Brown-India Seminar

Brown-India Seminar

Brown-India seminars are the centerpiece of the Initiative. Through this series of public lectures, the India Initiative facilitates a convergence of figures from across the lines of academia, civil society, literature, public policy, and journalism to contribute to the discourse on contemporary India.

The seminars featured on this page demonstrate the interdisciplinary approach of the Brown-India Initiative and  constitute a comprehensive archive of the series with links to video recording of the events when available.

Spring 2016

Friday, February 12, 2016 
Anjali Bohlken, University of British Columbia                             Kanchan Chandra, New York University
Book Adda Featuring Kanchan Chandra's “Democratic Dynasties: State, Party and Family in Contemporary Indian Politics"
2:00 p.m. | Joukowsky Forum

Commentators:                                                                           Pradeep Chhibber, University of California, Berkeley Daniel Smith, Harvard University

Friday, February 19, 2016
Atul Pokharel, Brown University 
“When Courts Plan: The Greening of New Delih's Auto Rickshaws” 
2:00 p.m. | McKinney Conference Room

Thursday, February 25, 2016
Ram Singh, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi
“Using Eminent Domain to Acquire Private Properties: The Actors and Their Outcomes” 
4:00 p.m. | Birkelund Boardroom 


Friday, February 26, 2016
Dean Spears, RICE Institute
“Neighborhood Sanitation and Infant Mortality'” 
2:00 p.m. | Joukowsky Forum

Friday, March 11, 2016
Rajesh Veeraraghavan, Brown University
“Open Government and Democratizing Surveillance: A Study of NREGA in Andhra Pradesh, India” 
2:00 p.m. | Joukowsky Forum

Monday, March 21, 2016
Aishwary Kumar, Stanford University
“Sovereignty and the Unforgivable: Ambedkar and the Time of the Death Penalty” 
6:30 p.m. | McKinney Conference Room

 Friday, April 8 2016                                                                   Jan Breman, Stanford University                                                  “Not Poor But Pauperized: From Reluctant to Redundant Labor in a Frame of Globalization”                                                      2:00 p.m. | McKinney Conference Room

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