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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Networked World: How Foreign Policy Is Evolving In The 21st Century

Lecture | April 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium


Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Member of the Parliament of India, Former Minister of State for External Affairs, Former United Nations Undersecretary General

Institute of International Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies


Dr. Shashi Tharoor is an Indian politician and writer who has twice been elected Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. He was previously Minister of State in the Government of India for External Affairs (2009–2010) and Human Resource Development (2012–2014). He is a member of the Indian National Congress and served as an official spokesperson for the party from January...   More >


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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Sustaining the Indo-U.S. Strategic Partnership: Are Their Long Term Perspectives Convergent?

Lecture | April 8 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall


Ambassador Shyam Saran, Chairman, Research and Information System for Developing Countries, National Security Council

Institute of International Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies


Since joining the Indian Foreign Service in 1970, Ambassador Shyam Saran has served in several capitals of the world including Beijing, Tokyo and Geneva. He has been India’s Ambassador to Myanmar, Indonesia and Nepal and High Commissioner to Mauritius.

In the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, Shyam Saran headed the Economic Division and the Multilateral Economic Division and also...   More >


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Thursday, April 9, 2015

US Policy And The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Lecture | April 9 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall


Robert Danin, Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Institute of International Studies


Robert M. Danin is Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East and Africa studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. He headed the Jerusalem mission of the Quartet representative, Tony Blair, from April 2008 until August 2010. A former career State Department official with over twenty years of Middle East experience, Dr. Danin previously served as deputy assistant secretary of state for...   More >


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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Anatomy of a Crisis: Syria, The Islamic State, Iraq, and Turkey

Panel Discussion | April 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 315 Wheeler Hall


Dr. Emrullah Uslu, Virginia International University; Dr. Waleed Al-Rawi

Center for Middle Eastern Studies, International and Area Studies (IAS), Peace and Conflict Studies, Center for Right-Wing Studies, Institute of International Studies


Join regional experts for a moderated discussion on the Islamic State from Turkish and Iraqi perspectives.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Private Wealth, The State And Popular Reaction: Parallels And Contrasts Between Contemporary India And The US Gilded Age

Lecture | April 16 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall


Michael Walton, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Institute of International Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies


Michael Walton is Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, Senior Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, Delhi. He was V.K.R.V. Rao Chair Professor, Institute of Social and Economic Change, Bangalore for 2008 and 2009.

From 1980-2004, he worked at the World Bank, including extended periods on Indonesia and Zimbabwe, adviser to two Chief Economists, Regional Chief...   More >


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Friday, April 24, 2015

Liberalism Unraveling: The United States And The Developing World In The 1960s

Lecture | April 24 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall


Mark A. Lawrence, Associate Professor of History, University of Texas at Austin

Institute of International Studies


Mark Atwood Lawrence is Associate Professor of History and Senior Fellow at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at The University of Texas at Austin. He received his B.A. from Stanford University in 1988 and his doctorate from Yale in 1999. After teaching as a lecturer in history at Yale, he joined the History Department at UT Austin in 2000. Since then, he has...   More >


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