of the Initiative. Through this series of public lectures, the India Initiative facilitates a convergence of figures from across the lines of academia, civil society, literature, public policy, and journalism to contribute to the discourse on contemporary India.

The seminars featured on these pages demonstrate the interdisciplinary approach of the Brown-India Initiative and  constitute a comprehensive archive of the series with links to video recording of the events when available.

Fall 2014



Friday, September 19, 2014

Nirupama Rao, Former Indian Ambassador to the United States
Meera and Vikram Gandhi Fellow
“The Politics of HIstory: India and China, 1949-1962"
2:00 p.m. | Joukowsky Forum

[VIDEO]
Ann Grodzins Gold

Friday, September 26, 2014

Ann Grodzins Gold, Syracuse University
“Negotiated Pluralism and Public Religion: Keeping the Peace in Jahazpur"
2:30 p.m. | McKinney Conference Room



Friday, October 17, 2014

Rahul Pandita, Senior Editor, The Hindu, Prerna Singh, Brown University, and Ashutosh Varshney, Brown University
“The 2014 Elections and India's New Government"
2:00 p.m. | Joukowsky Forum

[VIDEO]


Friday, October 31, 2014

Patrick Heller and Ashutosh Varshney, Brown University
“Citizenship and Public Service Delivery: Evidence from Bangalore"
2:00 p.m. | Joukowsky Forum

[VIDEO]


Friday, December 5, 2014

Faculty Fellow Presentations

Hilary Silver
 , Brown University
“The Penalty for Being Muslim"

Jo Guldi, Brown University
"Participatory Maps, A Global History"
2:00 p.m. | Joukowsky Forum
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