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  • Welcome to the South Asia Center

    Syracuse University has a well established and extensive involvement in teaching and research on the South Asian region: the nations of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The South Asia Center of Syracuse University, a part of the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, is a United States Department of Education National Resource Center.

    The Center participates in collaboration with Cornell University to form a consortium with a focus on the research and scholarship of the countries in the South Asia region. The South Asia Center coordinates a variety of colloquia, films, cultural programs, and other activities for the Syracuse University community as well as for faculty and students at nearby colleges.

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    (Un)natural Disasters and the Role of the State in the Brahmaputra Valley in Northeast India

    (Un)natural Disasters and the Role of the State in the Brahmaputra Valley in Northeast India

    Drawing on a dissertation fieldwork that was carried out during 2011 and in 2013-2014, Mitual Baruah will discuss the processes of flooding and riverbank erosion in the Majuli River Island showing the different ways in which the State itself in the Brahmaputra Valley takes part in (re)-producing geographies of hazards and vulnerabilities.
     
    Combating Corruption with Mobile Phones: a Lecture by Vivek Srinivasan

    Combating Corruption with Mobile Phones: a Lecture by Vivek Srinivasan

    Please join us on Tuesday, October 7th for a lecture by Maxwell alumnus Vivek Srinivasan, PhD. The lecture will discuss the different digital tools, mainly through mobile phones, that can contribute to making government more transparent to people in rural areas. 

     

     
    You are invited to a lecture by Professor Kalpana Ram, Macquarie University

    You are invited to a lecture by Professor Kalpana Ram, Macquarie University

    How does the justice meted out by the goddess help us address the blind spots in modern political traditions? Please join us on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 to hear Dr. Kalpana Ram discussing deep notions of justice to the suffering of women in a lecture entitled "The Nature of the Complaint: In the Court of the Goddess in South Asia.
     
    The South Asia Center looks forward to Fall 2014 Semester

    The South Asia Center looks forward to Fall 2014 Semester

    The South Asia Center welcomes everyone back to campus! We have a great range of speakers lined up for the Fall semester. 

     
    You are invited to a lecture by Professor Raka Ray, UC Berkeley

    You are invited to a lecture by Professor Raka Ray, UC Berkeley

    The South Asia Center invites you to a lecture by Professor Raka Ray on 9/16/2014. The lecture will explore the stories of young men and women who migrate to Bombay seeking opportunities in its entertainment industry and the enormous challenges they face.

     
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