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Staff Writer Alexander Blum of the Brown Daily Herald recapped the India Initiative's opening seminar by Ambassador Nirupama Rao in an article featuring students' reactions to Rao's lecture, "America's 'Asian Pivot:' thew View from India," and including remarks on the status and goals of the Brown-India Initiative by the Initiative's Director Ashutosh Varshney.

PDF full text of Ambassador Rao's 2/4/13 lecture, “America’s ‘Asian Pivot:’ the View from India," available here!

Please join us for the opening seminar of the Spring 2013 Brown-India Initiative Seminar Series on Monday, February 4, at 5:30 PM in Pembroke Hall, Room 305. The Honorable Nirupama Rao, Indian Ambassador to the United States, will deliver a lecture titled “America’s ‘Asian Pivot’: The View from India,” chaired by Brown University President Christina Paxson. Please join us for this exciting occasion! Discussion and reception to follow.

Barkha Dutt, India Initiative's former Meera and Vikram Gandhi fellow, was one of six anchors selected for Hillary Clinton's last Global Townhall in the position of Secretary of State.

An editorial written by Brown University MD/PhD student Kartik Venkatesh appeared in the Indian Express on Wednesday. In "Doctors Within Borders" Venkatesh evaluates the emigration of physicians from India and suggests how Indian medical institutions might address the shortage of physicians within India.

Asia Society India Centre hosted Brown-India Initiative Director Ashutosh Varshney on January 17, 2013 for a discussion on how regional identity has shaped the formation and efficacy of federalism in India. In this latest program of the Future of Asia series, Varshney was joined by Pramit Pal Chaudhuri, Foreign Editor of the Hindustan Times, to investigate the series theme of Identity and Culture.

The Centre for the Study of Social Systems celebrates 40 years of learning with an international conference, entitled Sociology Matters: Challenges and Possibilities of Social Science Knowledge in Contemporary India.

Professor Varshney’s latest column addresses the national significance of Narendra Modi’s third consecutive victory in the recent Gujarat Assembly Elections.

Professor Varshney’s most recent article engages the contemporary debate on Nehru’s economic legacy.

Student Spotlight: David Adler '14 talks to the Brown-India Initiative about his research on in-situ slum rehabilitation at the Centre for Policy Research in Delhi under Professor Patrick Heller, Yashas Vaidya (Brown, Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology), and Subhadra Banda (CPR).