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 this page 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.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Amartya Sen, Harvard University
“Why is the Penalty of Inequality so High in India”
Friday, September 20, 2013
Ruchir Sharma, Morgan Stanley
“Is India a Breakout or a Breakdown Nation?”
Friday, November 1, 2013
Beatrice Jauregui, University of Cambridge
"Beatings, Beacons, and Big Men: Police Disempowerment and Delegitimation in India"
Friday, November 15, 2013
Sudhir Krishnaswamy, Columbia University
"India's Republican Constitution: Locating Directive Principles of State Policy"