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 Title VI 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.
Schonthal to Speak About: Buddhism, Secularism and the Limits of Law in Sri Lanka
On Tuesday, September 24th, the South Asia Center of Syracuse
University is pleased to welcome Benjamin Schonthal, Associate Professor of
Buddhism and Asian Religions at the University of Otago. Schonthal’s research
examines the intersections of religion, law and politics in late-colonial and
contemporary Southern Asia, with an emphasis on Buddhism and law in Sri Lanka.
South Asia Center Presents: A Personal Story of Living in Present Day Yangon, Myanmar
Film Screening- Neeli Raag (True Blue), followed by Q&A with Director Swati Dandekar
South Asia Center Presents: The Burden and Challenges of Girlhood- A Global Perspective
On Tuesday, September 10th at 12:30pm in 341 Eggers Hall, the South Asia Center of Syracuse
University welcomes scholar and
writer, Neera Sohoni. She will discuss the constraints girls face in
developing and developed countries, on account of cultural, societal,
governmental, and parental attitudes. After considering how each of these
factors formulate as challenges to young girls, she will review possible
actions that seek to address these constraints.
Bhan discusses the conflict in Kashmir with Al Jazeera, BBC News