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SAI Event Topic : South Asian Politics

Fri, December 7, 2018 at 02:00pm

India on the U.S. Foreign Policy Agenda

Alyssa Ayres is senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). She came to CFR after serving as deputy assistant secretary of state for South Asia from 2010 to 2013. Her book about India’s rise on the world stage, Our Time Has Come: How India is Making Its Place in the World, was published by Oxford University Press in January 2018, and was recently selected by the Financial Times for its “Summer 2018: Politics” list.

At CFR her work focuses on India’s role in the world and on U.S. relations with South Asia. In 2015, she served as the project director for the CFR-sponsored independent task force on U.S.-India relations, and from 2014 to 2016, as the project director for an initiative on the new geopolitics of China, India, and Pakistan supported by the MacArthur Foundation. During her tenure at the State Department in the Barack Obama administration, Ayres covered all issues across a dynamic region of 1.3 billion people (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka) and provided policy direction for four U.S. embassies and four consulates.


Friday, December 7, 2018

2:00pm – 4:00pm

E51-275, MIT
2 Amherst Street

Fri, Dec 7, 2018 at 02:00pm

Fri, Dec 7, 2018

Fri, December 1, 2017 from 02:00pm - 03:30pm  /  Brown University McKinney Conference Room Watson Institute 111 Thayer St

When Women Mobilize: Dissecting India’s Gender Gap in Political Representation

Soledad Prillaman (Harvard University) will present on India’s gender gap in politics.

Organized by: Ashutosh Varshney (Brown), Emmerich Davies (Harvard), Vipin Narang (MIT), and Prema Singh (Brown.)

Fri, Dec 1, 2017 at 02:00pm

Fri, Dec 1, 2017 at 03:30pm

Fri, November 17, 2017 from 02:00pm - 05:00pm  /  CGIS South, S153

The Contentious Politics of Teacher Transfers in India: A Way Forward

In India, dissatisfaction within education and accusations of corruption have led to calls for transparency and new policies for handling teacher transfers.

Tara Béteille, Senior Economist in the Education Global Practice at the World Bank, will present important recommendations, based on her research, across nine states in India, into teacher recruitment and transfer practices in government schools.

Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 02:00pm

Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 05:00pm

CGIS South, S153
Harvard University

1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138