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India Abroad, India Within: A Day with India's Public Intellectuals

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

9:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum

“India Abroad, India Within”

A Day with India’s Public Intellectuals 

“India Abroad, India Within” will explore central issues in contemporary India’s domestic and international policies: relations with Afghanistan and Pakistan; Islam in India; climate change and energy strategy; and local governance. The day-long conference features four noted public intellectuals—former cabinet minister Mani Shankar Aiyar, former senior administrator Sunjoy Joshi, and senior journalists Saeed Naqvi and Siddharth Varadarajan. The conference is co-sponsored by the Watson Institute for International Studies and the Observer Research Foundation, a leading public policy think tank in Delhi.

Co-sponsored by:
The Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University
The Observer Research Foundation, Delhi

As Part of Brown’s Year of India

Conference Schedule:

9:45am:      Opening Remarks 
                     -Michael Kennedy, Director, Watson Institute for International Studies

10:00am:     “India and the AfPak Strategy” 
                     -Siddharth Varadarajan, Strategic Affairs Editor, The Hindu 
                       (Chair: Nina Tannenwald, Watson Institute)

11:15am:     Break

11:30am:     “Islam: The Indian Experience” 
                      -Saeed Naqvi, Distinguished Fellow, Observer Research Foundation 
                        (Chair: Lina Fruzzetti, Department of Anthropology and Year of India)

12:45pm:     Break

2:00pm:      “Limited Room to Maneuver: Challenges for India’s Energy-Climate Strategy”
                   -Sunjoy Joshi, Chair, Center for Resources Management, Observer  Research Foundation 
                    (Chair: Timmons Roberts, Center for Environmental Studies)

3:15pm:      Break

3:30pm:      “Local Government in India and China” 
                    -Mani Shankar Aiyar, Former Cabinet Minister for Local Governments, the Government of India 
                     (Chair: Ashutosh Varshney, Department of Political Science and Year of India)

4:45pm:      Reception

Conference Location: Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street

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