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SAI Event Topic : Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics


Fri, April 7, 2017 from 02:00pm - 04:00pm  /  CGIS South, S153

Enfranchising Your Own? Experimental Evidence on Bureaucrat Diversity and Election Bias

Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics

Yusuf Neggers, Postdoctoral Fellow, Watson Institute, Brown University

Simon Chauchard, Assistant Professor of Government Department, Dartmouth College

Chair: Ashutosh Varshney, Sol Goldman Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs, Director of the Brown-India Initiative

Read the seminar paper.

Cosponsored with the Center for Contemporary South Asia at the Wat­son Insti­tute at Brown Uni­ver­sity, the Weath­er­head Cen­ter for Inter­na­tional Affairs, and the MIT Cen­ter for Interna­tional Studies

 

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Fri, Apr 7, 2017 at 02:00pm

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Fri, Apr 7, 2017 at 04:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S153
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

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Fri, March 10, 2017 from 02:00pm - 04:00pm  /  CGIS Knafel, K262

The Lessons Private Schools Teach: Using a Field Experiment to Understand the Effects of Private Schools on Political Behavior

Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics

Emmerich Davies Escobar, Assistant Professor of Education, Harvard University Graduate School of Education 

Bryce Millett Steinberg, Postdoctoral Fellow in International and Public Affairs, Brown University

Chair: Ashutosh Varshney, Sol Goldman Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs, Director of the Brown-India Initiative

Cosponsored with the Center for Contemporary South Asia at the Wat­son Insti­tute at Brown Uni­ver­sity, the Weath­er­head Cen­ter for Inter­na­tional Affairs, and the MIT Cen­ter for Interna­tional Studies

Read the seminar paper.

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Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 02:00pm

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Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 04:00pm

VENUE
CGIS Knafel, K262
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

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Fri, December 9, 2016 from 02:00pm - 04:00pm  /  MIT Lucian Pye Conference Room

Armed Politics: Violence, Order, and the State in Southern Asia

Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics

Paul Staniland, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago

Paul Staniland is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Chicago, where he codirects the Program on International Security Policy. He is a cofounder of the Program on Political Violence. His research focuses on political violence, international security, and state formation, primarily in South and Southeast Asia. His book, Networks of Rebellion: Explaining Insurgent Cohesion and Collapse, was published by Cornell University Press in 2014. He is currently writing a book about armed politics and the state in southern Asia.

Cosponsored with the Center for Contemporary South Asia at the Wat­son Insti­tute at Brown Uni­ver­sity, the Weath­er­head Cen­ter for Inter­na­tional Affairs, and the MIT Cen­ter for Interna­tional Studies

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Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 02:00pm

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Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 04:00pm

VENUE
MIT Lucian Pye Conference Room

ADDRESS
E40-495, 1 Amherst Street Cambridge, MA

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Fri, November 18, 2016 from 02:00pm - 04:00pm  /  CGIS South, S153

Who Influences Voters in Rural India? An Experimental Approach

Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics

Simon Chauchard, Assistant Professor of Government Department, Dartmouth College

Chair: Ashutosh VarshneySol Goldman Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs, Director of the Brown-India Initiative

Cosponsored with the Center for Contemporary South Asia at the Wat­son Insti­tute at Brown Uni­ver­sity, the Weath­er­head Cen­ter for Inter­na­tional Affairs, and the MIT Cen­ter for Interna­tional Studies

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Fri, Nov 18, 2016 at 02:00pm

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Fri, Nov 18, 2016 at 04:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S153
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

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Fri, October 14, 2016 from 02:00pm - 04:00pm  /  CGIS Knafel, K354

New Potions in Old Bottles: Explaining the Differential Control of Smallpox in 19th Century Canton and Calcutta

Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics

Prerna SinghMahatma Gandhi Assistant Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs, Brown University

Chair: Ashutosh VarshneySol Goldman Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs, Director of the Brown-India Initiative

Cosponsored with the Center for Contemporary South Asia at the Wat­son Insti­tute at Brown Uni­ver­sity, the Weath­er­head Cen­ter for Inter­na­tional Affairs, and the MIT Cen­ter for Interna­tional Studies

Read a summary of the event here.

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Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 02:00pm

END
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 04:00pm

VENUE
CGIS Knafel, K354
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1737 Cambridge Street,
Cambridge, MA

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Fri, April 22, 2016 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm  /  CGIS South, S153

East India Company Revisited

Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics

Atul KohIi, David K.E. Bruce Professor of International Affairs and Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University

Cosponsored with Brown University, MIT, and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

Reception to follow.

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Fri, Apr 22, 2016 at 2:00 pm

END
Fri, Apr 22, 2016 at 4:00 pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S153
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

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Fri, March 4, 2016 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm  /  CGIS South, S050

Voters and Foreign Policy: Evidence from a Survey Experiment in Pakistan

Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics

Christopher ClaryPostdoctoral Fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University

In traditional surveys in Pakistan, the vast majority of respondents identify India as an enemy and a serious threat to Pakistan. Do these beliefs affect voter choices? In a novel survey experiment, we find that voters punish politicians who advocate a friendly policy toward India, but only modestly. Candidate attitudes toward India were the least meaningful characteristic for voter choice among five characteristics tested.

Cosponsored with Brown University, MIT, and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

Reception to follow.

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Fri, Mar 4, 2016 at 2:00 pm

END
Fri, Mar 4, 2016 at 4:00 pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Christopher Clary
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Fri, February 26, 2016 from 02:00pm - 04:00pm  /  Brown University

Neighborhood Sanitation and Infant Mortality (Livestream)

Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics

Dean Spears, Rice Institute

Dean Spears is the Executive Director of the RICE Institute. Dean’s research focuses on children’s health and human capital, which these days often means height, sanitation, and social forces in Indian households and villages. He has also done research about population issues in social welfare and about decision-making, in particular decision-making by poor people and the social psychology of interaction between richer and poorer people. Dean has worked in El Salvador, India, and South Africa. His is originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma and has an MA in International Studies from the University of Oklahoma. He has an MPA in Development Studies and a PhD in Economics from Princeton University. He is currently a visiting economist at the Economic and Planning Unit of the Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi.

This event will be livestreamed. Click here to watch.

Cosponsored with co-sponsored by the Watson Institute at Brown, the Weatherhead Center and the MIT Center for International Studies.

 

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Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 02:00pm

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Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 04:00pm

VENUE
Brown University

ADDRESS
Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer St Providence, RI 02912

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Fri, February 5, 2016 from 02:00pm - 04:00pm  /  CGIS Knafel, K354

Why Regional Parties? Clientelism, Elites, and the Indian Party System

Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics

Adam Ziegfeld, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University

Today, regional parties in India win nearly as many votes as national parties. Ziegfeld questions the conventional wisdom that regional parties in India are electorally successful because they harness popular grievances and benefit from strong regional identities. Rather, in democracies where patronage, vote buying, and electoral handouts are common, regional parties are successful because they represent expedient options for office-seeking politicians.

Cosponsored with Brown University, MIT, and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

Reception to follow.

START
Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 02:00pm

END
Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 04:00pm

VENUE
CGIS Knafel, K354
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1737 Cambridge Street,
Cambridge, MA

Adam Ziegfeld
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