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The Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics is co-sponsored by the Watson Institute at Brown, the Weatherhead Center and South Asia Institute at Harvard and the MIT Center for International Studies. Read more about the seminar series here.

Spring 2016 Seminars:

Why Regional Parties? Clientelism, Elites, and the Indian Party System

Adam Zeigfeld (George Washington University)
Friday, February 5, 2-4 pm at CGIS Knafel 354, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA

Neighborhood Sanitation and Infant Mortality

Dean Spears (Rice Institute)
Friday, February 26, 2-4 pm at Brown University, Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street, Providence RI

Voters and Foreign Policy: Evidence from a Survey Experiment in Pakistan

Christopher Clary (Brown University)
Friday, March 4, 2-4 pm at CGIS South S050, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA

East India Company Revisited

Atul Kohli (Princeton University)
Friday, April 22, 2-4 pm at CGIS South S153, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA


Organizing Committee of the Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics 

Chair: Ashutosh Varshney, Brown


  • Patrick Heller, Brown
  • Prerna Singh, Brown
  • Akshay Mangla, Harvard
  • Vipin Narang, MIT