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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Whither the World: The Political Economy of the Future

Lecture | January 21 | 12-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall


Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Former Finance Minister of Poland

Institute of International Studies, Institute of European Studies, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures


Professor Kolodko was a key architect of the successful Polish economic reforms and served as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance in 1994-1997 and in 2002-2003. He will talk about his latest book where he proposes an interdisciplinary and comprehensive methodology to understand the evolution of the world in the 21st century. What are the biggest challenges and opportunities? What are...   More >


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Thursday, January 22, 2015

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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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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