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South Asia Center Presents: the Annual Syracuse-Cornell South Asia Consortium Conference

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Annual Syracuse-Cornell South Asia Consortium Conference Food, Health, and Agriculture in South Asia: Contemporary Issues and Future Directions Friday, March 30 8:00-9:00 Continental Breakfast 9:00-10:30 Opening Plenary Session Keynote Speaker: Professor Krishnendu Ray, New York University 10:30-11:00 Break 11:00-12:00 Food and Health: Contemporary Experiences and Influences of South Asia 11:15-11:30 Chandani Liyanage, “Health Implications of Agricultural Modernization and Changing Food Consumption Patterns in Sri Lanka” 11:30-11:45 Amy Nichols, “Food Security Model in Uttar Pradesh, India” 11:45-12:00 Discussion 12:00-1:30 Lunch For Registered Participants 204 Maxwell Hall 1:30-2:30 Food Systems and Agriculture in South Asia 1:30-1:45 Devparna Roy, “Reclaiming Developmentalism? State, Civil Society and Firms in GM Crop Debates in Democratic India” 1:45-2:00 Clarence Maloney, “Water Resources and Food Security in Afghanistan 2:15-2:30 Discussion 2:30-3:30 Health, Medicines, and Food in South Asia 2:30-2:45 Monica Sathyamurthy, “A Comparison of Traditional Beliefs, Practices, and Health Seeking Behaviors that Influence Dietary Practices during Pregnancyof South Asian Women in India and the United States” 2:45-3:00 Karen McNamara, “I Can’t Eat: Health, Food and Work of Bangladeshi Garment Workers” 3:00-3:15 Jaapna Dhillon, “Dietary Habits and Practices of South Asian Female Students in the United States” 3:15-3:30 Discussion 3:30-4:30 Break 4:30-5:00 Closing Plenary Keynote Speaker: Rema Nagarajan, Global Helath Reporting Neiman-Pulitzer Center Fellow, Harvard University Information on Registration can be found at

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