Who Speaks for Democracy Across South Asia?


Thursday, May 5, 2016, 4:30pm to Friday, May 6, 2016, 12:30pm


Thompson Room, Barker Center 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA

GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Conferences, Humanities, Law, Lecture, Social Sciences, Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Harvard South Asia Institute
SPEAKER(S) Deepa Mehta, Screenwriter, Director, and Producer
Adil Najam, Dean, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University
Michael Sandel, Anne T and Robert M Bass Professor of Government, Harvard University
Facilitator: Homi Bhabha, Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of English and American Literature and Language, and the Director of the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University

Lawrence Lessig, Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership, Harvard Law School
Sonali Samarasinghe, Editor-in-Chief, The Lanka Standard
Aqil Shah, Wick Cary Assistant Professor of South Asian Politics in the College of International Studies at the University of Oklahoma; Non-resident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Salil Tripathi, Contributing Editor at Mint and Caravan; Chair, PEN International’s Writers in Prison Committee; Author, The Colonel Who Would Not Repent: The Bangladesh War and its Unquiet Legacy
Facilitator: Ashutosh Varshney, Sol Goldman Professor of International Studies and the Social Sciences, Brown University

Partha Chatterjee, Professor, Anthropology and Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, Columbia University
Menaka Guruswamy, Visiting Lecturer in Law and Peter and Patricia Gruber Fellow in Global Justice, Yale Law School
Hitesh Hathi, Executive Producer, Radio Boston, WBUR
Mubbashir Rizvi, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Georgetown University
Tunku Varadarajan, Virginia Hobbs Carpenter Research Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution
Facilitator: Veena Das, Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University
COST Free and open to the public
CONTACT INFO meghansmith@fas.harvard.edu
The South Asia Institute’s fifth Annual Symposium will feature discussions on the idea of democracy and practice throughout South Asia. Given the promise and peril democracy has had in various parts of the region, this event will bring together scholars and practitioners to discuss this important and timely topic.
LINK southasiainstitute.harvard.edu

See also: Colloquium