Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Contemporary South Asia

Saxena Center Inauguration | Marginalization & Inclusion in South Asia: Economics, Politics and Culture

Friday, September 9 –
Saturday, September 10, 2022

Join us for the inauguration of the Saxena Center for Contemporary South Asia!

Friday, September 9th, 2022:
2:00-2:30pm | Welcome & Inauguration with President Paxson
Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer St

2:30-4:30pm | Economics Panel
Organized by Andrew Foster, chaired by Christina Paxson
Shantayanan Devarajan, Georgetown University (Sri Lanka)
Asim Khwaja, Harvard University (Pakistan) 
Mushfiq Mobarak, Yale University (Bangladesh)
Karthik Muralidharan, University of California, San Diego (India)
Sailesh Tiwari, World Bank (Nepal)
Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer St

4:30-5:30pm | Reception in Starr Plaza 

5:30-6:30pm | Concert by Ali Sethi & Band
Starr Plaza

Saturday, September 10th, 2022:
10:00-12:00pm |
Politics Panel
Organized by Ashutosh Varshney 
Avidit Acharya, Stanford University (Nepal)
Pratap Bhanu MehtaPrinceton University (India) 
Shandana Khan MohmandInstitute of Development Studies (Pakistan) 
Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, Centre for Policy Alternatives (Sri Lanka) 
Ali Riaz, Illinois State University (Bangladesh)
Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer St

2:00-4:00pm | Culture Panel

Organized by Shahzad Bashir & Prerna Singh
Vikram Doctor, Economic Times (India)
Bharti Kher, Artist (India)
Marina Tabassum, Marina Tabassum Architects (Bangladesh)
Manjushree Thapa, Writer (Nepal)
Ali Sethi, Writer, (Pakistan)
Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer St

4:00-5:00pm | Closing Reception

 

South Asia Seminar