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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 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.

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    Mitra discusses impact of US-China trade conflict on India in ET

    "US-China trade conflict: Geopolitics alone may not help Indian manufacturers," written by Professor Devashish Mitra was published in the Economic Times. "It is not unreasonable to believe that due to the escalating U.S.-China conflict, having China on the same supply chains or global production networks as the U.S. is now much costlier for American companies, thereby opening up new opportunities for Indian manufacturers," writes Mitra. "However, India's domestic policies and institutions make it difficult for it to take advantage of these favorable circumstances," he says.


    Sultana featured in Carbon Brief piece on diversity, climate research

    A recent analysis entitled "The Reuters Hot List" ranked the 1,000 "most influential" climate scientists—largely based on their publication record and social media engagement. Scientists from the global south are vastly under-represented in the list as are women. "Knowledge production and circulation are skewed and incomplete, and this distorts and impoverishes public discourse on important topics. Ultimately, this has deleterious consequences in policies and practice," says Farhana Sultana, associate professor of geography and the environment. Read more in the Carbon Brief article, "Analysis: The lack of diversity in climate-science research."


    Lovely discusses India's COVID crisis, US textile imports with NBC

    As the coronavirus pandemic tears across India, forcing garment factories to shut down or work at half capacity to stem new cases, retail suppliers are scrambling to move production to China. While India constitutes a smaller fraction of imports as compared to China, it still plays a significant role in certain sectors which makes it difficult to move supply chains outside the country, says Professor Mary Lovely. "If India dropped off the face of the world, where you would notice an impact is certainly in manufactured goods, textile and mill products and things like cloth and towels," she says. "You don't just move supply chains. They’re not like pins on a map." Read more in the NBC News article, "India's COVID crisis has ripple effects for garment industry worldwide."


    Indian Democracy at the Crossroads

    On Tuesday, May 11th at 12pm ET via Zoom, please join Dr. Pratap Bhanu Mehta as he leads a talk focused on placing the current state of Indian Democracy in historical and comparative context.


    “Where are you? Call out to me”: The All India Radio Urdu Service’s Letters of Longing

    On Thursday, April 15 at 4:00PM via Zoom join Isabel Huacuja Alonso as she leads a talk focused on the late 1960s and 1970s considering how the practice of writing letters to radio stations sought to mitigate the distance between listener and broadcaster.

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South Asia Center
346 Eggers Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244-1090
Phone: +1.315.443.2553