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Watson Institute at Brown University

Watson Institute at Brown University
111 Thayer Street
Providence, RI

Events at this Venue

Does Rising Education Lead Changing Gender Norms in India?

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Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 02:00pm

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Fri, Oct 19, 2018

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Watson Institute at Brown University

ADDRESS
Watson Institute at Brown University
111 Thayer Street
Providence, RI

JOINT SEMINAR ON SOUTH ASIAN POLITICS SERIES

Sonalde Desai, Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Maryland

Sonalde Desai is a demographer whose work deals primarily with social inequalities in developing countries with a particular focus on gender and class inequalities. She studies inequalities in education, employment and maternal and child health outcomes by locating them within the political economy of the region. While much of her research focuses on South Asia, she has also engaged in comparative studies across Asia, Latin America and Sub Saharan Africa. She has published articles in a wide range of sociological and demographic journals including American Sociological Review, Demography, Population and Development Review and Feminist Studies. Professor Desai is currently examining changes in the nature and composition of Indian middle classes in the context of India’s movement from state-capitalism to market-capitalism and increasing involvement in the global economy.

 

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Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute
111 Thayer St, Providence, RI

Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics Series: Is Nationalism a Democratic Resource? Evidence from India and Malaysia

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Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 02:00pm

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Fri, Feb 23, 2018

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Watson Institute at Brown University

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Watson Institute at Brown University
111 Thayer Street
Providence, RI

As part of the Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics series, Dr. Maya Tudor will use evidence from India and Malaysia to discuss the origins of stable, democratic and effective states across the developing world.

Development and Politics in Indian Democracy

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Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 02:00pm

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Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 04:00pm

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Watson Institute at Brown University

ADDRESS
Watson Institute at Brown University
111 Thayer Street
Providence, RI

Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics

Aruna RoyActivist & Founder, MKSS

Aruna Roy is an Indian political and social activist who founded the Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS) along with Shankar Singh, Nikhil Dey and many others. The MKSS began by fighting for fair and equal wages for workers which shaped and evolved into a struggle for the enactment of India’s Right to Information Act. Aruna Roy is a leader of the Right to Information movement in India through the MKSS and the National Campaign for People’s Right to Information(NCPRI), which was finally successful with the passage of the Right to Information Act in 2005.

Cosponsored with the Center for Contemporary South Asia at the Wat­son Insti­tute at Brown Uni­ver­sity, the Weath­er­head Cen­ter for Inter­na­tional Affairs, and the MIT Cen­ter for Interna­tional Studies

 

Degrees of Clientelism in the World’s Largest Democracy

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Fri, Sep 25, 2015 at 02:00pm

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Fri, Sep 25, 2015 at 04:00pm

VENUE
Watson Institute at Brown University

ADDRESS
Watson Institute at Brown University
111 Thayer Street
Providence, RI

Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics

Aseema Sinha, Wagener Family Associate Professor of Comparative Politics and George R. Roberts Fellow, Claremont McKenna College

Aseema Sinha is the Wagener Chair of South Asian Politics and George R. Roberts Fellow at Claremont McKenna College’s Government department. She was previously an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC. Professor Sinha received her B.A. from Lady Shri Ram College. She received her M.A. and M.Phil from Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi, India). She received an M.A. and Ph.D from Cornell University. Her research interests relate to political economy of India, India-China comparisons, international Organizations, and the rise of India as an emerging power.

Her first book, The Regional Roots of Developmental Politics in India (2005) won the Joseph Elder Book Prize in the Indian Social Science; Her second book Globalizing India: How Global Rules and Markets are Shaping India’s Rise to Power is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press (2016). Her book, The Regional Roots of Developmental Politics in India: A Divided Leviathan (Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2005), received the Joseph Elder Book Prize in the Indian Social Sciences.

Cosponsored with Brown University, MIT, and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs