Friday, October 3, 2014
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Watson Institute, McKinney Conference Room
111 Thayer Street
Friday, October 3 at 2:00 p.m. — Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics @ Brown
Akshay Mangla, Harvard University — Bureaucratic Politics and Democratic Rights: Forging a Right to Education in India
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 Ph.D. in Political Science from M.I.T. He holds a M.Sc. in Management Research from the University of Oxford, and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a B.S. in Finance and B.A. 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).