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Srimati Kamala

 Srimati KamalaSrimati Kamala, president of the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Foundation and the director of the Gandhi Memorial Center in Washington, D.C., spoke on "The Gandhian Initiative," referencing the meaning and standard of the peace that the Mahatma sought. While looking at the experiences from Gandhi's own life in the context of India's freedom struggle, she explained how those practices of Gandhi can become practices in people's daily lives. Her conviction for the past 27 years as head of the Gandhi Memorial Foundation is that the Mahatma's ideals are neither foreign nor remote to our contemporary issues. How does Gandhi's philosophy meet the challenge of the violence of September 11th one year ago? On the anniversary of our national tragedy, her subject is provocative.

The Gandhian Initiative
10:00 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002
Webster Hall Auditorium
Admission: free

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Dr. Bruce B.Lawrence

 Dr. Bruce B.LawrenceA graduate of Princeton University, with a Master of Divinity from Episcopal Divinity School (Cambridge), Dr. Lawrence earned his doctorate at Yale University in History of Religions. A scholar of Islam, he has written a number of books, including Shattering the Myth: Islam beyond Violence, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Religions Online, and Defenders of God: The Fundamentalist Revolt Against the Modern Age. He has been on the faculty at Duke since 1971.

From Kandahar to Kerala: The Diversity of South Asian Islam
11:00 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2002
Webster Hall Auditorium
Admission: free

Martyrs to Love: The Enduring Legacy of Indo-Persian Sufism
11:00 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2002
Webster Hall Auditorium
Admission: free

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Dr. Stephen P. Cohen

 Dr. Stephen P. CohenDr. Cohen has written, co-authored, or edited eight books. These include The Pakistan Army, The Indian Army, and India: Emerging Power. His most recent project examined India's emergence as a significant economic, military, and political power. He is currently conducting a study of Pakistan's prospects as a state in the near future and the implications for Pakistan's neighbors and the United States given different scenarios.

Gockel International Symposium: "India and South Asia: Conflict, Crisis, and Kashmir"
Thursday, September 26, 2002
Taylor Performing Arts Center
Admission: free

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Dr. Ayesha Jalal

 Dr. Ayesha JalalDr. Jalal, a MacArthur Fellow at Tufts, has been Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge (1980-84), Leverhulme Fellow at the Centre of South Asian Studies, Cambridge (1984-87), Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington, D.C. (1985-86), and Academy Scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies (1988-90).

Gockel International Symposium: "India and South Asia: Conflict, Crisis, and Kashmir"
Thursday, September 26, 2002
Taylor Performing Arts Center
Admission: free

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Dr. Bo Strombom

 Dr. Bo StrombomDr. Strombom, a former visiting professor of international business at Missouri Southern and a senior executive of international business firms in Europe and Latin America, is currently a consultant to international organizations and multinational enterprises. He is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

How U.S. companies improved their foothold in India
9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002
Matthews Hall Auditorium
Admission: free

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Suneel Dhawan & Pavani Dammalapati

 Suneel Dhawan and Pavani Dammalapati are senior accounting majors from India.

How U.S. companies improved their foothold in India
9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002
Matthews Hall Auditorium
Admission: free

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Dr. Geraldine Forbes

 Dr. Geraldine ForbesDr. Forbes, also a Distinguished Teaching Professor at SUNY Oswego, has written a number of books, including Women in Modern India, The memoirs of Dr. Haimabati Sen. Manmohini Zutshi Sahgal, An Indian Freedom Fighter Recalls Her Life, Shudha Mazumdar, Memoirs of an Indian Woman, An Historian's Perspective: Indian Women and the Freedom Movement, and Positivism in Bengal: A Case Study in the Transmission and Assimilation of an Ideology, as well as several articles. She is series editor of Foremother Legacies: Autobiographies and Memoirs of Women from Asia, Africa, the Middle East & Latin America.

Colonialism in Context: The Tarakeswar Murder Case of 1873
11:00 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, 2002
Webster Hall Auditorium
Admission: free

Displacing Manstrocities: Indian Women on Their Own Terms
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, 2002
Webster Hall Auditorium
Admission: free

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Dr. Vidya Dehejia

 Dr. Vidya DehejiaDr. Dehejia is a noted scholar of Indian and South Asian Art. She has written more than 20 major books and numerous articles, covering areas that include early Buddhist art, photography, the art of British India, the temples of north India, and the sacred bronzes of the south. Dr. Dehejia was associate professor in Columbia University's Department of Art History and Archaeology from 1982 to 1994. She recently rejoined Columbia as the first Barbara Stoler Miller Professor in Indian Art.

The Sensuous and the Sacred: Within Common Boundaries
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002
Webster Hall Auditorium
Admission: free

Curating Devi: The Great Goddess
10:00 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002
Webster Hall Auditorium
Admission: free

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