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Women Who Lead - Pages from an Indian Story: The 3rd Sarah Kailath Memorial Lecture by Ambassador Nirupama Rao
Lecture | October 7 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room (315)
Nirupama Rao, Former Foreign Secretary of India and Fromer Ambassador of India to the United States
Nirupama Rao, the former ambassador of India to the United States, delivers our 3rd Sarah Kailath Memorial Lecture - a lecture series on the theme of Women and Leadership.
The Ayodhya Dispute: Sociologist, Deepak Mehta on "The Absent Mosque, State of Exception and the Jural Deity"
Lecture | October 9 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
A talk by sociologist and author of "Living with Violence: An Anthropology of Events and Everyday Life," Deepak Mehta.
Lecture | October 14 | 12-2 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Note change in date
Manoj Mitta, senior editor with the Times of India who writes on legal, human rights and public policy, on his latest book, "The Fiction of Fact Finding: Modi and Godhra."
Lecture | October 15 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, The Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities (220 Stephens Hall)
Bilal Tanweer, Writer, Translator, Visiting Faculty, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore Pakistan
Harsha Ram, Associate Professor, Comparative Literature; Slavic Languages and Literatures
A talk by Bilal Tanweer, author of "The Scatter here is too Great."
Invoking the Goddess - Pattini-Kannaki Devotion in Sri Lanka: Talk by Anthropologist, Malathi De Alwis
Lecture | October 20 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Malathi De Alwis, feminist scholar and activist at the International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Paola Bacchetta, Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies
Talk by anthropologist, Malathi De Alwis on two and a half year's of collaborative research and documentation by photographer Sharni Jayawardena and herself, of the worship of the goddess, Pattini-Kannaki in Sri Lanka.
Caste and Religion in the Era of Economic Growth: Political Scientists, Ashutosh Varshney and Pradeep Chhibber on their joint research project
Lecture | October 21 | 12-2 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Ashutosh Varshney, Sol Goldman Professor of International Studies and the Social Sciences Director of the Brown-India Initiative, Brown University; Pradeep Chhibber, Professor of Political Science; Director, Institute of International Studies; Indo-American Community Chair in India Studies, UC Berkeley
Political Scientists, Ashutosh Varshney of Brown University and Pradeep Chhibber of UC Berkeley will discuss their ongoing collaborative research project on the influence of caste and religion in twenty first century politics in India.
The 4th Maharaj Kaul Memorial Lecture: An Evening with National Award Winning Director, Hansal Mehta and his award winning film, Shahid
Lecture | October 21 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room (315) | Note change in date
Hansal Mehta, Film-maker
Hansal Mehta is an Indian film director and screenwriter. He is best known for Shahid for which he won the 2013 National Film Award for Best Direction
Film - Documentary | October 22 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Pankaj Rishi Kumar, Filmmaker
A documentary that follows the lives of villagers in the state of Tamil Nadu as they struggle to keep their land.
Circa 1190 - The Transformation of Geopolitics through Material Culture in North India: Talk by scholar of South Asian Islamic art and architecture, Alka Patel
Lecture | October 23 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (CSAS Conf. Room)
Alka Patel, Associate Professor, Department of Art History and Visual Studies, University of California, Irvine
A talk by Alka Patel, a leading scholar of the Islamic art and architectural history of South Asia dating to the twelfth through eighteenth centuries.
Religion, State and Society in Pakistan - Searching for Identity in an ex-Colonial State and Elite Circulation: The 2nd Mahomedali Habib Distinguished Lecture by Ayesha Siddiqa
Lecture | October 26 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room (315)
Ayesha Siddiqa, Independent political and defence analyst
Independent political and defense analyst from Pakistan, Ayesha Siddiqa delivers our second Mahomedali Habib Distinguished Lecture.
Made in Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka - The Labor Behind the Global Garments and Textiles Industries: A book talk by Sanchita Saxena
Lecture | October 30 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Institute for South Asia Studies, Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, The Asia Foundation, Global Leadership Program at the Goldman School of Public Policy, Center for Labor Research and Education
ISAS Executive Director and Director of the Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Sanchita Saxena on her new publication.
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