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The Environmental Threat to India's Future: Globalizing India and the Multilateral Order

Oct 7 2008 12:00 am

The Environmental Threat to India's Future: Globalizing India and the Multilateral Order

A discussion with WPI Senior Fellow Mira Kamdar
Sanjay Ruparelia of The New School, will provide comments. 
Tuesday, October 7
12:30 - 2:00 PM
This discussion is part of The Ralph Bunche Institute and Academic Council on the United Nations System Fall 2008 Global Governance Seminar Series, entitled "Globalizing India and the Multilateral Order".
Speaker Biographies
Mira Kamdar has been a Senior Fellow at the World Policy Institute since 1992, and was Acting Director in 1996-97. Her latest book, Planet India: The Turbulent Rise of the Largest Democracy and the Future of Our World, was in paperback in the United States in February 2008 (Scribner). The book has been published in separate English-language editions in India and in the United Kingdom, as well as in Hindi, Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, French and Chinese translations. Her critically acclaimed memoir, Motiba's Tattoos: A Granddaughter's Journey into her Indian Family's Past (Public Affairs 2000) was a 2000 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection and won the 2002 Washington Book Award.  
Most recently, Dr. Kamdar has been appointed a 2008 Bernard Schwartz Fellow of the Asia Society.  Based at the Society's New York headquarters, her work focuses on issues of equity and sustainability in the context of accelerating globalization and climate change, and on a changing U.S.-Asia relationship.
Sanjay Ruparelia (Ph.D. University of Cambridge) is an Assistant Professor of Politics at the New School for Social Research.  He concentrates on comparative politics, political economy of development, theories of democracy, philosophies of explanation and modern South Asia with particular reference to India.
Dr. Ruparelia's current research addresses several phenomena in modern Indian politics and their linkages: militant Hindu nationalism; the rise of communist, caste and regional parties; the politics of the Congress; the prospects and difficulties of federal coalition governments; the political economy of reform. Theoretically, it focuses on the importance and limits of judgment, the role of political institutions and questions of temporality in explaining political outcomes.
Tuesday, October 7
12:30 - 2:00 PM
The Graduate Center
City University of New York
Ninth Floor
365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th Street)
This event is free and open to the public but advance registration is strongly recommended to reserve your seat.  To register email or call the World Policy Institute Events line at 212.481.5005 Option 2.



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