2014 Spring Lecture Series

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2014 Spring Lecture Series

Thursday, January 30, 2014
Coffee, Frogs, and Workers: The frontiers of conservation in southern India
Paul Robbins (Director, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, UW-Madison)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall
*Co-sponsored by the Human Rights Program

Thursday, February 6, 2014
Geographies of Affect: Buddhist practice and mega-development in the Himalaya
Christopher Limburg (Doctoral Student, Geography, UW-Madison)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, February 13, 2014
Emergency Fictions
Ayelet Ben-Yishai (Lecturer, English Department, University of Haifa, Israel)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Ambiguous ecologies in Jahazpur: Protected trees, degraded rivers
Ann Grodzins-Gold (Professor, Religion and Anthropology, Syracuse University)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall
*Co-sponsored by the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Thursday, February 27, 2014
Empowering Women through Dairy Training: UW partnership with the Gandhi Trust in UP
Connie Cordoba (Outreach Specialist, Dairy Science, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UW-Madison)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday March 6, 2014
Articulating Disability Identity and Rights in India
Nilika Mehrotra (Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, March 6, 2014
Of Small Spaces Forgotten
Swati Chattopadhyay (Professor, Art History, University of California- Santa Barbara)
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Location: L140 Elvehjem
*Funded in part by University Lecture Series Committee and co-sponsored by the Center for Visual Studies

Thursday, March 13, 2014
Sixty Years of Asking Questions
Joe Elder (Professor of Sociology and Languages and Cultures of Asia, UW-Madison)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location:  206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, March 13, 2014
Evolution of U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan: shaping Prospects for Afghanistan’s Future
Christopher D. Kolenda (Senior Advisor, Department of Defense)
Time: 4 – 5:00 p.m.
Location:  206 Ingraham Hall
*Co-sponsored with CREECA

Thursday, March 27, 2014
Identification of Gaps Between Reported and Tested Literacy Rates in a Selected District of Punjab, Pakistan
Muhammad Asif (Lecturer, Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia, UW-Madison)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, April 3, 2013
Hermeneutics of Inter-religious Engagement: Dara Shikuh’s ‘Islamic’ View of the Other
Irfan Omar (Ph.D., Theology, Marquette University)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, April 10, 2013
Gender and Protected Areas in Nepal and Myanmar: What are we missing?
Terilyn Allendorf (Honorary Fellow, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, UW-Madison)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall
*Co-sponsored by the UW Human Rights Program- lunch to be provided

Thursday, April 17, 2013
Pratibhāna Reconsidered: Eloquence and the Aesthetics of Power in Some Mahāyāna Sūtras
Natalie Gummer (Professor, Religious Studies, Beloit College)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, April 24, 2013
Sun Temple of Konark: An Architectural Metaphor
Binda Paranjape (Associate Professor, History, Banaras Hindu University)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, May 1, 2013
Global Philanthropy, FCRA, and the Regulation of Rights-based NGO-work in India
Erica Bornstein (Associate Professor, Anthropology, UW-Milwaukee)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, May 8, 2013
CSA End of Semester Gathering
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall
*lunch will be served

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