High School Teaching Guide Addresses India-Pakistan Relations

10/28/09: Amid ongoing tensions between India and Pakistan, the Watson Institute-affiliated Choices Program has produced a new edition of its secondary school curriculum unit, “Indian Independence and the Question of Pakistan.”
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Nesiah: When is a State of Emergency an ‘Imposter?’

10/16/09: Watson Institute Lecturer Vasuki Nesiah recently spoke on constitutionalism in emergency situations. Nesiah looked to Sri Lankan law in particular “not as a pathological case, but more as a symptomatic, broader approach of different constitutionalism in terms of its treatment of emergencies.” Read the rest of this entry »

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In-Depth Report: Musharraf Speaks to Challenges of Extremism, Claims Defensive Posture Toward India

9/27/09: Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf delivered a speech last week on general challenges to leadership, and the lessons that can be drawn from them, to a packed house in Brown University’s largest venue, the Salomon Center. The topics he discussed ranged the gamut of modern international politics, but ultimately clustered around extremism, negotiation, and development. Additionally, he highlighted Pakistan’s unstable relationship with India, because it singularly instantiates so many different problems, as one of the central challenges facing Pakistani leadership today, and described Pakistan’s position as primarily a defensive one. Read the rest of this entry »

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New Course: Science & Technology in the Global South

9/9/09: Wednesday, September 9, is the first day for a new course on “Science & Technology in the Global South.” Geri Augusto, adjunct assistant professor of public policy, describes the course as an exploration of relationships among science, technology, society, and public policymaking in the Global South.
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South Asia Scholar Joins Brown

9/1/09: One of the country’s premier scholars of South Asian politics and ethnic conflict, Ashutosh Varshney, has joined the Brown faculty as a professor of political science this year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Brown Updates South Asian Studies Concentration

9/1/09: As Brown advances its efforts to internationalize its curriculum across the board, the South Asian Studies (SAS) academic concentration is also evolving this year to create a clearer sense of opportunities for inter-disciplinary work focused on the history, cultures, and political and economic issues pertaining to this vital geographic area. Read the rest of this entry »

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