South Asia Initiative Events

Spring Quarter 2018

Friday, April 6: Kaushik Basu (Cornell, Economics)  Law, Economics and the Control of Corruption: A New Approach to Law and Economics. Moderated by Karthik Muralidharan (UCSD Economics). Co-sponsored by the Indira Foundation. MPR2, Rady School of Management, 12-1:30pm. (Lunch will be served)

Friday, April 20: Samanth Subramanian (Journalist) “A Telescopic History of the Sri Lankan War”  Co-Sponsored by the UCSD Library and the Indira Foundation. Seuss Room, Geisel Library, 3:30-5pm (Doors open at 3pm, Light refreshments provided)

Thursday, May 10th: Asim Khwaja (Harvard Kennedy School) Glass Walls: Experimental Evidence of Access Constraints Faced by Women. Presented by the Behavioral-Development Economics Seminar, co-sponsored by the South Asia Initiative. GPS 3106, 12-1:30pm

Friday, May 25: R Radhakrishnan (UC Irvine, English) The Future of South Asian Studies. Comment by Babak Rahimi, Director of the Program for the Study of Religion  and Third World Studies. Co-sponsored by the Indira Foundation, SSB 103, 12-1:30 pm.

Thursday, May 31: Sohaib Khan (Columbia, Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, and UCSD visiting student) ‘Let the Beard Grow and Trim the Mustache’: Muslim Ethics between Mimesis and Embodiment. Sequoyah Hall 103, 3:30-5pm

Thursday, June 7: Amrita Kurian (UCSD, Anthropology) In Search of Quality: The Politics of State-led Science on the FCV Tobacco Sector in Andhra Pradesh. Sequoyah Hall 103, 5-6:30pmThursday, June 14: Navarasa Dance Theater performance, A Story and A Song  launches the San Diego Museum of Art Epic Tales of Ancient India Exhibit. Co-sponsored by the Indira Foundation and the SDMA/Committee for Arts of the Indian Subcontinent. Location: San Diego Museum of  Art – 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park,  7-8:30 pm. Tickets on sale soon: $45 (General admission); $25 (student/ID).

Other UCSD Events

Tuesday, May 15: Race, Identity and Graphic Art with Vishavjit Singh. A program of UCSD’s Asian & Pacific Islander American Heritage  Celebration.
Public Lecture: 12-1pm Light refreshments provided
Cartooning Workshop: 1:30-3pm
Art Space, UCSD Cross Cultural Center

Thursday, May 17: Dispossession Without Development: Land Grabs in Neoliberal India. Lecture by Michael Levien (Johns Hopkins, Sociology).
12:30-1:50pm, SSB 101