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Kamran Asdar Ali, Director WCH 4.132, Mailcode G9300, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3550

South Asia Seminar

Thu, August 30, 2007 • 3:30 PM • Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118

Opening lecture in the Spring 2007 South Asia Seminar Series. A reception (3:00 pm) will precede the seminar (3:30 pm).

Dr. Abraham has produced a significant body of scholarly work on South and Southeast Asia's politics and international relations. His 1998 book on "The Making of the Indian Atomic Bomb" is a conceptually novel and controversial interpretation of the Bomb’s significance for India’s political culture.

Education: PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research interests: International relations, science and technology studies, and postcolonial theory

Recent Publications: Nuclear Power and Atomic Publics: State and Culture in India and Pakistan. Illicit Flows and Criminal Things: States, Borders and the Other Side of Globalization (ed. with Willem van Schendel) The Making of the Indian Atomic Bomb: Science, Secrecy and the Postcolonial State (Zed, 1998)

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