Nov 18, Global Conversations: India Changes Course

Wednesday, November 18
Registration 5:30 pm 
Program 6 - 7:30 pm  

Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central
Doty Board Room, 2nd Floor
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55401  

Free and open to the public 

Fed up with corruption, dynastic policies and ineffective public services, Indian voters catapulted Narenda Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party to power in the country's 2014 elections. For voters, Modi embodied real change and an India that wasn't stumbling, but running, to greatness. But for the U.S., change in India brings its own set of unknowns, heralding an age ruled by a prime minister new to national office and other policymakers who have been out of the public eye for a decade. Now, the U.S. has to determine how to best secure its interests as India asserts itself on the world stage. On November 18, Dr. Arijit Mazumdar, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of St. Thomas, will lead a conversation on how India has sought to assert itself on the world stage.

Dr. Arijit Mazumdar teaches courses in Asian politics, comparative foreign policy and developing world politics, and government. His research interests include comparative politics and international relations of Asia, with particular emphasis on India, China, Pakistan, and Nepal. His work has appeared in several peer-reviewed academic journals and newsmagazines, and he recently published a book titledIndian Foreign Policy in Transition: Relations with South Asia.

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