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Fall 2016 Events

September 5, 2016 - December 23, 2016

Abdus Salam and the politics of the Atomic Bomb in South Asia
Talk by Katepalli Sreenivasan, President and Dean of Engineering at NYU, The Eugene Kleiner Professor for Innovation in Mechanical Engineering
Cosponsored by: NYU Tandon School of Engineering, Pakistani Student’s Association

Friday, September 16, 12:30-2pm
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor

Visions of Development: Films Division of India and the Imagination of Progress, 1948-75
Discussion of the Indian state’s ideology of development as represented in documentaries made by the Films Division of India
Discussion by Peter Sutoris, Author and Filmmaker, Nilita Vachani, Filmmaker and Teacher, Tisch School, and David Ludden, Professor of History

Friday, September 23, 12:30-2pm
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor

What Happened to the Indian Left?
Discussion on Sanjay Ruparelia’s book on the Indian left, ‘Divided We Govern’ (Hurst, 2016)
By Sanjay Ruparelia, Associate Professor of Politics, New School, Sudipta Kaviraj, Professor, Indian Politics and Intellectual History, Columbia University and Kanchan Chandra, Professor of Politics, New York University

Friday, September 30, 12:30-2pm
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor

South Asian American Political Lives: 2016 Elections and Beyond
Panel Discussion on Sangay Mishra’s Desis Divided: The Political Lives of South Asian Americans (University of Minnesota Press, 2016)
By Sangay Misra, Visiting Assistant Professor, Drew University and Paula Chakravartty, Associate Professor, MCC and the Gallatin School

Friday, October 7, 12:30-2pm
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor

Third Annual IAAC Literary Festival
Somini Sengupta, Suketu Mehta, Shashi Tharoor, Ruchir Sharma, Anita Desai, Kiran Desai, Bapsi Sidhwa, Barkha Dutt, Meena Alexander and many more!

October 7-9
NYU Kimmel Center
Ticketed Event

Film Screening: ‘What the Fields Remember’, on the Nellie Massacre of Muslims in Assam in 1983
Discussion by Subasri Krishnan, Filmmaker

Friday, October 14, 12:30-2pm
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor

India and Pakistan: A Subcontinental Affair
Omar Abdullah, Himanshu Suri, Raza Rumi and many more!

October 21-22
NYU Kimmel Center
Ticketed Event

Film Screening: ‘Blockade: Nonviolent Resistance for the Liberation of Bangladesh’
Discussion by Arif Yousuf, Filmmaker

Friday, October 28, 12:30-2pm
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor

The People’s Archive of Rural India
Discussion with: P. Sainath, Siddhartha Deb and Nermeen Shaikh

Friday, October 28, 5:00-7:30pm
Cantor Boardroom, 11th floor, Stern School of Business, 44 West 4th Street

Emerging Asia
Discussion with Shivshankar Menon and David Malone, moderated by Gary Bass

Monday, October 31, 12:30-2pm
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor

Decolonial Computing: Histories and Futures
Against dominant developmentalist approaches, panelists present critical research on computing from the global South.
Conference on the history and anthropology of computing
With Simone Browne, Sociology, UT Austin, Lily Irani, Communication, UCSD, Jack Qiu, Journalism and Communication, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Anita Say Chan, College of Media, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Half Day Conference Hosted by Department of Media, Culture and Communication
Friday, November 4, 12:30-2pm
Location TBA

Working for Women: Can Benefits Payment Policy Encourage Female Labor Force Participation? Evidence from India
Talk by Rohini Pande, Mohammed Kamal Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Friday, November 11, 12:30-2pm
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor

New Science and Disruptive Technologies
Talk by Shaloo Rakheja, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tandon School of Engineering

Friday, November 18, 12:30-2pm
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor

Viral Indignation and Immediate(d) Justice : The Politics of Legal Trials and Social Media in Contemporary India
Talk by Lawrence Liang, Professor of law at Ambedkar University, Delhi, co founder of the Alternative Law Forum, and Rice Visiting Fellow in the South Asian Studies Council at the MacMillan Center, Yale University

Friday, December 2, 12:30-2pm
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor

Western Bombs, Eastern Destruction: What the idea of regime change has wrought from Iraq to Libya
Discussion with historian Vijay Prashad, George and Martha Kellner Chair in South Asian History and Professor of International Studies, Trinity College, on the geopolitics of the region, in the broader context of revolutionary history

Friday, December 9, 12:30-2pm
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor


September 5, 2016
December 23, 2016
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South Asia | NYU


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