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Live with Dr. Milan Vaishnav: India’s Status as a Democracy, Human Rights & Geopolitical Agenda

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


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Wednesday, June 10, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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World Affairs Council of Greater Houston

About The Event

Milan Vaishnav will discuss India’s domestic issues, policies and geopolitical agenda. An increasingly nationalistic country, India has been drawing attention due to its political, humanitarian and economic conflicts. Join the Council for an update on the country’s governance and agenda.

How to Join the Webinar

Thank you for supporting international dialogue in our city! All registrants should receive an email with instructions on how to access the webinar on the day of the event. If you did not receive this email, please use the link above to access the webinar and be sure to inform us at programs@wachouston.org.

About The Speaker

Milan Vaishnav is a Senior Fellow and Director of the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. His primary research focus is the political economy of India, and he examines issues such as corruption and governance, state capacity, distributive politics, and electoral behavior.

He is the author of When Crime Pays: Money and Muscle in Indian Politics (Yale University Press and HarperCollins India, 2017), which was awarded the Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay New India Foundation book prize for the best non-fiction book on contemporary India published in 2017. He is also co-editor (with Devesh Kapur) of Costs of Democracy: Political Finance in India (Oxford University Press, 2018) and (with Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Devesh Kapur) of Rethinking Public Institutions in India (Oxford University Press, 2017). His work has been published in scholarly journals such as Asian SurveyGovernanceIndia ReviewIndia Policy ForumStudies in Indian Politics, and PS: Political Science and Politics. He is a regular contributor to several Indian publications.

Previously, he worked at the Center for Global Development, where he served as a postdoctoral research fellow, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the Council on Foreign Relations. He is an adjunct professor in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and has previously taught at Columbia and George Washington Universities. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University.