India as a Regional Power--Schedule

Saturday, January 25, 2014



Session I                               


--- Susan Gelman, Dean, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

--- Kenneth Kollman, Director, International Institute

Mohammed Hanif, BBC correspondent, Karachi, and novelist

How Pakistanis See India

Moderator: William J, Glover, Department of History


Session II

Bhavani Fonseka, Lawyer and Senior Researcher, Centre for Policy Alternatives in Colombo, Sri Lanka

The Role of India and the UN in the search for Justice and Accountability in Sri Lanka

Moderator: V.V. Ganeshananthan, Zell Writers Program

1:00–2:00 - Lunch Break


Session III

Naeem Mohaiemen, visual artist, writer, New York and Dhaka

A Missing General, Indian Jawans, and Submerged-Narratives of Bangladesh's 1971 Liberation War

Moderator: Mrinalini Sinha, Department of History

3:00–3:15 - Coffee Break


Session IV

Arijit Sen, Senior Editor, CNN-IBN, Northeast India

Overlooking East: Is India’s engagement with its Look East policy trapped in its own Northeast?

Moderator: Leela Fernandes,  Department of Women’s Studies and Political Science


Roundtable conversion: Mohammed Hanif, Bhavani Fonseka, Naeem Mohaiemen, Arijit Sen

Moderator: Aswin Punathambekar


This symposium is hosted by the Center for South Asian Studies, with support from the LSA Theme Semester, and is co-sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities, International Policy Center, and the Department of Communication Studies.