Brown Bag Radio

SASA’s Brown Bag Radio initiative brings current research and topical issues about South Asia live to the Internet. Presentations are modeled on brown bag seminars of the sort held at universities and think tanks around the world. The presenter has between 20 and 30 minutes to speak. An associated PowerPoint file accompanies the talk and is available for download. A discussant gets first chance at asking questions and moderates call-in questions (details given during the live broadcast). A Q&A session fills the hour. A day later the MP3 file is posted to our blog. The PowerPoint file remains online. If you miss the live presentation you can still listen to it at any time and participate in the discussion via questions posted to the blog.

post date title speaker
01.18.2010 Violent Islmaic Jihadi Imagery Dr. Geoffrey A. Cook, The Muslim Observer
Discussant: Dr. Radwan Masmoudi, Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy
12.09.2009 Separatist Conflict in Sri Lanka Dr. Asoka Bandarage, Georgetown University
Discussant: Dr. James Clad, National Defense University
01.14.2009 Bangladesh Competitiveness in Textiles Dr. Sanchita Saxena, University of California at Berkeley
Discussant: Dr. Kristin Edquist, Eastern Washington University
12.10.2008 First 100 Days of CPN Rule Mr. Nischal Nath Pandey, Director, South Asia Foundation
Discussant: Professor Mahendra Lawoti, Western Michigan University
11.25.2008 Politics of the Taj Corridor Project Dr. A.C. Shukla, Director, Environmental Studies Centre, Kanpur
Discussant: Professor Paul Wallace, University of Missouri, Columbia
11.18.2008 Chindia Rising Professor Jagdish Sheth, Kellstadt Professor of Marketing, Emory University
Discussant: Dr. Nirvikar Singh, University of California at Santa Cruz
11.06.2008 Self-Determination Professor Anjoo Sharan, Banaras Hindu University
Discussant: Dr. Nita Kumar, Claremont McKenna College
10.28.2008 India Arriving Professor Rafiq Dossani, Stanford University
Discussant: Dr. Pradeep Chhibber, University of California at Berkeley
11.25.2008 Facts and Myths in the Globalization Debate Mr. Vivek Wadwha, Duke University, Harvard Law School
Discussant: Siddarth Swaminathan, La Sierra University
10.15.2008 Globalization, the State and Policy Production: The Case of Water in India Dr. Vandana Asthana, Eastern Washington University
Discussant: Dr. Muthusami Kumaran, University of Hawaii - Manoa
10.08.2008 Geopolitics of India's Energy Security T.S. Gopi Rethinaraj, National University of Singapore
Discussant: Dr. Siddhartha Swaminathan, La Sierra University
10.01.2008 The Role of the Indian NGO Sector in the Public Policy Making Process Muthusami Kumaran, University of Hawaii - Manoa
Discussant: Vandana Asthana, Eastern Washington University
09.24.2008 Current Issues in Pakistani Politics Dr. Rais
Discussant: Professor Ahrari
09.22.2008 Doing Business in 21st Century India, part II Mr. Gunjan Bagla, managing director of Amritt, Inc
Discussant: Mr. Arif Zaman, Director of the South Asia Trade and Investment Network
09.22.2008 Doing Business in 21st Century India Mr. Gunjan Bagla, managing director of Amritt, Inc
Discussant: Mr. Arif Zaman, Director of the South Asia Trade and Investment Network
09.17.2008 Sikhs, Swamis, Students and Spies Professor Harold A. Gould, University of Virginia
Discussant: Dr. Pradeep Chhibber, University of California at Berkeley
06.27.2008 Can Separation Lead to Integration? Dr. Dean McHenry, Claremont Graduate University
Discussant: Dr. William Vanderbok, SASA
06.27.2008 New Democratic Politics in an Indian State Dr. Anil Verma, Christ Church College, Kanpur
Discussant: Professor Paul Brass, University of Washington,