2014 Fall Lecture Series

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2014 Fall Lecture Series

Thursday, September 4, 2014
Center for South Asia Welcome Ice Cream Social
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, September 11, 2014
The Longview of a Tradegy: Examining the Aftereffects of the 2002 Gujarat Riots

Zahir Sajad Janmohamed (Freelance Writer)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall
*This lecture co-sponsored by University Lectures and the Human Rights Program

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Special Film Screening: “A Gesar Bard’s Tale”
Donagh Coleman (Director)
Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
Location: VanderBerg Auditorium, Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St.

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Forging a Non-Violent Mass Movement: Economic Shocks and Organizational Innovations in India’s Struggle for Democracy

Rikhil Bhavhani (Assistant Professor, Political Science, UW-Madison)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, September 25, 2014
The Indus Civilization and Magan: Recent Research on Intra-regional exchange between the Indus Valley and the Arabian Peninsula

J. Mark Kenoyer (Professor, Anthropology, UW-Madison)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Friday, September 26, 2014
Charting the Paradox of a  Miscourse: how a monomial ethic for state-driven citizenship education pluralizes civic consciousness among young Pakistanis in Lahore
Soufia Siddiqi (DPhil Candidate, University of Oxford)
Time: noon-1 p.m.
Location 336 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, October 2, 2014
Postcolonial Yearning in Pico Iyer’s Abandon
Asha Sen (Professor, Department of English, UW-Eau Claire)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Public Theology, Private Devotion: the Making of the Smārta-Śaiva Tradition in South India
Elaine Fisher (Postdoctoral Fellow, Religious Studies Program, UW-Madison)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Breathing Uneasy: Indian’s Air Pollution Challenge

Vijay Limaye (Ph.D., Department of Population Health Sciences and Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, UW-Madison)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall
*This event co-sponsored by the Human Rights Program at UW-Madison

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Imaginary Dystopias, Sex Selection, and the State
KumKum Sangari (Professor, English and the Humanities, UW-Milwaukee)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Socialist Transformation of Communication under Market Economy: A Case of India 
Binod Agrawal (Director General, TALEEM Research Foundation)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Sacrificing (to) Bhairav: the apotheosis, death, and resurrection of a local Nepalese king

Michael Baltutis (Assistant Professor, Anthropology & Religious Studies, UW-Oshkosh)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, November 20, 2014  
Natural Disaster in the Land of the Gods: Preliminary Observations on Post-June 2013 Uttarakhand
Luke Whitmore (Assistant Professor, Philosophy, UW-Stevens Point)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, December 4, 2014
India’s policy experiment with mandating corporate giving and corporate social responsibility and its implications for the NGO sector and philanthropy
Mark Sidel (Director, Center for South Asia, UW-Madison)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

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