Discussion on Parliamentary Elections in South Asia @ NYU April 28th

taj mahal agra india hd 1024x768 Discussion on Parliamentary Elections in South Asia @ NYU April 28thParliamentary elections were recently held in Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh and are currently ongoing in India. With elections taking place in Burma (Myanmar) and the groundbreaking Sri Lankan provincial elections in 2013, Elections in South Asia will discuss the meaning and consequences behind elections in South Asia. Please view the above link for more information on the speakers.

Former ICI fellow and current ICI visiting scholar Vamsi Vakulabharanam will be speaking at this event.

Event Details :

Monday, April 28 3.00-6.30pm
Institute for Public Knowledge 20 Cooper Square

Free and open to the public

3.00-4.30 p.m: South Asia (2013-16)

Moderator: Kanchan Chandra

  • Saadia Toor (The Significance of Pakistan’s 2013 Elections)
  • Dina Siddiqi (Performing Democracy in Bangladesh in the Wake of Shahbagh)
  • Tim Aye-Hardy (Prospects for Democracy in Burma’s 2015 elections)
  • Vasuki Nesiah (Interrupting Governance in Sri Lanka)

4.30 – 5.00: Reception

5.00-6.30 p.m: India in 2014

 Moderator: Kanchan Chandra 

  • Rob Jenkins (Patronage Politics in the 2014 Elections)
  • Jinee Lokaneeta (Shifting Discourses on Human Rights in the 2014 elections)
  • Vamsi Vakulabharanam (Indian Political Economy and the 2014 Elections)


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