$15 for both days, $8 for one, free for students
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Join us on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 10 and 11, as speakers discuss key issues of contemporary Indian life to connect the dots between government, economy, policy, and culture in India and in India’s world today. The mission of the conference is to engage both experts and the public in discussions that deepen our understanding of the ways in which the country and people of India are influenced by the world, and the world by India.
Our decision to devote an issue and a conference to India seemed long overdue given that India is home to more than 20 percent of the world’s population; a functioning multicultural democracy; an assertive global player in economics and politics; a nuclear power; and links Pakistan, Bangladesh, China, and Sri Lanka, among other countries. In addition, India is now home to the world’s most important experiment to connect capitalism, liberal democratic thought, and bold ideas about justice and social equality. While there have been many efforts to write India’s obituary, it is more alive today than it has ever been. This conference attempts to map the current Indian landscape, including its politics, its cultures, and its educational scene, and resists the normal stance of looking for single cliché (such as flat, hot, or crowded) to capture what is going on.