The Institute for South Asia Studies invites you to a panel discussion on the Kashmir situation (recent-past, today, future) from different viewpoints. Panelists include Prof. Sumit Ganguly, Prof. Mridu Rai, and Prof. Mohamad Junaid.
DATE: Monday, March 15, 2020
TIME: 9am Berkeley | 12 noon New Yok | 5pm London | 10pm Lahore | 10:30pm Delhi | Calculate Your Local Time
This event will also be live streamed on the Institute's FB page: ISASatUCBerkeley
Sumit Ganguly is a Distinguished Professor of Political Science and holds the Rabindranath Tagore Chair in Indian Cultures and Civilizations at Indiana University, Bloomington. Professor Ganguly has has previously taught at James Madison College of Michigan State University, Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and the University of Texas at Austin. He has been a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC, a Visiting Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law at Stanford University, a Guest Scholar at the Center for Cooperative Monitoring in Albuquerque and a Visiting Scholar at the German Institute for International and Area Studies in Hamburg. He has also held the Asia Chair at Sciences Po in Paris, and the Ngee Ann Chair in International Politics at the Rajaratnam School for International Studies at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Defense Studies and Analysis in New Delhi and the Buffet Professor at Northwestern University for 2013-2014. In 2017-2018, he was a Visiting Professor at the Strategic Studies Institute of the US Army War College. In the summer of 2018 he was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the University of Heidelberg. Professor Ganguly is a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is an Associate Editor of International Security and serves on the editorial boards of the Asian Security, Current History, the Journal of Democracy, Foreign Policy Analysis, The India Review, The Nonproliferation Review, Pacific Affairs and Security Studies. In the spring of 2018 he launched a new, bi-annual, refereed, open-access journal, Indian Politics and Policy, for the Policy Studies Organization. He is also an Associate Editor of Security Studies. A specialist on the contemporary politics of South Asia is the author, co-author, editor or co-editor of 20 books on the region. His most recent books are the Oxford Short Introduction to Indian Foreign Policy (Oxford University Press, 2015), Deadly Impasse: Indo-Pakistani Relations at the Dawn of a New Century (Cambridge University Press, 2016), (with William R. Thompson), Ascending India and Its State Capacity (Yale University Press, 2017) and the co-editor (with Nicolas Blarel and Manjeet Pardesi) of The Oxford Handbook of Indias National Security (Oxford University Press, 2018) He is currently at work on a book that focuses on the origins and evolution of Indias defense policy for Columbia University Press.
More on Prof. Ganguly HERE.
Prof. Mridu Rai, an historian of Modern South Asia, is Professor of History at Presidency University, Kolkata. She has previously taught at Columbia University, Tufts University, Bowdoin College, Yale University and Trinity College, Dublin. She has been a research fellow at the Netaji Institute for Asian Studies, Kolkata (2017-2018), and at the Shelby Cullom Davis Centre for Historical Studies at Princeton University (2010-2011). Prof. Rai earned her Ph.D in History from Columbia University. Her doctoral work examined the question of why religion and politics became intermeshed in the expression of resistance in Kashmir. It looked at state-making and legitimating practices in colonial India to draw out the transformation of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir from a dominion ruled by a Hindu into a Hindu state. She is the author of the award winning Hindu Rulers, Muslim Subjects: Islam, Rights, and the History of Kashmir Princeton University Press, Princeton; Permanent Black, New Delhi; and C. Hurst, London, 2004. Her ongoing book projects include A History of Kashmir: From the Sixth Century to the Present and Geographies of Justice: Caste and Violence in Colonial North India.
More on Prof. Rai HERE.
Mohamad Junaid is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. He has a Ph.D. from the City University of New York, with research on violence, nationalism, culture and politics in South Asia. He has written extensively on military occupation, history, space and resistance in Kashmir. He has contributed essays on Kashmir in several edited volumes, including Everyday Occupations (2013, University of Pennsylvania Press); Resisting Occupation in Kashmir (2018, University of Pennsylvania Press); Until My Freedom Has Come: The New Intifada in Kashmir (2012, Haymarket Books); Of Occupation and Resistance (2013, Tranquebar); The Hanging of Afzal Guru (2013, Penguin). His essays have also appeared in Economic and Political Weekly, Greater Kashmir, Tanqeed, Al-Jazeera, Turkish Radio and Television, Tehelka, and Guernica. Junaid grew up in Kashmir.
More on Prof. Junaid HERE.
The event is FREE and OPEN to the public.