Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Pradeep Chhibber -- Democracy and the Religious Sphere: Political Representation in India

Friday, October 15, 2010

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge St., Room K354

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"Democracy and the Religious Sphere: Political Representation in India," with Pradeep Chhibber, University of California, Berkeley.

Pradeep Chhibber is a Professor of Political Science at UC Berkeley, in addition to serving as the Director of the Institute of International Studies. He is currently pursuing two current research projects. The first focuses on the influence of religious practice on perceptions of political representation. The second examines governance from the perspective of the citizen. He received his Ph.D. from UCLA, and his M.A. and M.Phil. from the University of Delhi. He holds the Indo-American Community Chair in India Studies and the Class of 1959 Chair at UC Berkeley campus.

His publications include: The Formation of National Party Systems: Federalism and Party Competition in Britain, Canada, India, and the U.S. with Ken Kollman, 2004 (Winner of the 2005 Leon D. Epstein Outstanding Book Award & Runner up for the 2005 Gregory Luebbert Book Award) and Democracy without Associations: Transformation of Party Systems and Social Cleavages in India, 1999.


Location: Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge St., Room K354.