Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Srinath Raghavan -- The Bangladesh Crisis of 1971: Revisiting its Causes and Course

Friday, April 27, 2012

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

MIT Center for International Studies, Pye Conference Room, E40-496, 1 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA

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"The Bangladesh Crisis of 1971: Revisiting its Causes and Course," with Srinath Raghavan, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi.

Srinath Raghavan is Senior Fellow at Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. He is also Lecturer in Defence Studies at King’s College London. Previously, he was Associate Fellow at National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore. He has been associated with King’s College’s e-learning programme, War in the Modern World, and was a Visiting Lecturer at Royal Air Force College, Cranwell. He took his MA and PhD in War Studies from King’s College London. Prior to joining academia, he spent six years as an infantry officer in the Indian army.

Srinath’s research interests are in the international politics of South Asia, India’s foreign and defence policies since 1947, civil-military relations, Indian military history, and strategic theory. His book War and Peace in Modern India: A Strategic History of the Nehru Years was published in early 2010. He is now writing an international history of the India-Pakistan war of 1971 and the creation of Bangladesh.

Co-sponsored by the Wat­son Insti­tute for International Studies at Brown Uni­ver­sity, the Weath­er­head Cen­ter for Inter­na­tional Affairs at Har­vard Uni­ver­sity and the MIT Cen­ter for Inter­na­tional Studies. 

Location: MIT Center for International Studies, Pye Conference Room, E40-496, 1 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA.