Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Akshay Mangla ─ Bureaucratic Politics and Democratic Rights: Forging a Right to Education in India

Friday, October 3, 2014

2 p.m.

McKinney Conference Room

Akshay Mangla is an assistant professor in the Business, Government and International Economy Unit at Harvard University. Mangla’s primary expertise lies in the political economy of development, with a regional focus on South Asia. His current research examines the governance of public services in rural India, particularly in the education sector. In addition, he has conducted research on private initiatives to enforce labor standards in global supply chains. He is a faculty associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the South Asia Institute at Harvard.

Professor Mangla received his PhD in political science from MIT. He holds a MSc in management research from the University of Oxford, and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a BS in finance and BA in philosophy. His research has been supported by the American Institute of Indian Studies and the National Security Education Program’s David L. Boren Fellowship. He has published a variety of journal articles, including "Virtue out of Necessity?: Compliance, Commitment and the Improvement of Labor Conditions" in Global Supply Chains, Politics & Society (2009).

Center for Contemporary South Asia