Kamran Asdar Ali, Director WCH 4.132, Mailcode G9300, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3550
Mon, March 2, 2009 • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM • St. Edward's University, 3001 S. Congress Avenue, Austin 78704. Robert and Pearl Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium
Sugata Bose, Gardiner Professor of Oceanic Histroy and Affairs, Head, South Asia Initiative, Harvard University and Ayesha Jalal, Professor of History, Tufts University. Focus: Recent developments in India and Pakistan have suggested the fragility of South Asian stability. Internal security in both countries is under threat and the global economic crisis has undercut Indian and South Asian economic development and poverty reduction. The spillover from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has further exacerbated tensions in the region. Religious conflict continues. What are the prospects for the region in the short and medium term and what are the implications for the US? Two of the world's leading experts on South Asia will discuss these and other issues.