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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Corruption and the Crisis of Governance in India

Lecture | January 22 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 355 Goldman School of Public Policy


Prof. C. Raj Kumar, O.P. Jindal Global University

International Public Policy Group, Institute for South Asia Studies


This talk will outline the problem of corruption in India. It will explain how corruption relates to good governance and will then offer some insight into how the state, civil society and other stakeholders have dealt with this issue.



U.S. Public Diplomacy and Cultural Heritage Preservation in Afghanistan

Lecture | January 22 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)


Laura Tedesco, Cultural Heritage Program Manager, Office of Press & Public Diplomacy, Bureau of South & Central Asian Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Institute for South Asia Studies, Berkeley Pakistan Initiative, Berkeley Urdu Initiative, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Near Eastern Studies


Laura Tedesco, the Cultural Heritage Program Manager for U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, on preserving Afghanistan's rich cultural heritage.



Comparing Indian State Political Regimes Again

Lecture | January 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall


John Harriss, Professor, Simon Fraser University, School for International Studies

Institute of International Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies


Some years ago, John Harriss proposed a typology distinguishing between the politics of India's major states, and suggesting some of the economic and social implications of the differences he distinguished. The typology attracted interest on the parts of some other scholars. In this talk, Harriss reviews the typology again, but with particular reference to the states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and...   More >


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Monday, January 26, 2015

Afghan National Public Health Institute Speaker

Lecture | January 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 15 Haviland Hall


Dr. Nawid Musarat, Afghan National Public Health Institute (ANPHI)

Center of Global Public Health, Institute for South Asia Studies, CEND (Center for Emerging & Neglected Diseases)


Dr. Nawid Musarat is the Regional Disease Early Warning System (DEWS) Surveillance Coordinator in the Afghan National Public Health Institute (ANPHI), a part of the Ministry of Public Health. Dr. Musarat holds a MD from Kabul Medical University and a MPH from University Jodhpur in India. Prior to 2006 when he began working at ANPHI, he worked for a variety of international public health...   More >

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Prospects For The Future Of Afghanistan

Lecture | January 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall


Carter Malkasian, Former Political Advisor to General Joseph F. Dunford, US Commander in Afghanistan

Institute of International Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies


Although US combat operations in Afghanistan have formally ended, the US continues to have significant foreign policy responsibilities in the region. President Obama will visit the region in the latter part of January and regional security is an important agenda item. Dr. Carter Malkasian is extraordinarily well-suited to discuss the future of Afghanistan and US regional policy at this important...   More >


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