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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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    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.

     

    Challenges to Citizenship in South Asia: Decolonizing Citizenship in South Asia

    On Thursday, April 1st at 12:30PM, the SAC will virtually host a webinar examining how the political consequences of the pandemic in India, Pakistan, Kashmir, and Bangladesh might be related to histories of dispossession and forced displacement, radicalization and religious discrimination, climate change, and the extractive economies related to war and occupation.

     

    From Upstate New York to Foggy Bottom: Lessons from a Career in the U.S. Foreign Service

    On Wednesday, March 10 at 4:30pm via Zoom, Laura Stone will discuss her wide-ranging career in the U.S. Foreign Service, as well as her perspective on diplomatic statecraft in the 21st century.

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